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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the conference brochure PDF CLICK HERE
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Public and private interests in Idaho have developed an array of ways to convert waste material to energy.
In Ada County, landfill gas has been converted to electricity for years. Now the Ada County landfill has two energy generators, with another two proposed. The number of dairy methane digesters in Idaho could double next year, thanks to efforts by the dairy industry to cut its carbon footprint and by investors hoping to profit from energy production.
And researchers around Idaho are looking for other ways to harness the energy of waste wood, waste hot water, and other materials.
Industry leading panelists who are participating in the roundtable discussion:
Erin Searcy, Ph. D. – Biofuels and Renewable Energy
Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman
Ada County landfill director Ted Hutchinson
Don Sturtevant, PE, CEM - Corporate Energy Manager
Peter Richardson – anaerobic digesters
Mark Stokes – Idaho Power
Join the Idaho Business Review as their expert panelists discuss the costs and benefits of many different types of waste-to-energy projects and how they fit into Idaho’s diverse landscape and economy.
University of Idaho Water Center
322 E Front Street, Boise
Admission is free, but please RSVP at
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Take a minute to REGISTER today for the 11th annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Boise ID, October 23-25.
This is the Northwest’s premier event bringing agriculture and clean energy together to advance rural economies. While this conference focuses on energy specifically, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about building related energy applications and network with industry experts, academia, and folks looking for help building a project. If you can’t make the entire conference, you might want to attend the Idaho Technology Council Energy Consortium sponsored reception Monday evening to network with conference attendees. It is only $10 and you can register HERE.