The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, in collaboration with the [http://www.tva.gov Tennessee Valley Authority], offers an incentive to builders and developers of single-family and multi-family homes to build energy efficient homes which meet the [http://www.energyright.com/ ''energy right''] Program guidelines. EPB will provide incentives of up to $1,900 to customers who build or renovate a home to program standards.
'''''Applications are now being considered on a case-by-case basis. School districts interested in applying for loans should contact Ron Graham, Executive Director of the Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, directly.'''''
Based on recommendations from the newly established Governor's Task Force On Energy Policy (March 2008), Governor Bredesen issued [http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/governor/AdminCMSServlet?action=viewFile... Executive Order 59], thereby taking an important step to lead the state of Tennessee by example in the area of energy efficiency. The language from the order was later incorporated into the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009 and codified into law.
Based on a U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Loan program, Pathway Lending's Energy Efficiency Loan Program provides Tennessee business and non-profit entities with below-market loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. The shared savings option allows organizations to pay off the loan over a 10-year period with 50% of the money going to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, while retaining the remaining 50% through energy savings to pay off the loan (most common for projects with a two-year simple payback and a four-year loan term).
Cookeville Electric Department, in collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Authority, offers an incentive for residential customers to install energy efficient equipment through the ''energy right'' rebate program.
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC), in collaboration with [http://www.tva.gov/ The Tennessee Valley Authority] provides a financial incentive for its customers to build new energy efficient homes through the [http://www.energyright.com/ ''energy right''] New Homes Program. Cash rebates are awarded to new homes built to the program's standards, which includes such measures as low air infiltration, heating and cooling equipment, insulation, ventilation and water heating.
Bristol Tennessee Electric Service (BTES) offers financing to its residential customers to help pay for energy efficient home improvements through the Energy Savings Loan Program. Eligible customers may borrow up to $10,000 for a maximum of 10 years. Eligible items include:
* Inspected Electric heat pumps
* Attic insulation (R19 minimum) and ventilation
* Floor insulation (R19 minimum) and ventilation
* Insulated replacement windows
* Insulated exterior doors
* Insulated garage doors (automatic garage door openers can be included)
''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''
The city of Memphis adopted an ordinance in spring 2009 to improve the energy efficiency of the rental housing stock throughout the city. The ordinance establishes minimum energy efficiency standards that must be met in rental housing when the tenants pay the utility bills. Specifically, the ordinance requires that the building envelope of a residential unit have acceptable windows, sealing, weather stripping, and sufficient insulation. It requires functional heating and cooling equipment and installation as well as leak-free plumbing.