Friday, November 2, 2012

Next Tacoma LEED Users Group Meeting

Next TOLUG meeting: November 6th from 12:00-1:30.
Please join us for the November Tacoma/Olympia LEED Users Group (TOLUG) meeting at McGranahan Architects 2111 Pacific Avenue #100, Tacoma, WA 98402.  Our presenter this month is Bill Smith from the City of Tacoma Solid Waste Management.  His presentation will be on Climate Change and Materials Management.
Bill will begin with an update on how the City of Tacoma utilities compare to the rest of the country.  Bill will then shift gears and discuss how managing materials can effect climate change.

Attendees will learn why Tacoma’s utilities are so green and how this can be leveraged into an economic development tool for the City and businesses located in the City.  Attendees will also learn about the work of the West Coast Climate Forum, a consortium of state and local governments organized and led by EPA Regions 9 and 10.  The work of the forum is groundbreaking and involves sustainable consumption and research on the relationship between materials and climate change and the actions that governments and the private sector can take to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts of what we do.

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