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AzBAS is the central point for key sustainability decision makers, including executives and high level individuals to keep up to date with industry without requiring the time and commitment of joining multiple organizations. We also provide leadership to the AZ industry by making best practices publicly available, spearheading research activities, advising leaders regarding the impact of current and proposed legislation, and building collaboration between Arizona businesses.

Collaboration

Members of AzBAS bring together a community with unique expertise, experience and offering a liaison with external sustainability related organizations.

Best Practices

As an AzBAS member, you have exclusive access to research, vetted best practices, metrics and methods to increase the sustainability of your organization.

Research

AzBAS spearheads research to advance the understanding, implementation and measurement of sustainability practices in Arizona and around the globe.

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Joining Our Organization | What We Do

AzBAS is your central point for all things sustainable. With the hundreds of organizations relating to sustainability metrics, standards and programs, it is near impossible for most companies to be involved with each. However, every organization can provide unique input, information and even dictate the future of standards and regulations. AzBAS solves this problem by bringing each of these organizations to a focal point, in a single organization. This will allow you and your company to save money, time and focus on implementing your internal sustainability initiatives.

Requirements

AzBAS membership is open to all private and public businesses, governments and organizations located in or doing business within in Arizona. Member organizations have a common goal of advancing sustainability through education, leadership and collaboration. Members are expected to represent a liaison to another sustainability related organization. Members are actively involved and provide input regarding their specific sector, with the goal being that members bring value to the organization as well as receive value. AzBAS membership includes a broad range of industry sectors, governmental and NGO individuals; each representing various standards boards, certification schemes, metric evaluation programs and more. Entities not eligible for membership can participate as affiliates.

Latest News From AzBAS

AZBAS Updates

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well! I have a few updates for you all:

The first one is extremely sad. Teresa Clark, an active member of AzBAS, who has severed in various board rolls including President and Vice President, for many years lost her battle to cancer on 16 Dec 2020. I personally consider her a friend, and can speak for everyone both in AzBAS and in the community that we are going to miss her energy, enthusiasm, work ethic and significant contributions to AzBAS and sustainability as a whole.

Secondly, due to COVID-19 and the various situations that surround the pandemic that has been ongoing for over a year, we will postpone any activity-both face-to-face and virtual, between today and 31 December 2021. We understand that this has been a busy, difficult and trying time for many of our members and want to ensure no one has to miss out on any opportunities due to the current state. The website will remain active and those interested may reach out for any reason. All dues will be postponed until further notice, pending a re-assessment in January 2022.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please reach out to me at my personal email as the AzBAS email will not be monitored during this time.

Respectfully yours,

Daniel J. Osterman, LEED AP BD+C
President
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Heavy Medals Awards
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