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Renewable Energy

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02/14/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 02/14/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
03/14/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 03/14/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
04/11/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 04/11/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
05/09/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 05/09/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
06/13/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 06/13/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
07/11/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 07/11/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
08/08/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 08/08/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
09/12/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 09/12/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
10/10/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 10/10/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
11/17/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 11/17/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
12/12/2007Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 12/12/2007 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
01/09/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 01/09/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
02/13/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 02/13/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
03/12/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 03/12/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
04/09/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 04/09/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
05/14/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 05/14/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
06/11/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 06/11/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
07/09/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 07/09/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
08/13/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 08/13/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
10/08/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 10/08/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
11/12/2008Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 11/12/2008 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
01/14/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 01/14/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
03/11/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 03/11/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
04/08/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 04/08/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
06/10/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 06/10/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
07/08/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 07/08/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
09/09/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 09/09/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
10/14/2009Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 10/14/2009 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
08/11/2010Renewable Energy (RE) Task Force Meeting 08/11/2010 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
04/13/2011Renewable Energy (RE) Task Force Meeting 04/13/2011 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
08/10/2011Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
11/09/2011Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 11/09/2011 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
02/08/2012Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 02/08/2012 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
05/09/2012Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 05/09/2012 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
08/08/2012Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 08/08/2012 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
11/14/2012Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 11/14/2012 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
02/13/2013Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 02/13/2013 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
04/24/2013Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting 04/24/2013 (Task Force Meeting)$0.00$40.00
05/07/2013AIP Ebook for E-Readers (Online Anytime)$45.00$50.00
05/22/2013Advanced Integrated Practice Conference (Online Anytime)$330.00$365.00
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University Club, South Room
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The Role of Canadian Oil Sands in the North American Energy Alliance: A discussion of the energy situation in North America, including energy and oil demand, oil production, oil reserves, pipelines and refining capabilities, and imports and exports. A review of the energy trade in North America, including the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America and the North American Energy Security Initiative. An overview of oil sands and their contribution, impacts of development, and policy implications.

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University Club, South Room
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The Role of the LEED Program and it's Potential to Advance Renewable Energy in Arizona

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University Club, South Room
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Legislative Update: A review of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP),  including a brief history, energy efficiency traits and policies, Arizona's need for SWEEP, prior legislation, and a review of the 2007 SWEEP legislation with additional handouts.

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University Club, South Room
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Photovoltaics: Beginning with a definition of sustainability, this presentation provides insight into using photovaltaics. It includes an overview of the global solar Photovoltaic (PV) market along with actions being taken to support solar and renewable energy, including policy targets and corporate examples. The presentation looks at where the U.S. is compared to other countries, provides examples of tools and methods to improve, and discusses how new construction is trending towards sustainability.

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University Club, South Room
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Arizona State University (ASU) Campus Sustainable Solutions: A review of the sustainable solutions implemented at Arizona State University (ASU), including Phase I Energy Conservation Projects, realized savings from Phase I, existing solar installation, bio design solar project, proposed Phase II Energy Conservation Projects, solarization of ASU Tempe campus, and additional potential solar opportunities.

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University Club, South Room
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Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBS): A look at clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs), what they are, and how they bring affordable solar energy to local government and rural cooperatives. The presentation includes a discussion of who qualifies for CREBs, qualified projects, how CREBs work, the allocation process, the results of the 2006 allocation, CREBS and other financing, solar Photovoltaic (PV) development risks, and future renewable energy finance.

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University Club, South Room
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Using your Green Building as a Teaching Tool: A panel discussion on how to use green initiatives as a teaching tool. Panelists include:

  • Joni Kirk, Business Development Manager, Quality Attributes
  • James Materase, Business Development-Western Region
  • Rick Carr, Principal, EMC2 Group Architects and Planners
  • John Schmadeke, Assistant Superintendent, Agua Fria Unified School District
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University Club, South Room
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Northern Nevada Correctional Center: A review of renewable energy at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, including the project location, project description, and plant components. An overview and pictures of the renewable energy components, such as fuel storage and conveyor system, wood-fired boiler, water treatment, steam turbine generator, condensor / cooling towers, emissions control, and solar.

