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.

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Green Building Lecture Series 2017-2018

Scottsdale launches a new green building lecture series featuring local speakers and experts to discuss timely topics and issues involving the future of rooftop solar, green home renovations, toxicity in the home and workplace, edible landscapes, water resources, fresh air ventilation, combating summer heat and repurposing materials for reuse. The lectures are free and held the first Thursday of every other month from October 2017 through June 2018, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Map it 

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Next Lecture 

June 7, 2018
7- 8:30 p.m.

Heating and Cooling with Ductless Mini-Splits

Ductless Mini-Splits
Learn about ductless mini-split cooling technology for room-by-room temperature control, comfort and energy savings. Used for decades in Europe and Asia, "ductless" mini-split  heat pumps differ from traditional home heating and cooling systems. Instead of leaky and bulky duct work, ductless mini-split heat pumps use an indoor unit connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. Up to 8 indoor units can be attached to one outdoor unit allowing for different temperature settings in various locations in the house. Find out how mini-splits can cut cooling costs up to 40%.
 
Speaker:
Longtime heating, ventilation and air conditioning specialist Jim GB Speaker Jim ClarkClark will explain the advantages and benefits of the ductless mini-split systems. Jim is residential area manager for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating. He has over 34 years of experience in the cooling and heating industry including commercial HVAC systems and digital controls.

 

 

Green Building Lectures Series 2016-2017

Scottsdale’s Green Building Program would like to thank the following speakers for participating over the last year in the 2016/2017 green building lecture series. Topics included roof top solar, green home renovations, healthy homes, edible landscapes, water efficiency and treatment alternatives, indoor fresh air, energy efficient roofing, and repurposed building materials.

Paul Hirt, ASU Sustainability Scholar Brandon Cheshire, SunHarvest Solar
Russell Moore, Professional Engineer Gerardo Ramirez and Paul Hopkins, Plaza Osborn
Dorie Morales, CEO, Publisher/Editor
in Chief Green Living Magazine
Diann Peart, Principal, Truce
Joan Baron, Environmental Artist,
Urban Garden Educator
Dr. Peter Fox, Senior Sustainability Scientist
Elisa Klein, Water Conservation Coordinator Kimberly Llewellyn, Performance
Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric US
Brad Lindsey, CEO, Horizon energy Systems Karen Jayne, CEO Stardust Buildings Supplies
Jason Carlyle, Deconstruction Supervisor, Stardust Building Supplies Kate Fulton, Marketing Coordinator, Stardust Building Supplies
Paul Murphy, Director of Construction, Habitat for Humanity


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