GOING, GOING, GONE … GREEN
We are the first convention center in Tennessee to be certified LEED Silver for Existing Buildings from the USGBC and Green Certified through the TN Green Hospitality Certification program.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) encompasses the building’s “lifecycle” as a whole and is third-party verified. LEED certification is the highest standard of green building and is part of the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), which seeks to provide people “better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.”
That is important to the Knoxville Convention Center because we work here and invite our guests into our “home.” We believe Knoxville’s natural beauty is a huge attraction for our area, and we are committed to protecting the natural resources of this community for our visitors and residents.
The TN Green Hospitality Program is an official part of the Tennessee Hospitality Association, and we also earned its designation, which seeks to promote a sustainable state.
We established a Green Team of staff members working in concert with our vendors to monitor and implement “green” practices to keep the staff, community and guests aware of the environmental support we give and live.
The Convention Center is committed to being a facility that takes the environmental impact of its use seriously, and our sustainable practices are intricately woven into our everyday operations.