Kendall, Catherine; Miller, Tonya; Moody, Dana
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Buildings account for a significant percentage of energy use, material consumption, and waste production. This study argues that a solution for this issue is the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Research shows that reusing existing buildings for new design projects helps to decrease the amount of energy consumed and waste produced. When adapting historic buildings specifically, the cultural significance within the community is maintained (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004). Sustainability has often been seen as more difficult when adapting historic buildings due to the importance of protecting the historical character and design of the building (Polo Lopez & Frontini, 2014). This thesis creates a hypothetical adaptive reuse plan for adapting the Chattanooga Choo Choo into the Chattanooga Market, a location that will be used by local farmers and vendors to sell their goods. The project will use the LEED v4: New Construction and Major Renovation rating system in an attempt to document a LEED certification for the building based on its current state. Showing that historically significant buildings can be renovated and reused in a sustainable manner can help pave the way for increased sustainable implementation of other historically significant buildings.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Sustainable buildings; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System; Sustainable architecture
DeGennaro, Ashley, "Sustainable reuse: the adaptive reuse of the Chattanooga Choo Choo into the Chattanooga Market using LEED" (2019). Honors Theses.