Business briefs: Chattanooga's EPB building LEED certified

photo The EPB Building is located at the corner of Market Street and MLK Blvd.

The EPB headquarters building was recognized Tuesday as one of Chattanooga's first existing buildings to be awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The 8-year-old building at Market Street and M.L. King Boulevard has helped the city utility cut electricity consumption by 5.7 megawatthours and save 336,374 gallons of water.

EPB President Harold DePriest said the LEED recogniton "demonstrates how people can work together toward a common goal, improving quality of life while creating efficient, sustainable workplaces." The Liberty Tower, another downtown office highrise, also was recently recognized as a LEED certified building.

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