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Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility

Cookeville, Tennessee
Thomas, Miller & Partners, PLLC
LEED for New Construction v. 2.2
Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility
Photo © Rion Rizzo

The Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility is the first LEED NC Platinum certified project in Tennessee.


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Gross area: 50,733 ft2

Date completed: October 2010

Profile: The Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility oversees the health departments in a 14-county region and provides regional medical specialty clinics, such as tuberculosis, women's health, HIV and genetics. The new building is the first LEED-NC Platinum project in Tennessee. It features a flexible conference room, a demonstration kitchen, seven clinic rooms, two waiting areas, a regional operations center, and office space.

Energy-saving strategy: Building orientation allowed for ample use of daylight to reduce the number of light fixtures needed. A geothermal HVAC system and photovoltaic panels among other strategies reduce energy demand by 43 percent when compared to typical code requirements. Additionally, highly reflective and energy-efficient roof materials were used to reduce the heat island effect.


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