LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 4 of 9

Part 4: Energy Performance and Commissioning “The process of extracting and consuming energy from fossil fuels causes many environmental impacts, including air and water pollution, land degradation, solid waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. Data from the US Energy Information Administration show that buildings are responsible for almost half (48%) of all energy consumed and… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 3 of 9

Part 3: Water Use Reduction “Reducing potable water use in buildings for urinals, toilets, shower heads, and faucets decreases the total amount withdrawn from rivers, streams, underground aquifers, and other water bodies. These strategies protect the natural water cycle and save water resources for future generations. In addition, water use reductions, in aggregate, allow municipalities… Read more »

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 »

HOMES 201 seminar series

HOMES 201: The Keys To Green Affordable Green Multifamily Retrofits The first in a series of LEED for Homes Seminars will be held at our office on June 8th. RSVP at least 3 days in advance to easttnusgbc@gmail.com Continuing education credits available. webinar cost: $5 for members $10 non-members Elizabeth Eason Architecture 524 S. Gay… Read more »

Meadow Lark Music Festival

Meadow Lark Music Festival 06/18/2011 Ijams Plaza Pavilion and Meadow Ijams provides the meadow, WDVX the music. Need we say more! Sat., June 18 1to 10 p.m. Ijams’ upcoming music fest Meadow Lark: In Tune with Nature is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 1 to 10 PM at the Plaza Pavilion and Meadow. Ijams provides… 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 »

Dutch Valley View Groundbreaking

We broke ground on Dutch Valley View last week! If you haven’t visited our website lately, Dutch Valley View will provide six, three bedroom units for single mothers with young children, and includes a protected play area with views shared by all units. We are also pursuing LEED certification for this project, and are aiming… 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 »