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The Next Door Community for Women Opens New Facility
State of the art facility offers a beautiful and welcoming environment, with highly-trained staff and a comprehensive continuum of treatment services.
Nashville, TN (August 13, 2014) - The Next Door, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women in crisis, equipping them for lives of wholeness and hope.
A main feature of the new academic center is the 300-seat chapel, the first-ever intentionally designed chapel space in the University's 124-year history. The Chapel will host services three times a week during the fall and spring semesters, as well as special services throughout the year. The impressive two-story layout includes arched, double height clear glass windows on the exterior that are mirrored on the interior and a veiled by a layer of art glass. THe space is also equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities that are fully integrated into the design so that the Chapel can be a multi-functional venue.
As part of Belmont's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the project is seeking LEED-Platinum Certification. The building incorporates a number of green features including multiple green roofs (including one for academic use next to a biology lab), garage recycling room and trash compactor, LED lighting and motion-sensors throughout, a variable flow refrigerant HVAC system, and a cutting edge chilled beam mechanical system in conjunction with a VAV system throughout the building.