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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
On Sept. 29, 2012, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host the first ever Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from across the country and around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities.
The USGBC Idaho Chapter Green Schools Advocacy Committee is participating in the Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29, Saturday, by sponsoring an environmentally savvy scavenger hunt for kids at the Capital City Public Market in Downtown Boise and giving away environmentally inspired prizes.
At this event, the committee will also be launching the first ever Idaho Green Schools Challenge. The competition will run from September 2012 to February 2013. Entire schools, individual grades, environmental clubs, or individual classrooms can register their project, obtain a dedicated mentor from USGBC Idaho Chapter, and submit their project for the chance to win an award/trophy and cash prize.
The emphasis is on creating a no-cost or low-cost project that can make a measurable and significant beneficial impact to their school/community.The USGBC Idaho Chapter Green Schools Advocacy Committee is participating in the Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29, Saturday, by sponsoring an environmentally savvy scavenger hunt for kids at the Capital City Public Market in Downtown Boise and giving away environmentally inspired prizes.
To volunteer at our Idaho Green Schools booth on Saturday September 29th to help answer questions about the USGBC Idaho Chapter please sign up here.
For more information about: USGBC Idaho Chapter Green Schools Advocacy Committee, Green Apple Day of Service or the Idaho Green Schools Challenge, please contact Jen Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Join us for the September Green LEEDers event on the 11th from 5:30-7:00pm. We’ll meet for social hour at Papa Joes (1301 S. Capital Blvd) then head across the street for a tour of the new BSU College of Businees and Economics building which has many high performance features including geothermal heating, a chilled beam cooling system, plentiful daylighting, green roof sections and much more.
According to the College of Business and Economics’ website sustainability was a central consideration in the design and construction process. ”For example, plans include using geothermal energy as a heating source and optimizing use of natural light. The high-performance, environmentally progressive building is expected to use at least 40 percent less energy than a comparable structure.”
We’ll hear from Dr. John Gardner, director of CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute, and Remington Buyer, founder of the BSU Green Building Club. Plus we’ll have insight from members of the design team and the construction team as we tour the features of the building.
Meet at Papa Joes for social hour networking from 5:30-6:15
Walk to COBE for short talk and begin the tour from 6:15-7:00
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
ActiveWest received two Gold Nugget Grand Awards for Best Green Sustainable Residential Community for its active adult community, Meadow Ranch and Best Campus Housing for The GEE – near Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and was recognized amongst accomplished builders, developers, architects, and land planners with communities and projects in the US and all international countries.
Gold Nugget winners share one common denominator:
excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues.
ActiveWest also received Award of Merits for Meadow Ranch ~
~ Best Detached Home under 1,700 sq. ft.
~ Best Senior Housing - age qualified.
There were over 450 Gold Nugget entries for 2012 with 59 different categories. Grand Award winners emerged from”Awards of Merits” in each category.
For more information on ActiveWest Builders Click HERE.