The Reflecting Pool at Taliesin West.
Kate Chesley The Reflecting Pool at Taliesin West.

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home and studio, may soon get a green makeover. Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Taliesin West currently houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Under a project named Energizing Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Big Green Zero, a team of energy engineers and planners, are seeking to reduce the energy use of the historic landmark by outfitting it with more sustainable technologies. The two companies are seeking partnering organizations to donate time and talent.  

The property is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, and the program is aiming to reduce the facility’s energy bill by more than 50 percent and potentially have it produce as much energy as it uses each year. Big Green Zero is seeking partners such as sustainable energy product manufacturers and distributors, utility companies, and contractors. Some of the initiatives the group would like to explore are energy efficient lighting, energy management controls, energy-efficient roof and window components, innovative heating and cooling systems, and renewable energy production technologies.

Interested partners should contact Dr. Robert Roth at or 480-286-6009.