CMC Green Certification Program
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.
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.