We Had a Wonderful Turnout for Our Inaugural DesignSlam Competition

ETN-USGBC hosted our first-ever DesignSlam Knoxville competition last night at The Standard. There were design teams, beverages, food, and people. So many people!

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ZeroLandfill East TN to Collect Expired Samples in September

284560_268133453298722_583684622_nZeroLandfill East Tennessee, an upcycling program, will be collecting expired samples from local architects & designers September 16-18, 2014, for redistribution to lower the amount of waste delivered to landfills.

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Join Us For Our First Ever DesignSlam Competition!

DSK LogoETN-USGBC will host our inaugural DesignSlam Knoxville competition August 28 at 5:30PM at The Standard.

What is DesignSlam Knoxville? ETN-USGBC’s DesignSlam Knoxville competition is opening the doors of the meeting room to the public, allowing you to see how teams pool their knowledge to design solutions to a local issue.

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Tour of Wampler’s to Highlight Sustainable Practices

wamplersETN-USGBC and The Technical Society of Knoxville have banded together with Wampler’s Farm Sausage to arrange a tour of the farm’s proton power installation on September 15 at 2PM. The tour will explore Wampler’s use of proton power (using biomass to make hydrogen, which can then be converted to energy), and allow attendees to see the farm’s installation firsthand, along with their large solar PV installation. The tour is free for all members of both TSK and ETN-USGBC.

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ZeroLandfill East Tennessee Looking for Volunteers

284560_268133453298722_583684622_nZeroLandfill East Tennessee is looking for volunteers to join them during the week of September 16-20 to help with several different projects. Click here to view the projects and sign up.

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Check Out These Upcoming ETN-USGBC Events

calendarWe’ve got an eventful fall ahead for ETN-USGBC members, so we want to give everyone plenty of advance notice on our upcoming activities. Be sure to add the following to your calendar, and to check back here for more specific details closer to the individual dates.

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DesignSlam Looking for Participants to Compete

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ETN-USGBC is looking for participants to join our DesignSlam competition. Both fully formed teams and individuals are encouraged to register. Individuals will be organized into teams. To register, please contact Peter Osickey at designslamknoxville@gmail.com.

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LEED and EnergyStar Rehabilitation Project Open House

house1Got plans after work? If not, come to the open house of a home, once slated for demolition, that has not only been restored, thanks to a loan from the City of Knoxville’s Blighted Property Redevelopment Program, but is also on track to achieve both LEED Silver and EnergyStar certification.

The current owners/developers of the project are Mountain View Restorations, LLC, a partnership of neighbors who purchased the blighted and abandoned property from the City of Knoxville in order to restore the house and turn it into a neighborhood asset.

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Climate Knoxville Encourages Knoxvilleans to Take Action Against Climate Change

climateknoxJoin your fellow ETN-USGBC members at the Climate Knoxville Action for Effective Climate Policies event on July 12 from 5-8PM at Market Square in downtown Knoxville to raise awareness of and to promote action on climate change.

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Congratulations to the City of Knoxville for Receiving Green Leadership Award

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ETN-USGBC would like to congratulate the City of Knoxville on receiving the 2014 Tennessee Municipal League Achievement Award for Excellence in Green Leadership, which will be presented at the TML’s 75th Annual Conference on June 24, 2014, in the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN.

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