LEED Certification Archives

Project News: Sept/Oct 2013

Mesa Fire Station 219 received LEED Gold Certification, the first for a fire station in the City of Mesa.
by in Business News

>> DPR renovations include multiple healthcare projects Healthcare projects kept DPR Construction busy with renovations at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Boswell and Osborn Medical Center: ** The EP Cath Lab No. 1 project at St. Joe’s was a 1,300 SF renovation of the existing cath lab room to meet ADHS Health Guidelines.… Read More →

Paradise Valley Gets The First Ever LEED Certified Home

Desert Star Construction's First LEED Home, Paradise Valley
by in Economy | Green

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Desert Star Construction, Inc. (DSC) has placed the first ever LEED home in Paradise Valley. DSC specializes in luxury commercial properties and luxury homes in the Paradise Valley and  Scottsdale areas. They stand out by doing complex projects that offer the leading green standards. “Our clients range from local leaders to presidents of… Read More →

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo
by in Events | Green

The 2011 BIG Green Expo & Conference took place on April 15 & 16, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center. About BIG Green The greening of business, development, government and consumer products is at an all time high and growing exponentially. Rising energy costs, new laws, and growing demand for environmentally friendly consumer products continue… 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 →

Is ‘Green’ The Whole Answer?

Rider Levett Bucknall, LEED
by in Green | Real Estate

Our natural resources are limited and they are fast becoming scarcer and more costly. Thankfully, in recent years, awareness of this issue has heightened and individuals, companies and governments are making efforts towards more responsible usage of our depleting natural resources. Unarguably, we’re in the Age of Environmental Thrift, when ‘going green’ is just good… Read More →

Speaking Opportunities At The Annual Southwest Build-It-Green Conference

Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference
by in Events | Green

Don’t miss out! The annual Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference is scheduled for April 15-16, 2011 and speaking opportunities are still available! Fill out your speaker form (PDF) today. As the largest sustainability expo in Arizona, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Last year’s expo attracted more than 200 exhibitors and 10,000… 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 →

BIG Green Awards: Lifetime Achievement

Mark Wilhelm Lifetime Achievement Az Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Twelve categories, hundreds of nominations — but only one will take home the green. It’s the first annual Southwest Build-it-Green Awards, where BIG teamed up with the USGBC to bring you the leanest sustainable leaders and projects in Arizona. Recipient: Mark Wilhelm, LEED AP Co-founder, Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants Mark Wilhelm has a long-standing commitment… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Craig Robb, Executive Vice President And Director Of Finance And Administration, National Bank Of Arizona

Craig Robb Executive vice president and director of finance and administration, National Bank of Arizona With a 17-year career in land development prior to joining National Bank of Arizona seven years ago, Craig Robb was a natural to become an active member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Robb, executive vice president and director of… Read More →

The Cost Of Relifing A Building During The Age Of Environmental Thrift

Relifing - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009
by in Building Green

The Cost Of Relifing A Building During The Age Of Environmental Thrift Breath of Life – Relifing Difficult financial times teach us that it is possible to do more with less, but also that doing more with less takes both thought and effort. In 1965, Adlai Stevenson, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, notably… Read More →

BOMA Greater Phoenix Launches Kilowatt Krackdown Initiative

Kilowatt Krackdown - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009
by in Associations

BOMA Greater Phoenix launches Kilowatt Krackdown initiative to reduce energy consumption marketwide. Last year, BOMA International announced its 7-Point Challenge, encouraging local chapter members to reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings. BOMA Greater Phoenix embraced the opportunity and formed the Green Buildings Committee to further this goal, and in the process, pursued LEED certification… Read More →

LEED Certification – Making Existing Buildings More Eco-Friendly

LEED Certification - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009
by in Building Green

Eco Buddies This summer, two Phoenix office buildings entered new territory for existing private-sector buildings in Arizona. Collier Center and Phoenix Plaza became Arizona’s first privately owned multi-tenant existing buildings to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s consideration for LEED certification, thanks to the efforts of their owners and their two building managers. Both buildings… Read More →

A Voyage Of Discovery In Phoenix


Facing a down economy, shrinking budgets and significant pressures to outperform the year’s commitments, how do you find time for sustainability? Let’s face it, if there is no payback within the current year, it’s unlikely you can get capital or modify your operating budget to make any kind of significant difference toward a green program,… Read More →