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Green Ideas is a consulting firm that provides a unique perspective on sustainable building design, construction and operations that is unparalleled in the industry.

High-Performance Building Consulting

By analyzing your project requirements and through the use of cutting-edge technologies, we assist in the creation of a high-performance building. We identify and implement the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible building-science strategies.

Energy Analysis

Our energy efficiency mantra is simple…what is measured can be managed and improved. By benchmarking your energy consumption, we can help improve your bottom line.

Corporate Services

We are a client-centric organization committed to enhancing your image, position, and visibility in the transforming marketplace.

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*CO2 Emissions Calculations Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, Updated November 2009, www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/refs.html


Green Ideas’ building science approach to improving the lifecycle performance of our client’s projects reverses the negative trends commonly associated with the design, construction and operation of buildings.

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Green Ideas has been a leader in the green building community since our principals founded the Arizona Chapter of the USGBC in 2002. Our commitment to educating the real estate community about the advantages of sustainable construction and operations practices has been recognized globally. Stay up to date with our current events:

Green Ideas Achieves LEED Gold Certification for Adelante Healthcare Project

October 6, 2015
Green Ideas Achieves LEED Gold Certification for Adelante Healthcare Project Phoenix, AZ – (October 6, 2014) – Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants played an instrumental role in the recent LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Gold level certification for the Adelante Healthcare facility in Peoria, Arizona. As the Sustainability Strategist and LEED Consultant for the project, Green Ideas employed strategies to ensure the healthiest indoor environment possible and conserve resources in a way that will save Adelante Healthcare money while protecting important natural resources. The 10,473 SF project is a tenant improvement for Adelante Healthcare in an existing shell building that includes private medical exam rooms and open offices, plus nurse support and reception areas, as well as patient-centric spaces and general administration offices. The team adhered to a strong Indoor Air Quality Management Plan throughout the construction process to keep contaminants out of the building and enhance the indoor air quality immediately upon occupancy. The project strategy also focused on the use of sustainable and low-emitting materials, including low VOC paints, adhesives, flooring, composite wood products and furniture systems to further this goal. The project team also established and implemented an integrated Green Janitorial Program to ensure an ongoing healthy indoor environment by reducing occupants’ exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals and particle contaminants. Adelante Healthcare will save thousands of dollars over the useful life of the facility through the installation of low-flow plumbing fittings and fixtures. This strategy alone will provide a 36% reduction in the water budget and usage which is particularly important in the desert southwest region. Green Ideas’ President Charlie Popeck stated upon achieving certification, “We are honored to have worked with Adelante Healthcare on this project. Their belief in sustainable healthcare and the patient experience demonstrates their position as a forward-thinking, industry-leading organization. The patients of Adelante Healthcare will benefit from receiving their healthcare in a LEED certified facility for years to come.” About Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants Established in 2002, Green Ideas is a full-service sustainability consulting firm offering high-performance building consulting, corporate sustainability planning, educational programs, product evaluation and marketing services, energy management, commissioning and world-class green building consulting services. The firm is designated as a LEED™ Proven Provider by the Green Business Certification Institute and is an industry leader specializing in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Consulting including charrette facilitation and certification services. Its clients are building owners, architects, engineers, contractors, utilities and green product manufacturers as well as corporate entities wishing to establish business advantages through sustainable practices. With a vision as bold as the results they achieve, Green Ideas is dedicated to transforming the market by promoting sustainability through a “triple bottom line” approach to business operations. Download Press Release Download Project Profile

John Cribbs of Green Ideas, to present at Fall 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Florida

October 2, 2015
John Cribbs, Principal of Green Ideas and PhD. Student at Arizona State University, will attend the Fall 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Florida. He will be in attendance to present research regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM) and prefabrication workflows within semi-conductor manufacturing facility conversions. Conference Details: This event is multi-disciplinary and engages individuals of the architecture, engineering, construction (and design assist trade contractors), owner and operator (AECOO) industry, as well as academics specializing in Building Information Modeling research. The purpose of this conference is to review and discuss how virtual design and construction (VDC) techniques and workflows are impacting overall project delivery results. Dates: October 20-21, 2015 Location: Disney Yacht & Beach Club – Orlando, Florida Agenda: http://meetings.bimforum.org/annual/conference-seminar-agenda/

