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GBlogo_newThe Green Building Program encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.

Green Building Lecture Series

2015-2016 Lecture Series  (PDF) 

Granite Reef Senior Center Map it
1700 N. Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Next Lecture

June 2, 2016

Green Innovative Built Projects:  Energizing a 1979 Home

What are some of our citizens and building professionals doing to create better homes? What is possible considering budget and space constraints? Come see and hear about successes with projects that exemplify principles of resource conservation, comfort, healthy living and improved home value.

Speaker: Jan Green, REALTOR®, GREEN®, SFR, EcoBroker®, RE/MAX Excalibur

It's been a dream project to purchase a 1979 home with the GB Speaker Jan Greenintent to add energy efficient features. Building codes were different and homeowner needs were different when this home was built. Asbestos was commonly used in that era so eradicating those finishes became a priority, including mold, wood rot and termites. During the project, much was uncovered and changed. The finished product is much more energy efficient with better indoor air quality, low water use, and low maintenance finishes. Understanding what comes first in energy efficiency is critical to making smart decisions when remodeling older construction.

As a REALTOR®, Certified EcoBroker, and GREEN designee, Jan works to assist clients with understanding ways to save energy, live a healthier lifestyle, re-use materials, and lower utility costs. Clients receive value added service and gain the most dollars possible when selling their home with special features and buyers feel they are using a trusted advisor in their search for their next home. Jan is an instructor at Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, coordinator for the green appraiser courses and co-creator of the “Value of Green” panel discussions (2012 - present). She serves on the advisory board member for Efficiency First Arizona, member of the Residential Green Building Committee (RGBC), and AZ chapter of the US Green Building Council. Jan received the RE/MAX “Above the Crowd” award for community involvement. She is currently working on the latest update to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to reflect the value of green and energy efficient homes.

Recent News

Scottsdale has updated the Green Home Rating Checklist
Scottsdale’s Green Home Rating Checklist has been periodically updated to stay current with building code changes, building product innovations and
Energy efficiency guide provides ideas for Arizona
Energy efficiency creates jobs that are primarily local. Additionally, it reduces cash outflow from the economy by reducing fuel imports
Arizona twelfth most energy-efficient state
Energy efficiency measures are thriving around the United States, as reported in the 7th annual edition of the State Energy


Program Overview for New Construction


Green Home Buyers Guide  


GB Remodeling Workbook 


Landscape Revitalization Workbook