Green Building Program
The 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
7 to 8:30 p.m.
May 5, 2016
Green schools are more than buildings. They are places where children learn the wonders of the world. These schools are built and operated to be full of clean air and sunlight and to be free of toxic materials and harmful chemicals. Green schools are energy efficient, helping to lower utility costs, conserve resources and reduce waste. Green schools showcase a community's commitment to its children and their future.
Laurel Kruke is a Sustainability Manager for Pierce Energy Planning, where she works with school districts to lower energy use and costs, and incorporate energy and sustainability initiatives into the curriculum, the campuses, and the community. Prior to earning her Masters of Arts in Sustainability from ASU’s School of Sustainability, she was an associate and workplace strategist with global architecture and design firm Gensler. She worked with clients from higher education institutions, large financial corporations, and product design companies to understand their business processes, and recommended workplace solutions to enhance productivity and more effectively use real estate. Laurel is a member of the USGBC Green Schools Committee, is the USGBC Students Regional Chair for Arizona, and serves on the board for the Arizona Green Chamber.
Auriane Koster, PhD, is a Sustainability Manager for Pierce Energy Planning. She works with school districts, community colleges, and cities to incorporate sustainability and energy conservation within their curriculum, campus, and community. She also created and teaches the School of Sustainability ASUOnline course, Society and Sustainability. Previously, she taught Sustainability Science for Teachers at Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Koster completed her PhD in 2013 from ASU’s School of Sustainability. Dr. Koster is a member of the ASU Sustainability Design Advisory Committee and the Arizona USGBC Green Schools Committee.
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Green Building Links
- Invitation to Participate
- Program Incentives
- Green Building Enrollment Form (PDF)
- Green Home Rating Checklist (PDF)
- Green Home Rating Checklist Fill-in (PDF)
- Commercial Green Construction Code
- Participating Builders and Architects
- Green Design Principles
- Green Building Project Highlights
- Sustainable Building Awards
- 2015 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2014 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2013 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2000 Annual Green Building Report
- Community Energy Audit
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