Timeline of Projects

Sustainability Director

Brian Blackmon
(865) 215-4430

400 Main St., Room 598
Knoxville, TN 37902

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2017: Knoxville recognized as one of 25 international finalists for a 2017 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award

2015: City of Knoxville designated a "Best Workplaces for Commuters"

2015: TVA awards Knoxville $15 million for the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program

2012: Knoxville wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant and launches the Smarter Cities Partnership to improve home comfort, quality, and affordability through energy efficiency

2012: Mayor Rogero establishes Office of Sustainability

2012: Knoxville Convention Center becomes first convention center in the state to achieve LEED certification

2010: City releases first Energy & Sustainability Work Plan

2007: Mayor Haslam appoints the City's first Energy & Sustainability Task Force
2017: Mayor Rogero named co-chair to national Climate Mayors network

2017: Knoxville designated National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Community (the first municipal certification in Tennessee)

2014: Knoxville named one of 16 Climate Action Champions by the White House and Department of Energy

Knoxville awarded Platinum Certification in TVA's Valley Sustainable Communities program

2013 :
Mayor Rogero appointed to White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness & Resilience

2011: Knoxville Sustainability staff co-founds the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network

2008: Knoxville selected as one of 25 DOE Solar America Cities