Sticker shock at the gas pump could soon be a thing of the past thanks to research being conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a team lead by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000.
On Monday, the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee becomes the newest member of EPA’s national Green Power Communities initiative. Oak Ridge becomes the first city in the Southeast to take part in the national initiative.
“We applaud the City of Oak Ridge for increasing their use of clean and renewable energy sources,” said Beverly Banister, Director of the Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division at the EPA Southeast regional office in Atlanta. “This is a great example of a community working together to help ensure a cleaner environment for us all.
Freeman Applegate Partners, founded by Bob Freeman and Emily Applegate, is an energy efficiency and sustainability consulting and construction firm, headquartered in Nashville, TN.
The company offers a turnkey solution by identifying ways to cut operational expenditures, performing the construction work, and advising on long-term operations and maintenance planning. The firm also offers creative financing solutions, incorporating the use of specialized energy loans, private equity, tax incentives, and federal and local rebate programs.
1.2-million-square foot center consumes 20 percent less energy than other convention centers.
In recognition of its environmentally conscious design, including a beautiful, undulating green roof, Nashville's $598 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.