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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 Daylight & Energy Modeling Services

March 7, 2016
What is Energy Modeling? Energy Modeling is a necessary tool that progressive design teams utilize to implement a building science approach to the design, construction and operation of high-performance buildings.  However, Energy Modeling is often used incorrectly or at the wrong time, hindering the overall value of the tool.   Our Approach Differentiates Design Teams! At Green Ideas, we utilize an Energy Model to better equip design teams with data for more informed decision making throughout the design process.  We engage an iterative approach to Energy Modeling for comparative analysis, which provides a true building science design approach for project teams. Our process engages advanced visualization workflows so we can keep pace with stringent design timelines and budgets. Ultimately, Green Ideas will positively enhance the lifecycle operating costs for building owners.   Empowering Design Teams through 3D Visualization of Data! At Green Ideas, We empower design teams by leveraging building science and 3D Visualization of data! We’ve all heard the questions… but how many times have we explored the possible answers?   How can we better control natural daylighting? Is glare going to be an issue in our interior spaces?   What happens when we introduce clerestory windows in an atrium space? Can we successfully filter light to adjacent spaces? Is it an adequate amount of light to reduce interior artificial lighting loads during operating hours?   Can we utilize operable windows to efficiently ventilate our interior spaces in a temperate climate? How can we optimize an open office concept and utilize cross-ventilation strategies? Are we overheating an area of our floorplate? Can we passively ventilate the facility and take advantage of our climate? Contact us to learn more! We are always looking to work with innovative and progressive design teams! Let’s transform the built environment!

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

March 2, 2016
John Cribbs, Principal of Green Ideas and PhD. Student at Arizona State University, attended the Fall 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Florida. He presented 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’s appearance on KAET’s Arizona Horizon w/ host Ted Simons

March 1, 2016
Green Ideas Sustainability Consultant’s President Charlie Popeck appeared 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 discusses 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.

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


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Rich Bowen, Northern Arizona University

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Mike Gausden, Hunt Construction Group

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Adam Goodman, Goodmans Interior Structures

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Bob Lesueur, Classy Closets

“Our experiences with Green Ideas have been fantastic! We have worked with them on several projects over the last decade, and one of the things that really sticks out is their spirit of collaboration.”

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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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