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 Webinar 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. 

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Living an Edible Landscape Life for Homes & Neighborhood Schools - Thursday, February 10th, 2022 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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Joan Baron, Master Gardener & Kelly Hedberg, Educator

This season we will visit a successful school garden at Rover Elementary School in Tempe, AZ. Environmental artist and garden educator Joan Baron will visit with Kelly Hedberg, an outdoor educator with over twelve years of teaching experience in gardens and outdoor settings in Arizona. Together they share a deep connection between nature and promoting garden activities for adults and children. They will tour us through the Rover School garden where Kelly is  currently educational consultant working with grades K-5 as well as creating video programs for teachers to use their class curriculums. Joan and Kelly have observed positive childhood development through environmental literacy with hands-on garden activities. They will share seasonal planting ideas along with exciting tips to help you grow your own successful edible gardens.

Webinar Recordings


The content of these presentations do not represent the opinion or endorsement from the City of Scottsdale. The presentations represent the opinion of the speakers.

Past Speakers

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.

Joan Baron
Environmental Artist & Urban Garden Educator

Steve Caldwell
VP of Operations, GreenSheen Paints

Michael Ginsburg
Arizona Builder and Innovator
Ed Gorman
President, Modus Development
Jeff Grout
Senior Energy Consultant

Bill Sheaffer
Exec. Director, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition

Carol Stuttard
Master Gardener


John Trujillo
Principle, Circonomy Solutions

Recent News

Attend free June Green Building Webinar - ReVISION House Scottsdale
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Join us for a virtual Green Building Education Series class on edible gardens
This free webinar runs from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. You’ll meet master gardeners Joan Baron and Morgan Winburn,
October Green Building program kicks off 21st season with discussion on electric vehicles
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Program Overview for New Construction


Green Home Buyers Guide  


GB Remodeling Workbook 


Landscape Revitalization Workbook   

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Green Building Program
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tim Conner
Manager - Environmental Initiatives
Anthony Floyd
Sr. Building Consultant

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