U.S. Green Building Council

posted Wednesday, December 27, 2006        

Here is some general info on the USGBC, as well as what the Arizona Chapter/Southern Arizona Branch aims to do here in our state.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Our more than 7,200 member organizations and our network of more than 80 regional chapters are united to advance our mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability.

Core Purpose

The U.S. Green Building Council’s core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

The diverse volunteer membership of the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Chapter is dedicated to transforming the built environment in the Southwest. We do this by providing monthly chapter meetings that include a mixer and an educational program on a green building topic such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental DesignTM (LEEDTM).

We have standing committees on Education, Programs, Membership, Communications, and Finance that design and support our activities. Our financing derives from program fees, sponsorships and member organization dues.

If you are in the Southwest and are interested in green building, let us know! As an all-volunteer effort, we are also always interested in individuals and organizations that can lend a hand for financial support. Together, we’ll improve our Southwest built environment and our planet.

Our next meeting is January 17th at 11am – Making the Business Case: Understanding the Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Building. RSVP is required however, so inquiries should be directed to me at tucsongreendrinks@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Shawn



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