Howard Office Building is home to DGS’ Center of Responsible Energy (CORE), a nexus for innovative and collaborative work towards smart and sustainable solutions. The CORE’s Delta Room is an interactive control room that serves as the nerve center for monitoring and planning all of DGS' energy needs. The CORE enhances collaboration across various disciplines to develop and implement best building management practices.
It integrates the building management software, controls, metering and data analysis of DGS-managed facilities in order to ensure that the buildings are contributing to the goal of a sustainable Nashville. The CORE features a 12-panel monitor display system that allows DGS engineers to place images on their desktop onto the display, allowing others to see a possible building issue that is clearly visible to all. The CORE is also home to the DGS Sustainability team and a collaborative workspace that allows workers to share information effectively.