AUGUST 29, 2012

Green Building Lecture kicks off with Scottsdale Green Building Outlook 2013

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Residents and the design and development community are invited to learn about Scottsdale’s International Green Construction Code at this season’s kick-off Green Building Lecture, “Scottsdale Green Building Outlook 2013.”  The free program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

Scottsdale continues to use a mix of codes, standards, guidelines and voluntary programs to provide for environmentally responsible development in our unique Sonoran Desert environment. How does this benefit building users, the development community, the building industry and community-at-large? Hear about the city’s recent developments with the International Green Construction Code, National Green Building Standard and Scottsdale’s Green Home Rating Program for new construction and remodeling. Scottsdale’s Green Building Program Manager Anthony Floyd, Edwards Design Group’s Kevin Edwards and G Street Remodel’s Philip Beere will discuss recent projects that have incorporated green elements in site development, materials, energy systems, water use reduction and health conscious interiors.

“New national green codes and standards promote uniformity and consistency from city to city while providing flexibility to adapt to the city’s geographic conditions and set of environmental priorities,” says Floyd. These measures provide a new baseline for low-energy consumption, on-site renewable energy production, water use reduction and responsible building materials. By integrating green codes and standards into the city’s building permit process, buildings can be certified and designated as green with a Green Certificate of Occupancy. 

This lecture is one in a series on green building topics. Here’s the remaining schedule:

  • Oct. 4 – Sustainable Urbanism and Green Neighborhoods
  • Nov. 1 – Energy Audits: Making Sense of the Results and Taking Action
  • Dec. 6 – Water Reuse Applications: Rainwater and Graywater Case Studies
  • Feb. 7, 2013 – Edible Landscapes and Community Gardens
  • March 7, 2013 – Green Labels and Healthy Homes
  • April 5, 2013 – Passive Design Strategies: Insulation Versus Mass
  • May 2, 2013 – Alternative Building Materials and Systems
  • June 6, 2013 – Innovative Green Built Projects

Scottsdale Green Building Lectures are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. They are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call (480) 312-3111 or visit