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Environmental Excellence Award Winners 2015

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Environmental Excellence Awards. In recognizing contributions to the physical environment of our local communities, award winners deserve to...

Former Canyon Trading Post Site to Receive $45,000 Grant

By Daisy Vargas The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has just announced a $45,000 Brownfields grant to Angel’s Corner, Inc. to remove asbestos and...

Paint That Man Cave Green

By David M. Brown A woman needs a home, a man his garage. One automotive enthusiast with a superlative collection of vehicles once told me that...

Getting the Whole Picture from Thermography

By William Janhonen As human beings, we see visible light only in a very limited band of the light spectrum. Infrared thermography and thermal imaging...

A Spotlight on Sustainable Design

The City of Scottsdale honors projects that exemplify sustainable practices through its Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards Program (SEDA). This month we highlight some of...

Creating A Green Workspace

BY STEPHANIE LOUGH Creating a sustainable workplace is a long-term process which involves strategizing and incorporating enduring features that will benefit the company and individuals without negatively affecting...

SoSco Firestation gets LEED Platinum

The Eldorado Fire Station, relocated to its new home on 1901 N. Miller Road, in Scottsdale -- and with it came a green building....

Let There Be Light!

BY WILLIAM JANHONEN, LEED-AP, NAHB-CGP There is no mystery as to why natural sunlight brightens our mood, makes us more productive or drives away rainy-day...

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