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Greener Lives LLC

5055 E Broadway Blvd
Ste C-214
Tucson, AZ 85711


Service area: 150 miles

Service Area: Greener Lives is based in Tucson, Arizona, and most of our interior design work is in the greater Tucson area. We also will do design projects throughout Southen Arizona and in the Phoenix area.


Greener Lives LLC is a licensed, full-service interior design firm that specializes in healthy and sustainable homes. Our services include space planning, colorization, specification of green finishes, furniture and equipment, designs for chemical sensitivities and allergies, custom window treatments and consultation for LEED projects.


We have just completed two green projects. The first was a remodel of two bathrooms that addressed the homeowners' interest in sustainability in terms of energy efficiency, water conservation and good indoor air quality. The design also addressed their needs for an aging-in-place design that included grab bars, slip-resistant flooring, single-lever fixtures and seating in the shower.

For the second project, we specified the sustainable design features on a complete porch and backyard remodel to promote water harvesting, energy efficiency, good environmental air quality, recycled and reused products, and nontoxic yard products. A few of the many green features of the project included: LED landscape and porch lighting, all existing bricks reused, no- and low-VOC paint, stains and finishes, non-toxic cornmeal gluten weed pre-emergent, demolition and building materials recycled or reused (door, pavers, sand, tin roofs and copper plumbing parts).


Greener Lives has received the Green America Seal of Approval as a green business. The firm is also a member of the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce and Local First Arizona. Pamela Portwood, the interior design principal at Greener Lives, is a LEED AP ID+C and an Allied Member of ASID. She is an Arizona licensed interior design contractor. Although Greener Lives is not a national USGBC member, Pamela is an individual member of the USGBC Arizona Chapter. She has been actively involved with the chapter and serves on the Southern Branch's Communications Committee. She has an associate's degree in interior design, a bachelor's degree in English and a master of fine arts in creative writing.

At Greener Lives, our design philosophy is to design spaces for our clients, to create places that are right for them. We do not have “a style” or “a look.” What we have is a commitment to creating spaces that fulfill our clients' needs and reflect their style. We are committed to creating beautiful, functional, stylish homes that both preserve the environment and create a healthier living space for our clients and their families.

We use sustainability principles to design homes that are energy efficient, conserve water, promote the health of their residents, use the environment’s resources efficiently and contribute to the environment’s wellbeing. Green interior design is an all-embracing process that encompasses the entire living space and includes everything from designing functional floor plans to specifying eco-friendly furniture and organic cotton sheets.

At Greener Lives, we believe in listening to our clients' priorities and needs, so that we can translate their wishes into three-dimensional spaces where scale, color, green elements and more come together to create truly livable, healthy homes. Whatever their style or needs, Greener Lives designs wonderful spaces where our clients can enjoy their individual lifestyle.

Greener Lives was founded in 2008 by Pamela Portwood, LEEP AP ID+C, Allied Member ASID, as an independent interior design firm that would specialize in healthy and sustainable homes.