Green Ideas’ Principal Charlie Popeck to appear on KAET’s Arizona Horizon w/ host Ted Simons

October 14, 2015
Green Ideas Sustainability Consultant’s President Charlie Popeck will appear on KAET’s Arizona Horizon on Monday, October 19th 2015. Phoenix, AZ – (October 14, 2015) – For more than 30 years, viewers have relied on Arizona Horizon for in-depth coverage of issues of concern to Arizonans. Host Ted Simons will discuss the current state of Green Building in Arizona with Charlie, in addition to reviewing some of Arizona’s top LEED certified buildings. Arizona Horizon Speaker Charlie Popeck, LEED BD+C, O+M, Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants Charlie is President of Green Ideas and one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the United States. He has been a leader in the green building industry since founding the Arizona Chapter of the USGBC in 2002. In addition, Charlie is a member of the USGBC’s national faculty, and regularly delivers educational seminars throughout the country on behalf of the organization. He has a keen understanding of high-performance sustainable design, as well as hands-on field experience with green building products, application and installation techniques. As a certified Construction Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute, he also brings a unique product and construction administration perspective to the green building industry. Host Ted Simons Emmy-winning host Ted Simons has worked in television and radio in the Phoenix area for more than 30 years. The long-time Valley journalist took over as the public affairs producer/reporter for Arizona Horizon at Eight in 2007. Prior to joining Eight, Simons hosted the afternoon drive news/talk show on KTAR radio, worked as news director/morning show host for KZON-FM and news/sports anchor/reporter at KPHO-TV. Simons was also sports director/anchor at KOFY-TV in San Francisco, Calif. AZBPS Focus on Sustainability Series This entry was posted in Events  

Live Education Seminars

February 8, 2016
Please stay tuned for details regarding our next seminar. We are constantly updating our educational seminar offerings and will post the details as they become available! We appreciate your interest in Green Ideas and our educational expertise! We look forward to your attendance in the future.


We are considered one of the greenest campuses in the country, and when someone comes along and says “Hey we are interested in doing what you’ve done,” you are always going to be pushing the boundaries. How do you do that? How do you stay on the front of that? We just say well “Because we use one really good consultant, and that’s Green Ideas.

Rich Bowen
Rich Bowen, Northern Arizona University

The things that we really like about Green Ideas are the people, the principals, down to the receptionist that answers the phone. They’re all friendly, they’re all extremely knowledgeable, and they’re all recognized in the industry as leaders in the sustainability movement.

Mike Gausden
Mike Gausden, Hunt Construction Group

I would recommend Green Ideas to anybody who is building a new building, renovating an old building, has a product that deals in any way with sustainability, and frankly anyone who is interested in connecting with a customer who cares anything at all about the environment. Green Ideas can help you in a whole variety of ways that you are probably not even thinking about.

Adam Goodman
Adam Goodman, Goodmans Interior Structures

We’ve learned from Green Ideas how put together an incredible list of products, how to obtain those products, and how to incorporate them into any aspect of home organization building. We are a leader in the home storage organization industry as it relates to green building thanks to Green Ideas.

Bob Lesueur
Bob Lesueur, Classy Closets

I would recommend Green Ideas to any building owner, architect, or any other vendors that we work with. One of the big reasons is their ability to save our clients money, and it really stems from their understanding of a project from the beginning of the process, suggesting innovative ways and solutions to save the project costs, but also considering at life-cycle costs.

Bryan Dunn
Bryan Dunn, Adolfson & Peterson Construction

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Green Ideas conducts educational seminars throughout the year. Click here to view seminar dates and locations.

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