Belmont’s most recently opened residential facility, the 10-story Tall Hall opened last August and accommodates 610 residents. The 243,000-square-foot facility sits atop a hilly area between 12 South and 15th Avenue, with the structure’s top floor representing one of the highest points in Nashville.
Tall Hall joins the Baskin Center and Johnson Center as LEED Gold-certified buildings on campus while the Ayers Academic Center was certified LEED Platinum, the highest in the LEED ratings system.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design.
“I’m incredibly proud of this latest residential addition to Belmont’s campus,” Belmont President Bob Fisher said in the release. “Both inside and out, our design and construction teams did a fantastic job creating a beautiful home for hundreds of students while retaining an inviting park-like setting in the midst of an urban area. Better still, while extensive in size and scope, Tall Hall represents our mission to create environmentally-conscious structures that conserve energy and water, protect open space and use locally sourced materials.”