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University Club, South Room
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Getting Renewable Energy in Place for K12 Schools: Implementing renewable energy in K12 schools, including needed changes to current state statutes, policices and procedures, and model RFQ/RFP and contracts. A look at the Agua Fria Union High School District, including the district profile, energy conservation policy, energy consumption monitoring, Desert Edge High School and Verrado High School LEED, and the future of alternative energy in schools.

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University Club, South Room
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Solar Politics in Arizona and Arizona Clean Energy Policy: A review of Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), including financial and time saving incentives for builders, standards, commerce and CHP, and public buildings and schools energy and water savings.

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University Club, South Room
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Excess Utilities in Arizona: A discussion of energy conservation and goals, including a breakdown of where schools use energy, energy costs compared to other costs, when schools use energy, changes in the price of electricity,  the business case for energy efficiency, and energy tips.

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East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility
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East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility-Presentation and Tour: A review of the East Valley bus operations and maintenance facility project, including drawings and key sustainable techniques and features such as drought-resistant landscaping, recycled materials used throughout various components of the project, lighting, fuel islands, LNG tank and equipment, the project's LEED scorecard, costs, benefits, and results.

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University Club, South Room
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Goals for Energy Legislation: A review of the House of Representatives Omnibus Energy Act of 2008 (HB 2766), including the history, provisions, applicability to and requirements of school districts and schools,  statewide energy efficiency goals for schools and state buildings, and renewable energy savings goals.

Industry Update: A high-level overview of 2008 energy legislation, including renewable and energy efficient construction, economic development and jobs, the benefits of clean energy, and clean transportation fuels, biofuels and emissions reduction.

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University Club, South Room
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GREENSUMMIT™ 2008 How to get Involved

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University Club, South Room
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Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU): An update on the solar energy movement and the many sustainable projects taking place on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus. A discussion on what sustainability is, the barriers to sustainability, higher-education and sustainability, ASU – a case study, integrating sustainability, organizational change, and what you can do.

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University Club, South Room
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Lessons Learned – 944th Civil Engineer Squadron Building, Luke Air Force Base: A discussion of the lessons learned during the 944th Civile Engineer Squadron Building at Luke Air Force Base. The handout is an article from Air Force Print News Today briefly describing the project.

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University Club, South Room
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Global Water’s LEED Silver Certified Headquarters, Maricopa, Arizona: A look at the Global Water Center, including an overview of the Center and key sustainable features, Arizona's water reality, addressing water scarcity, and adiscussion of total water management. Examining the Global Water Center's LEED® and green building educational features, including the set up for schools tours, information center, and involving the community.

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University Club, South Room
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3rd Party Financing for Commercial Solar Systems in Arizona: An overview of using 3rd party power purchase agreements (PPAs) to finance commercial solar systems, including a description of PPAs, the components of a PPA, the benefits of a PPA, and key considerations before using a PPA.

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University Club, South Room
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City of Phoenix West Convention Center Photovoltaic (PV) Project - A Case Study: A case study of the City of Phoenix West Convention Center photovaltaic (PV) roof system installation, including the project overview, construction of the system, design and system selection, output and performance information, public display and observation, and project summary and results.

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Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix
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Carbon-Neutral - A Review of Farewell, My Subaru by Doug Fine, Author, Journalist, Adventurer & Goat Herder: Carbon-neutral misadventures surrounding Doug Fine's new book Farewell, My Subaru. He'll discuss solar power, alternative vehicle fuels, and sustainability in this hour long talk followed by a Q&A.

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University Club, South Room
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Determining a Company’s Carbon Footprint: How to calculation your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including an overview of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), its members, and how it affects our industry. Insight into calculating GHG emissions - carbon footprint - including typical GHGs and their sources, determining a base year, defining boundaries, sources for estimating your carbon footprint, calculations, and reporting.

