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Shane Stephens Joins CBRE

ShaneStephens, CBRE
by in Newsmakers

CBRE has announced that Shane Stephens has joined the firm’s Retail Services Group in Phoenix, Ariz. as a vice president. Stephens, who is one of the top emerging retail professionals in the Phoenix commercial real estate industry, will partner with Vice President Traci Russell to form a new team that will focus its attention on… Read More →

CPI Brokers 36KSF for Mark IV Capital Properties, Inc.

Mark Skalny Photography
by in Brokerage | Business News

Commercial Properties Incorporated, Tempe, recently brokered six leases totaling almost 36KSF at Red Rock Business Plaza in the Chandler Airpark. Black Diamond Advanced Technology, a division of Roper Industries, took 24,196 SF of flex industrial shell space.  Chris McClurg with Lee & Associates and Eric Ramer with ICON Commercial Interests out of Atlanta represented the… Read More →

Water Conservation Tips For your Business

Water Conservation, City of Phoenix
by in Green

In the desert, water is scarce, and water and sewer charges can really add up. The City of Phoenix has partnered with numerous water conservation associations to stay in the know and help its customers conserve water and save money. Upgrading to low-water appliances and equipment will eventually have the equipment paying for itself. But… Read More →

APS Home Performance Program Provides Loans For Homeowners Energy Efficient Improvements

National Bank of Arizona, APS Energy Efficiency Partnership
by in Business News | Green | Small Biz

National Bank of Arizona has partnered with APS to provide an affordable financial incentive for APS customers to renovate their homes with energy efficient improvements. It’s called the APS Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. The program was started more than a year ago and at the time was only available to schools and small… Read More →

Clean Air Cab Partners with ASU, Promotes Sustainability

Clean Air Cab & ASU
by in Education | Green

Come September, Clean Air Cab will be promoting two new Arizona State University-themed cabs, which will help promote sustainability as well as raise money for scholarships. The company, based in Mesa, is Arizona’s first completely carbon neutral taxicab service. Clean Air Cab first started in 2009 with just 19 cabs and has successfully flourished the… Read More →

Arizona Green Jobs Continue to Increase

Arizona Green Jobs Increase

Arizona Green Jobs: Energy efficient and green jobs in Arizona are booming. Thanks to consumer demands for energy-saving services and products, the green workforce is increasing with multiple jobs created and available across the state. Arizona green jobs have grown from about 29,000 in 2003 to 37,000 in 2010, according to the Sizing the Clean… Read More →

Pest Control Insulation Systems – Pest Control with Home Insulation

Tap Insulation Being installed
by in Green

Pests, as well as high energy bills, can be a big problem for some homeowners. However, a company called Pest Control Insulation Systems (PCIS) has introduced a new way to battle both issues, while at the same time saving energy and money. Bill Turk, president and CEO of PCIS, founded the successful company in the late… Read More →

ASU To Host Climate Control Discussion On Water Sustainability Practices

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate
by in Education | Events | Green

 Climate Control Discussion  – With the world’s fast-growing population and climate changes, fresh water has significantly become scarcer. On August 25, Arizona State University with be hosting a climate control discussion where a group of panelists will discuss how we can create better water sustainability practices. The Changing Planet: Adapting to Our Water Future event… Read More →

Phoenix Takes On Two More Solar Power Projects

Light Rail Station On Washington, Phoenix, AZ
by in Green

With sustainability practices continually increasing with popularity, it’s no surprise that Phoenix is expanding its go green tactics and introducing new ways to put solar energy to good use. On July 6, the city launched its first solar-cooled light rail station. One of the most popular and well-used seating areas for the light rail, 3rd.… Read More →

NBAZ Invests $300,000 In Energy Conservation, Reduces Consumption By 25 Percent

Photo: borman818, Flickr
by in Blogs | Green

Today, energy conservation seems to be the latest trend with businesses both large and small. Over the past several years, National Bank of America (NB|AZ) has made energy efficiency a top priority, with just recently investing $300,000 in energy conservation to their Phoenix headquarters in late May. The completed upgrades to NB|AZ’s corporate headquarters and… Read More →

Local Business Utilizes Extreme Recycling Techniques, Feeds Pigs

GGI distributes food scraps to local pig farmers
by in Green | Small Biz

Did you know that the leftover foods you leave on your plate at some first class resorts here in Phoenix are saved to help feed pigs? No? Well, one company has taken “going green” to a new level, with not just recycling plastic bottles and cardboard, but going one step further to salvaging recyclable food… Read More →

GoGreen Conference Comes to Phoenix, Educating Business Leaders with Sustainability

Phoenix Convention Center, GoGreen Conference 2011
by in Blogs | Green

Deciding to make your business more sustainable can be a challenging task, especially when profitability is in question. Luckily, Phoenix will be hosting its first GoGreen Conference come Nov. 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center, where business leaders and owners will have a chance to be inspired and educated on sustainable business practices. The GoGreen… Read More →

Verismic Software Helps Businesses Conserve Energy, Save Money

smart phone
by in Blogs | Green

With the technology era continuously booming with new inventions and ways to make our lives easier, the question of “What will they think of next?” always seems to follow after the unveiling of a new product. With the launch of their new creation, Verismic Software has reached a new level of tying technology in with… Read More →

Macy’s Announces New Sustainability Practices

Macy's Announces New Sustainablility Practices, 2011
by in Economy | Green

The department store giant plans to enforce new sustainable practices by the end of 2011. Macy’s, a United States department store chain of mid-to-high range, has announced the store will perform a new series of steps in its ongoing drive to operate with more sustainability and to improve the environment.  The company noted that in… Read More →