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  • 31 Mar 2015 11:06 AM | Sheila Hamilton (Administrator)

    USGBC has just released the annual list of Top 10 States for LEED! View the press releaseAll of the states that make up our Top 10 list have done an extraordinary job promoting LEED and making sustainable solutions a priority.

    The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014.

    Take a second to congratulate yourself, your colleagues, your legislators, and your friends on a job well done! Want to share the good news? Use the hashtag #Top10LEED on Twitter and Facebook.

  • 27 Jan 2015 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Download the flyer for more information.

  • 14 Jan 2015 12:24 PM | Sheila Hamilton (Administrator)

    U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Chapter
  • 22 Dec 2014 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    US Green Building Council® – Arizona Chapter announces the following candidates for At-large terms on the Board of Directors:

    Board of Directors (6 openings):

  • 13 Nov 2014 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Tucson?  We have several volunteer positions available.  The Sonoran Branch is teaming up with the ASHRAE Tucson Chapter for their annual Building Industry Tradeshow and is looking for volunteers to help with the planning effort.   Volunteer roles include; coordination with exhibitors, generating print and slideshow content, registration management, and more.   If you are interested please contact Rebecca Callimanis at:

  • 24 Oct 2014 4:41 PM | Anonymous


    Click to register for the December 5 ENERGY STAR training session
    for K-12 school district employees.

    Download the flyer.

  • 21 Oct 2014 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Elect the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors - Your vote counts!

    The USGBC national Board of Directors election period is now open. Have you cast your vote?

    Each year, USGBC members have a unique opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members. Your vote is critical and it influences key decisions about how USGBC serves you, educates the industry, and advances the mission.

    A minimum of 10% of USGBC member organizations must vote. That's why it's especially important for you to take a moment to vote.

    USGBC elections follow proportional voting, so every full-time employee of a USGBC member organization is eligible to vote. By voting today, you ensure that the USGBC Board continues to represent our organization's diverse, strategic interests.

    After a competitive evaluation process, the following candidates have been selected to run in the election for the five open elected seats on the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors.

    2015 Candidates for the Board of Directors

  • 08 Oct 2014 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    Annually in October the ADEQ Office of Children’s Environmental Health assembles an online Children’s Environmental Health Calendar with daily tips and activities on how to reduce children’s exposure to environmental health hazards. The interactive Calendar will be posted on the ADEQ web site and available for download. Please visit us at  Viewer Tip:  Take Action! You can protect children’s health by participating in one or more of the daily Children’s Health tips.  How many tips can you follow in 31 days?  

    Click here to download the calendar with daily tips and links to helpful resources.

  • 17 Sep 2014 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    USGBC Arizona Chapter Green Champion Jason Laros

    Jason Laros has been working on energy efficiency in Tucson since he was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona. As an intern and later as an employee at Al Nichols Engineering, Jason helped develop many local energy and sustainability projects. He spent several years monitoring energy and water audits of the community of Civano to help develop the Sustainable Energy Standard in Tucson. He went on to co-author Inside the Civano Project: A Case Study of Large-Scale Sustainable Neighborhood Development,” a book on the process of planning and building the first Tucson community based on sustainability and solar energy use. In the midst of the Civano project, Jason became one of the founding members of the Southern Branch (now the Sonoran Branch) of USGBC – Arizona, and he served as the first chair of the branch’s membership committee. 

    After devoting himself to energy managment in the private and nonprofit worlds, Jason has moved into the government arena. In January, he became the energy manager for the City of Tucson. Along with other City employees, Jason now is working to create an electronic system to monitor and ultimately reduce the City’s energy use, potentially saving the City millions of dollars and reducing its carbon footprint.

    Jason is a LEED AP O+M and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He also has a master’s degree in project management. Now, as he has throughout his career, Jason is working to help Tucsonans understand how energy efficiency can impact their community and protect the environment. As a token of our appreciation of his long commitment to USGBC and sustainability, we are happy to announce that Jason is our Green Champion of the Month.

    Nominated by Pamela Portwood

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