Building Green Archives

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

Photo courtesy of Plumbing Underground

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

ASU Athletics Facilities District redering

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

Colorado River Lake Meade

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’

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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

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

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 →

Cree LED lighting helps Petro Store save 68 percent on energy


Opportunity 4 Sons’s tedious and costly maintenance plan made simple with Cree LED lighting solutions. With twenty-one food and petroleum stores in the local Phoenix, Arizona area, Eric Seitz, Owner of 4 Sons Food Stores, Inc., was paying for a lot of lighting maintenance. “I was growing tired of the maintenance and expense involved with… Read More →

Phoenix Canstruction to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance


The Arizona chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is hosting the 9th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Design Build Competition, August 8, 2015, through August 22, 2015, at the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is free to attend and all proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. CANSTRUCTION® is a charity… Read More →

Caretaker Landscape ranks #62 on 2015 LM150 list

Caretaker Team Photo

Landscape Management released its 2015 LM150 list of the largest landscape companies ranked by 2014 revenue. Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management ranked No. 62 on the list with just over $23 million n 2014 annual revenue. The landscape industry’s largest 150 revenue-generating firms logged a combined $8.5 billion in 2014 annual revenue—a 10 percent increase… Read More →

McCarthy Buildings to construct Aerojet Rocketdyne Project

Aerojet Rocketdyne Project

Nashville-based renewable energy provider Silicon Ranch Corporation and the Phoenix-based Renewable Energy Team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. have selected McCarthy to engineer and construct Silicon Ranch’s Highland Industrial Park 12-Megawatt (MW)AC solar power project that will provide power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) in East Camden, Arkansas. Silicon Ranch, owner and operator… Read More →

Bean Drywall gets new digs in Phoenix

Courtesy of LGE Design Build

LGE Design Build has completed an 11,071 SF office and related warehouse storage facility for Bean Drywall, a Phoenix-based company that installs gypsum drywall for construction projects in the Valley and the Prescott/Sedona area. The building, 23011 N. 15th Lane in Phoenix, is the third LGE Design Build has constructed for Bean Drywall over the… Read More →

Westwood adds 11 to solar, wind teams

Group Photo, WEB

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood), a national multi-disciplined professional surveying and engineering services firm, announced the addition of 11 members to its solar and wind teams. “This strategic move strengthens and expands Westwood’s national presence in the solar and wind markets and enables the company to leverage additional and well-established expertise to provide value to… Read More →

Arizona becomes a top state for green building


Arizona real estate is LEED-ing the way, breaking into the Top 10 in the nation for the most projects per capita certified LEED for its green building initiative. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program where projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The… Read More →