Chattanooga EPB earns top national sustainability designation


Chattanooga EPB has been recognized by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) as one of the nation’s first utilities to achieve Gold Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) status. EPB estimates its smart electric grid saved more than $2.6 million in energy savings last year while cutting about 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. EPB has been working with Volkswagen of American to boost the automaker’s environmental rating as well as achieve LEED status for its new research and testing facility in Chattanooga.