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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Sustainable, Zero Net Energy homes are being built in markets around the country, at surprisingly affordable prices. Keeping the spirit of Idaho and the Boise Valley, what do people want to see when it comes to Deep Green Homes in this market? How big are they? What features are must haves? What level of finish should they have? Where should they be located?
USGBC-Idaho Chapter and Gary Christensen, Developer of the Banner Bank Building, are conducting a series of Discussion Groups between April 24th and May 5th to find answers to these questions. An Eco-charette will be held the end of May to explore how to build these Deep Green Homes, and where the bottlenecks are that run up the costs locally. The results will be shared with the home building community and the public in a variety of forums.
If you are willing to share your ideas, and hear what other people are thinking about Deep Green Homes and would like to participate register here!
Please share this invitations others you know who would be interested. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Join the USGBC Idaho Chapter and the Plaza’s chief engineer Duane Pace for a tour of the building to discuss and observe some of the main features that allowed the building to achieve gold certification in the LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance program and an Energy Star rating of 95. RSVP to email@example.com. The tour is free and no lunch will be provided. Tour will meet in the ground floor lobby at Noon.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
On Tuesday, January 10th the USGBC Idaho Chapter presents our monthly Green LEEDers event featuring Action Jackson and his work on the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Project. It’s rare that we have the opportunity to hear Action speak to a group of people because he’s usually too busy in action volunteering his time recycling metal on construction projects around the valley.
The presentation will also feature representatives from Pacific Steel & Recycling, CM Company, Beniton Construction and Engineered Structures Inc. We’ll hear from the general contractors how the partnership relationship has worked and the benefits for their projects. Action will tell us about how IYERP began and how the John William Jackson Fund benefits Idaho’s youth.
So please join us for a panel presentation and reception to hear about this great program and get inspired to take action in your life in 2012. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
What: Action Jackson & Idaho Youth Education Recycling Project presentation & reception
When: Tuesday, January 10th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: Associated General Contractors of Idaho, 1649 West Shoreline Drive, Boise, ID 83702
RSVP to charlieATusgbcidaho.org by Monday the 9th or RSVP on Facebook HERE.
The Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (IYERP) is a collection of individuals and corporations with a mission to raise recycling awareness and improve recycling at the community level.
100% of the recycling proceeds coordinated via IYERP are donated to Idaho youth programs via the John William Jackson Fund – a Boise, Idaho based donor advised non-profit organization & member of the Idaho Community Foundation. The mission of the John William Jackson Fund is to advance academic scholarship, performing arts and outdoor sporting for Idaho youth.
For more information visit www.johnwilliamjacksonfund.org and click on the Recycling Program link.
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.