Branches help USGBC chapters advance their work in promoting sustainability in the building and construction industry within their respective regions.
For USGBC Arizona, the Sonoran Branch is the community's local presence in the Tuscon metro area and in the surrounding southern counties, including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz.
The Sonoran Branch partners with other local organizations to create and support projects that expand the sustainable built environment and provide branch members with meaningful ways to impact their communities. Currently, the branch is working to develop USGBC’s ADVANCE initiative in combination with a prospective 2030 District.
ADVANCE makes green building technical resources and expertise available to organizations, such as schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. 2030 Districts are urban, high-performance building districts designed by the Architecture 2030 think tank as private/public partnerships committed to reducing energy use, water use and transportation emissions.
The branch also is committed to working on the Center for Green Schools at USGBC's annual Green Apple Day of Service, a global movement seeking to ensure that all children can attend schools that provide healthy, safe and productive learning environments.
If you are interested in more information about the USGBC Arizona Sonoran Branch or in volunteering for any of its projects, please contact Michael Peel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-975-0145.
Governing Council Members:
- Chair: Michael Peel, Pima Community College
- Vice-Chair: Frank Slingerland, BWS Architects
- Secretary: Clayton Trevillyan, City of Tucson
- Treasurer: Saretta Tillmaand, Engberg Anderson Architects
- Peter Dobrovolny, 2030 District Advocate
- Neal Eckel, Durazzo, Eckel & Hawkins, P.C.
- Joyce Kelly, Architectural Fusion, LLC