published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

EPB building in downtown Chattanooga gets LEED certification

The EPB Building is located at the corner of Market Street and MLK Blvd.
The EPB Building is located at the corner of Market Street and MLK Blvd.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The EPB building downtown has been awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a news release from the EPB.

In the release, the EPB said theirs is the city’s first existing building to be so certified.

“LEED Certification goes beyond earning a plaque,” EPB President and CEO Harold DePriest said. “It demonstrates how people can work together toward a common goal, improving quality of life while creating efficient, sustainable work places.”

The release said this achievement results from dozens of people representing 26 organizations who have worked together for a workplace that is “more energy efficient, less polluting and compliant with environmental standards.”

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