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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Climate Knoxville Encourages Knoxvilleans to Take Action Against Climate Change

climateknoxJoin your fellow ETN-USGBC members at the Climate Knoxville Action for Effective Climate Policies event on July 12 from 5-8PM at Market Square in downtown Knoxville to raise awareness of and to promote action on climate change.

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Congratulations to the City of Knoxville for Receiving Green Leadership Award

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ETN-USGBC would like to congratulate the City of Knoxville on receiving the 2014 Tennessee Municipal League Achievement Award for Excellence in Green Leadership, which will be presented at the TML’s 75th Annual Conference on June 24, 2014, in the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN.

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Ideas Were Shared, Connections Were Made, and Beer Was Consumed at the ETN-USGBC Social Hour

hops1ETN-USGBC members had a great time at the Hops and Hollers social hour Tuesday, June 17, where they gathered to drink local brews and socialize after a long day at the office. A big thank you to all the wonderful people who came out to network and share ideas.

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ETN-USGBC Social Event

HHJoin your fellow members of the ETN-USGBC at Hops and Hollers from 5:30PM to 7PM on Tuesday, June 17, to learn about local USGBC initiatives, and to network with other professionals and community activists in the area. Draft specials available for members.

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn on the Importance of Urban and Rural Linkages

sandwichMark Donaldson, Executive Director of the MPC, and Julie Graham, Executive Director of East TN Quality Growth, recently attended a workshop on “Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections,” and they will be sharing what they learned at the Wednesday, June 18th Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, to be held in Room 549 of the City County Building in downtown Knoxville from 12PM to 1PM.

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Join ETN USGBC in Celebrating Bike to Work Day

unnamedThis Friday is National Bike to Work Day, which just happens to align with the ETN USGBC lunch topic on redevelopment and complete streets. This is your chance to walk the walk, or rather, ride the ride.

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Update on the City of Knoxville’s Current Major Redevelopment Initiatives

cumberland ave ViewLookingWestDawn Michelle Foster and Anne Wallace from The City of Knoxville’s Office of Redevelopment will give an update and timelines for the City’s current major redevelopment initiatives, including the Cumberland Avenue, Downtown North, South Waterfront, and Magnolia Avenue projects over lunch at Calhoun’s on the River.

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