6/7/2013

The proposed 505 Church Street building in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards and the 2030 Challenge's energy-efficiency standards. The 605-foot-tall building, designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, will have a "double-skin facade, integrated photovoltaic panels, solar shading, under-floor air distribution, sky gardens and a wide range of cutting-edge building systems ... working in synergy, ensuring great energy savings and one of the most technologically advanced building experiences." The skyscraper is slated to "be one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable mixed-use buildings in the world."

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