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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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USGBC-ET Board Elections

USGBC-ET’s Nominating Committee has put together a slate of candidates to be presented to the membership for consideration. Resumes of the candidates can be viewed through the following links: Jennifer Alldredge Resume Charles Burnette Resume Erin Gill Resume Bruce Glanville Resume … Continue reading

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2013 USGBC-ET Green Light Awards | Call for Entries

USGBC-ET is pleased to announce a call for project submissions for the 3rd Annual USGBC-ET Green Light Awards Ceremony to be held on January 30, 2014! Extended deadline! Project entry forms are due by December 13, 2013 with final project submissions … Continue reading

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High Performance Buildings through Optimized Fenestration and Daylighting

Designing buildings around harvesting sunlight offers select benefits, such as free interior lighting, passive heating, and diminished electrical consumption. Properly implemented, strategic window placement and advanced daylighting techniques boost occupant comfort and significantly reduce lighting energy demand, which accounts for … Continue reading

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2013 Weatherization Day Success!

This year’s Weatherization Day was a great success! Incredible volunteers and generous sponsors greatly reduced our project home’s air leakage and greatly improved its building envelope and efficiency with the addition of subfloor insulation! Actual results indicated: A 25% reduction in annual … Continue reading

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November First Friday USGBC-ET Open House

Event photos available at USGBC-ET Facebook Page! You’re Invited to the USGBC-ET First Friday Open House on November 1st, 2013! Please join Elizabeth Eason Architecture and Carol R. Johnson Associates for refreshments and a tour of their LEED Gold offices- plus a look at … Continue reading

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