Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
United States

Population: 659042
Area of jurisdiction: 1362.2 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2005 ):  622,912 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge
Similar to the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, the Neighborhood Challenge encourages and recognizes Nashville’s neighborhoods in three areas that contribute to a high quality of life: being green, healthy and involved in the community. Residents, neighborhood groups, community groups, faithgroups and others can go to to sign up for the challenge. An online scorecard includes questions about neighborhood practices as they relate to being green, healthy and promotingvolunteerism. Based on their overall score in each category, neighborhoods can achieve bronze, silver or gold status and can continually update their scorecards throughout the challenge period. Nashvitality Mobile App Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Mayor's Workplace Challenge
In March 2012, Mayor Karl Dean launched the Mayor's Workplace Challenge to engage businesses and organizations to encourage health, community service and sustainability in the workplace. The Green Workplace Challenge engages organizations to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and buildings by providing property owners, managers, and office tenants with information and resources to lower their water and energy profile, reduce waste and promote alternative transportation. Start year  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Solar Power Installation at Parthenon Towers
The solar installation consists of 280 photo-voltaic panels. Altogether, the panels cover almost 5,000 square feet of the building's roof. The panels are expected to produce more than 76,000 kWh of energy per year, which will be routed to NES's power grid. In addition to Parthenon Towers, MDHA also will be installing some 300 solar panels at its Madison high-rise property. The solar arrays at Parthenon and Madison, plus a smaller installation at Edgefield Manor in East Nashville, will make MDHA the largest generator of solar power in the state of Tennessee and are estimated to produce enough energy to power a small neighborhood of houses for an entire year. Start year  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Nashville Energy Works
  Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress

Adaptation actions

Public Engagement Grant Application
  Start year 2013
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Looking for Funding