U.S. Green Building Council Archives

W.J. Maloney adds spring training complex to list of projects

Photo courtesy of Plumbing Underground

W.J. Maloney Plumbing has announced the addition of the Surprise Spring Training Complex to its roster of projects. The major and minor league clubhouses for both the Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals are undergoing a $22 million remodeling and expansion project, expected to be completed in February 2016. W.J. Maloney Plumbing is relocating… Read More →

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 →

New Master Planned Communities Seek To Bring Back Customers

Trilogy at Vistancia, solar homes - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

With the residential market suffering through the Tepid Economic Recovery, homebuilders are devising ways to bring customers back to their new Master Planned Communities. These days, the magic word Is “Green,” as in sustainable. But it also represents energy and money savings for homebuyers. In the Valley, Shea Homes launched its green initiative (Shea Green… Read More →

Latest Platinum Project In Arizona

Arizona Game & Fish Headquarters, Platinum Project
by in Green | Real Estate

Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants announced their fourth Platinum LEED-certification – the highest available – for the Arizona Game & Fish Headquarters Building in Phoenix. Only three other Arizona facilities have received this prestigious recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council: the Arizona State University Biodesign Building B in Tempe; the Northern Arizona University Applied… 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 →