The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel in downtown Chattanooga has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
Local craftsmen who contributed are:
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.