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Friday, September 28th, 2012
The Idaho Chapter of US Green Building Council presents:
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
Water Cooler conference room
1401 Idaho St.
This evening program is an overview of thermal imaging–using infrared photography to picture the temperature radiating from buildings and other objects. Leo Geis is a specialist in conventional aerial photography who has been exploring the opportunities raised by aerial thermography. The presentation will show a new way of looking at the built environment and offer examples of thermography in building performance applications. One example is how aerial thermography has provided insights into Boise’s geothermal heating system.
The evening event includes a reception with refreshments and ample time for Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
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, May 16th, 2012
June 20-22 at the Boise Centre
USGBC Idaho is again partnering with the Association of Idaho Cities to present the annual Energy and Green Building Conference. This year it will be held in conjunction with the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) Annual Conference and will be a great opportunity for energy efficiency and green building education as well as networking with building professionals and leaders from local jurisdictions from across the state.
Conference sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including discussion of issues most affecting the adoption of green strategies in commercial and residential construction, renovation and building operation, retrofitting green, energy code inspections, the value of energy codes, the benefits of energy efficiency and certified green homes and energy hot topics in Idaho and the Northwest.
To register online CLICK HERE
If you have any questions call Sheila Christensen at AIC (800) 344-8594 or email email@example.com
To download the conference brochure PDF CLICK HERE