Chambliss Law Offices

Chambliss Law Offices

Overview

Chambliss moved its law offices to the top four floors of Liberty Tower in 2012. The law firm has a long legacy of commitment to environmental stewardship in Chattanooga and, along with the owners of Liberty Tower, committed to seek LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council at the outset of the build-out project. Liberty Tower achieved LEED Gold certification for its core and shell development in December 2014 and Chambliss achieved LEED Gold certification for its commercial interiors in March 2015. Throughout Chambliss' offices, motion sensor lighting controls improve energy efficiency and reduce the cooling load on the mechanical system. Glass interior walls reduce the need for interior lighting by making optimum use of daylight. Chambliss selected paints, wallpaper adhesives and carpet tiels that are low in volatile organic compounds, which contribute to smog and air pollution. Chambliss also committed to installing state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment to reduce the need for lawyer and client travel. 

Highlights
  • Low-flow toilets and faucets reduce water use by at least 30%
  • 79% of equipment in the office space is Energy Star rated
  • 50% of construction waste was diverted from landfills into other projects, extending life of existing landfills and reducing negative effects on groundwater sources

Lessons Learned & Economic Impact: 

With the renovated office space, Chambliss reinforces the firm's values by providing an efficient, productive and healthy environment for employees. The LEED process was important in helping assure these goals were met. Chambliss reduced its office footprint by 9% largely by eliminating reliance on paper which meant less square footage needed for file cabinets and library materials. Additionally, electricity to each office floor is metered separately, allowing Chambliss to monitor trends in energy consumption based on monthly invoices. 

Facts

Project Name: Chambliss Law Offices

Owner: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Address: Liberty Tower - 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700 Chattanooga, TN 37450