TDEC’s 2018 Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

TDEC, in partnership with TDOT and TNCleanFuels, will hold the fourth annual Tennessee Sustainable TransportationForum from September 17-18, 2018 at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville. The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of all Tennesseans.

The forum will also honor winners of the 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. For more information about the awards, visit the website at https://www.tn.gov/environment/tsta.

Register at tsta.eventbrite.com. Registration includes access to all forum sessions and lunches, an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, and an offsite networking reception at the Sunsphere.

  • An advanced conference registration rate of $35 will be available until September 10, 2018.
  • Students may register for the event at a discounted rate of $5 and must present their student IDs at the time of event sign-in.

For attendees that require overnight accommodations, hotel blocks are available at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park(code: STC) and the Hilton Knoxville (code: STF18). These discounted rates will expire when the group blocks sell out, so be sure to book accommodations early.

Event staff are also working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to organize a tour of the National TransportationResearch Center (NTRC) on the afternoon of September 18. The NTRC supports the U.S. Department of Energy with research focused on vehicle electrification, engines and emissions controls, new materials for future systems, data science, and automated vehicle technologies. Forum registrants will receive instructions via email on how to reserve a space on this tour. Learn more about the NTRC here: https://www.ornl.gov/ntrc.

TDEC Green Star Partnership Webinar

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is TDEC’s environmental leadership program that seeks to recognize Tennessee Industries that are committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement throughout their entire operation.

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is a voluntary program for manufacturers located within Tennessee. Click here for more information.

The webinar will be September 12, 2018. The topic is to be determined.

TAEBC members make Solar Power World’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors List

Solar Power World, the leading solar publication covering technology, development and installation, published the Top Solar Contractors list. The list includes hundreds of solar contractors and developers in the United States, listed and categorized by state/territory, service and market, including some TAEBC members. The list ranks applicants according to their influence in the U.S. solar industry in 2017.

Signal Energy Constructors, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ranked at #8 on the list.

Signal Energy Constructors is a global general contractor providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for utility-scale renewable energy projects. Signal Energy is the renewable energy arm of the EMJ Corporation, possessing more than 8,000 megawatts of utility-scale project experience in the design and construction of wind, solar, storage, infrastructure, and other power projects. The company has been ranked in the top ten solar EPC contractors in the country for the last seven years. In December 2017, Signal Energy opened an international office in Sydney, Australia, expanding its reach into the Asian-Pacific market.

Tennessee Solar Solutions, also based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ranked at #198 on the list. Since the Top Solar Contractors List was started in 2012, Tennessee Solar Solutions has placed four consecutive years from 2015 to the present.

“We are so proud of the work our team has done for the last 12 years. Solar energy is not only the most abundant resource for energy usage, but everyone should have access to harness this FREE energy,” said Anthony Roden, Founder and President of Tennessee Solar Solutions.

It’s important to note the list includes solar PV companies that provide the following services: EPC contracting, development, construction/installation, electrical work and/or rooftop-specific installations. Companies can do work in any market segment, including utility, commercial, residential and off-grid, and companies must be headquartered in the United States.

Register for the 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum

TDEC, in partnership with TDOT and TNCleanFuels, will hold the fourth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum from September 17-18, 2018 at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville.

The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of all Tennesseans. The forum will also honor winners of the 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. For more information about the awards, visit the website at https://www.tn.gov/environment/tsta.

Register at tsta.eventbrite.com. Registration includes access to all forum sessions and lunches, an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, and an offsite networking reception at the Sunsphere.

  • An advanced conference registration rate of $35 will be available until September 10, 2018.
  • Students may register for the event at a discounted rate of $5 and must present their student IDs at the time of event sign-in.

For attendees that require overnight accommodations, hotel blocks are available at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park(code: STC) and the Hilton Knoxville (code: STF18). These discounted rates will expire when the group blocks sell out, so be sure to book accommodations early.

Event staff are also working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to organize a tour of the National TransportationResearch Center (NTRC) on the afternoon of September 18. The NTRC supports the U.S. Department of Energy with research focused on vehicle electrification, engines and emissions controls, new materials for future systems, data science, and automated vehicle technologies. Forum registrants will receive instructions via email on how to reserve a space on this tour. Learn more about the NTRC here: https://www.ornl.gov/ntrc.

TDEC Green Star Partnership Webinar

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is TDEC’s environmental leadership program that seeks to recognize Tennessee Industries that are committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement throughout their entire operation.

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is a voluntary program for manufacturers located within Tennessee. Click here for more information.

The webinar will be June 13, 2018. The topic is to be determined.