Archive for June, 2015

Rooftop Solar Update

posted June 18, 2015

The ACC has received well over 400 letters opposing TEP’s proposal to charge an extra fee (read “penalty”) to owners who install new rooftop solar systems, and at the hearing in Tucson on June 10, ACC staff recommended that any consideration of that fee take place in the context of a full rate hearing. The [...]

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Join Sustainable Tucson and the US Green Building Council-Sonoran Branch

posted June 18, 2015

[ Thursday, June 18, 2015; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] What does LEED Platinum housing look like? What’s being done to help the growing numbers of grandparents raising their grandkids? Join Sustainable Tucson and the US Green Building Council-Sonoran Branch for a tour of Primavera Foundation’s Las Abuelitas Family Housing. The tour will be led by Savannah McDonald, of Poster Frost Mirto, Inc., [...]

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Edible Neighborhood Tour

posted June 6, 2015

[ Saturday, June 13, 2015; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Metro-Tucson receives more rain than we pump out of the ground AND import from the Colorado River. And we waste nearly all of it.

We can prepare for an uncertain future and create abundance and beauty by harvesting what we waste, and by setting priorities for what we have.

Be part of a discussion of our opportunities [...]

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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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