City of Knoxville
United States

Population: 183270
Area of jurisdiction: 269.8 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 20% by 2020 (2005) n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2005 ):  80,593 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Energy Service Performance Contract
The savings generated by the $19 million energy conservation package will pay for the costs of installing and maintaining the improvements in less than 15 years.Through this project, the city will upgrade 99 city-owned buildings, as well as 37 ballparks/athletic fields and 3 public golf courses in and around Knoxville. The project is designed to save money in energy and maintenance costs, and will take advantage of special funding options available for this type of energy-infrastructure investment. Under an Energy Savings Performance Contract, the energy savings realized by the city will fully pay for the much needed capital improvements. Start year 2008
Sector Buildings
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Program
Knoxville's goal is to uphold the mission of the Citizen Corps to "harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds." To do this, we will : Partner with the Knoxville Knox County Emergency Management Agency (KEMA), Knoxville Police and Fire Departments, Knox County Health Department, American Red Cross, Knoxville Utilities Board, ham radio operators, and other groups and agencies. Conduct training classes for the residents of participating neighborhoods, including Citizen Emergency Response Training, Family Preparedness, Disaster Assessment, CPR/First Aid, etc. Encourage neighborhood groups to assemble a network of block captains to ensure effective internal communication regardless of the availability of electricity, land lines and cell phones. Work with neighborhood groups to acquire all-hazard (AHR), FRS and ham radios for key players. Encourage a single point of contact in each neighborhood, so emergency personnel can communicate remotely but with confidence about the needs of the neighborhood. Strengthen community bonds so that neighbors become more reliant on one another. Start year 2012
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding