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Fall and Winter Energy Saving Tips With fall upon us and the familiar chill of winter creeping in, it is…
Energy Efficient Cooking The holidays are upon us! This means dropping temperatures and more time spent indoors, often entertaining, which…
Green Holidays The Holidays are finally here! Whether you’re having a Happy Hanukah, a Merry Christmas, or a Happy Kwanzaa…
When the Green Ribbon Committee was launched back in 2008, Nashville was set on course to let sustainability guide the…
The Department of General Services (DGS) works to integrate permeable pavers into new construction or building renovations, due to its…
From its construction as an early center for learning in 1860, Howard School was a haven of education. Yet despite…
One of the most dramatic re-purposing of an existing building site is the Ford Ice Center at The Commons at…
Nothing empowers a team more than explaining the benefits of all their hard work. So when General Services Director Nancy…
This neighborhood gathering point gave a second life to an old JC Penney store, featuring a community center, branch library…
With a building that is used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, foreseeing the future can be a…
By following LEED® guidelines, General Services has achieved LEED® certification for 21 of its buildings. It’s sustainability mission is to…
Mayor Megan Barry, Department of General Services Director Nancy Whittemore, Nashville Fire Chief Rick White, City Council representatives and Socket,…
In May 2010, Nashville was ravaged by a devastating flood, with the highest amount of rainfall in the city’s 140…
Sometimes it takes an outside force to make us look at things in a new light. When Nancy Whittemore became…
In its first manifestation as the Goodlettsville Branch Library, the 4,000-square-foot structure could not accommodate the masses that entered its…
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