A team of researchers from UT Knoxville will be showcasing technology they developed to improve the quality of life for rural residents on April 24-25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The demonstration is for the National Sustainable Design Expo, which brings together professional scientists, engineers and business leaders to view innovations designed to advance economic growth while reducing environmental impact.
Randy Gentry has been named the new president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology that emerges from the University of Tennessee.
This Knoxville News Sentinel article explores how the university is working to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and “make orange green.” Gordie Bennett, sustainability manager for UT Knoxville, explains how UT is taking a more in-depth approach, analyzing carbon dioxide emissions and creating a comprehensive plan for reducing its carbon footprint.
UT Knoxville took top honors in the state and the Southeastern Conference in this year’s 2010 College Sustainability Report Card. The report, published annually by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, gave UT Knoxville a B grade, placing the campus higher than any other Tennessee college or university and tied with two other universities for the top mark in the Southeastern Conference.