Early last year Volkswagen (VW) opened its first US-based production facility in Chattanooga, TN. Now fully operational, the building was recently awarded LEED Platinum, making it the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive such certification. Sited on what used to be a brownfield site used to create military products – including TNT – today the new super sustainable structure features everything from passive cooling, energy efficient lighting and more!