Green Building, LEED Certified Construction Growing

Local developers are following the lead of market demand and making buildings more ‘green’ and proving it by participating in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Even the Nashville Metropolitan Council approved a resolution last year that required all its new government buildings and building renovations over 5,000 square feet in size and $2 million in construction costs be LEED certified. For more on local commitment to green building and LEED certification, read the transcript of “LEED certification’s hot topic for builders“, which was recently in the Nashville City Paper.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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