December 6th, 2014by Staff Report in Business Around the Region
The Tennessee Valley Authority is replacing the skylights in the five downtown buildings in its Chattanooga Office Complex to help let more sunlight in and improve the energy efficiency of the 33-year-old complex. The new skylights are part of a five-year program to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings, which TVA repurchased in 2011 for $22 million. TVA also plans to install LED lights
and make other changes to reduce energy consumption in Chattanooga's biggest office complex.
"We're trying to practice what we preach and make our own facilities more energy efficient," TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said. "The new skylights will let more natural light into the buildings and reduce our energy consumption at the same time."