Free Green Building Lectures
The City of Scottsdale's Green Building Program advocates responsible use of our natural resources in the design and construction of our built environment. Each lecture will address one of the many green building topics that demonstrate energy/resource efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible building practices.
Next Lecture - June 5, 2014
Innovative Green Projects
7:00 to 8:30 PM
Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.
(NW corner of McDowell & Granite Reef, N/O convenience store)
Who are some of the local creative agents working to create new building prototypes for the 21st century? What are the innovative features of these projects? Come see and hear about successes with innovative residential and commercial projects that exemplify principles of resource conservation, energy independence and healthy living.
Christina Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Contour Architecture – Scottsdale Creative Arts Center
As founder of Contour Architecture, Christina Noble designs creative spaces for downtown places. With a background in community-focused architecture, she has a special affection for projects focused on revitalizing communities through sensitive, inclusive and sustainable design. Christina specializes in mixed-use developments that contribute to a walkable urban environment. Christina is a fifth-generation Arizona native who feels passionately about making a difference in her local community – through the projects she completes as well as active engagement with various community groups. Christina frequently writes about design and architecture for the American Institute of Architects and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Forum, an AIA Arizona architecture and design journal.
Matthew Salenger, AIA, coLAB studio – Vali Homes
Matthew Salenger is an artist and architect. He was raised on the island of Maui and works and lives in Tempe, Arizona. He attended college at Arizona State University and The Architectural Association of London, and completed a Masters Degree in Architecture and a Minor in Fine Art. Matthew co-founded colab studio, llc in 1999, which has won over 25 major design awards for residential and commercial architecture, as well as public art. He has also produced over 25 public art projects, and exhibited his artwork locally, nationally, and internationally. Matthew is on the Arizona Phoenix Metro American Institute of Architects Executive Board, the Roosevelt Row CDC Executive Board, and has served on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Advisory Committee and Acquisition Committee. He also co-founded the Urban Choices Group, an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to improving thriving downtown areas in Arizona.
Austin Trautman - Vali Homes
Austin Trautman is a perpetual student of green building and all things sustainable, with an unstoppable childhood ability to always ask "Why?". After completing a bachelors’ degree in Exercise Physiology at ASU and contemplating medical school Austin turned his scientific background and sense of objective inquisition towards another critical aspect of daily life, the built environment. Austin founded vali homes in 2011 and has since dedicated his time to understand what can make our homes more durable, comfortable, rewarding and generally better for life and the environment. This search has so far culminated in the “prototype” home, built in a collaboration with colab studio and 180 degrees design + build, built to show a cost effective model for the next generation of homes in Arizona. Austin believes firmly in an integrated process revolving around the collective knowledge of all parties involved in a project. His latest collaboration has received extensive recognition; LEED Platinum certification, front page story in the Arizona Republic, AIA Arizona home tour, Arizona Solar Homes tour, multiple mentions in local TV news stories and other online publications.
Robert L. Boscamp - PowerParasol
Bob is an experienced entrepreneur and visionary leader who successfully launched, managed and sold multiple national companies whose products and services are still delivered today. For 34 years Bob served the electric and gas utility industries with innovative products and services focused on energy education, conservation, and environmental preservation. He created the first home energy analysis program approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for compliance with the 1979 National Energy Act and national award winning “In Concert with the Environment” program. Bob also served as President and CEO at Axiom Power Solutions, a non-regulated subsidiary of Arizona Public Service’s (APS) parent company Pinnacle West Capital. Bob is nationally recognized energy industry speaker and author on energy conservation, education and demand-side management programs and has spent over 20 years as an ASU W.P. Carey Center for Services Leadership Advisory Board member. Bob’s educational background includes a BA in Education and graduate level studies in business and education at Arizona State University.
The lectures are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call 480-312-3111.
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Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road
(NW corner Granite Reef and McDowell Road, immediately north of AM/PM convenience store)
Season Schedule 2013-2014
October 3, 2013 - Energize Phoenix: Successes and Lessons for the Valley
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