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Contact Green Building, Pacific Southwest

Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Green Building

Tribal Green Building Toolkit
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Green Building Web Resources
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Find Green Building Materials
Building Material Deconstruction and Reuse Map

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Green Building is the practice of creating healthier, more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.

Buildings and development have extensive effects on human health, natural resource use, and environmental quality. Buildings may also produce widespread air and water pollution, stormwater runoff, waste, and unhealthy indoor environments. Green building aims to reduce those impacts and transform buildings into a sustainable part of the landscape.

Some of the fastest growing areas in the country are located in Region 9 and the states, tribes, local governments, businesses, researchers, architects and builders have been pioneers developing effective green building initiatives. EPA Region 9 supports initiatives to advance green building regionally and nationally. We have a number of green building initiatives and work with a wide range of partners.

Green Building Contacts in Region 9

Wendi Shafir (shafir.wendi@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3422
Hospitals, K-12 Schools

Timonie Hood (hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282
General Green Building, Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris

Michelle Baker (baker.michelle@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3206
Tribal Green Building

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