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Solar panels at Transit CenterOffice of Sustainability 
Room 503, City County Building
865-215-2029
Fax: 865-215-3035
Sustainability@knoxvilletn.gov

Brian Blackmon
Sustainability Project Manager
Room 503, City County Building
865-215-2065
Fax: 865-215-3035
bblackmon@knoxvilletn.gov

Sustainability is the ability to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This requires cooperation between sectors and long term thinking. 

Regardless of varying personal views on environmental issues, conserving resources and energy makes sense on a basic level: it saves money and positively impacts our health.

Integrating best practices for sustainability into how the City of Knoxville does business is driven by logic and economics. Does it make sense for our community? Will it improve our quality of life? Is there a funding source available? 

Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated as we continually strive to improve. 

GUIDING DOCUMENTS

Energy and Sustainability Initiative: 2014 Work Plan & Emissions Inventory Update [PDF]

PARTICIPATING PUBLICATIONS

Powering the New Energy Future from the Ground Up
Acting as if Tomorrow Matters
Sustainability and the US EPA

PARTICIPATING PROGRAMS

Better Buildings Challenge
Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge
Earth Hour City Challenge
East TN Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council
Georgetown University Energy Prize
Pathway Lending Sustainable Communities Initiative
Smarter Cities Challenge
SunShot Initiative
ZipCar