Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Home Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Fair

The 2011 Home Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Fair with the Knoxville / Knox County CAC is scheduled Friday, October 28th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the L.T. Ross building, 2247 Western Ave.

Participating organizations will each be assigned an area in which to set up their displays or demonstrations of products or techniques.

Participants are welcome to arrive as early as 9:00 AM to set up their displays. All displays should be taken down by 3:00 PM. Volunteers will be on-hand to assist in setting up and taking down displays.

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Gloss at (865) 244-3080. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Knoxville's Green Building Incentive Update

The City of Knoxville's Green Building Incentive Program will begin tomorrow, September 21, 2011. The program will be administered by Knox CAC Housing and Energy Services. The goal of the program is to incentivize the Knoxville community to build or retrofit structures to create energy efficient buildings and deploy solar technologies. Rebates will be available for residential homes and buildings that house commercial or non-profit businesses. After completing energy assessments and specified energy-saving measures, participants will be eligible for rebates to cover some of the costs of completing an energy audit, purchasing energy efficient appliances, and installing solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems.

For more information, visit or call
CAC Housing and Energy Services at (865) 244-3080.
The official press release can be found here.
Draft documents, followed by final documents, can be found at

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Knoxville's Green Building Incentive

The City of Knoxville's Green Building Incentive is close to being released. This program has been in development for quite awhile and we are excited to see it launch. The program has passed City Council and will be administered by Knox CAC. We are busy finalizing the details, but the plan is to begin accepting applications next Wednesday, September 21st.

Draft documents are available here.

Currently proposed rebates include:

Energy Assessment Incentive - $150.00 Rebate

Energy Efficient Appliance Incentive - Up to $1,650 Rebate
(Purchase of 2 or more required)
-Refrigerator - $500
-Water Heater - $750
-Toilet (up to 2) - $200

Solar Photovoltaic Incentive
-Commercial - $1,000 per kW installed capacity up to 5kW
-Residential - $2,000 per kW installed capacity up to 5kW
-Non-profit - $3,000 per kW installed capacity up to 5kW

Solar Water Heating
1-3 Collector Panel System - $1,000
4-5 Collector Panel System - $2,000
6+ Collector Panel System - $3,000

Look for the final program guidelines, documents, and press release in the coming days. Please e-mail with any questions.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Car Sharing Comes to Knoxville

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is soliciting proposals from firms, joint ventures and/or partnerships to implement and operate a car sharing program. Proposals are due Sept. 29, 2011 at 2 p.m.

With car sharing, people can rent cars for short periods of time. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than they use day-to-day.

Download the RFP at: