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The Green Building Program was developed through a public-intensive process. Means of outreach included a survey to Planning and Development clientele, an Energy and Green Building Forum, a Green Building Task Force, and discussion of the draft program at Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings.

December, 2006 - Planning and Development Clientele Survey Distributed
February, 2007 - Survey Results Compiled 
September - November, 2007 - Green Building Task Force Assembled
November 15, 2007 - Energy and Green Building Public Forum
November 28, 2007 - 1st Task Force Meeting (PDF)
February 12, 2008 - 2nd Task Force Meeting (PDF)
April 30, 2008 - Council Subcommittee Meeting (PDF)
May 5, 2008 - Briefing to Architectural Excellence Awards Committee (PDF)
May 19, 2008 - Briefing to Mayor and Council (PDF)
May 21, 2008 - Briefing to Planning and Zoning Commission (PDF)
June 3, 2008 - 3rd Task Force Meeting (PDF)
June 26, 2008 - Mayor and Council Adopt Green Building Program (Resolution 4199) (PDF)
July 16, 2008 - Briefing to Economic Development Advisory Board (PDF)
July 22, 2008 - Briefing to Maricopa Association of Governments Population Technical Advisory Committee (PDF)
September 5-6, 2008 - Presentation and Display at GreenSummit (PDF) 
September 18, 2008 - Presentation at 'Energy Solutions for Local Governments' (APS Function) (PDF)
December 12, 2008 - Presentation at Arizona Planning Association Green Building Program Workshop (PDF)
January 22, 2009 - Briefing to City of Glendale (PDF)

September 5-6, 2008 - Presentation and Display at GreenSummit (PDF) 
September 18, 2008 - Presentation at 'Energy Solutions for Local Governments' (APS Function) (PDF) 

Planning & Development Clientele Survey
In December of 2006, Staff distributed a Green Building Questionnaire to 322 development professionals that had worked on a project in the City of Chandler within the past two years. 38 questionnaires were returned. 68% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that there was a need for a green building program in Chandler and that they would be more likely to work on a green building project in Chandler if a Chandler Green Building Program were in place.

Green Building Task Force 
This 19-member group, assembled by Long Range Planning Staff, served as a guiding body as the Green Building Program was developed. The group was comprised of development professionals, green professionals, and Chandler residents interested in green building. The technical expertise of this group proved invaluable as Staff drafted and revised the Green Building Program. This group met three times over the course of approximately six months. At the first meeting, the Task Force provided input on a draft outline of the Green Building Program. At the second Task Force meeting, the group discussed an early draft of the Green Building Program. At the third and final meeting, the Task Force offered suggestions on a more finalized draft of the program and gave their approval of the program as Staff prepared to bring the program forward to Mayor and Council for adoption.

Green Building Task Force Members
Name & Firm/ Affiliation 
 1. Brennan Ray - BC Attorneys
 2. Brion Boucher - DMJM Design
 3. Cara Cameron - Resident/Advocate
 4. Chris Samila - ASU Student
 5. Darrell Mills - Advocate
 6. Deborah Dupée - Resident/Advocate
 7. Ed Bull - BC Attorneys
 8. Garry Hayes - Resident
 9. James Donley - Lawrence & Geyser
10. Jerry Ufnal - APS
11. Jim Stack - Resident/ Solar Power Instructor
12. Kendall Baxley - Homebuilder's Association
13. Marian Norris - City of Chandler Staff
14. Mark Eckhoff - Town of Florence/ Chandler Resident
15. Mike Flanders - Planning and Zoning Commission
16. Pete Trowbridge - Trowtiere Precision Construction
17. Robert Sty - SmithGroup 
18. Sheree Sepulveda - City of Chandler Staff
19. Susen Mills - Advocate

Task Force Meeting Summaries

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Energy & Green Building Forum
On November 15, 2007, the City of Chandler Planning and Development Department hosted an Energy and Green Building Forum. The main goal of the forum was to gather public input on the early efforts to develop a green building program.

The forum began with a presentation by Mark Wilhelm, the former President of the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Staff then presented an initial outline of a green building program before leading the group through a number of breakout exercises.

  Presentation by Mark Wilhelm at the Energy & Green Building Forum Public participation excercise at the Energy & Green Building Forum

Public input was gathered through a variety of means at the forum, including: