Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

Sustainability Director

Erin Gill
egill@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4430

400 Main St., Room 503
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KEEM Final Program Impacts KEEM LogoABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Between 2015 and 2017, the City Office of Sustainability helped implement the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM), which was a two-year TVA-funded program to provide energy upgrades for over 1,200 homes in Knoxville. The $15 million program concluded in Fall of 2017, and represented an unprecedented amount of one-time funding for energy efficiency and weatherization.  Although KEEM has ended, the City continues to work with numerous partners to offer resources to help residents  reduce energy consumption and increase in-home comfort.

The KEEM Team was led by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) in partnership with the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), and the Alliance to Save Energy. The project team applied for this TVA funding to support the Smarter Cities Partnership, a coalition of more than 20 community organizations seeking to improve the quality, comfort and affordability of Knoxville homes through energy efficiency.





 KEEM benefited Knoxville in many ways.


Over $15 million was invested in Knoxville, with $8.5 million going to local, small businesses.

1,278 lower-income Knoxville families received comprehensive weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades, which are projected to save over 6,086,500 kWh annually.  Over 1,700 local residents were educated through 150+ Savings in the House workshops. 

The annual energy savings are enough to power 507 average Knoxville homes, and will avoid emission of over 4,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- equivalent to taking 914 cars off the road. 
 

Want to learn how you can save energy and money?  
Visit www.savingsinthehouse.com for energy education and information about available home upgrade programs. 


KEEM IN THE NEWS:

Successful KEEM Weatherization Program Concludes

Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Celebrates Its First Year

KEEM Team helps Knoxville family cut costs on their utility bill



  • One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

    One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

  • One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

    One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

  • One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

    One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

  • One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover

    One Year Birthday of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover



The KEEM Team partners are:

CAC logo vertical City of Knoxville logo Knoxville Utilities Board logo Alliance to Save Energy Logo   Tennessee Valley Authority logo


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