$5 Million Contest
Knoxville is one of 50 cities across the nation chosen to compete in a two-year $5 million competition to see which city can reduce its energy consumption the most. The winning city gets $5 million. The City of Knoxville is focusing on its municipal buildings, the public schools in Knoxville are focusing on their buildings. Knoxville Scores encourages Knoxville residents to get a home energy audit and increase their home’s energy efficiency. Read more.
Knoxville Scores surpasses 2015 goal: KUB has reported as of November 9, Knoxville Scores has blown past its 2015 goal of 1000 completed eScore home energy audits, with a total score of 1029! And we still have nearly two months left in this year!
The biggest button for the City of Knoxville to push for the most home energy savings is to get a home energy audit through the KUB/TVA eScore program.
If you want to do more, tell others about the contest and about your successes in reducing your power bills are great places to start. Encourage friends to get the eScore home energy audit.
By saving energy within our homes, everyone wins. Not only do you bring Knoxville closer to victory over the other cities, but you will reap the benefits of energy efficiency.
The TVA eScore home energy audit by itself costs $75. You can get a free energy audit when you get your home heating system tuned up for the winter plus you will get back a $15 TVA rebate. Many contractors will have special deals, charging between $59 – 100 for a tune-up. Once the tune-up is done by a Quality Control Network contactor, TVA will do a free audit. To learn more and register, go to the eScore website: www.2escore.com
Nearly half the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling.
Homeowners can learn here about ways to reduce energy use. Renters can learn here.
City Talks Energy Efficiency at Compassion Coalition by Wendy Smith, Shopper News September 2, 2015
City Could Win $5 Million by Mike Steely of Focus, August 24, 2015.
Energy Savings Could Net Knoxville $5 Million by Wendy Smith of Shopper News. June 16, 2015
KUB Customers Cutting Consumption by Carol Montgomery of Knoxville Scores. June 13, 2015.