Chattanooga’s Oldest Community Theatre Raises the Roof to Lighten the Load

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is in its 87th year of producing community theatre for our region.    CTC’s facility is in need of some repair and while at it, Artistic Director George Quick hopes to make upgrades that will lighten the theatre’s future energy consumption.     Quick has unveiled a plan to add solar panels and a living roof  along with LED stage lighting and a new HVAC system to its Riverfront building.

CTC says:

Here’s a breakdown of where the money will be spent (based on estimates gathered in 2010):

Roof Repair and Replacement $ 200,000

Live Roof Section $ 24,000

HVAC Replacement $ 250,000

Solar Awning Main Lobby Terrace $ 80,000

Roof Top Solar Array $ 220,000

Ceiling Replacement $ 5,000

Upgrade Stage Lighting $ 62,950

Upgrade Sound Equipment $ 21,050

Refinish Dance Floor $ 5,000

Replace worn seating in Circle Theatre $ 20,000

Repair Main Auditorium Seating $ 2,000

Upgrades to Public Restrooms $ 5,000

Repair Main Lobby Window Blinds $ 2,000

Purchase Additional Lobby Chairs $ 3,000

Contingency $ 100,000

Total Capital Expenditures $1,000,000

Here’s an introduction to the benefits of building a living roof from Building Green TV:

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