Archive for September, 2011

Knoxville’s Green Building Incentive Program

The City of Knoxville is launching its Green Building Incentive Program on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.  This program is part of the City of Knoxville’s EECBG funds and will provide rebates to incentivize energy efficient improvements made to new or existing residential houses, and buildings containing commercial and non-profit businesses.  The program will be administered by Knox CAC Housing and Energy Services.

Participants who complete an energy audit and specified energy-saving measures will be eligible for rebates to cover the costs of an energy audit, energy-efficient appliances, and the installation of a solar photovoltaic or solar water heating system.  Projects must be completed within Knoxville City Limits.  Solar installations must be installed by a vendor registered with the City of Knoxville.

To become a registered vendor with the City of Knoxville:

1.  Visit: and click on the Vendor Self Service link.   Follow the directions listed.

2.  After becoming a registered vendor, submit your Company Name, Address, Phone Number, Contact Name, and URL to Jake, the City of Knoxville’s Sustainability Coordinator. Also recommended is a high-resolution logo for your company as your information will appear on the Tennessee Solar Business Directory .  If you are a NABCEP certified installer and would like to be placed on the NABCEP certified installer list, please include documentation in your e-mail.  (You do not need to be NABCEP certified to install solar arrays eligible for this rebate.)

For more information on the Green Building Incentive Program, contact Knox CAC Energy and Housing services at (865) 244‑3080 or visit CAC Housing and Energy Services’ website,