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Upcoming tour highlights some of Knoxville's most efficient buildings

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The first annual GREEN + GO Sustainable Knoxville Green Tour will offer an inside look at some of Knoxville's high-performance buildings 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4.

The open house tours, organized by the East Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will present the features and benefits of sustainable construction. Participants can visit up to eight sustainable buildings in the Knoxville area that represent a variety of green design strategies. 

Sites on the tour include:

Scripps Networks Interactive Headquarters, rated LEED Gold
Knoxville Transit Center, LEED Silver
Three Rivers Market, Designed to meet 2010 LEED Retail NC
UT's Ayres Hall, Historic LEED Renovation at LEED Silver
UT's Living Light Solar Decathlon House 
Ijams Nature Center and solar array 
Sustainable Future's Net Zero Office
The Spectrum Solar Exhibit at East Town Mall. 


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Each of the eight buildings will have its own on-site experts to educate participants on the sustainable features, construction details, and the economic savings of that building.

The tour is free, but continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects and  the Green Building Certification Institute is available with paid admission of $15 for an individual or $25 for two.

For free or paid admission, RSVP by April 30 at http://knoxville.greentour2013.eventbrite.com.

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