3rd Annual Accessibility Symposium to Showcase Designing for Accessibility

accessibilityThe 3rd Annual East Tennessee Accessibility Symposium will be held October 3 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum from 9AM to 4PM. This interactive symposium will demonstrate how to design for accessibility, how it benefits everyone in the community, not just seniors or those with disabilities, and how easy and affordable it can be to implement when considered during the design phase. Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: What is a high performance, healthy school, and is it something every school system can afford?

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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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