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Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Download the flyer and registration form Low Impact Development for Semi-Arid Climates
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, August 1st, 2012
Join us for an informative panel discussion on construction waste recycling in the Treasure Valley. Learn about the services and opportunities available to the design and construction community for construction waste recycling.
Our expert panel includes:
- Action Jackson, Idaho Youth Education Recycling Project
- Konrad McDannel, Allied Waste
- Mandy Boam & Randi Thomas, International Interior Design Association, ZeroLandfill Program
- Dan Drinkward, Hoffman Construction- JUMP Project
- Brett Wells, Diamond Street Recycing
- Moderator: Angie Parra, PE, LEED AP
Thursday, August 2, Noon-1pm
Idaho Power Auditorium, 1221 West Idaho Street, Boise, ID
$10 Lunch from Life’s Kitchen for members $12 for nonmembers
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Ketchum City Council approved a mandatory green building code applying to new residential construction projects which encourages high efficiency, healthy buildings. The Code will be go into effect on May 16th, 2012.
Based on the National Green Building Standard, the code will address Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Operations and Maintenance. The adoption of the code is the product of nearly two years of research and public outreach.
Ketchum is the first jurisdiction in Idaho to implement a mandatory green building code.
For more information please click here.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Ron Jones, C.R. Herro, Chad Ray
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern
In our inaugural webinar of the SAVE Act series, we examined all aspects of the SAVE Act. Now, we want to narrow our focus to the effects on specific industries. This edition will concentrate on builders and remodelers.
The goal of the SAVE Act is to provide lower rate mortgage financing for cost effective energy improvements. It would enable homeowners, builders and remodelers to invest in energy efficient materials and practices. This in turn would allow for the recovery of the cost of energy efficient upgrades. Finally, future buyers and lenders would be able to account for the monthly savings produced by these measures.
By removing these barriers for both homeowners and the industry, the effects of the SAVE Act should increase the supply of and demand for energy-efficient new homes and improvements, putting people in the construction, remodeling and manufacturing sectors back to work.
On Wednesday, April 4th at 12pm ET, Ron Jones will be joined by builders C.R. Herro and Chad Ray. Together, they’ll explore how the bill would affect the closing process for new and existing homes, and how it incentivizes the building and/or retrofitting of energy efficient homes. They’ll also take your questions… live!