Posts Tagged ‘Green Building’

Meet USGBC Idaho’s new Program Manager Kris Wilson

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Kris Wilson is the newest edition to the USGBC Idaho Chapter. Kris brings a background in environmental resource protection, a diverse skill set and a motivation for promoting green building practices to the position. In 2000, Kris graduated summa cum laude with a Biological Resources degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He went on to work in climate change ecological impact and carbon cycle research. Since relocating to Idaho in 2008, Kris has worked in applied water resource conservation and as an administrator for energy efficiency, alternative energy, and economic revitalization projects in rural Idaho. He  subsequently managed the Idaho Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund which finances environmental contamination clean up projects throughout the state. Most recently, Kris worked with Community Rebuilds, a Utah based affordable, sustainable housing organization that developed an award winning green building education and economic improvement program using straw bale construction techniques. We welcome Kris and look forward to his contributions as we transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated. Kris in front of tree -cropped


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Communications Intern Wanted

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

USGBC Idaho is in immediate need of a motivated, self-starting individual to aid our organization in green building advocacy and communications outreach.

The position requires a balance of in-office and virtual work, however in-person assistance is desired from noon through 3pm on Tuesday afternoons. The position requires 10 hours of work/week and is paid a monthly stipend of $300.

The USGBC Idaho Communications Intern authors weekly newsletters as well as unique content for the USGBC website, coordinates social media outreach, assists with production of a weekly radio show Building A Greener Idaho, audio-engineers podcasts and analyzes communication data to optimize communication outreach. On the job training is available however prior experience with website administration, audio-editing and graphic design programs are an asset.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Remington Buyer,


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Business Case for Green Developers

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Are you a developer interested in how green development is changing the market?  Or are you an architect or engineer, curious about how to leverage the financial benefits of sustainable design to achieve higher project goals?  This week we kick off the 2013 Fall Lecture Series with Ashley Lemon from ARES Real Estate Services out of Golden, Colorado.

He will be providing the developers perspective on the business case for green developers.  The talk will feature projects procured by their full-service, vertically-integrated development firm, while showing financial numbers and statistics that prove an increase in project value due to sustainable and energy efficient design.

RSVP HERE for the live lecture, or remember that you can register for the Webinar HERE.

Also, USGBC Idaho is hosting a free public reception after the talk at CTA Architects just two blocks away from Idaho Power at 1185 Grove Street in Boise. Anyone and everyone interested in continuing the conversation with Ashley is invited to attend and join in the conversation. We will offer free beer, wine and light appetizers.


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