Knoxville, TN


Challenge Commitment
2.06Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity14%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Established in 1791, the City of Knoxville is committed to providing open, transparent government and great city services. As part of this commitment, the City publicly pledges energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals and will encourage community partners to accomplish their energy reduction goals.

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. As part of its commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge, Knoxville pledges to demonstrate savings and lessons learned from energy projects with other Challenge Partners and the greater community at large. 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 Challenge projects will focus on improving the energy efficiency of additional City-owned facilities and sharing implementation successes and challenges with the community.