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  • “Best of 2008 Spirit of Architecture Award” from BUILDERS news, a national builders magazine
  • Greenest “Green by Design” Award 2008, Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 100 Degree Hottest Architects” recognition from Desert Living magazine
  • “2008 Best of Scottsdale Award” in the Home Builders category by the U.S. Local Business Association
  • City of Scottsdale’s “Frances Young Community Hero Award “
  • Featured Design/Build team in the LA County Museum of Art’s, Art and Architecture Tour*
  • Featured house in the American Solar Energy Association’s Rio Salado Chapter Solar Home Tour
  • Featured house in the U.S. Department of Energy and Solar Energy Society’s National Tour of Solar Homes
  • Featured home in City of Scottsdale’s Green Building Tour
  • Preferred builder in Desert Mountain
  • Preferred builder in Whisper Rock Estates
  • Architectural Design Committee Member at Whisper Rock
  • USGBC, LEEDS for Homes Pilot Member
  • Charter and appointed committee member of “City of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program”
  • Chairman of the Arizona Green Building Expo 2000-2007
  • The New York Times | November 19,1987
  • Scottsdale Progress | November 14, 1992
  • Scottsdale Scene | May-June 1996
  • Arizona Republic Newspaper: Arizona Homes Edition October 23, 1999
  • Arizona Republic Newspaper: Business and Money | January 21, 2000
  • Arizona Republic Newspaper: Scottsdale Edition { August 8, 2001
  • The Business Journal | January 28, 2000 – November 1, 2002
  • Biz AZ | May-June 2003
  • Scottsdale Airpark News | August 2005
  • Scottsdale Tribune | October 5, 2006
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine | August 2006
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine Custom Home Edition | 2007



The highest award was given to Edwards Design Group, an Arizona-based custom home design firm, for its dedication to providing quality, sustainable homes. For the past 30 years, the builders have specialized in building energy efficient homes made with non-toxic, recycled and locally produced materials. Dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of sustainability, co-owner Kevin Edwards serves on the City of Scottsdale Green Building Advisory Committee and co-chairs the city’s Green Building Lecture series. Bio Green Planet was recognized as the finalist in this category for its specially formulated solution that helps restaurants safely clean grease traps instead of sending grease to landfills.

More than 15 companies submitted for the Green by Design Awards, including: CityCenter of CityNorth, Electric Bike Company, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Bio-Green Planet, EcoCab, EcoFresh, FireSky Resort & Spa, Organic Dry Cleaners, Rave FabriCARE Master Cleaners, Take A Hike Arizona, and the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch