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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 →

How to save green on green building


Experts say the key to saving money when building green is remembering LEED programs are project specific and what works for one project may not benefit another. Here are some tips to save green while building green. • Start and the process early. You can keep costs lower if you know what you want. This will… Read More →

Valley Forward Showcases Environmental Excellence

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It may not be easy being green but in today’s world, it might be the only way for companies to survive. Consumers are increasingly attracted to “greener” options, forcing organizations of all sizes and industry sectors to reevaluate how they operate. Those that figure out how to do it right see a wide range of… Read More →

A Better Environment: Improving Air Quality And Our Health

Air Quality

Did you know 13 million deaths could be prevented every year by making our environment healthier? The fact is, public health is intricately connected to our environment regardless of where we live. This link between health and the environment has increasingly become a focal point for the medical community, policymakers and the general public. Some… Read More →

BizBox Offers Innovative, Mobile Platform To Help Expand Businesses

by in Green | Small Biz

While businesses may be making more of an effort to increase their digital presence on mobile devices such as Smartphones, others are considering a mobile platform that physically brings their business’s products and services directly to their target audience — with BizBox. Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and Skullcandy have, and BizBox has only been in business… Read More →

Willow Bend Center Provides Environmental Education to Flagstaff Residents

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
by in Green

Willow Bend Center Provides Environmental Education to Flagstaff Residents If you had to pedal a bicycle to produce the energy needed to run the computer you were on right now, how much energy would it need? The Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff can give you an idea. The Willow Bend Center has been… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Annual Green Building Lecture Series Scheduled for September

Photo: Dru Bloomfield - At Home in Scottsdale, Flickr
by in Events | Green

Green Building Lecture: Scottsdale’s Annual Green Building Lecture Series will be back in full swing come September first. The Green Building Lecture Series is free and open to the public, and address sustainability issues such as environmentally responsible and healthy building practices and energy efficiency. This will be the 12th lecture series event about green building hosted… Read More →

Sundt Construction Expands To New Mexico, N. Carolina And Texas

Sundt Construction, Arizona
by in Economy | Real Estate

Arizona-based general contractor Sundt Construction has expanded its operations, opening three satellite offices in Albuquerque, N.M.; Cary, N.C. and El Paso, Texas. The offices will support active projects in those areas. “During Sundt’s 122-year history, we have completed projects across the United States and around the world,” said Doug Pruitt, CEO and Chairman of Sundt… Read More →

Speaker: Brooke Bogart ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

Brooke Bogart - Big Green Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Brooke Bogart, Ecological Environments, LLC As an award winning architect, Brooke’s designs have been featured on the cover of EcoStructure magazine. She is the third LEED AP in the state of Arizona and has remained in the forefront of sustainable design. She continues to stay on the cutting edge by receiving her Masters in Energy… Read More →

Speaker: Joe Zazzera ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Joe Zazzera, Plant Solutions, Inc.   Joe Zazzera is president and CEO of Scottsdale-based Plant Solutions Incorporated. He is a national board member of Green Plants for Green Buildings and chair of their LEED Advocacy Committee. Joe is an investor at the Bronze level of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council an Agave Partner at USGBCAZ,… Read More →

How Subcontractors Can Reduce Risk On Green Building Projects

green building, Reduce Risk On Green Building Projects
by in Green | Real Estate

Green building provides a unique opportunity for the small to mid-sized subcontractor. In fact, an integrated approach to green design, building and construction will be essential to efficiently building green projects. Subcontractors and material providers can greatly benefit from the green building trend by understanding certification requirements, becoming familiar with green practices for their particular… Read More →

Strategies For Capturing Green Building Opportunities

Green Ideas Construction, green building opportunities, LEED
by in Green | Real Estate

In the early days of green building, some contractors differentiated their companies with marketing claims that highlighted the number of LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Although many of them had little or no actual experience with LEED-certified projects, a phrase added to a statement of qualifications document — such as, “We have 30 LEED APs… Read More →

Green Building Is A Smart Business Solution

Green Building - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Building Green

Green building is inevitably a smart business solution. When it comes to the bottom line, companies that want to be in the black — go green. As building owners, developers, brokers and designers, the industry is trying to re-define how they do business to stay in business, and it is vital that these efforts align… Read More →