David Dewhirst, owner of Dewhirst Properties, will be giving his “Thoughts about downtown Knoxville (and other matters)” at a public meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville at 11:30AM on April 27 at the Crowne Plaza. David is a visionary with resources, who has been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Knoxville.
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ETN-USGBC’s Bruce Glanville will be manning our Weatherization booth at the 16th Annual Earth Fest is this Saturday, April 18, so be sure to swing by and say “hi” to him, and expand your knowledge of what weatherization is, and how you can weatherize public buildings and homes!
Earth Fest is an annual “zero waste” event celebrating sustainable living practices. There will be all sorts of interesting booths offering demonstrations, games, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Pets are welcome!
SAVE THE DATE
Date: 18 April 2015
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Location: World’s Fair Park
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join fellow ETN-USGBC members at the Bearden Beer Market from 5:30-6:30pm on April 22, as we celebrate the 45th Annual Earth Day by networking and drinking beer in the (hopefully) sunny outdoors!
The Dept. of Energy’s Building Technologies Office is sponsoring a Residential/Commercial Envelope Meeting to discuss how new and future envelope technologies can create additional, cost-effective energy savings opportunities on May 18 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Conference Center in Oak Ridge, TN.
The event is a great opportunity to receive continuing education credits/certificates. Participation is free, but on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register HERE.
Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chairman of 8-80 Cities, will give a keynote speech on Creating Vibrant Cities for All, an evening with Gil Penalosa at 7pm at The Standard as part of the 4th Annual Tennessee Bike Summit. The event is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend the 6pm reception, catered by Good Golly Tamale and OliBea, be sure to bring cash for refreshments.
Register today for the 4th Annual Tennessee Bike Summit! The Summit, sponsored by Bike Walk Knoxville and Bike Walk Tennessee, will be held April 23-24 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are $85 for both days or $45 for a single day.
Join us for a repeat of our immensely popular DesignSlam Knoxville Competition on April 14 from 5:30-9:00pm at the Relix Variety Theatre on N. Central Street.
The new Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is currently seeking an Executive Director to manage administrative, financial, and other functions to support the chapter.
CLICK HERE for more details about the position, and for application instructions. Applications are due by April 23rd.
The 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.
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):