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Our Dense, Low-Energy Urban Future

Member admission including lunch is only $5.00! Dense, well-planned urban development has a plethora of benefits which include reducing traffic congestion, reining in suburban sprawl, contributing to livable, walkable communities as well as controlling housing cost, supply and equitability. By integrating features of sustainable urban design such as low-energy mass … Continue reading

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LEED Version 4: The Next Evolution of LEED

On November 20, 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council released the latest version of the LEED rating system: LEED v4. Major updates in LEED v4 include updated baselines, minimum air quality requirements and many new credit opportunities. Get ready for … Continue reading

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Rainwater Harvesting Advantages in Stormwater Management

Rainwater harvesting offers significant ecological and economic advantages to owners and operators of residential, commercial, industrial, and utility properties. Currently, around 99% of daily potable water consumption is used to flush toilets, irrigate landscaping, wash cars and fill swimming pools, … Continue reading

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2013 USGBC-ET Green Light Awards

Save the date! USGBC-ET is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual USGBC-ET Green Light Awards Ceremony to be held on January 30, 2014 at the Emporium In Knoxville, TN. At the Green Light Awards, USGBC-ET brings together building professionals and community … Continue reading

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Office in Knoxville is the 20,000th LEED-certified Project!

Green Mountain Coffee: the 20,000th LEED Project! USGBC-ET is proud to recognize the newly LEED-certified Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ office in Knoxville, which as of December 5th, 2013 is also the 20,000th LEED-certified project to earn certification! This achievement marks … Continue reading

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