Joshua J. Divelbiss
Designer advocates for sustainable ways to improve his community
The HR Group Architects
Architect Joshua Divelbiss applies his design sensibilities toward sustainable, transit-oriented urban architecture in an effort to improve his community. With former employer Stantec, he recently aided in the design of the net-zero energy use and LEED Platinum rated East Campus Operations Center of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Divelbiss often gives building tours and lectures to help inform colleagues, clients and other industry professionals on net-zero energy design and implementation strategies. He is a member of Green Globes and a LEED-accredited professional. An early adopter of sustainable design, Divelbiss was a finalist in the U.S. Green Building Council's design competition in 2004.
As one of three members of Sacramento County's design review advisory committee, Divelbiss makes recommendations on project conformance with county design guidelines. Divelbiss says the guidelines will make the state capital a more livable community.