Green Materials and Systems in Uptown Flats Apartments

Amenities and Sustainable Features

Uptown Flats is a 3-story, 72 unit apartment building, consisting of (22) one, (33) two and (17) three bedroom apartments. It is registered with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in the L.E.E.D. for Homes program. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building is designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. Any project that participates in LEED for Homes must be defined as a 'dwelling unit' by all applicable codes. This requirement includes, but is not limited to, the International Residential Code stipulation that a dwelling unit must include "permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation." This language has been interpreted by LEED for Homes to mean that every participating home must have a cooking area and a bathroom.

Construction Materials

Construction consists of a concrete slab on grade foundation while the general framing is typical wood stick construction. Elevator and stair towers will be built out of modular concrete block. The exterior is clad in painted cement board panels with accents of brick in various places around the perimeter of the building. All doors and windows are aluminum clad wood units and have double pane low-E glass. The roof is a single ply highly reflective white rubber membrane that will help contribute in reducing urban heat island effect.


  • Landscaped courtyard with seating and a grilling area
  • Secured parking
  • Bicycle parking
  • Juliet balconies along Gatewood Ave
  • Business Center
  • Community room
  • Inviting lobby space
  • Elevator


  • The apartment building's proximity to downtown and transit lines makes it an ideal location.
  • A community playground is located across the street from the property.

Energy and Water Savings:

  • ENERGY STAR rated appliances and lighting
  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures and irrigation system
  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • White roofing reduces the heat island effect found in urban climates.
  • Exterior building envelope is fully insulated
  • Windows are thermally insulated, double paned, with a low solar heat gain coefficient.

Indoor Air Quality & Contaminant Control:

  • The interior cavity of exterior walls and roof are spray foamed, which reduces the amount of air infiltration from the exterior.
  • Insulation is formaldehyde-free.
  • Low-VOC paint and interior finishes are specified.
  • Shoe cubbies planned for each entry door to reduce the amount of contaminants tracked into the apartment.

Storm Water Management:

Innovative landscaped rain gardens that treat storm water run-off and reduce the storm water impact of the site. In addition, these gardens are an attractive feature for the residents.

Construction Waste Recycling:

Construction waste will be recycled and a very high percentage of all waste will be diverted from landfills.

Uptown Flats  101 Gatewood Avenue  Nashville,  TN  37207  | P: 615-258-3313   | F: 615-258-1588

Freeman Webb Company - Nashville Region