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On October 24th, we were fortunate enough to have Z Smith speak at the University of Idaho 2013 Fall Lecture Series on designing net zero buildings. The American Institute of Architects recently awarded Smith’s firm, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple, with the AIA 2014 Firm of the Year Award.  Which means that we had the chance to interview the Director of Building Performance and Sustainability of a firm that just achieved national recognition for the thoughtfulness of their work.  Join us on December 24th at noon on Radio Boise during Christmas Eve (89.9 fm or http://radioboise.us/), for a truly special interview with one of the industry’s thought leaders on energy efficiency, architectural design, and sustainability.

To listen to the archived interview, click HERE.

If you missed the lecture back in October, you can watch it on the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab’s Youtube Channel.

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Stay tuned for an archived recording of the interview!

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Kris Pic cropped 12-16-13On today’s show I’ll be talking with Kris Wilson, the new Program Manager for USGBC Idaho. 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 hope you can tune in to 89.9 at noon today, or stream the show live at http://mainsite.radioboise.org/ to hear more about the newest member of the USGBC Idaho team. If you missed the show, it is available as a recorded podcast.

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