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Leed Certification


We are the first convention center in Tennessee to be certified LEED Silver for Existing Buildings from the USGBC and Green Certified through the TN Green Hospitality Certification program.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Tim Butler, the technical project officer from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Mary Bogert, general manager of the Convention Center, officially celebrate the completion of the solar array at the center.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) encompasses the building’s “lifecycle” as a whole and is third-party verified. LEED certification is the highest standard of green building and is part of the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), which seeks to provide people “better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.” This is important to the Knoxville Convention Center because we work here and invite our guests into our “home.” We believe Knoxville’s natural beauty is a huge attraction for our area, and we are committed to protecting the natural resources of this community for our visitors and residents.

The Center also earned the TN Green Hospitality Program designation, which is a part of the Tennessee Hospitality Association.

We established a Green Team of staff members working in concert with our vendors to monitor and implement “green” practices to keep the staff, community, and guests aware of the environmental support we give and live.

The Knoxville Convention Center is committed to being a facility that takes the environmental impact of its use seriously, and our sustainable practices are intricately woven into our everyday operations.

Green Initiatives


Energy Efficiency

Greenery & Landscaping

Food & Beverage


Energy Savings Reduced Costs

The Knoxville Convention Center reduced the cost of utilities through a variety of energy savings means.
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