If you're interested in implementing green building practices in your home in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, plan to attend the Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series of events. The next event is listed below.
The city of Scottsdale sponsors these events and they are free to the public. For a complete list of their schedule and subject matter, check out the city website here. The event topic changes each year. For 2016-2017 season will learn about solar, energy efficient remodeling, detoxing your home, edible landscapes, water efficiency, indoor air quality, radiant barrier insulation, and repurposing items in your home.
Green Building Lecture Series
Green Transformation in Southern Scottsdale
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road (northwest corner of McDowell and Granite Reef, behind the convenience store)
It’s easy to embrace the latest energy efficient technologies and environmentally responsive features in a newly constructed home or apartment but what about mid-century buildings? Hear about the major renovation and creative modernization to Scottsdale’s first all electric showcase home (circa 1950s) and the resourceful reinvention of a 1960’s apartment building in a moderate to low-income neighborhood.
Russell Moore, Professional Engineer and Sustainability Advocate
Russ has been an engineer/consultant in the valley for almost 30 years, with experience in transportation systems and infrastructure design and construction. A third generation engineer and originally from Alaska, he had early interest in sustainable, green-building, and energy-saving residential construction, submitting and placing in the AIA Alaska chapter design competition with an energy and space efficient concept as a high-schooler in 1976. That interest grew, working with contractors, architects, and engineers on projects from highways to houses, up to and including the "Lewis House" project, this evenings topic.
Gerardo Ramirez, Plaza Osborn LLC
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gerardo has lived in Arizona for 20 years and is a former research scientist and software engineer. Gerardo has dedicated the past seven years in renovating a 1960’s apartment complex into a green affordable oasis in a moderate to low income area in south Scottsdale. Hear about Gerardo's journey and the creative and economic solutions for moderate living.
Paul D. Hopkins, Plaza Osborn LLC
Paul was born and raised in New Jersey and is a retired information technology executive. Paul has dedicated the past seven years in renovating a 1960’s apartment complex into a green affordable oasis in a moderate to low income area in south Scottsdale. Hear about Paul's journey and the creative and economic solutions for moderate living.
Admission: The lecture series is sponsored by the Scottsdale Green Building Program. The lectures are free and open to the public; no reservations are needed.