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  • LEED for Commercial Interior awarded August 2010

News Release
The List: Tennessee LEED Certified Spaces

Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Size: 6,600 sq. ft.
Complete: 2009
Owner: U.S. General Services Administration

GSA - Census Bureau

LEED Platinum Certified (View Credits)

Construction of this 6,600 square-foot, build-out was completed for the U.S. General Services Administration - Census Bureau in 2009.

This Design-Build project for the GSA was a $356,000, phased renovation located within Times Square Retail Center, a 62,000 square-foot facility also constructed by J&S Construction in 2006. The GSA Census Bureau received LEED Platinum Certification in August 2010 and was the first LEED Platinum Certification from USGBC in the state. 

This space includes a training room, restrooms, a break room, private offices, storage, a server room and an open office area. Energy-efficient items designed into the facility include a closed loop water source heat pump, foam insulation at all perimeter walls and roof, COOL roof standing seam roof decking, low-flow water closets and urinals and lavatories with motion sensor, motion/occupancy sensors on all light fixtures, daylight harvesting, LED light fixtures and automatic heat distribution system from one area of the building to other areas. 

The low-flow water fixtures, fittings and appliances utilized in this project reduce water use by 60 percent; increasing water efficiency within the buildings and reducing the burden on municipal water supply and waste water systems. Eight kWh per square foot per year is provided by renewable sources. This encourages the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.

The GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government. GSA’s acquisition solutions supply federal purchasers with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA provides workplaces for federal employees, and oversees the preservation of historic federal properties. Its policies covering travel, property and management practices promote efficient government operations.

The Memphis Business Journal ranked this project as “#1 Top of the List: Tennessee LEED Certified Spaces.”