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Solar Homes Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0269

This collection houses records documenting the University of Tennessee's Tennessee Energy Conservation in Housing (TECH) project. The program's goal was to develop solar-powered homes to combat the energy crisis of the mid 1970s.

Dates

  • 1976-1988

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses records documenting the University of Tennessee's Tennessee Energy Conservation in Housing (TECH) project. The program's goal was to develop solar-powered homes to combat the energy crisis of the mid 1970s.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Energy, Environment, and Resource Center is a multidisciplinary program formed in 1973 to study environmental issues. It initially focused on the Southeast but has expanded to include issues of regional, national, and global import. The Center has collaborated with such organizations as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the U. S. Department of Energy. It also played a key role in establishing the Waste Management Research and Education Institute (WMREI), which studies the issues surrounding solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes. In the early 21st century, the Center began studying the problem of sustainable development and was incorporated into the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE).

Arrangement

This collection consists of seven boxes divided into four series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: National Data
  2. Series II: TVA Data
  3. Series III: University of Tennessee Data
  4. Series IV: Other Data

Other Finding Aids

A full container list for this collection can be found as a [pdf].

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480