First Tribal Community Adopts International Green Construction Code

By Sameea Kamal
The Kayenta Township in Arizona recently adopted the International Green Construction Code, making it the first tribal community in the U.S. to enlist the building standard.

University Solar Fields on the Rise

By Sameea Kamal
One of the latest trends on college campuses is an increasing number of solar energy fields hosted by universities, made possible by a number of supporting factors.

Solar Installation Completed at Arizona High School

Kinney Construction Services and Kyocera Solar announced the completion of a solar electric system at Sedona Red Rock High School in Sedona, Ariz. The 806-kilowatt photovoltaic system is comprised of 3,838 of Kyocera’s KD210 high-efficiency multicrystalline solar panels.

Arizona Town Begins Solar Project

Oro Valley has begun constructing an array of solar panels on top of covered parking structures at the town hall parking lot. More than 1,000 panels will be installed.

NRG Announces Plan to Buy Yuma Solar Project

NRG Solar announced plans to acquire First Solar’s Agua Caliente solar project in Yuma County. The 290-megawatt installation is expected to be completed by 2014 and will be operated under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Solar Installation Deal at Tucson International Airport

The Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a 20-year land lease deal with Tucson Electric Power Co. for 50 acres of land south of the Tucson International Airport to build a 5-megawatt photovoltaic array.

$4.5 Billion Arizona Solar Project Moves Forward

A proposed 1,200-megawatt solar facility that when completed would be one of the largest solar installation in the world is a step closer to breaking ground.

Arizona Rec Center Awarded LEED Platinum

A recently expanded recreation center at the University of Arizona has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the top level offered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Solar Partnership

Oldcastle Precast, a U.S. manufacturer of precast concrete, has teamed with DEGERenergie, a Germany-based producer of sensor-controlled solar tracking systems.

Desert Library Awarded LEED Gold

The first thing that a visitor might notice when stopping by the recently completed $10.6 million Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale is the building’s exterior seems to shift colors.