The developers of Capitol View in the North Gulch have announced that the mixed-use urban district is the first in downtown Nashville to earn the Green Globe certification for new construction.

Capitol View earned the certification for the reduction of environmental impacts and use of environmental efficiency practices, particularly for mixed-use building The Residences at Capitol View, according to a release.

Capitol View development team Northwood Ravin, Boyle Investment Co. and Northwestern Mutual have focused on having the district’s buildings offer energy and water efficiency and have prioritized indoor environmental elements such as air quality and daylight, the release notes. An environmentally friendly access to the park and greenway have been installed, too.

Proactive measures have been instituted, including the installation of meters for electricity, natural gas and steam so that Capitol View can monitor energy usage and maximize efficiency.

“We take a lot of pride in developing environmentally friendly and sustainable spaces,” said Jeff Furman, vice president of development for Northwood Ravin. “Our team took even the smallest details into consideration on this project, from minimizing water use through installing certain kinds of soil in our outdoor courtyards to maximizing natural light to reduce energy consumption. In just six months, The Residences at Capitol View is 50 percent leased, and we see that as real evidence that being environmentally friendly matters to our residents.”

In addition to The Residences at Capitol View (a 378-unit apartment building with retail), Capitol View includes Pinnacle Financial Partners, LifeWay Christian Store, M.L.Rose, Your Pie, Starbucks, Club Pilates, Valerie Boutique, Jón Alan Salon, First Advantage Bank and SVM Boutique.

Future retailers will be Publix, Central BBQ, Clean Juice, CareNow, and Sercy + Co.

The epicenter of Capitol View is typically considered to be 11th Avenue North and Nelson Merry Street.

Originally published in the Nashville Post