Posts Tagged ‘LEED’

Public Hearing for Change Proposals to the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

On October 30, 2013, Idaho Housing and Finance Association Sought public comment regarding proposed changes to the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan for Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Public comments were delivered in person to IHFA at 565 W. Myrtle Street, Boise, ID. Many Low-Income Housing Developers were on hand to provide comment on proposed changes. The draft 2014 QAP removes extra points for developments that achieve LEED certification has several other changes to the green criteria.

USGBC Executive Director Charlie Woodruff delivered our USGBC Idaho Comments on 2014 DRAFT QAP in person.

USGBC Idaho ED Charlie Woodruff delivers comments to IHFA Committee

USGBC Idaho ED Charlie Woodruff delivers comments to IHFA Committee

Public Comment Session for Proposed Changes to IHFA LIHTC QAP

Public Comment Session for Proposed Changes to IHFA LIHTC QAP


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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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Going to Greenbuild? Register Now and Don’t Miss These Great Tours

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Our colleagues from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council are hosting Greenbuild in Philly this year November 18th-23rd.

The Greenbuild early registration deadline was extended until tomorrow, so now is the time to act if you’re thinking about attending so you can save some money. The Idaho Chapter is sending a delegation as usual to collaborate with our colleagues at national USGBC and with chapter leaders around the country and world. We’re particularly excited to hear from all the great speakers including former Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton and political polling statistician Nate Silver. If you are planning on attending Greenbuild let us kn0w so we can connect you with the other Idaho attendees while we’re in Philadelphia.

The amazing volunteers on the DVGBC Tours Committee have made sure that there’s something for everyone on Greenbuild Tours, (which can be purchased without getting full-conference ticket if you’re bringing family!).  They’ll be held Monday November 18th, Friday November 22nd, and Saturday November 23rd.

No matter what kind of green building work you want to explore, you’ll see great projects and get GBCI/AIA credits for very low prices…early bird specials end this Friday, September 13th.  Get an inside look at the Philadelphia Eagles Stadium, check out sustainability initiatives at the Philadelphia Zoo, explore our hospitals, labs, schools, and more.

Half Day Tours | Early Bird Price: $55 for 3 hours of CEUs

Full Day Tours | Early Bird Price is $80 for 7 hours of CEUs, Lunch Provided

Residential | Modular Construction | Manufacturing Facilities | Philadelphia Navy Yard | Master Plans | K-12 Schools | Higher Ed Campuses | Laboratories | Healthcare Facilities | Waste and Recycling Plants | Lighting & Design | Sustainable Sites | Affordable Housing | Sports Stadiums and Facilities | Art Museums | Arboretums | LEED ND | Commercial Interiors | Civil Engineering

Space is limited, so register today on the Greenbuild website!


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