Building Energy Solutions: The 2015 Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference

Aug 3 2015

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Buildings account for over 40% of overall energy consumption, and it’s no surprise that building efficiency and energy conservation go hand in hand. Building Energy Solutions, the 2015 Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference embraces this important fact and provides a dynamic line up of speakers and workshops designed to educate, motivate, and provide solutions for improving Idaho’s energy efficiency.

Hosted at the Riverside hotel in Boise November 4­5, the conference offers something for everyone who is active or interested in the built environment and energy efficiency. Educational workshops follow residential, commercial, industrial and code tracks and CEUs are available for AIA, ICC and LEED. The conference will also feature general sessions and a keynote speaker to highlight the importance of responsible energy management and inspire attendees to take action.

To get involved, follow one of the links below.

  • Attendee Registration: Sign up soon to receive early bird pricing!
  • Exhibitor Registration: ­Don’t miss the chance to highlight your goods and services with this targeted crowd!
  • Workshop proposal submission: ­The event planning committee is still seeking one more workshop in the Commercial, Residential and Industrial Tracks to round out the agenda.

Put your expertise to work!

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Creating Healthy Spaces, a Summer Education Series for Building Professionals Continues with the Final Two Courses

Aug 3 2015

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Green Roof

The first three events in the summer educational series have come and gone, but don’t feel left out if you didn’t attend. There are still three upcoming courses to fill your mind with green building knowledge and keep your professional accreditation current with CEUs.

Join us for one the remaining education events. See the schedule below and use the online RSVP form to register for the courses that interest you.

Topic Date Time Location CEUs Available*
Sit Fit Ergonomics August 4, 2015 Noon, BYBB (Bring Your own Brown Bag) Integrated Design, Lab. 306 S. 6th Street, Boise AIA – CC­103329­ 1005 ­ HSW – good for 1.0 Credit. IDCEC ­CEU­103329 ­1005 ­ Good for 0.5 CEU Value. Credit will also be accepted by ASID, IIDA & IDC
Green Roofs August 13, 2015 Noon, BYBB (Bring Your own Brown Bag) USGBC Idaho, Office. 523 West Front Street, Boise 1.0 Self reported LEED Professional Accreditation CE hours

* Refer to the Credential Maintenance Program Guide for guidelines on self reporting LEED professional CE hours.

Sit Fit Ergonomics. All of us sit too much during the day and not all of us are sitting correctly. Work ­related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are the most widespread occupational health hazard. Knowledge and application of workplace efficiency and injury prevention makes you a value ­added resource. This class is an introduction of proper Ergonomics and use of work tools while in the seated position. You will learn how to avoid fatigue and pain that can affect your body in and out of the workplace.

Green Roofs. Live Webinar viewing at the USGBC Idaho office conference room. The course provides an overview of green roofs with a focus on hybrid green roof systems. Participants will learn about system operations and design as well as specific information around plant selection, irrigation, mitigation of wind pressure and fire risk, sloped applications, and warranty options. This session will also address specific benefits and challenges of implementing a green roof system in the Rocky Mountain climates.


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Maverick Announces New LEED Project in Boise

Aug 3 2015

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Makerick has announced the development of the first LEED certified gas station in the state of Idaho. The proposed project is part of a mixed use development at the corner of Franklin and Orchard, the site of the former Franklin Elementary School. Maverick purchased the 4.7 acre site from the Boise School District and the City of Boise purchased an adjacent three acres with plans to develop a new park.

Maverick’s capital improvement plans include a significant construction budget in the Treasure Valley. In addition to the Franklin and Orchard development, Maverick has also purchased the site of fomer Cole Elementary School from the Boise School District, a 7.6 acre parcel at the corner of Cole and Fairview, with plans to build a new convenience store.

In consideration of the large proposed investments in the area, and the importance of the former school sites to the community, Maverick is taking measures to ensure a successful project. In addition to the proposed LEED certification Maverick has issued a request for community input on the Franklin and Orchard project to address both community and environmental concerns.

You can learn more about the project and provide your input at

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