Gallery: Volkswagen’s Brand New Chattanooga Plant Awarded LEED Platinum

Early last year Volkswagen (VW) opened its first US-based car manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN. Now fully operational, the VW Charranooga plant was recently awarded LEED Platinum, making it the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive such certification. Sited on what used to be a brownfield site used to create military products - including TNT - today the new super sustainable structure features everything from passive cooling, energy efficient lighting and more!

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  1. Mike Chino March 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    It’s inspiring to see a former brownfield site turned around to create such a remarkable green building!

  2. Rebecca Paul March 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Does Volkswagon has a CSR report? It looks like they are approaching these issues on all fronts and I’m curious to see how this will effect their bottom line. Either way props to VW.

  3. pylime March 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Makes me so much more likely to buy a Volkswagen! Punch buggy no punch back to the environment!

  4. Nicole Abene March 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I love that VW is doing this & I hope it encourages other automobile manufacturers to follow suit!

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