Category: Blog

Measuring Your Building’s Energy Performance

We recently utilized an Energy Star tool called Portfolio Manager to determine that our office space is 43% more energy efficient than the national average! It is easy to use and can help you determine where your building stands. Portfolio Manager can help you… Manage Energy and Water Consumption Rate Building Energy Performance Estimate Your… Read more »

LEED Charrette – Pigeon Forge Fire Hall #2

We are providing LEED consulting services to the City of Pigeon Forge for their new Fire Hall, and are making progress through LEED charrettes. A LEED charrette is typically an afternoon-long meeting, occurring at least twice during the design phases, where design professionals, client and building users, public officials and even community leaders and citizens… Read more »

134th Air Refueling Wing starts construction

In October, the Tennessee Air National Guard broke ground on a new squadron operations building at its McGhee Tyson base, home to the 134th Air Refueling Wing.  Elizabeth Eason Architecture is serving as LEED Consultant on the project. The building will house rooms for flight crew and intelligence briefings, a flight safety office, flight planning… Read more »

Senior Housing under construction

Our senior housing project for Knox Housing Partnership is under construction. We are anticipating LEED certification once complete. Stay tuned for more construction photos as the work progresses.

Lark & Dave

We miss you Lark! Lark recently left Elizabeth Eason Architecture to begin a new adventure in Kentucky. She is recently engaged, and planning for their wedding. She and her fiancé Dave just bought a house and are doing some minor renovations, like refinishing the floors and painting, before they move in. We wish Lark and… Read more »

Race Against Racism

Andrew Godwin and Matthew Kellogg participated in the Race Against Racism in Knoxville last weekend and they placed 2nd and 3rd in their age category. Apparently they were also the 2nd and 3rd beards to cross the finish line! The YWCA’s Race Against Racism is designed to raise awareness about the racism that still exists… Read more »

Knox Heritage honors EEA

Three homes designed by Elizabeth Eason Architecture received a Knox Heritage award. The homes 1007, 1011, and 1015 Knoxville College Drive received the Knox Heritage Preservation Award in the Compatible New Construction category. The awards are presented each November to noted historic preservation projects or historic properties in our community. A panel, comprised of Knox… Read more »

AIArchitect article quotes Eason

AIArchitect, a weekly publication from the American Institute of Architects, quoted Beth Eason in a recent article.The article, “A Maturing Marketplace for Green Homes,” focuses on how sustainable residential design has found sure footing, even in times of economic downturn. Consumer priorities are demanding more energy efficiency and sustainability. To read the whole article, visit… Read more »

Governor signs Clean Energy Act

On Wednesday, July 8, Beth traveled to Nashville to support Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen as he signed the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009. Beth served on the Governor’s Task Force on Clean Energy Policy with others from across the state. Their recommendations, after a year of meetings and research, helped shape the basis… Read more »

Bike to Work Day

May 15 was National Bike to Work Day, and the staff of Elizabeth Eason Architecture participated locally in the Smart Trips Bike to Work Day program. Beth, Andrew, Matthew, Monika and Paul stopped at Cafe 4 in Market Square to have breakfast with other bike commuters. Mayor Bill Haslam was on hand to hand out… Read more »