Emily Zhang

The first USGBC Tennessee IMPACT Benchmarking Challenge is under way. Using the Arc platform, participating buildings are tracking improvements to their energy, water and waste use. Arc is designed to be a complement to LEED and other green building rating systems, benchmarking building performance data to ensure long-term achievement of sustainability goals.

The buildings registered for the IMPACT Benchmarking Challenge have entered a year’s worth of utility data into the Arc platform to establish starting scores for the competition. Over the next few months, they will engage building occupants, facility staff and owners in easily implemented strategies to save energy, water and waste.

A second set of data will be collected at the end of September to compare scores. Buildings with the most improved scores and the highest scores in Arc's Energy, Water and Waste categories will be celebrated at the USGBC Tennessee IMPACT Conference on October 11 in Nashville.

We are excited to share the 13 buildings participating in this year’s challenge! The participating buildings account for over 4 million gross square feet of space working to improve Tennessee’s carbon footprint.

  • Music City Center, Nashville
  • 7 Corporate Centre, Franklin
  • 6 Corporate Centre, Franklin
  • 5 Corporate Centre, Franklin
  • 4 Corporate Centre, Franklin
  • 3 Corporate Centre, Franklin
  • Two Franklin Park, Franklin
  • Research Support Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge
  • Caterpillar Financial Center, Nashville
  • Bellevue Public Library, Nashville
  • Parkridge East Medical Center, Franklin
  • TriStar Horizon Medical Center, Franklin
  • TriStar Skyline Medical Center, Franklin

Visit the USGBC Tennessee IMPACT Benchmarking Challenge web page to learn more and find guidance you can use to save energy, water and waste with your own building.

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