OCTOBER 29, 2014

Green Building Lecture series kicks off with a look at environmental ratings for healthy and sustainable homes

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SCOTTSDALE – Green home rating programs have evolved over the last decade as a whole-systems approach to minimize the environmental impacts of buildings including energy, water and indoor quality. Since 1998, more than 1,300 Scottsdale homes have been certified as green.

Residents, builders and the design community are invited to hear about new tools for environmental ratings at this season’s Green Building Lecture series kickoff, “Green Home Rating Programs.” The free program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Registration is not needed.

So what do all these ratings mean for you, your family and the environment at-large?

Find out from ENERGY STAR Partner’s Daran Wastchak, LEED Green Rater’s Thomas Cochran and the city’s Green Building Manager Anthony Floyd. They’ll share information about certifications and their benefits.

This lecture is one in a series on green building topics. Here’s the remaining schedule:
Dec. 4, 2014 – Energy Disclosures: Building Economic Value while Reducing Energy Costs
Feb. 5, 2015 – Edible Landscapes and Urban Gardening
March 5, 2015 – Tiny House Movement
April 2, 2015 – Using Smart Technologies to Manage Energy and Water Use
May 7, 2015 – Cool Roofs in the Urban Desert
June 4, 2015 – Innovative Green Built Projects