UTK’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center receives LEED Certification

musiccenterThe University of Tennessee’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center recently achieved silver level LEED certification. The building, which opened in 2013, features windows that reduce solar heat gain, and rainwater collection and storage for irrigation of the building’s landscaping.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center joins a growing list of green buildings on campus, including the newly renovated Ayres Hall, which also achieved LEED certification at the silver level, Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the Student Health Building, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

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Big Changes are Coming to ETN-USGBC!

We’re becoming a branch of the new USGBC Tennessee Chapter! This means a lot of things, including a search for an Executive Director (job description below). Our Board of Directors has written the following letter detailing what members can expect from this transition (PDF version here):

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SAVE THE DATES: April Calendar

calendarSpring is here, and so is an update on ETN-USGBC happenings
for the month of April! We’ve got a lot going on, so be sure to
save the following dates:

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REGISTER NOW: 2012 Energy Codes in East Tennessee – What You Need to Know

floorplansJoin USGBC TN, AIA, AGC, ASHRAE, and ACEC for a half-day seminar to help identify how the 2012 codes are changing the industry, how these changes will affect liability, and how communities and industries can make these changes work for all stakeholders.

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Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Leak-Free Roof Systems

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACSI Knoxville Chapter is hosting a Lunch & Learn on “Sustainable Leak-Free Roof Systems” March 25 from 11:30-12pm at the East Tennessee Community Design Center.

Description:
In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. Attendees will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will discuss various sustainable roof types, including fluid-applied roof systems. We will address applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a more sustainable built environment.

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2015 ETN Building Products Show March 10

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NETWORKING SOCIAL EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

image001What’s a better way to celebrate green building practices than by raising a glass with your fellow ETN-USGBC members on the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day? We’re hosting our March social event on Tuesday, March 17, from 5:30-6:30pm at Central Flats and Taps. Bring your coworkers, bring your friends, bring yourself! Specials include 25% off bottles of wine, and happy hour till 7pm.

DATE: 17 March 2015
TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Central Flats and Taps
SPECIALS: Happy Hour till 7pm, 25% off wine bottles

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SAVE THE DATE: Half-Day Seminar – 2012 Energy Codes in East Tennessee: What You Need to Know

floorplansMultiple communities in East Tennessee recently adopted new energy codes that will help owners of new and renovated properties save energy and reduce operating costs, however, transitioning to these new standards can bring challenges.

USGBC TN, AIA, AGC, ASHRAE, ACEC are co-sponsoring a half-day seminar ​on ​April 10 from 8am – 1pm to help identify how the 2012 codes are changing the industry, how these changes will affect liability, and how communities and industries can make these changes work for all stakeholders.

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CSI Knoxville Lunch & Learn on Air Movement for Energy-Efficient Comfort

CaptureLacy Hohlbein, A/E Specialist, will be giving a talk on “Air Movement for Energy-Efficient Comfort in Conditioned Spaces” at the CSI Knoxville Chapter’s Feb. 18 Lunch & Learn at the East TN Community Design Center.

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Congratulations to the 4th Annual Green Light Awards Ceremony Winners!

GreenLight_LogoETN-USGBC held our 4th Annual Green Light Awards Ceremony on January 20, 2015, at The Square from 5:30-8:00pm, where we recognized local achievements in sustainability (photos). We’d like to extend a big congratulations to the following award recipients for their outstanding achievements in the field of sustainability in the built environment:

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