Trends

Energy Efficiency is Financial and Environmental Imperative for Data Centers

// Sep 10th, 2014
Energy Efficiency is Financial and Environmental Imperative for Data Centers
By Anthony Wanger for Phoenix Business Journal Photo Credit: brewaz.com The Phoenix area is one of the country’s largest markets for multi-tenant co-location data centers, into and out of which... 
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Local News

Aging Public Infrastructure Gets Soaked in Summer Downpour

// Sep 15th, 2014
Aging Public Infrastructure Gets Soaked in Summer Downpour
Source: The Arizona Republic In a Valley unaccustomed to the rain, the historic late-summer deluge of 2014 tested pieces of the public-works infrastructure — and pushed some of them beyond... 
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Legislation issues

High Court: No Automatic Priority for Contractor’s Lien

// Sep 5th, 2014
High Court: No Automatic Priority for Contractor’s Lien
By Carlene Reyes for Cronkite News The Arizona Supreme Court ruled recently that a lien placed by a construction firm doesn’t automatically have priority over other liens recorded after work... 
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National News

Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits

// Jun 24th, 2014
Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits
By Kristena Hansen for Phoenix Business Journal Proposed height limitations on buildings near airports could impact developments surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Photo credit:... 
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Budgets and Funding

Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects

// Jul 8th, 2014
Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects
From left, Biltmore Partners Foundation members Patricia Nelson, Jeffrey Fine and Karen Litton on the “Magic Carpet” project at the 24th Street and Camelback Road underpass. Photo credit:... 
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Green / Renewable Energy

EPA Final Rule Imposes Emissions Limits to Reduce Haze

// Sep 5th, 2014
EPA Final Rule Imposes Emissions Limits to Reduce Haze
Map credit: EPA Original headline: Feds order six plants to clear national park skies by cutting emissions By Brittany Bade for Cronkite News The Environmental Protection Agency set new limits... 
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Local Projects

Arizona Projects 9-12-14

// Sep 12th, 2014
Arizona Projects 9-12-14
Awards & Accolades 1. The Ak-Chin Indian Community UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Central Plant has been named the AZ Water Association’s 2014 Water Reuse Project... 
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Economic Development

Reno Appears to Win Bidding War for $5B Tesla Battery Plant

// Sep 8th, 2014
Reno Appears to Win Bidding War for $5B Tesla Battery Plant
Original sources: Phoenix Business Journal and The Arizona Republic Photo credit: wikipedia.org Elon Musk is putting his $5B electric battery factory in Nevada, according to reports September... 
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People on the Move

Industry Professionals 9-12-14

Industry Professionals 9-12-14

Awards & Accolades 1. The City of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development has been honored with the International Downtown Association... 

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