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.
Getting a Scottsdale Green Building designation is easier than you think!
Scottsdale has joined US local governments to vote in favor of 2021 building energy efficiency codes - Smart Energy International.
Green Building Education Series
Scottsdale hosts a green building education series featuring speakers and experts to discuss timely topics and issues involving the future of electrification, decarbonization, energy efficiency, renewables, indoor environmental quality, water use reduction and reuse, edible landscapes, low-impact building materials and innovative near-zero impact projects.
Earth Month Spring Gardening Webinar - April 15th, 4 to 5 p.m.
April is Earth month and springtime in Arizona!!
Join master gardeners Joan Baron and Morgan Winburn as they share tips and planting ideas for your gardens.
We will discuss how to prepare your gardens for growing black-eyed peas, okra, squashes, sweet & hot peppers, eggplant and a wide variety of tomatoes. Want to try growing Rosella - also known as hibiscus and make delicious hibiscus tea? How about malabar spinach, dill, lavender, lemon verbena and mint? We love sweet potatoes and those vining luffa. The bees will be so happy you grew them and would be most endeared to you for planting cosmos, zinnias, marigolds, sunflowers and many more varieties that we will discuss.
We will walk you around the garden and show starter plants, flowering plants and talk about preventing the aphids from moving in!!
If you are eager to have a beautiful robust garden this is not the time to procrastinate - the warmer temperatures are heading our way!! Can you just taste your armenian cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelons? We will also talk about what trees to plant early in the month.
We will give you an update on the Heritage Grain Trials and talk about the importance of saving seeds and the value in companion planting.
We look forward to seeing you in the garden webinar.
Scottsdale’s Green Building Program would like to thank the following speakers for participating in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 lecture series seasons. 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
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Green Building Links
- Green Residential Checklist (PDF)
- Green Residential Checklist Fill-in (XLSX)
- Green Residential Checklist for Drawings – Tier 1 (PDF)
- Green Residential Checklist for Drawings – Tier 2 (PDF)
- Green Residential Compliance Certificate (PDF)
- Green Housing Rehabilitation Program
- Solar Guidelines for Residential (PDF)
Green Building Trends
- Green Building Project Highlights
- 2019 Green Building and Solar Trends Report (PDF)
- 2018 Green Building and Solar Trends Report (PDF)
- 2017 Solar Trends Report (PDF)
- 2017 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2016 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2015 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2014 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2013 Green Building Trends Report (PDF)
- 2000 Annual Green Building Report
- Southern Scottsdale Residential Energy Audit Results
- Sustainable Building Awards