Scottsdale Housing On Green Streak

According to a Scottsdale green building progress report, about a quarter of the 891 homes built in Scottsdale last year included enough energy-saving and sustainable-building features to earn a green rating.

The city’s report said the green building program has reduced greenhouse-gas emissions annually by about 2,700 pounds of carbon dioxide per home.

In 2007, the American Institute of Architects issued a Local Leaders in Sustainability report praising green-building programs in Scottsdale and five other cities – Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Portland, Ore. The report said, “Scottsdale is a pioneering community that has helped lead the way on green building.”

Story courtesy of the The Arizona Republic.

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