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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 →

Valley Forward’s Water Efficiency Leaders Program Showcases Water Management Efforts

Water Consumption

In this unique desert environment, water is our lifeline to sustainability and growth. The Valley’s secure water future is the result of more than 100 years of visionary planning. It’s clear, however, that while our region leads the Southwest in managing water supplies, we need to do a better job of communicating our efforts. Valley… 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 →