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Green Building Lecture Series

  • 10/04/2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road

Green Building Lecture Series

Green Building series kicks off with "The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reconsider and Re-imagine"

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

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)

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.

There is wisdom in the old saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure." What if instead of burying our trash in a landfill, we recirculated it back into the economy? What if we began to regard "waste" as a "resource?"

Scottsdale's Green Building Lecture Series kicks off its new season with a discussion on the reuse and recovery of materials and products we use every day.

In a traditional linear economy, products are made, used and disposed of in the landfill. In a circular economy, resources are kept in use for as long as possible to extract maximum value, then recovered to regenerate new materials. Circular economies divert waste from landfills, reduce environmental impacts, conserve energy and water, save money and create jobs.

Speakers:

John Trujillo, principal of Circonomy Solutions, will lead the discussion. As former city of Phoenix Public Works director, he reinvented the city's waste collection and recycling programs to dramatically move the city toward zero-waste. John will share business and public sector efforts to recover material resources for reuse and regeneration in an economically viable and environmentally compatible way.

 

GreenSheen Paint's Vice President of Operations Steve Caldwell
will join John to discuss his company’s efforts to recycle and reuse materials in a circular economy. Steve is responsible for the national expansion of latex paint recycling facilities. He will discuss recycling used latex paint into a premium quality architectural grade paint.

 

 

This lecture is one in a series that includes:

Dec. 6 - Future Proofing: Carbon Neutrality and Energy Efficiency in New & Existing Buildings

Feb. 7, 2019 - Living an Edible Landscape Life

April 4, 2019 - Radiant Cooling and Other Alternatives to Conventional Air Conditioning

June 6, 2019 - Cutting Edge Residential and Commercial Green High-Performance Buildings

 

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.

Contact: Anthony Floyd, green building program manager, city of Scottsdale,afloyd@ScottsdaleAZ.gov, 480-312-4202.



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