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LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 2 of 9

Part 2: Alternative Transportation “Reductions in single-occupancy vehicle use directly affect fuel consumption and air and water pollution from vehicle exhaust. On the basis of passenger miles traveled, public transportation is twice as fuel efficient as private vehicles and annually saves 45 million barrels of oil. Another benefit of public transportation is the associated reduction… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 1 of 9

We have achieved LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors Certification for our office space at 524 S Gay Street! Through a nine part mini-series, we would like to walk you through our strategies for achieving this level of Certification. Part 1: Site Selection “As non-urban development increases, the importance of prudent site selection increases as well.… Read more »

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 »

Rock on the job site

  The contractor encountered a lot of rock on our Blueberry Ridge Senior Housing site. Like the saying about making lemonade from lemons, we found a good use for some of the rock. Our Landscape Architect from Hedstrom Design is selecting the best rocks to be used as landscape features. We’ll post more pictures when… 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 »