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APS proposes changing solar rates

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A proposed rate change for Arizona Public Service Co. customers who install rooftop solar panels could affect the future of the state’s solar industry. The utility is proposing to give customers with new solar panel systems less credit for the electricity their systems supply to the power grid under a proposal pending before the Arizona… Read More →

Avilan Named First Certified Ethical and Responsible Source for Diamonds

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Avilan, a distributor of ethical and sustainable diamonds, set the bar for the diamond industry in July 2012 when it was recognized as the first-ever Responsible Source for diamonds by Scientific Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification leader. The certification represents the most rigorous standard in the environmental certification industry. For centuries,… Read More →

EPA recognizes Fulton for energy efficient construction

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Fulton Homes for its commitment to providing homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes by presenting the Tempe-based homebuilder with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. The honor recognizes a builder that promotes energy efficient construction and helps to protect the environment through partnership with ENERGY… Read More →

Experts Offer Water Saving Tips

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June 28, 2013 by in Featured | Green

Now that summer is in full swing many of you are experiencing sticker shock as you open those water bills. There are some ways to save some water and save some money without emptying your pool or turning your yard into a barren wasteland. City Property Management oversees nearly 300 homeowners associations in Arizona and… Read More →

Valley firm launches renewable antifreeze resource

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June 27, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

With a commitment to providing best-in-class environmental solutions for the automotive and transportation industry, Thermo Fluids, Inc. announced today they have received ASTM E1177 certification for their EcoShield remanufactured antifreeze product. “We are very pleased with our accomplishment of reaching this very stringent virgin-equivalent antifreeze product specification for EcoShield” said Ted Sinclair, Thermo Fluids’ Chief… Read More →

Phoenix will launch bike sharing program

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A new bicycle share program in Phoenix is scheduled to be launched in December. KTAR-FM reports that the city will unveil the program with 500 bikes and eventually will expand to 2,000. Under the program, the bikes will be located at hub locations throughout the city and accessible to anyone who has a credit card.… Read More →

Camelback Inn Announces New $10 Million Golf Course

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June 10, 2013 by in Business News | Green | Sports

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa announced that it will unveil its new Ambiente golf course at Camelback Golf Club in the fall of 2013. Spanish for the word “environment,” Ambiente, which is designed with a detailed eco-friendly focus, will become the first new golf course development project in the Phoenix-Scottsdale and Paradise… Read More →

3 renewable energy projects approved

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The Interior Department has approved three renewable energy projects in Nevada and Arizona that officials say will generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes. The projects are the first renewable energy projects on public lands approved by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell since she took office in April. The projects will deliver a combined 520… Read More →

Wells Fargo opens LEED-Silver store in Tempe

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June 3, 2013 by in Banking | Business News | Green

Wells Fargo announced the opening of its newest Arizona Community Banking store, at 20 E. University St. in Tempe, on June 3.  The 2,249-square-foot location – the 261st Wells Fargo banking store in the state – is designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards set by the U.S. Green… Read More →

Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

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May 13, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility. Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite… Read More →

Cox looks to Honor Environmental Volunteers

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May 2, 2013 by in Business News | Green

Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is seeking nominations for Arizona’s second annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Nominations are being accepted at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for volunteers in Metro Phoenix and Southern Arizona who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental… Read More →

Website helps users make more sustainable decisions

The number of opportunities to make “clean, green and well” decisions continues to grow rapidly. In the last decade alone, more than 460 “eco-labeling” schemes have emerged, providing a vast amount of information on consumer products and services. But paying attention to detail reveals a web of complex, sometimes conflicting information that can be hard… Read More →

Solar Energy Powers Aspire Kids Sports Center

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April 25, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green | Tech

As the sounds of kids jumping, tumbling and somersaulting echo through the Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler, solar panels silently soak in the sun on the roof of the 32,000-square-foot facility. With the help of incentives from the SRP EarthWise Solar Program, owners Scott and Dona Barclay have invested in the 100-kilowatt system, which… Read More →

Biking To Work – Who Needs A Car?

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April 16, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Infographics | Sports

Did you know that Americans collectively make 4 billion trips by bike each year, up from 1.7 billion in 2001? While driving is still most Americans’ primary means of getting to and from work every day, cycling is gaining ground as an option in more and more cities across the United States, and it’s not… Read More →