LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009
Wedgewood Academic Center
Nashville, TN 37212
LEED Platinum 2015
The Wedgewood Academic Center, home to Belmont’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics and College of Theology and Christian Ministry, was designed and constructed using sustainable practices to help reduce its environmental impact. The building earned LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in May 2015, becoming the first University to achieve Platinum certification in Tennessee and the first LEED for New Construction Platinum project in Nashville.
The Center's sustainable features include an underground parking garage to reduce the urban heat island effect and preserve green space, charging stations and parking spaces for car pools, van pools, and fuel efficient and low emitting vehicles, educational and sustainable green roofs, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures to optimize water savings at an estimated rate of 200 kGal each year, LED lighting which will drastically reduces energy usage, an active chilled beam system that reduces heating and cooling energy and is one of the only HVAC systems of its kind in Nashville, and an irrigation system that collects water run-off in underground tanks, comparable in size to Olympic size swimming pools, that is re-used for irrigation and water feature purposes.
The Wedgewood Academic Center joins Belmont University's LEED Gold certified Randall and Sadie Baskin Center, also known as the Belmont University College of Law, a $32 million building.
For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.