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USGBC Arizona: Sonoran Branch ADVANCE event

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The Sonoran Branch of USGBC Arizona will hold its first ADVANCE Project Forum for 2016 on Friday, January 29. At this meeting, Peter Dobrovolny will be the featured speaker. Attendees will also learn about new USGBC resources, including low-cost, green building strategies, under the USGBC National ADVANCE initiative. This event is free and open to all USGBC members, USGBC Arizona members and the general public.

When: Friday, January 29, 12:00–1:30 p.m. 

Where: Copper Room (CC 181), Pima Community College—Downtown Campus,1255 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85709 

Through this kick-off, we seek to develop community projects that range from energy assessments to green school education campaigns to collaborations with other organizations. We will develop strategies to support innovative projects that address the sustainable built environment throughout our community. Currently, we are developing the USGBC National ADVANCE initiative, and we are continuing our commitment to the annual Green Apple Day of Service, an international service project devoted to ensuring that all children have healthy, safe and productive learning environments. 

Peter Dobrovolny will speak about his experience developing a 2030 District in Seattle and his plans to explore the idea of a 2030 District in Tucson. Peter is a pioneer in green building and one of USGBC Cascadia’s first board members. His presentation will inspire our own creative thinking about how the Sonoran Branch can contribute to the sustainability of our region.  


  • Introduction to the ADVANCE initiative and updates from USGBC Arizona and the Sonoran Branch
  • Presentation by Peter Dobrovolny on the Architecture 2030 District
  • Project team updates (for both existing projects and new project ideas seeking support)
  • Project resources spotlight
  • Additional presentation opportunity 

Sonoran Branch Project leaders and representatives may be able to do short presentations of up to five minutes. Email Michael Peel, Chair of the Sonoran Branch, in advance of the event with your presentation topic and a brief description.  

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