Seasons Greetings!


Happy Holidays from Benefield Richters! We hope everyone has a great Holiday filled with Laughter and Joy! Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays!


Benefield Richters would like to wish everyone a season filled with warm moments and cherished memories. Make every moment count with a loved one during the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year! “May all your days be Merry and Bright”

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Green Business Recognition



We are now recognized as a Green Achiever through the GoGreenET Green Business Recognition program. The program highlights businesses and organizations in the Knoxville-area that have made their operations more environmentally friendly. Check out the entire list of Green Achievers in the Knoxville area here!



“Inside Knoxville’s Sustainability Efforts”


Glenn Richters was interviewed for the article “Inside Knoxville’s Sustainability Efforts” by Jack Neely of the Metropulse to discuss the 2012 International Code Councils IgCC (International Green Construction Code). Glenn Richters was part of a task force for the City to study the details of the IgCC and how it would apply to Knoxville. The article discusses Knoxville’s movement to become environmentally conscience and the steps Knoxville is taking to become a more sustainable city.

Check out the article in it’s entirety here!

2013 Green Light Awards


We attended the 3rd Annual East Tennessee USGBC Green Light Awards. Our ORNL Guest House won the Student Choice Award this year. Thank you students and the East Tennessee Chapter USGBC!



Developing for Future Growth


Sustainability is very important to the future growth of the East Tennessee region. Incorporating sustainable elements into our everyday lives, our communities, building designs, and landscapes are important to sustaining the quality of life and health of our region. Check out the article “Developing for Future Growth”, written by our very own Glenn Richters for PlanET: click here


Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday!


We would like to wish everyone a Joyous Holiday Season and Wonderful New Year. ‘Tis the Season to be Merry and to spend quality time with the people that mean the most to you! Our Christmas Card photo was taken in downtown Knoxville by our Architectural Intern Rodney Calvin.

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Happy Trails!


The day of departure has arrived. Glenn Richters, our fearless leader, is departing on a 3 month long journey riding his bicycle from coast to coast. Glenn has been tirelessly planning for months and is now ready to embark on this once in a lifetime experience. We wish him a safe and incredible journey. He will be writing about his experiences on his blog at Follow him as he makes his way across the United States!

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Wishing you Happy Holidays!


We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season!  Take advantage of time with your family & friends!  Our Christmas Card photo this year was taken by our talented architectural intern, Rodney Calvin.

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Celebrating LEED Platinum for Homes


The “Green House” at 1011 Victorian Way in the Fort Sanders Neighborhood achieved LEED for Homes Platinum Certification.  We are proud to have been one of many team members on this Knox Heritage project!

Hitting the Trail


We celebrated the opening of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness South Loop today!  We are proud to have been part of this large community effort with Legacy Parks Foundation, Outdoor Knoxville, Knox County Parks & Recreation, City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation, the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, and several local businesses.   We have been working and riding on these trails for about a year and are excited to have such a great local resource so close to downtown!

Serving Our Community


Glenn Campbell has recently been appointed to the City of Knoxville Board of Zoning Appeals by Mayor Rogero. We believe it is important to give back and serve our community and fully support Glenn in this volunteer service.

High Performance + Healthy Schools Symposium


Join us next Thursday (2/16/12: 8am-2:30pm) along with the East Tennessee US Green Building Council at the High Performance + Healthy Schools Symposium. It is for educators and anyone interested creating, renovating, and engaging students in a learning environment.  Information.

Glenn Richters Presenting at CSI Knoxville


Glenn Richters will be giving a presentation to the CSI Knoxville Chapter (Construction Specifications Institute) today at 5:30 at Calhoun’s on the River. The program will consist of an overview of the US Green Buiding Council’s LEED rating system and its evolution, including the latest changes. Additionally, and probably most important, will be a discussion of the credits that are commonly achieved in our area and their cost implications.  Check out the flyer:  2012-01-THE SPECK