Posts Tagged ‘LEED’

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 I’ll be talking with USGBC Idaho founding board member Bruce Poe with Modus Architecture. Bruce has been involved with sustainable design and the U.S. Green Building Council for quite some time here in Idaho and we’ll discuss his history of involvement and philosophy of design and where the development industry is headed.

Tune in to Building a Greener Idaho today at Noon on Radio Boise. Stream it live through their website or on 89.9 FM in the Treasure Valley or 93.5 FM in Boise.

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Rendering of new CSHQA office at 2nd & Broad Streets, Boise, ID

Today we speak with Ted Isbell from the architectural and engineering firm CSHQA about plans to move their headquarters a few blocks from their existing office in Boise. They will be renovating an existing building- the old Jordan-Wilcomb warehouse- and are anticipating achieving a high level of LEED certification for all of the sustainable design features of the project. Tune in today at Noon to learn more about this interesting renovation in downtown Boise.


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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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