Amphitheater aims for LEED gold certification
Nashville’s soon-to-open Ascend Amphitheater is on track to receive LEED gold certification, according to a release.
The designation recognizes environmentally friendly construction and is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gold certification is the second highest rating in the LEED rating system (after platinum).
Final touches are being made to the highly-touted amphitheater, which will open with back-to-back acoustic shows on July 30 and 31. The venue seats 6,800 people and will be the summer home of the Nashville Symphony starting in 2016.
The overall Riverfront Park expansion, in which the amphitheater sits, is slated for a community grand opening on Sunday, Aug. 2.
Highlights of the amphitheater and that will be factored in the LEED effort include a 2,800-square-foot green roof, a 400,000-gallon rain-harvesting tank, 1,350 square feet of rooftop solar panels, 267 trees representing more than 38 different species, 48 bike parking spaces and a bike repair station, and 2,895 tons of crushed rock used onsite.
Read more and see photos here at Post sister publication Nashville Scene.
(Photo by Eric England)