is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The mission of Three3 is to foster equitable, sustainable futures. It is widely accepted that the three components, or pillars of sustainability, are environment, equity, and economics, in combination. Three3 conducts innovative, interdisciplinary research and offers educational programming to promote the integrated achievement of sustainability goals in these areas.
Three3 assists communities implement plans for sustainable economic development. These plans are multi-faceted and incorporate components that create jobs through the development of new businesses, industries, and non-profits. Three3 utilizes an approach that democratizes research, planning, and decision-making rather than a one-dimensional approach to growth and development theory. This planning process is grounded in community organization and participation and assumes that within communities there are complexities of cultures, values, perceptions, stakeholder groups, and resources. This process recognizes that people long for effective and accessible ways to participate in shaping their future as citizens often feel unempowered as decision-makers.
White paper on residential health benefits attributable to energy efficiency "builds understanding and access to relevant data that can support inclusion of health impacts as a public benefit of energy efficiency." (E4The Future)
To view or download the final report, click on the Publications link below.
2017 February 16-17
Stakeholder Workshop—Valuating the Health, Social, and Building Systems Resilience Benefits of Weatherizing Affordable Multifamily Housing: A Facilitation of Cross-Sector Dialogues
Three3 Awarded Grant to Measure the Health and Resilience Benefits from Improved Energy Efficiency of Affordable Multifamily Housing
Three3 and partner, Seventhwave, were recently awarded a planning grant to develop research designs aimed at identifying and measuring the health impacts and resilience benefits—both building systems and social resilience—attributable to improved energy efficiency in affordable multifamily housing. Seventhwave is a nonprofit located in Wisconsin with expertise in energy programs and evaluation. For more information on this project, click the link below.