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Friday, February 1st, 2013
Banner Bank Building – 2nd Floor Conference Room
950 W Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83702
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
By Suzie Hall, LEED AP ID+C, ASID
I try to attend Greenbuild every year as a design professional, but this year I felt the tug of my chapter board commitment calling me to participate in the Chapter Forum Day, held the day before the opening plenary in San Francisco. I was energized by the enthusiasm and buzz in the room as chapter leaders from across North America gathered to share experiences, learn from each other, hear from USGBC National leadership, and consider exciting new efforts and programs.
At the Chapter Day, Rick Fedrizzi gave an educational speech about LEED v4 and the reasons why they held back the release date, mainly because things were just moving too quickly. He gave a HUGE thank you to USGBC staff and chapter leaders, and encouraged us to keep pushing forward! Kimberly Lewis presented her 2013 Priorities for Chapters: 1. LEED and Performance 2. State and local advocacy 3. Organization excellence 4. Green Schools 5. Community Engagement. She also reminded us that we are all one big “USGBC family.” I also received some great personal encouragement and sparks that I’ll be sharing through my board involvement this coming year.
I spent the rest of the week focusing on the great educational sessions that Greenbuild always offers, mostly following the interior design and commercial real estate tracks. I began with “Everything you wanted to know about green leases but were too afraid to ask,” presented by a real estate broker, an attorney and a professional from the Institute for Market Transformation. Talk about a powerhouse presentation! It’s always motivating to hear from professionals in bigger markets who are truly implementing green building practices. I took copious notes during this session and hope to share the information with my commercial real estate clients.
Other sessions covered the topics of High Performance Buildings, Innovations for Affordability and Accessibility, Occupants and Energy Reduction, and Defining the Business Case for High-Performance Build-Outs. I encourage anyone who is committed to sustainability, green design and environmentally responsible living to attend Greenbuild in Philadelphia next year! Oh, and did I mention a private concert by Train that rocked the house? Definitely a worthwhile treat.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
November 13, 2012
Dear Chapter Members:
It’s the time of year to elect new members to USGBC Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms. The chapter bylaws create a diverse and dynamic board, with about half of the seats coming up for election each year.
The Nominating Committee of the board requests nominations from chapter members in good standing. You may nominate yourself or someone else; nominees must complete the USGBCID Board Application form 2013 in its entirety and sign and submit it by email no later than midnight on Wednesday, November 21. Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Idaho Chapter will conduct the election via the USGBC On-Line Voting Booth. Voting will open on Monday, November 26, when the chapter will send voting instructions to all registered chapter members. All qualified candidates will be listed in the online voting booth, including all information from the nomination form. The Nominating Committee will also present its slate of candidates for the open seats at that time. Elections will close on Friday, December 21.
More information on elections and the role of the USGBC Idaho Chapter Board of Directors is found in the chapter bylaws.
We hope that you will exercise your responsibility to help shape the chapter’s future by taking the time to consider the work of the board and vote!
Scot Oliver, Lindsay Erb and Leif Elgethun
2012 Board Nominating Committee
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.