The Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville will be having a dedication for their new Energy Star 2015 Concept Home this Wednesday, April 11, at noon CDT at the Concept Home’s site located across Miller Avenue from the main campus. The home includes the state’s most unique solar array as well as a working geothermal heating and cooling system. Additionally, TTC Crossville will be the first Tennessee Board of Regents facility in the state to be a TVA Generation Partner, the program TVA uses to buy solar produced electricity from homeowners and businesses.
Guest speakers include Vice Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents James King and Tennessee’s 2011 Mayor of the Year, Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III.
The ceremony is open to the public and all the various classes who worked on the project will be attending as well. These include Welding Technology, Collision Repair, Drafting/CAD Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial Electricity/Maintenance, HVAC/R Technology, Machine Tool Technology, and Building Construction Technology.
To conclude the ceremony, Bobby Randolph, representing Volunteer Electric Cooperative and TVA, will install the meter which will allow the electricity being produced by the array to be sent to TVA’s electrical grid.
This Energy Star Concept Home is the third home built on campus by TTC Crossville’s Building Construction Technology class in as many years. Once these homes are complete, they are sold via sealed bid. The winning bidder is then responsible for hiring a house mover to move the home to its permanent location. The bidding for this home ends Wednesday, April 18, at noon CDT.
For any questions, please contact Steve Lane, TTC Building Construction Technology instructor, on his cell at 931-335-5263.