Established in 1791, the City of Knoxville’s portfolio consists of 87 public buildings. In 2021, they signed on to the Better Climate Challenge committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their 2.06 million square foot portfolio by 2030.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction in 10 years
20% reduction in Energy Intensity
KNOXVILLE IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge||Better Buildings Challenge|
|Low Carbon Pilot||Better Communities Alliance|
As part of its commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge, Knoxville pledges to demonstrate savings and lessons learned from energy projects with other partners and the greater community at large. Through Knoxville’s Energy and Sustainability Work Plan, the City has mapped out policies and programs that will reduce excess energy consumption and standardize environmentally sustainable best practices. Through the creation and management of the City’s Energy Savings Performance Contract, the City’s Finance and Purchasing Departments have invested in energy efficiency to reduce long-term utility costs. Knoxville’s energy and sustainability projects will focus on improving the energy efficiency of additional City-owned facilities and sharing implementation successes and challenges with the community.
The City of Knoxville is committed to fighting climate change and encourages community partners to accomplish their energy reduction goals. They have tracked greenhouse gas emissions since 2005 and set ambitious climate goals to ensure a sustainable future that protects their environment while also improving the quality of life for all their citizens.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions||Progress|
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
20% Reduction in Portfolio Energy Intensity from a 2010 baseline by 2022. Based on a commitment of 2.06 million square feet.
|Goal Achieved26%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)|