In August of this year, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team found that $4.8 million was spent on utility bill assistance for Knoxville’s low-income residents in 2012. A key finding of this report was that the City needs to find long-term, sustainable alternatives to utility emergency assistance.
Weatherization and education, intentionally combined with workforce development, are key ways to meet this challenge- and community groups are already rising to the task. KEAP Green Jobs, a partnership between five Knoxville nonprofit organizations, is developing a new grassroots weatherization pilot program dedicated to making energy efficiency improvements- including measurement and verification- a reality. The KEAP partnership is on track to complete several project homes by the end of this year.
Join USGBC-ET and representatives Don Horton and Rick Held from KEAP to explore a shared community vision for an efficient, sustainable energy future for Knoxville’s homeowners and residents.
Cost: w/ Lunch- $15 Members/$20 Non-Members. Students admitted at the member rate with College Photo ID.
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CEU. Eligible for engineer PDH.
Knoxville: RSVP Online @ Eventbrite
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Location: The Square Room, 4 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902
For More Info & RSVP, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-208-7887