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Arizona prepares for new EPA carbon emission standards

geothermal plant

Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants. By the end of summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide and in Arizona by more than 50 percent — one of the… Read More →

ULI Joins Forces With Greenprint Foundation To Promote Green Development

ULI Greenprint Foundation
by in Green

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is enhancing its commitment to environmentally conscious development with the transfer of the activities and assets of the Greenprint Foundation into the newly formed ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance. With this action, ULI is continuing the operation of a unique industry-to-industry initiative through which leading real estate professionals exchange… Read More →

Carbon as the New Metric for Measuring Building Performance

National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Science & Technology Facility, SmithGroup, Carbon Measurements
by in Green | Real Estate

The design of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Science & Technology Facility along with on-site generation of renewable energy and purchase of green power has yielded a carbon reduction of 95 percent or 6 lbs/sf/yr. The stakes are high! There is an increased sense of urgency to address the problem of global climate change.… Read More →

Arizona’s “Green” Future Was Founded In 2010

Electric Vehicle were a big hit in 2010 in Arizona
by in Education | Green | Tech

2010 will probably be remembered more for the challenges it brought than the successes it yielded in our Valley and state. But out of the darkness came some light, and the illumination casts hope for a bright future. Countless volunteers gave generously of their time, talent and treasury to support green initiatives in our region… Read More →

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Facebook is often under some kind of scrutiny in the news. Lately, this has been because of ongoing privacy complaints against the social-networking giant. But the latest issue with Facebook isn’t about privacy, it’s about energy. An article in the NY Times highlights the issue. Greenpeace International, an environmental campaigner, contends that Facebook’s latest data… Read More →

Ecotourism – The Green Way To Vacation

Eco Tourism - travel green
by in Blogs | Green | Travel

The United Nations designated 2002 as the International Year of Ecotourism. Well it’s 2010 and I bet that the majority of people haven’t taken an eco-vacation.  I know I haven’t. We try to be eco-friendly.  We buy reusable water bottles and lunch pails.  We turn off the lights more often and take shorter showers.  But… Read More →

Oil Spill, Google Wind Power & More

Google Buys Wind Power
by in Blogs | Green

From global new to local business this week we’ve gathered stories about how hair can help the oil spill, what Belgium wants to do with the deceased, Google buying wind power and more. Plus, we’ve got an additional story on what one Valley business is doing to help the environment. Please feel free to send… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Recycling, Oil Spill, Climate Change & More

Battling Urban Sprawl by Creating Parks
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about stylish ways to recycle your paper, climate change regulation, urban sprawl and more. Please feel free to send along any stories you’d like to see in the roundup by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability… Read More →

Earth Day 2010: A Pivot Point for Land Use and Community Building

Urban Land Institute
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

By Patrick L. Phillips Chief Executive Officer, Urban Land Institute The fortieth annual recognition of Earth Day finds the world of land use in the midst of change, much as it was in 1970. However, in terms of community building, where we’ve been over the past four decades is not where we are headed for… Read More →

China Leading The Way In Green Technology

China Skyscrapers
by in Blogs | Green

Though the country is the world’s top polluter, that isn’t stopping China from leading the way on new green technology. China has begun an effort to figure out how to burn coal without releasing carbon into the atmosphere.That’s quite an ambitious goal — especially for a country that is the biggest source of carbon emissions… Read More →