Archive for January, 2014

What is a Boise Energy District?

The trend of looking at energy consumption and efficiency at a district scale, comprised of multiple city blocks, is gaining interest in both the academic and professional world.  Energy benchmarking information is making its way into master-planning efforts, while projecting energy efficiency on future developments is on the radar of both utility companies and city offices. This week’s BAGI session will explore the implications of what planning for energy districts might look like for Boise and its “Central Addition” district,  which stretches from Broadway to Capital in between Front and Myrtle.  This district has been the focus of multiple organizations who are trying to imagine what this scale of analysis might mean for the future of sustainability and energy efficiency in Boise, Idaho.
Listen to the interview live on Radio Boise on January 28, at 15.00 or you can stream it live at http://radioboise.us/
Gunnar Gladics – University of Idaho Research Scientist
Ciera Shaver – University of Idaho Masters of Architecture Student
Listen to the archived interview HERE

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Landscape painter Rachel Teannalach is Idaho Conservation League’s first artist in residence. Employing a “ Plein-Air” (on-site) painting approach allows Rachel to absorb the feeling of place as well as the colors and forms of the landscape. Twenty five percent of proceeds from her in residence landscape paintings goes to support the ICL’s. The ICL Artist in Residence program cultivates the relationship between Idaho’s natural world and its immense community of talented artists and art lovers. If you missed the show a podcast is available.

Rachel Teannalach, 2013

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This week on Building a Greener Idaho we revisit past conversations with Karen Warner and Bill Fay. First we hear from Karen, now with Tenant Realty Advisors, as she discusses green building trends in commercial real estate and her experience with Colliers International. The next guest is native Idahoan Bill Fay with the Energy Efficient Code Coalition based out of Washington DC. Bill has an extensive background in public policy from his work on Capitol Hill. Bill’s interview examines energy codes and the benefits to owners of energy efficient homes. You can listen to a podcast of the show here and remember to tune into Radio Boise 89.9 KRBX Tuesdays at 3 PM for our regular Building a Greener Idaho Programming.

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