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Green Buildings Committee (GBC)

Chair - Becky Bishop, Avison Young, LEED Green Associate


BOMA Greater Phoenix is committed to making a positive impact through the built environment. Opportunities to save energy, recycle waste, and use greener products make a profound impact when done at the multitude of commercial buildings. The changes are simple, they save money and increase value to owners. Learn more about how your company can go green, and about others who have through this Webpage, Newsletter, Product & Services list, or our Featured LEED Buildings list. 

    Green Initiative Quick Links
Green Industry Newsletter Green Industry Links 

Energy & Environment  

Kilowatt Krackdown Initiative Golden Dumpster & Stop Drops Initiatives  Green Products & Services
(BOMA Sustainability Awards) (BOMA Sustainability Awards) 



GBC is looking for participants for BOMA's Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards encompass three(3) BOMA Greater Phoenix initiatives: Kilowatt Krackdown, Golden Dumpster and Stop Drops.

Details of each award are as follows:

  • Kilowatt Krackdown: Invites property managers, facility managers, maintenance staff and building engineers into a competition for recognition of their energy performance compared to similar building categories. 
  • Golden Dumpster: Promotes recycling, waste reduction and diversion, and education.
  • Stop Drops is a water conservation program aimed at increasng water efficiency in the Greater Phoenix Commercial Sector.

ATTENTION MEMBERS:  If your company provides Green Services or Green Products, you should be in the Green Products & Services Directory.  Just click on the Green Products & Services quick link below and it will direct you to that web page.  You will find instructions on how to be added to this directory.  Free advertising!  


120 Degrees! How should I water my landscaping without killing it?

It’s that time of year when temperatures not only hover above the triple digit mark, but can even approach 120 degrees. This kind of weather takes a toll on all of us, but at least we can escape the heat with air conditioning. Your landscaping isn’t so lucky. So how do you keep your turf, plants, and trees happy over the summer?

Mike Schneider, a Valley native and partner at Sun State Landscape Management for over 35 years, warns that ironically, many plants and turf areas actually suffer from over watering. He advises giving your turf a big, heavy drink overnight and then letting the heat do its job once the sun comes up. Over the summer, the ideal time for watering is between 4 and 7 AM.

For plants and tress, Schneider suggests some basic guidelines. Trees should receive 48 gallons of water once a week starting at midnight. Shrubs should be watered twice a week starting at midnight, with each shrub receiving a total of 10 gallons per week.


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