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Denise van den Bossche
Denise van den Bossche
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It takes an investment of time and money to live a healthy sustainable lifestyle in a way that reduces our footprint on this beautiful planet. Organic-Luxe priorities eco-friendly and sustainable human health as it relates to the products you are putting in your home. Spending more time on research, or money on products, in order to assure that our loved ones are not breathing in toxins or are acting in unhealthy ways because of a cute advertisement, when in reality it is killing us. We don’t have the luxury of a “do-over” in our life or for our planet.
The definition of true luxury is the price we pay to live in a healthy environment. We spend the majority of our time each day indoors, sleeping, working, playing. We need to be acutely aware of molds and toxins that may be surrounding our family, because nothing is as priceless as our health. The home shown on this webpage was built to the stringent guidelines of the Scottsdale Green Building Program. Passive air flow, elevation siting on the building envelope, mechanical systems with superior air change capabilities, and non-toxic emiting cooktop are just a few of the features that promote healthy indoor air quality for the buyers of this amazing home.
A new generation of chefs are defining today’s gourmet appliances by replacing gas cooktops with all-electric induction. Induction technology offers precise temperatures without toxic fumes or risky open flame, have lower operating costs, require less ventilation and are easier to clean. Gas cooktops, in comparison, produce unsafe pollutants, are a fire risk for and require a great deal more education and labor for chefs. Full Article
An early adopter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)'s LEED™ green building certification program, Denise van den Bossche helped to establish Arizona as one of the initial USGBC chapters and in 2008 was named Chapter Chairman. She is a Legacy LEED™ AP BD+C. and has authored several articles on defining LEED to eliminate the unknown. She participated in the development of both the LEED for Healthcare and LEED for Neighborhood Development certification programs. Nationally, Denise held a much-coveted position on the USGBC Greenbuild Program Committee with the primary function of Educational Session finalist selection. Locally Denise served on the 2009 Greenbuild Host Committee as Chair of the Welcome Committee and grand Welcome event featuring speakers including Al Gore. She chaired the Young Presidents Organization (YPO-WPO) Greenbuild Meeting-in-Meeting construction & sustainability network event for over a decade.
Denise was Director of Sustainability for the developers of the planned downtown Phoenix Entertainment District, the Arizona Grand Prix, and Grand Prix Vegas. She listed the first LEED™ Platinum, mixed-use commercial building in Arizona as the first real estate licensee holding the LEED™ accreditation. Denise co-founded the Corporate Environmental Strategies team for Collier's International as well as the first annual Valley Forward Green Bus Tour. Denise has also participated in local municipal green building programs including those in Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Denise co-hosted a weekly public radio show sponsored by the Institute of Construction Management and Technology (ICMT) alongside University President Steve Cooper. The program centered on topics of sustainability in not only construction, but sports and return on investment of going green, entitled "Who's Building Your Future?" Denise provided all programming and guests including business owners and stakeholders of LEED projects, industry executives, leaders in sports and entertainment, State University executives, leaders of professional and trade organizations, authors, government officials, politicians and community leaders.
In 2011, Denise was the Arizona Liaison for the CleanMed conference. CleanMed was created around a belief that healthier spaces reduce the length of patient stays, promotes healing, provides environmental benefits and helps to encourage sustainability in our healthcare system.