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 2018-2019

Scottsdale launches a new green building lecture series featuring local speakers and experts to discuss timely topics and issues involving the future of circular economies, green remodeling, energy retrofits, edible landscapes, water resources, repurposed building materials and innovative green building projects. The lectures are free and held the first Thursday of every other month from October 2018 through June 2019, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Map it 

Kick Off Lecture 

October 4, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.

The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reconsider and Reimagine
In a traditional linear economy, materials are made, used and disposed of in the landfill. In a circular economy, resources are kept in use for as long as possible to extract maximum value, then recovered to regenerate new materials. Circular economies divert waste from landfills, reduce environmental impacts, conserve energy and water, and save money. Hear about community initiatives, business efforts and what you can do to support a circular economy.

 

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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Program Overview for New Construction

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Green Home Buyers Guide  

 

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Landscape Revitalization Workbook