Monday, December 28, 2009


Welcome to the Sustainable Knoxville Blog!

Thank you for your interest in the City of Knoxville’s efforts to create a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly community! Our hope is that this blog can inform and inspire Knoxville’s citizens by increasing transparency, explaining the costs and benefits of our initiatives, and sharing our successes and lessons learned.

The main topics covered here will be our Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program, our Ameresco Energy Services Performance Contract, and Solar Knoxville, our Solar America Cities Program. We’ll also use this space to post updates on the Energy & Sustainability (E&S) Task Force and other E&S activities and announce upcoming events. While this blog will be updated regularly with info on specific aspects of our various activities, you can always check out our Energy & Sustainability webpage for more background and details about the E&S Task Force and its initiatives.

Check in frequently, and please feel free to offer thoughtful feedback in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

Susanna Bass- Sustainability Program Manager
Erin Burns- Sustainability Coordinator
City of Knoxville, Department of Policy & Communications