Grant: $2,012,700 - Department of Energy - Aug. 31, 2009
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Award Description: Recovery Act: Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program purpose is to assist local governments in creating and implementing strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce fossil fuel emission, reduce energy costs, deploy renewable energy technologies, leverage public and private resources, create jobs and spur economic growth, and maximize benefits over time. The City of Knoxville's Policy and Communication block grant deliverables and outcomes include successfully executing 7 items as follows: 1.) develop a sustainability strategy: hiring an energy and sustainability program manager, 2.) develop a green building incentive program, 3.) provide a sub grant to the Knoxville Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) to supplement weatherization of houses, 4.) invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy in City facilities via Ameresco, 5.) provide training workshops to contractors in Energy Conservation Codes and Earthcraft Certifications, 6.) transition to a single stream curb side recycling program, and 7.) install a large (~100 KW) solar photo voltaic (PV) array on the top of the Knoxville Convention Center.
Project Description: The overall purpose and expected results of this block grant award is to bring energy conservation and sustainability best practices to the City of Knoxville. To date, we have been approved for to begin the following: 1.) developing an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (hiring a program manager), 2.) Developing and conducting training workshops for contractors, and 3.) Transitioning to a curb-side recycling program.
Infrastructure Description: Infrastructure investment will contribute to the Recovery Act by providing investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science & health.
Jobs Summary: Not Started (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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