2015 Green Light Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!

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The 2015 Green Light Awards Gala will be held January 21, 2016, in The Square Room on Market Square. The Ceremony brings together building professionals and community members to celebrate the achievements of leaders and volunteers who have advanced sustainability in the East Tennessee region. Cocktails and networking begin at 5:30pm, the buffet opens at 6:00pm, and the program will begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now, and include entry, buffet, and 2 drinks. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Contact us about sponsoring a table (includes business name on table and 8 tickets).

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Update: 2015 Green Light Awards – Submissions Deadline and Eligibility Date Extended!

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Update: Submission Deadlines & Eligibility Date Extended!

Project submission is now open for the 5th Annual USGBC TN – East Tennessee Branch Green Light Awards Gala, which will be held on January 21, 2016. The Gala brings together building professionals and community members to celebrate the achievements of leaders and volunteers who have advanced sustainability in the East Tennessee region. The project entry forms are due by Tuesday December 22, 2015. Final project submissions are due by Wednesday January 06, 2016.

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

Any project completed after January 01, 2012, in the East Tennessee region is eligible. Acceptable projects include new construction, remodeling, interiors, rehabilitation, preservation, urban design projects, civic improvements, regional plans, environmental programs, and redevelopment projects. Projects do not need to be LEED certified to be considered for a Green Project Award. Projects can be submitted by the owner or by any member of the project team.

SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES

2015 Green Light Awards Project Submission Form

Submissions for Green Projects will be accepted via email (easttnusgbc@gmail.com). After we receive your entry form and fee, we will provide you with both PowerPoint and InDesign templates, as well as accompanying instructions. To maintain consistency and fairness, modifications to these templates will not be accepted. Final projects must be submitted in portable document format (.pdf) or powerpoint (.ppt) format. Please note that project authorship must remain concealed. If authorship is revealed on any images, plans or narrative, the entry will be disqualified.

The following will be required for integration into your final submission:

Project Information: Include summary statement, detailed summary, area and cost, date of completion, project code number.

Drawings and Images: Include images, plans, details, diagrams, or sketches as required to fully describe the sustainable qualities of the built work. Clear communication of the sustainable attributes of the project generally requires a variety of image types and drawings. Be sure to indicate solar orientation on drawings.

*Identification Information: Include name and location of project, owner/client, architect(s), designers, landscape architect, consultants, general contractor, photographer and all other team members. Also include the project Code Number.

*This information will not be seen by the jury and will only be used to identify winners and assist with award presentations. The entire project team will be recognized at the awards ceremony.

AWARDS

Each project will be judged according to its own merits and will be evaluated in terms of specific constraints, opportunities addressed, the quality and rigor of sustainability integration, and the “triple bottom line”—i.e., providing holistic solutions that simultaneously address environmental, social, and economic criteria.

Green Project Awards will be decided by an independent, impartial group of USGBC Board members from a chapter within the southeast region. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the 2015 Green Light Awards on January 21, 2016.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Project Entry forms and fee of $100 per project must be received by December 22, 2015. Final project presentations must be submitted by midnight January 06, 2016. Please send completed forms to easttnusgbc@gmail.com.

Thank you to our 2015 Green Light Awards Sponsors!

Hickory Construction, Inc.
Trane

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Networking Social Event December 17th at the Crafty Bastard Brewery

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Come join the USGBC TN – East Tennessee Branch for another Social Event. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring yourself! The social will be held at the Crafty Bastard Brewery from 5:30p – 7p. The Crafty Bastard Brewery features unconventional craft beers and has a great selection on tap. If you are hungry one of Knoxville’s local food trucks will be their to satisfy your hunger!

 

Save the Date:
Date:  Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 5:30p – 7p
Location:  6 Emory Place Knoxville, TN 37917

 

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Call for Submissions: 2015 Green Light Awards

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Project submission is now open for the 5th Annual USGBC TN – East Tennessee Branch Green Light Awards Gala, which will be held on January 21, 2016. The Gala brings together building professionals and community members to celebrate the achievements of leaders and volunteers who have advanced sustainability in the East Tennessee region. The project entry forms are due by December 18, 2015. Final project submissions are due by January 01, 2016.

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Weatherization Day 2015

chapter_logo_grayIt’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

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Networking Social Event September 24th at Central Flats & Taps

image001Come 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!

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Meet & Greet with the New Executive Director of MPC, Gerald Green

greenThe 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.

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Presentation July 15: Transit Oriented Development 101

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Networking Event June 25 at the Crown & Goose

cagCalling 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).

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Thoughts About Downtown Knoxville (And Other Matters)

dewhirstDavid 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.

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