Tag: Elizabeth Eason Architecture


Why we love working downtown

Recently during a lunch and learn, a representative asked our staff if we enjoyed our office being downtown. Our response was quick and unanimous, yes! It may seem like a no brainer to us, but maybe we can shed some light on why we like our little home sweet home. First and foremost, we love… Read more »

The Shelton Group is “Walking the Walk”

With the Shelton Group project finished in the Old City, we wanted to highlight their commitment to a sustainable culture. The Shelton Group describes their commitment on their website under the ‘Walking the Walk’ page. They share what they have done to implement sustainable strategies in both their new space and in the lifestyles of… Read more »

First Neighborhood Conference

  On Saturday, March 23, the City of Knoxville will host the first Neighborhood’s Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center. Sponsored by the City’s Office of Neighborhoods, theme is “Connecting Neighborhoods, Building Communities”. With 30 workshops being offered, some of the highlights are city sidewalks, HOA legal issues, codes enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood organization.… Read more »

Community Happenings

At Elizabeth Eason Architecture, we are proud of our commitment to our community. A few recent happenings include: -Monika Miller has been appointed to Knoxville’s Greenway Commission by Mayor Madeline Rogero. As a public member, Monika will play a role in advising the City, helping to develop new greenways, and maintaining those already in existence.… Read more »

A Greener New Year

The age old question always comes around at the beginning of every New Year and it comes in many different forms. What will I do this year to make it better than the last? What do I want to do to make my life better? What will I do to change my look, lifestyle, attitude,… Read more »

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

Part 9: Innovation in Design Process Our office earned 4 innovation credits, 2 for exemplary performance of existing LEED credits and 2 for sustainable practices that are not (yet) credited under the LEED rating system. 1: The credit for Furniture and Furnishing Reuse requires a minimum of 30% reuse by value; we were able to… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 8 of 9

Part 8: Daylight and Views “Daylighting reduces the need for electric lighting of building interiors, which, if integrated into the overall approach to lighting, can result in decreased energy use. A well-designed daylit building is estimated to reduce lighting energy use by 50% to 80%. This conserves natural resources and reduces air pollution impacts due… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 7 of 9

Part 7: Air Quality “Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of the indoor environment has a significant influence on their well-bring, productivity, and quality of life. The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that pollutant levels of indoor environments may run 2 to 5 times- and occasionally more than… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 6 of 9

Part 6: Materials “(Materials and Resources) credits focus on two main issues: the environmental impact of materials brought into the project building, and the minimization of landfill and incinerator disposal for materials that leave the project building.” This includes “selecting sustainable materials, practicing waste reduction, reducing waste at its source, reusing and recycling.” -US Green… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 5 of 9

Part 5: Green Power “Green electricity products reduce the air pollution impacts of electricity generation by relying on renewable energy sources such as solar, water, wind, biomass and geothermal sources. Although green electricity is not entirely benign, it significantly lessens the negative environmental impacts of power generation. Using renewable energy generated either on-site or off-site… Read more »