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Sustainable Building Program Newsletter

The topic of the November Newsletter was importance of air sealing to building energy efficiency. See the newsletter for current happenings in the Sustainable Building Program, information on projects that are going through the certification process, and announcements of events related to sustainable building.

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Update to the Incentives Directory

​One of our new Coconino Community College Special Project interns, Camille Clark, has completed the latest revision of the Sustainable Building Program's "Incentives for Sustainable Building" directory! This directory includes tax credits and rebates for renewable energy systems, energy efficiency measures and water conservation features for both new construction and retrofits, residential and commercial. It also lists mortgage products, programs for no interest loans for home maintenance and more. You can find the updated directory here.

Rainwater Harvesting Panel

On September 28th, the Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership hosted a well-attended rainwater harvesting discussion panel as part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science. The discussion included design, installation and maintenance aspects of rainwater harvesting systems for landscaping and potable use.

Presentations included those by:

  • Julie Lied- A local homeowner who has 10,000 gallons of storage for collecting rainwater and treating it for their families domestic water needs.
  • Amanda Richardson of the City of Flagstaff Stormwater section provided a brief overview of Low Impact Development methods used locally.

You can view their presentations using the links at the right.

Julie Leid's presentation

Julie Leid presentation

Amanda Richardson's presentation

Amanda Richardson presentation
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New Sustainable Development Educational Booklet for the Residential Checklist

Check out the new draft Sustainable Development Booklet for the Residential Construction Checklist, a comprehensive guide to sustainable development in Northern Arizona!

The Booklet, written and designed by intern Nathan Hays, details the components of sustainable building listed in the checklist, explaining their relevance to sustainability, how they are accomplished and how points are assigned to those features for projects that are being certified through the Sustainable Building Program. 


Sustainable Building Service Provider Directory

We recently began an update of the Sustainable Building Program's Resource Directory. The original directory has been broken into two parts: 1) a directory of sustainable building service providers called the "Sustainable Building Service Provider Directory," and 2) a directory of sustainable building products titled, you guessed it!, the "Sustainable Building Products Directory."

 Find a draft of the updated Sustainable Building Service Provider Directory here.
 The creation of a Sustainable Building Products Directory is a future project. 

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The Art of Sustainable Building Display

"The Art of Sustainable Building," a photography exhibit of the 2017 Sustainable Building Award recipients, will be on display at the Flagstaff Mall for a month beginning in early January. It will be the final stop on its almost year-long tour, so stop by if you haven't seen it yet!   See the Coconino County Press Release about the display here.

​ More information about the highlighted projects can be found here.