The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting energy-efficiency in existing and in new buildings. To this end, the USGBC partners with Architecture 2030 to establish ‘2030 Districts’ nationwide. 2030 is the target date to reduce consumption of electrical power and water, as well as emission of CO2-emissions from transportation related by these buildings, by 50%.
The 2030 districts are regional networks of sustainability experts, building contractors, industrialists and other parties engaged in sustainability. Membership of these districts entails commitment to the 2030 objectives.
Phase 2 Launch Party
The Tucson 2030 Emerging District, the 16th of such districts nationwide,will be established in 3 phases, to be completed by the end of 2017. The launch party for phase 2 will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017.at the Historic Hotel Congress – an award-winning Green Building itself – from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. USGBS AZ members and volunteers will be at hand to explain USGBC’s work to a targeted audience of business owners, interested individuals and students.
There will be presentations facilitated by Gina Murphy Darling of Mrs. Green’s World and there will be a tour of Hotel Congress.
Tucson 2030 Emerging District meetings are held bi-weekly on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 12 pm – 1:30 pm at the YMCA. The meetings, supported by USGBC-AZ and attended by USGBC members, are open to anyone interested in USGBC’s work in the community.
The Weekly Green spoke with Michael Peel, Board Member of the USGBC Arizona chapter.
If you have questions on USGBC’s work or the launch party, you can contact Michael at [email protected].