|The Chattanooga Airport at Lovell Field|
|Electric car charging station at the 2 North Shore shopping center|
- 2 North Shore, a retail center situated on Manufacturer's Road in North Chattanooga. It is the only LEED Gold certified shopping center in the region, and features many locally-owned businesses that are some of the oldest in Chattanooga, including Rock/Creek outdoor outfitters, Hair A Go*Go salon, Smart Furniture, New Moon Gallery and Tearoom, North Shore Yoga, Trek Bicycle Store, the Willa Collection, Learning Express Toys, Larimar Med Spa, and Dayle May Jewelers.
- Volkswagen's Chattanooga Passat Plant is the world's first LEED-Platinum green building certification for an automotive manufacturing plant. As reported by SustainableBusiness.com, "Green Features include Certification of the paint shop facility. Previous assembly plants have excluded their paint shop in the LEED certification process because of the complexity of the manufacturing process and the challenge of getting them certified. VW's sustainably designed paint shop will save more than 50 million gallons of water a year." Other features that earned this certification include the salvaging and recycling of construction waste, the use of recycled materials in the building process, installation of low-flow toilets and rain water reclamation, and installation of showers and bike racks to encourage car-free commutes.
- The Times Free Press reported in February of 2012 that the Chattanooga airport's newest terminal is LEED certified. It is "the world's first to obtain LEED platinum certification for leadership in energy and environmental design", and one of its green features includes "a nearby solar farm."
|The Passat paint shop at the Volkswagon Plant|
- Chattanooga has steadily been making its fire departments meet LEED certification. In August of 2012, the second green fire station in town opened. "Station 4, located at 2181 Bragg Street, has achieved Gold Certification," reported the Chattanoogan.
- The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has recently made a move to build not only more LEED certified housing, but to also conform to EarthCraft standards, "a residential green building program of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association in partnership with Southface...that stresses an understanding of how the different components of a home work together. This approach results in a home that performs better, is more economical for the homeowner and costs little more to build than a comparable home built with standard construction practices."
|The Hamilton County Business Development Center|
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- The Hamilton County Business Development Center was awarded Silver LEED certification
- Even public housing has been LEED certified, with the redevelopment of the Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Edward F. Steiner Apartments in East Chattanooga. Re-envisioned as the Maple Hills Apartments "housing complex will feature 48 new, LEED-certified apartments in the Avondale neighborhood."
- The Madison Moderns received platinum LEED certification and were not only "Chattanooga’s first LEED certified residential properties" but also "the first and only LEED Platinum properties in all of Tennessee."
With so much cutting edge emphasis on green building practices, Chattanooga is reducing energy and maintenance costs for residents and business owners one development at a time.