Arizona State University President Michael Crow recently released an announcement and video detailing the school’s mission to create the New American University. Green Ideas Building Science Consultants is honored and excited to revisit the role we’ve played in this important transformation. Learn more about the Novus Innovation Corridor at ASU.
The video illustrates President Crow’s success in building a new university prototype that is “scalable, agile, and powerfully impactful.” Green Ideas has been deeply involved with the University and this process in several ways for more than 20 years! We have been a key team member in ASU’s transformation from the beginning, managing the LEED certification process for more than twelve buildings on all 3 major ASU campuses in Arizona.
We were instrumental in assisting Catellus Development Corporation with the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification for the entire Novus Innovation Corridor in 2021. This project was the largest LEED-ND certified development in the U.S. Learn more about the certification here.
Green Ideas’ President Charlie Popeck has also been active for many years at the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction as a lecturer focused on Sustainable Design and Construction. He currently teaches the Sustainable Construction course at the college.
Some of the ASU projects that Green Ideas has completed include:
ASU Biodesign Building A (LEED-NC GOLD Certified 6-19-07) – ASU Tempe Campus.
The first LEED project to be certified at ASU.
ASU Biodesign Building B (LEED-NC PLATINUM Certified 6-27-07) – ASU Tempe Campus.
The first LEED PLATINUM project to be certified in Arizona.
ASU Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building #3 (ISTB3) (LEED-NC GOLD Certified 9-17-07) – ASU Polytechnic Campus.
The first LEED project to be certified at the Polytechnic Campus in Mesa.
ASU Polytechnic Academic Buildings (LEED-NC GOLD Certified 9-17-09) – ASU Polytechnic Campus.
ASU Memorial Union Remodel (LEED-CI GOLD Certified 10-30-09) – ASU Tempe Campus.
ASU Herberger Young Scholars Academy (LEED-NC GOLD Certified 2-12-18) – ASU West Campus.
Most recently, Green Ideas has been working on several projects within the Novus Innovation Corridor at ASU with master developer Catellus Development Corporation. We have completed the Novus-required LEED certification for these projects:
Novus 777 Tower (LEED-NC GOLD Certified 9-16-20) – ASU Tempe Campus.
The first LEED project to be certified at Novus.
The Piedmont (LEED-NC SILVER Certified 9-8-22) – ASU Tempe Campus.
The second LEED project to be certified at Novus.
The first multifamily project to achieve LEED certification at Novus in September of 2022.
We are currently working to complete LEED certification for several other Novus projects including:
Wentworth Novus Parcel 4F (Rio Yards). Read more here.
Transwestern Novus Parcel 3F (VERO). Read more here.
Transwestern Novus Parcel 3G (Palmera on 6th). Read more here.
Novus-Parcel 3A Restaurants by Fox Restaurant Concepts (Blanco Cocina + Cantina, Flower Child, and North Italia). Read more here.
Green Ideas is proud of our involvement in ASU’s transformation into one of the most sustainable universities in the world, and our contribution to the high-performance building industry in general. We’re looking forward to continuing our leadership role well into the future.