NASHVILLE: For the last seven months, the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative has hosted free events across Tennessee to help businesses, municipalities and other organizations discover the benefits of energy-saving projects and move toward implementation. The keynotes, technical presentations, resources and instructional addresses from these events are now available for access on-demand through the Online Resource Center at TNenergy.org.
The online library contains industry-specific and universally applicable information that can be leveraged by leaders of virtually any organization. The content is available at TNenergy.org/resource.
The Online Resource Center is the digital embodiment of the successful Tennessee Energy Education Initiative, which provides free, in-depth training and educational events to support the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy management projects among organizations of any type. Since its inaugural event in March, the initiative has coordinated and hosted 46 events and activities in 19 cities across the state, drawing more than 2,500 attendees.
“We are very pleased with the positive response to the program and the quality of content we provided across the state so far. I’m excited to see so many businesses and other leaders in Tennessee embracing practical sustainability that positively impacts both the environment and an organization’s operations,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau.
“To open this same opportunity to those who aren’t able to join us in person, we have collected the insights and resources and will host them online for all,” said Martineau.
Funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the U.S. Department of Energy and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs, the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative is coordinated by Pathway Lending and supported by energy-focused organizations across the state.
“The Online Resource Center is a great starting point because there is so much information on energy projects out there that it can be difficult to make sense of it in the early stages,” said Clint Gwin, president of Pathway Lending. “Those considering energy improvement projects can visit the Online Resource Center to quickly understand what has worked for similar organizations and what next steps are best for them.”
The educational initiative is designed to help all types of organizations across Tennessee to become more energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy to improve their competitiveness, drive economic growth and reduce environmental impacts. Events include local, regional and national experts sharing first-hand experiences and industry trends, as well as hands-on training courses offering practical tips and techniques to reduce energy costs.