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Scottsdale Airport Operations Center earns LEED Silver

by in AZRE Magazine | Building Green

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport is the hub for monitoring daily operations, like safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. This building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly. The total cost for the project was $4.9 million. The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the City of Scottsdale’s Airport Operations Center, 15255… Read More →

Scottsdale offices win BOMA’s Pacific Southwest Region TOBY Award

Max at Kierland wins TOBY Award
by in AZRE Magazine | Building Green

Max at Kierland, a six-story Class A office building in the Kierland master-planned community, won a 2017 BOMA Pacific Southwest Region TOBY award in the Earth category, according to an announcement by the building’s owners. The 258,312-square-foot office building was developed in 2008. The facility recently received the 2016 Energy Star rating with an energy performance… Read More →

REI’s Goodyear distribution center gets LEED Platinum certification

by in AZRE Magazine | Building Green | Industrial

REI’s distribution center in Goodyear became the first distribution center to receive both the LEED Platinum certification and the Net Zero Energy rating after it received the LEED certification on Wednesday. The 400,000-square-foot distribution center is the first center in 2016 to earn the Platinum Certification, and is the second largest Platinum-certified distribution or warehouse… Read More →

Opus Airport Industrial Development sold

Opus

The Opus Group  sold Opus Airport Industrial, a 393,300-square-foot Class A warehouse and distribution center it recently completed. The building was sold to an entity formed by Principal Real Estate Investors, a subsidiary of the global asset management company Principal Financial Group. Opus reports it is unable to disclose the project’s cost or sale price. The… Read More →

Alliance Residential Company releases sustainability report

Alliance Residential Company
by in AZRE Magazine | Building Green

Alliance Residential Company, the nation’s largest multifamily developer and seventh largest multifamily manager, shares its continued commitment to sustainability with the release of the 2016 Alliance Citizenship + Sustainability report. This second annual report showcases how Alliance is creating lasting change within Alliance properties, for the people who live and work there and for the multifamily industry.… Read More →

2015 AIA Arizona Design Awards announced

The Arizona component of The American Institute of Architects announced the 2015 Design Award Winners, recognizing excellence in design, planning and construction of projects designed by AIA Arizona architects registered and licensed in the State of Arizona. Selected from 93 submissions, 28 recipients were recently honored at The Phoenix Art Museum. The award recipients were chosen… Read More →

Where obsolescence ends, new trend begins

A flour mill, a bowling alley, a former shopping mall. All of these retail centers have one thing in common — they’re fated to become creative office space. The life expectancy of older office buildings hangs in the balance along the streets of Midtown and other sub-markets in Arizona that saw extensive growth in the mid-80s.… Read More →

W.J. Maloney adds spring training complex to list of projects

W.J. Maloney Plumbing has announced the addition of the Surprise Spring Training Complex to its roster of projects. The major and minor league clubhouses for both the Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals are undergoing a $22 million remodeling and expansion project, expected to be completed in February 2016. W.J. Maloney Plumbing is relocating… Read More →

Reign of the Sun Devil

Arizona State University is looking to give its aging sports arenas a face lift, and the school is taking a unique approach to come up with the necessary funds for the expansion and renovations. The university plans to convert an area of its Tempe campus into a fee-generating commercial and residential development. ASU and master… Read More →

Legislative Update: digging deep for water

By Cheryl L. Lombard, President and CEO of Valley Partnership   A balanced compromise has been found with Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council to remove street car from the city’s final development impact program. In the July/August Legislative Update, Valley Partnership mentioned our concern of street car being included in the final program.… Read More →

AZRE Source: Commercial land may go up in ‘smoke’

One of the most talked about ballot initiatives this year has been the Arizona Marijuana Legislation Initiative. If it makes it onto the ballot and is approved by voters, the possession and consumption of marijuana would be legal for people 21 years old and older. A 15-percent tax would be levied on the sale of… Read More →

Sundt Construction increases focus on sustainability

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently expanded its commitment to sustainability with a corporate-wide initiative to effect a positive change on the environment, increasing its presence as one of the top green contractors in the nation. The company’s new environmentally focused charge is evidenced by the latest rankings from two of the industry’s leading construction publications – Engineering News-Record (ENR) and Building Design… Read More →

Ruaha River Power launches Lukosi River Feasibility Study

Ruaha River Power Company Limited (“Ruaha Power”) has announced that Ritoch-Powell & Associates (RPA), a Phoenix, Arizona based engineering consulting firm has been selected to undertake a feasibility study for a cascading series of run-of-river hydropower projects on the Lukosi River in central Tanzania. The feasibility study is being partially funded by a US $600,000… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →