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The Crash Pad in Chattanooga is the World’s First LEED Platinum Hostel

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by lhummel

Congrats to the Crash Pad for raising the bar the world’s first LEED Platinum Hostel certification! 

I had the pleasure of staying at the Crash Pad recently, and they really have done it to the nines there!  From glass-blown wall sconces, to beautiful poured concrete counters, to actual linens in the bathrooms, to custom “Crash Pad” Brand soaps and candles, to custom bunk and bed frame work;  The Crash Pad exudes cutting edge design, architecture, and decoration.  The pre-cast concrete insulated walls are exposed in the inside, giving it a modern, simple, clean feel.   

Dan Rose gave me the entire tour, and they really left NOTHING out.   They really put thought and heart into this project, and the entire crew and staff are so helpful in guiding visitors from around the world in any direction they want to veer in, during their stay at the Crash Pad.

Big Kudos to Max Poppel and Dan Rose for dreaming up and creating The Crash Pad !  

Check out the video to learn more about this project :Building Our Future

Here is some more info. on the Crash Pad’s Press Release: 

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel in downtown Chattanooga has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. We are extremely proud to be the first hostel in the world to hold this highest level of LEED certification. Please join us for a press conference, followed immediately by a reception, both located in our pavilion on October 5th at 3:00 PM.

About The Crash Pad

Designed by local architects Blythe Bailey and Taylor Bowers with River Street Architecture and constructed by Collier Construction, The Crash Pad features green technology with which guests interact every day. The hostel’s sustainable initiatives include solar panels, a green roof, much reclaimed wood and bricks from existing structures on site, a precast insulated concrete wall system, LEDs, low-flow fixtures, greywater filtration systems, and “green education” plaques throughout the hostel that allow guests a self-guided tour of the building’s green features.

The hostel is the fourth building in Chattanooga to earn LEED Platinum, following green|spaces, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, and Volkswagen.

For more information about The Crash Pad’s LEED activities, please view the short video, Building Our Future.

A special thanks goes out to all the local craftsmen whose talent has created the atmosphere in our business:

Matt Sears – Haskel Sears Design: all things wood in the hostel and pavilion.
Justin Burd and Nathan Smith – Set-In-Stone: concrete counters and sinks throughout.
Chris Mosey – Ignis Glass: wall sconces, plus glass beads contained in some sinks.
Isaac Duncan – Duncan Sculpture: Crash Pad sign.
Steve Morse – Morse Metal Works: Crash Pad bike rack.
Brian Strickland – Sloan Strickland Studio: front and side door handles.

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