It’s that time of year again. USGBC Tennessee – East Tennessee Branch is holding its annual Weatherization Day on October 31 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at 2824 Delrose Dr., Knoxville, TN 37914.
Weatherization Day is a one-day energy retrofit of a Knoxville home by volunteers. Professionals experienced in weatherizing homes, like Bruce Glanville of Energy Home Basics, will be on the scene to help guide volunteers, and to teach them about weatherization, which is the practice of protecting a building from the elements, and modifying it to optimize energy efficiency.
The event is free and open to the public, so anyone interested is more than welcome. If you would like to get involved visit http://www.volunteerknoxville.org/WeatherizationDay
WEATHERIZATION DAY DETAILS
Date: October 31, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
House Location: 2824 Delrose Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
Get Involved: http://www.volunteerknoxville.org/WeatherizationDay
Come raise a glass with your fellow branch members and friends! Bring anyone, bring everyone, to our next branch social on Thursday September 24th, from 5:30-7PM at Central Flats & Taps. They have a great selection of drinks that is ever changing and sure to satisfy anyone’s craving for great beer after a long work day! Come to eat, come to drink, come to be merry! Everyone is welcome!
Hope to see everyone there!
SAVE THE DATE
Date: Thursday September 24th
Time: 5:30 – 7PM
Location: Central Flats & Taps, 1204 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN
Get Involved with USGBC TN – EAST TN BRANCH!
The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is hosting a meet and greet for their new Executive Director, Gerald Green, on Thursday, July 23, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Knoxville Chamber’s Market House Room. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
Gerald will be leaving his current position as the Planning Director for Jackson County, NC, a position he has held since 2010, to step into the role of Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Calling all ETN-USGBC members and friends! Our next branch social is Thursday, June 25, from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Crown & Goose Beer Garden patio (just look for the ETN-USGBC banner, and you’ll find us).
David Dewhirst, owner of Dewhirst Properties, will be giving his “Thoughts about downtown Knoxville (and other matters)” at a public meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville at 11:30AM on April 27 at the Crowne Plaza. David is a visionary with resources, who has been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Knoxville.
Photo credit: Metro Pulse
ETN-USGBC’s Bruce Glanville will be manning our Weatherization booth at the 16th Annual Earth Fest is this Saturday, April 18, so be sure to swing by and say “hi” to him, and expand your knowledge of what weatherization is, and how you can weatherize public buildings and homes!
Earth Fest is an annual “zero waste” event celebrating sustainable living practices. There will be all sorts of interesting booths offering demonstrations, games, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Pets are welcome!
SAVE THE DATE
Date: 18 April 2015
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Location: World’s Fair Park
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join fellow ETN-USGBC members at the Bearden Beer Market from 5:30-6:30pm on April 22, as we celebrate the 45th Annual Earth Day by networking and drinking beer in the (hopefully) sunny outdoors!
The Dept. of Energy’s Building Technologies Office is sponsoring a Residential/Commercial Envelope Meeting to discuss how new and future envelope technologies can create additional, cost-effective energy savings opportunities on May 18 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Conference Center in Oak Ridge, TN.
The event is a great opportunity to receive continuing education credits/certificates. Participation is free, but on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register HERE.
Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chairman of 8-80 Cities, will give a keynote speech on Creating Vibrant Cities for All, an evening with Gil Penalosa at 7pm at The Standard as part of the 4th Annual Tennessee Bike Summit. The event is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend the 6pm reception, catered by Good Golly Tamale and OliBea, be sure to bring cash for refreshments.