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
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 2019 through June 2020, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Map it
Download the 2019-2020 Green Building Lecture Series (PDF)
Next Lecture October 1
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Presentations from Dec. 5 Lecture on Dirty Electricity and Electromagnetic Fields
Dirty electricity is a term coined by the electrical utility industry to describe electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by plugging incompatible electronics into the electric grid, or outlets in your home or at work. Some levels of dirty electricity are found in almost every building. Wherever electronics like computers, battery chargers, Wi-Fi, TVs, game consoles, compact fluorescent lighting or solar panels operate the electrical circuits are likely radiating some dirty electricity. Research and case studies have shown that consumers should learn about electrical pollution, how it is controlled, measured and mitigated.
Robert Johnson, Founder and CEO of EME Safety, LLC
Dirty Electricity (PDF)
Mr. Johnson is a member of International Safety
Standards Organizations and the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee where he stays on the forefront of existing and emerging issues associated with electromagnetic fields. He has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Michigan with a specialization in radio-frequency engineering. Mr. Johnson is a voting member of the IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety.
Ric Coggins, CGP, NCT
Electromagnetic Fields (PDF)
Ric Coggins has been connected to the home building industry for over 46 years. He is a Certified Green Professional (CGP), with the National Association of Homebuilders and holds the German NCT Appellation, as a Neuland Certified Trainer. Over his long career he has served on a number of municipal and private sector boards. Most recently he served as Vice President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (co-producers of the KBIS/IBS show) where he helped the NKBA develop its current green standards. Ric, a University of Arizona certified “Master Gardener”, is a regular contributor to Green Living Magazine on topics of gardening, health and wellness. He grew up with a one acre garden tended by his father Jack Roland Coggins, a regular contributor to Mother Earth News and Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine in the 1970’s. He continues his father’s green traditions tending his own one acre urban organic homestead in Mesa he calls “The Fool on the Hill Farm”.
Past Speakers - 2018-2019 Lecture Series
Scottsdale’s Green Building Program would like to thank the following speakers for participating in the 2018/2019 lecture series season. Topics included economic value of green, solar energy and battery storage, edible landscapes, building with earthen materials and ductless mini-splits cooling/heating.
Environmental Artist & Urban Garden Educator
Arizona Builder and Innovator
President, Modus Development
Senior Energy Consultant
Principle, Circonomy Solutions
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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