CMC Green Certification Program
2018 Recertification Requirements
If 2018 is your recertification year, you need to submit all required materials by September 1. This year's recertification requirements include:
Montgomery County Receives Governor's Award
Montgomery County was presented with the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Energy and Renewable Resources on July 9, 2018. The award recognized Montgomery County's energy upgrades that began in 2016. The County partnered with Siemens Industry, Inc. to complete a large-scale lighting retrofit and HVAC upgrade in the Historic Courthouse, Courts Center, Jail, Health Department and Veterans Plaza.
The $5 million retrofit and upgrades was a self-funded energy efficiency project that will save Montgomery County over $350,000 annually. Data collected from October 2017 to February 2018 show a total savings of over 670,000 kWh.
The County hopes this project can inspire other local municipalities throughout Tennessee and the Southeast to invest in improvement that benefit the environment and the budget.
2018 Recertification Workshop
On June 12, 2018, 39 participants from 29 different organizations attended the annual recertification workshop. Joey Smith, Director of the Montgomery County Health Department, and Rachel Friend, Environmental Manager for Trane, presented at the workshop. Information shared included a look at current challenges in the community, recent success stories and a refresher on elements of an environmental plan.
If you are due for recertification but were unable to attend the workshop, please contact Carlye at 931-245-1867 or email@example.com as soon as possible to receive the recertification workbook.
All recertification materials must be received by September 1st.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report
Check out the 2017 Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report to see what environmental efforts have been accomplished so far, some of the future goals, and what can be done at the residential level. The topics of air quality, energy conservation and efficiency, stormwater management, water quality and waste reduction affect everyone who resides in Clarksville and Montgomery County. Work on the report began in fall 2014, when County Mayor Jim Durrett and City Mayor Kim McMillan agreed to have a Sustainability Task Force develop a Community Sustainability Report focused on areas that impact our local environment.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Named Gold Community
Clarksville-Montgomery County has been named a Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Previously named a Silver community in 2015, the city-county recently completed a program reevaluation. Developed in partnership with TVA and Boyette Strategic Advisors (Boyette), TVA’s Valley Sustainable Communities program works with cities and counties throughout the region to help them develop a healthy environment, a thriving community and long-term economic prosperity. In order to achieve this advancement, the local committee initiated several improvements to already existing green practices as well as created a written sustainability plan for the community moving forward.
Spearheaded by a joint effort between the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board and the Montgomery County Green Certification program, the advancement from Silver to Gold in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program helps our community better document, and thus improve, existing sustainability programs.
To learn more about Valley Sustainabile Communities visit the TVA website.