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University Club, South Room
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Planning and Action: A review of the Federal economic stimulus, leveraging dollars for economic stimulus, energy conservation, performance contracting, renewable energy, and supporting legislative efforts. Handouts include the complete House of Representatives Bill on energy standards,  buildings, and contracting; and a summary of this bill.

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University Club, South Room
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Mixed Waste and Biomass Gasification – A Clean Approach to Recovering Energy from a Global Renewable Resource: The presentation includes a general overview of a new non-incineration approach to reducing the volume of land-filled waste by 90% and recovering fuel value similar to coal. Applications to biomass to energy applications are also discussed. This is proven and economic technology in the European Union (EU).

SPONSORED BY: Centennial Contractor Enterprises

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University Club, South Room
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Summary of Arizona State University (ASU) Solar Projects developed by CarbonFree Technology: An overview of three projects totaling 1.7MW that have been developed at Arizona State University (ASU) by CarbonFree Technology.

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University Club, South Room
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The Importance of Renewable Energy Systems to LEED Certification and Sustainable Market Transformation: This presentation provides tools and resources along with a look at the importance of renewable energy systems to LEED certification and sustainable market transformation. It includes a the case for sustainability through a brief history beginning with the 1973 oil embargo, a review of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by sector (buildings, transportation, and industry), a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and LEED update, and how it all fits together.

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Old Main, Carson Ballroom
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2009 Legislative Session - Energy Efficiency: A summary of House Bill 2332, House Bill 2336, House Bill 2337, and House Bill 2335. The discussion also includes next steps for 2010.

Arizona’s Opportunity – Quality Jobs through Renewable Industries: A review of the opportunites in renewable industries for the state of Arizona.

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University Club, South Room
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The Power to Think Green: An overview of Standard Renewable Energy, its holistic approach to energy management, and future goals for Arizona.

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University Club, South Room
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The Marketing Myth That Drives Solar PV Panel Sales and the Growing Urgency to Get  Renewable Energy Marketing Back on Track.

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Join us as we welcome Dave Brixen, Associate Vice President, University Services, ASU as he discusses the ASU Campus Solarization Initiative.  ASU is advancing to install 15MW on the four campuses and this goal is being met in a phased approach.  ASU continues to be a leader in the use of renewable energy on each campus.

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Join us as Empire Renewable Energy presents "Solar, A New Tenent at Cowley Industrial Park".  The building is currently the state's largest single rooftop solar installation.  Over 37 miles of copper connect the 2.4 Megawatt array to four 500-kilowatt Satcon inverters housed in a secure, air conditioned room adjacent to the utility service entrance. 

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Join us for the quarterly Renewable Energy Task Force meeting as Phoenix Solar joins us to present "FutureWatch - What are the ins and outs of Solar Farming?".

Phoenix Solar will show the manufacturing techniques of designing and building PV cells and identify the challenges of solar farming within the community.  They will also show how the program "pencils" out for building owners and operators of the PV systems.

Phoenix Solar was founded in 1999 and is a global leader in designing, building and operating large commercial and utility-scale solar power plants, including PV farm systems.  As a wholesaler in Europe, the Phoenix Solar Group sells turnkey solar power plants and systems, modules, mounting systems and accessories through its sales partners.  Phoenix Solar also designs, plans, builds and operates photovoltaic power plants and systems for installation on rooftops, carports and open space for customers large and small across 14 countries and 4 continents.  The compnay also handles project financing and will assume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of installed PV power plants.

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Join us for the quarterly Renewable Energy Task Force meeting as we welcome Ted Geisler, AZ Sun Program Manager, Arizona Public Service as he discusses "Renewable Energy development from a Utility perspective".

Ted will discuss the current state of renewable procurement for Arizona Public Service (APS) and the development approach taken to meet future renewable objectives. Several drivers contribute to APS’ renewable programs and these factors are constantly evolving. This session will focus on the current state of procurement and what is expected in the future.

