Sustainability is important to Williamson County businesses and leaders. From LEED certified office buildings to green corporate policies, many local companies are committed to maintaining the high quality of life enjoyed by residents and businesses. These companies understand that implementing sustainable practices save money and respond to concerns of employees, customers and investors.
The City of Franklin, Tennessee is a designated Valley Sustainable Gold Community. Franklin is home to eleven (11) LEED certified Class A office buildings with green space and walking trails and 13 of the 25 publicly-traded companies in the Nashville MSA have their headquarters in Cool Springs including the 10-story 460,000 square foot Nissan North Americas building.
The City is leading by example with a LEED Gold Police Headquarters complete with a green roof, a residential curbside recycling program, and internal energy conservation initiatives. The City also offers companies a Live Green Partnership program where businesses are recognized for their sustainable efforts. These ongoing programs led to the Gold level achievement. Read more here.
Learn more about Sustainability Efforts in the City of Franklin here.
Read the City of Franklin’s 2013 Sustainability Action Plan here.
LEED Certified Buildings
See a list of LEED certified buildings here.
TVA Sustainable Development
Learn about the Tennessee Valley Authority Sustainable Development Initiatives here.
Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County
In 2004, The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) partnered with Williamson County to form the Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County, a public-private coalition that coordinates the Air Alert Day program and educates all citizens about air pollution, as well as promoting the use of alternate modes of transportation. The Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County produces an educational television show “Air Care”.
Click here for the Nashville, Tennessee Air Quality and Conditions Forecast by AIRNow.