May 2018 – Sustainability Engineering Group Newsletter Download Newsletter

May 2018 – Sustainability Engineering Group Newsletter

Alternative Photovoltaic Systems, Houses of the Future

Renewable energy recently got an unprecedented boost. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the mandate will necessitate the provision of photovoltaic systems that provide 2 to 3 kilowatts of energy, depending on house size. This requirement’s modest size, about one-third to half that of a typical solar array, is presumably intended to control costs. Considering that roughly 80,000 new houses are built annually in the state, however, the subsequent demand for renewable technologies will increase dramatically. According to The New York Times, approximately 15,000 houses in California typically include solar, thus resulting in a fivefold increase in installations in less than two years…

Architect Magazine


Green (Building) Is the New Gold. The trending environmentally conscious real estate movement shows the industry values.

The green building movement formally took off in the United States during the early 1990s as the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment sought to create environmentally responsible homes and promote ecological resolve. In 1996, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the world’s leading certification program, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), to reduce carbon emissions, generate less water waste, lower energy bills, and build healthier work and living spaces. “More than anything else, green building is about people,”…

Robb Report


Green and healthy buildings are an integral part of green cities.

Cities are at the heart of modern living. It is estimated that by 2050 more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, suggesting an unprecedented wave of urban growth… More than 30 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions emitted by cities are generated by buildings alone, according to National Geographic. As a microcosm for modern living, buildings are not only the physical building blocks of a city, but the places where most urbanites spend their time.

Green Biz


Thousands of Sun Devils make up the sustainability network, which is looking to make 2018-19 their biggest year yet. 

“Green Devil Network members help to implement sustainability practices into the university’s day-to-day operations,” said Lesley Forst Michalegko, the co-chair of GDN Tempe. “Because we are such a large population, the work of the Green Devils is essential in building and maintaining this culture of sustainability. We hope to continue to expand this reach and impact by adding new members each year.” Organizers say that reach now stands at over 8,000 people, a number that figures to grow as the club does.



AZ Humane Society Raffle, only 6000 entries allowed to win a new Toyota C-HR

Now is your chance to win a 2018 Toyota C-HR! The Arizona Humane Society Car Raffle is revving up… Tickets are $20 each or three for $50, and 100 percent of your ticket purchase will help support the Arizona Humane Society’s programs and services so we can save the lives of homeless pets in our community. Just 6,000 tickets will be sold for this awesome ride, so get yours today before they’re gone!  Must be an AZ resident. Ends 7/31/18

AZ Humane Society


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Sustainability Engineering Group Ranked 4th

Ranking Arizona, the Best of Arizona Business has honored SEG with it’s debut ranking in the TOP 5. It is truly an honor to be named one of the TOP Civil Engineering Businesses in Arizona for 2018. “John Quincy Adams once said, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,'” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “We are recognizing organizations that are doing just that by driving innovation, carrying out visions and producing success in a way that stands out from the competition. All the finalists… are innovators who excel, who are passionate about making Arizona a better place to do business, a better place to live, a better place to play and, most importantly, who help create a better place to stay,” Green said.


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