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Joe Palumbo from the Ice Dam Guys joined me on the show to discuss the IceDamApocolypse that has been wreaking havoc this winter in the Treasure Valley and beyond. Energy efficiency and regular maintenance are the name of the game.

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Haley Falconer doesn’t train falcons – at least at this point – but she does work to help meet the City of Boise’s goal to become the most livable city in the country. I spoke with Haley about her role as the Sustainability Coordinator and Boise’s first “LIVability Report” she has been developing that will be released in April. We discuss the background of LIV Boise, the LIVability Report, and the myriad of programs and goals a sustainability coordinator for a city helps to advance.

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jDunn_(2)Jake returned to Boise and discussed his experience working with the architecture firm Eskew Dumez & Ripple (EDR) in New Orleans to advance sustainable and energy efficient design. He was recruited by EDR out of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab where he worked as an Architectural Simulation Specialist helping the private sector learn about and implement design strategies for daylighting and energy efficiency.

We were bummed to lose Jake as a co-host of Building a Greener Idaho when he left for New Orleans, but glad to see him doing important work out in the private sector designing high performance, green buildings and experiencing the culture of the Big Easy.

 

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Today’s conversation is with Dr. Susan Mason Associate Professor and founding director ofphoto BSU’s Community and Regional Planning graduate program.

NW GB reportDr. Mason has authored many articles and papers on trends in green building, community engagement, and change management and has spoken at conferences in the US and overseas. She co-authored the first report for the Northwest on trends in green building and has published follow up papers and articles since.

Listen to the podcast of the interview with the player below.

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