Archive for April, 2012


Well someone pushed the emergency stop next to the DC Fast charger at Cracker Barrel Lebanon.

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So I called the BLINK support line, the tech that answered told me: ”sorry there is nothing I can do from here, a tech has to come out and service the unit…”

So I asked the CB manager if he had a key to reset the BLINK DC FAST charger, ”sorry no, all we can do is call our service rep…”

If BLINK or Cracker Barrel wants this to succeed, then this has to change, big time!

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2 couples are impressed by this form of transportation

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electric transportation is catching on at wholefoods I pulled up to plug in my Nissan LEAF to find that an electric bike was juicing up too

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Got here at 8:30 am, to find that my Nissan LEAF is the first green car at the park, yea…

Trip 2 Gatlinburg

Found this page / website of Gatlinburg commitment to go green:

 
 

http://www.gatlinburggoesgreen.com/

Community News

Gatlinburg Hilton Garden Inn receives Silver LEED Certification


The Gatlinburg Hilton Garden Inn is the first new hotel in Tennessee to be awarded silver level certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Built in 2009, the Hilton Garden Inn recently completed the certification process and confirmed that the hotel satisfies criteria for sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environment quality.

“With the Smoky Mountain National Park in our backyard, it is a natural fit for Gatlinburg to be an innovator in promoting efficient and sustainable green development and we encourage others to follow our lead, said Logan Coykendall, President of Hospitality Management Solutions.

LEED is a third-party certification program and is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry.

The Hilton Garden Inn has reduced water usage by 30 percent and showed an energy reduction of nearly 20 percent to achieve Silver level LEED certification. The property also implemented a recycling program for both guest and owner participation. The contractor was an integral part of the team establishing a waste management plan designed and implemented to divert more than 75 percent of the construction waste from the landfills. Additionally, the products used in the construction of the Hilton Garden Inn were 20 percent recycled content and regionally extracted and manufactured.

About Gatlinburg Hilton Garden Inn:

The Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Gatlinburg opened in summer of 2009 and offers 118 guest rooms and luxurious suites. The property is located on River Road with access to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the main downtown parkway and walking district. The hotel is 100 percent nonsmoking and offers the Garden Sleep System bed, complimentary WiFi, a 24 hour business center, 24 hour Pavilion Pantry convenience market, workout facility, meeting space and indoor pool.

 
 

Get Plugged in at Johnson Family of Restaurants Locations!

 
 


Alamo, Bennett’s, Mama’s and Big Daddy’s are first businesses in Sevier County to get EV stations! Wondering what those space age boxes are that have been mounted in front of The Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Mama’s Farmhouse and Big Daddy’s Pizzeria? Answer: electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The Johnson Family of Restaurants is proud and excited to announce its seven locations are the first businesses in the county (and some of the first businesses in East TN) to receive electric vehicle charging stations through the EV Project. The stations will enable customers with electric vehicles to top off the charge on their vehicles while dining at one of the locations, whereas the majority of the charging will be done at one’s residence. Some participants of the EV Program will charge users for the cost of electricity, but the Johnson Family of Restaurants is offering the service free to its customers.

 
 

The Johnson Family of Restaurants believes in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, their potential ability to improve air quality in the Great Smoky Mountains (and beyond) and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy. We are proud of our customers who choose alternative vehicles and we are happy to help them out. In a nutshell, we are thrilled to be part of this great project!

 
 

Wondering where to get a bite and charge up? Locations are as follows:

Please feel free to contact Jonathan Wimmer at jww@jfor.biz or (865) 429-0082 with questions.

 
 

Pasted from <http://www.gatlinburggoesgreen.com/community_efforts/>

 
 

Today I decided to check out the Brentwood Library near the Crockett Park, to find the two BLINK L2 chargers working, and even a white Nissan LEAF plugged in.

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It belongs to a family of 5 who all had room in the car!
The Library is beautiful, and even offers wireless outside, that is important on a great day like today…

 

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The Holiday Inn is 5 minutes walking distance from the Nashville Earth day festival, just go around the back of the building to find the 2 BLINK chargers at the back side of the building, we all meet their, they will rope off an eara for us

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