 

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“Glass to Grid: The World’s Largest Solar Projects”

Speaker: David Erhart, Marketing Communications Specialist Arizona-based First Solar is the world’s largest manufacturer of thin-film solar modules and designs and builds complete photovoltaic (PV) power plants for customers in many countries - including the two largest PV projects in the world, which are currently under construction. The company is committed to sustainability and created the solar industry’s first prefunded collection and recycling program.

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Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Join us for our quarterly Renewable Energy Task Force meeting presentation and Industry updates.

7:30 – 8:00 Welcome and industry updates Gary Aller, ACE
8:00 – 8:50 – Presentation

The PowerParasol Story – Lot 59 at Arizona State University”

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Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
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"The New Colonel Smith Middle School - Arizona's First Net Zero School - Ft. Huachuca, Arizona"

Richard Clutter, AIA, REFP, LEED AP
Emc2 Group Architects Planners, PC

Join our speaker, Richard Clutter, as he discusses the newly completed Colonel Smith Middle School Complex.

Project Details:

The recently completed Colonel Smith Middle School is a project that was begun with a very specific goal in mind: creating a sustainable middle school complex, while at the same time designing a building that would promote student engagement and learning. The very successful result is a net-zero building whose design creates interest, curiosity, and learning opportunities for its students.The project reflects the School District’s vision for the new CSMS instructional program which includes a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum driven by state-of-the-art technology appropriately differentiated in each grade level. All indoor and outdoor spaces are available for learning - every square foot counts! Operations of the school are designed to reflect environmental awareness and learning. 

Unique Design Elements include:

Electrical Distribution

Overall, lighting energy use is expected to be 80% less than a standard school building, making the building ready for zero net energy when a photovoltaic system is added in the near future.
 

Lighting and Daylight

To properly harvest natural light without increasing the cooling load energy use, the building obtains most of its daylight from the north sky through clerestory windows.
 

Mechanical

Mechanical system design includes packaged rooftop, variable air volume (VAV) air handlers in each building pod. VAV air handlers use direct expansion, refrigerant cooling with energy efficiencies of 11.0 and 11.5 EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio).


Dashboard

A student Energy Dashboard, located in the Student Union, allows students to monitor energy usage and production in real time. The Dashboard monitors energy use throughout the building, energy produced by solar and wind components, and water harvesting collection and usage.
 

Water Harvesting

The project harvests rainwater from roof tops and from the artificial-surface athletic field in a pair of 25,000-gallon water harvesting tanks.

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Join us for our quarterly Renewable Energy Task Force meeting presentation and Industry updates.

"The Green School House Series: Harnessing the private sector to completely fund a LEED Platinum designed public school house"

The Green School House Series is a unique public/private collaboration that focuses on meeting the critical needs of children, education, and the enviornment. Funded entirely through corporate partnerships, in-kind donations, and charitable contributions each LEED Platinum designed green school house is built with volunteers.

Speakers:
Alex Bertolini, Hensel Phelps Construction
Annette Zacherson AIA, LEED BD+C, Stantec
Grant Taylor, Business Development Director
 
Join the local Washington Elementary Safari and Roadrunner Elementary project team as they discuss:
The Green School House program
How to implement your own P3 Model
Integrating new green technologies
Attaining LEED Platinum with donation coordination and volunteers
Lessons learned

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"Data in the Desert: Sustainable Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Maintaining Data Centers in the Southwest" This event has already occured, but you can register to view the video.
After registration, click on "Agenda" to view the video and download presentation files.

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“A living laboratory for the community, DPR’s new office is a unique example of urban revitalization and sustainability”- DPR Construction Office, Phoenix, Arizona Register for this past event and view the agenda to see the video and presentation files.

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Advance Integrated Practice: Create a Culture of Deep Collaboration

Available in EPUB format (works with most eReaders) & Kindle-compatible PDF.

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Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85040
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This event has already occured, but you can register to view the video, ebooks and presentation files.
After registration, click on "Agenda" to view the video.