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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.
Structural system Metal Deck Group (metal deck); New Millennium Building Systems (metal joists); Builders Supply Co (CMU); Irving Materials concrete; Dietrich Metal Framing (metal studs)