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Banner Estrella Medical Center Recognized As An Energy Star Facility By EPA

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Banner Estrella Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Maricopa County to be labeled an Energy Star certified building by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently, only four hospitals in Arizona and 150 hospitals nationwide have the EPA-certified Energy Star label. Energy Star certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less… Read More →

Could The Algae Industry Become Arizona’s No. 1 Industry?

Algae Industry
by in Economy | Green

Arizona would benefit from a strong new industry that provided more revenue than housing or hospitality, more fascination than sports, more food than agribusiness currently produces and more energy than has been produced in the history of the state. It would be nice too if the industry aligned with the current focus on biosciences. The… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Green Renovation, Energy Saving Air Conditioning & More

Energy Saving Air Conditioning
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about video conferencing, green renovation, energy saving air conditioning and local sustainability-related events taking place throughout the Valley. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Building A Green Economy, Solar Power & More

Green Economy
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about the benefits of making your home energy efficient, building a green economy and solar in Arizona. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in… Read More →

Valley Forward Hosts Panel On Uncertainties Of Climate Change

Uncertainties of Climate Change
by in Blogs | Green

On March 24, Valley Forward hosted a luncheon for its members at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. But this wasn’t an ordinary luncheon. It featured a panel discussing a topic that relates to us all: the uncertainties of climate change. The panel — moderated by Grady Gammage, Jr., of Gammage & Burnham — was made up… Read More →

Arizona Businesses Brace For Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Western Climate Initiative

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As the Arizona Legislature convenes, a Democratic governor heads to Washington, and a Republican governor takes the reins, state businesses find themselves deeply concerned about what will happen to Arizona’s environmental policy and the consequences associated with these unprecedented and troubled economic times. Many legislators want Secretary of State Jan Brewer, who soon will take… Read More →