Archive for May, 2015

Architecture and Sustainability in Tucson’s Built Environment

posted May 28, 2015

[ Monday, June 8, 2015; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Our built environment — housing, public facilities, commercial buildings — is vital to sustainability in our cities and towns. But what goes into making that built environment sustainable? What makes a building “green”? How does a building qualify for LEED certification? And what does LEED certification mean?

Beyond these technical questions, we want to examine broader [...]

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Intro to Rammed Earth Building

posted May 14, 2015

[ Saturday, May 16, 2015; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sunday, May 17, 2015; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Desert Sky Music, Art & Sustainability Festival In collaboration with Harmony & Health Foundation and Earth Prototypes offer a two day “Intro to Rammed Earth Building” workshop on both May 16 & 17 from 9am – 3pm.

Building with Earth provides us with a deep connection to the land and is an abundant resource of the [...]

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The Economics of, and Threats to, Rooftop Solar

posted May 5, 2015

[ Monday, May 11, 2015; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] [You can see the presentations below. ]

• Are new proposals to state regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission by Tucson Electric Power and Trico making it more difficult and expensive for Tucsonans to “Go Solar”?
• Are local solar jobs at stake?
• What is the value of rooftop solar?
• Are you concerned?

Come to Sustainable Tucson’s May [...]

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