MAY 28, 2014

Learn about “PowerParasols,” other innovative Green Building projects at free program

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SCOTTSDALE – What new green building projects are setting trends for the 21st century? Find out from four industry experts at the Thursday, June 5, Green Building Lecture.

Speakers will highlight three dynamic projects: a Downtown Scottsdale building renovation that created an arts center with a coffee/beer house; a prototype for affordable, sustainable infill housing; and a solar “PowerParasol” that serves as a civic umbrella of light and shade while producing energy for both public and personal spaces.

The free program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. RSVPs are not needed.

Speakers include:

Christina Noble, founder of Contour Architecture, designs creative spaces for downtown places. With a background in community-focused architecture, she has a special affection for projects focused on revitalizing communities through sensitive, inclusive and sustainable design. Christina specializes in mixed-use developments that contribute to a walkable urban environment. 

Matthew Salenger is an artist and architect who co-founded colab studio, llc in 1999. The company has won over 25 major design awards for residential and commercial architecture, as well as for public art. Matthew also has produced more than 25 public art projects, and he has exhibited his artwork locally, nationally, and internationally.

Austin Trautman founded vali homes in 2011 and has since dedicated his time to understanding what can make our homes more durable, comfortable, rewarding and generally better for life and the environment. His search has so far culminated in the “prototype” home, built in collaboration with colab studio, llc, and 180 degrees design + build, built to show a cost effective model for the next generation of homes in Arizona. 

Robert L. Boscamp, PowerParasol, is a nationally recognized energy industry speaker and author. He created the first home energy analysis program approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for compliance with the 1979 National Energy Act and national award winning “In Concert with the Environment” program.