Northwest Opens First ‘Green’ Bank In Tennessee

20 09 2008

The Chattanoogan.com

A large crowd of community leaders from Chattanooga and northwest Georgia gathered at Northwest Georgia Bank’s new North Shore branch to celebrate the opening of Tennessee’s first green bank. It is the 104-year-old community bank’s 10th branch and the first LEED-certified or “green” bank building in Tennessee, according to officials at the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Designing a LEED building is a true team effort. When an owner such as Northwest Georgia Bank makes a commitment to construct a LEED building, a unique design process is put into place,” said Pat Neuhoff of Neuhoff Taylor Architects, who designed the building. “From the inception, the LEED process requires the owner, architect, engineers and other consultants to focus on environmental responsibility. The impact of design decisions on the environment becomes a true priority.”

LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system used to identify and measure high performance, environmentally-responsible buildings.

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