Posts Tagged ‘Construction Management’

Beth Geragan 10-14-14

The City of Boise has an ambitious goal – to make the City the most livable community in the nation. Through actions like creating the greenbelt pathway, protecting the foothills open space and preserving historic buildings, Boise is well on its way to achieving that goal. Recently, there has been increasing interest in incorporating sustainability into that livability goal to ensure a lasting environment. Beth Geagan, Management Consultant with Shift Strategies has 30 years experience planing, facilitating and managing projects and has recently found herself at the center of the City’s sustainability efforts. In this interview, Beth discusses her role as the contracted project manager for City of Boise’s sustainability initiative implementation. Our conversation takes a look at the history of sustainability in Boise, the framework for the City’s current sustainability initiative, and the projects that will soon be underway to further Boise’s goal of being the most livable city in the United States. Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the City of Boise sustainability initiative.

Our interview aired on Radio Boise 10-14-2014. You can listen to live shows by tuning in to Radio Boise Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com


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The brainchild of Action Jackson, Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership ( iYerp),  was started in 2007 to improve our

community and raise funds for Idaho children through recycling metal from construction projects. IYERP is a program of the John William Jackson Fund (JWJF) who works with general contractors in Idaho and beyond to collect metal scrap which is then dropped off at Pacific Steel and Recycling where the proceeds from the metal is donated to the John William Jackson Fund.

Many of us continue to be inspired by the mission of the JWJF and by the energy and passion demonstrated by it’s leader Action Jackson.

Listen to the interview live on Radio Boise on February 4, at 3.00 or you can stream it live at http://radioboise.us/. Podcast is available HERE.

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Today’s show features guests Scott Hedrick with Scott Hedrick Construction and Joe Swindford with Energy Seal Air Barrier Systems and we’ll be discussing the recently completed 12th & River senior apartments in downtown Boise which is a 53-unit, $12 million project developed by the non-profit Mercy Housing Northwest as affordable housing for seniors 55 and older.

The 12th & River Senior Housing achieved the highest level of LEED certification (Platinum) with the highest number of points of any LEED for Homes project in Idaho. In the process of upgrading the insulation package the insulation sub contractor, Energy Seal, developed a new dense pack assembly that they tested and got approved as a new UL listing.  Tune in to our discussion on what makes the project unique and sustainable.RP4200 Picture

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