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It’s clean air month on Building a Greener Idaho and today I speak with Chad Worth with the Snake River Alliance and Beau Husfloen from Bluebird Solar and Light about the Solarize the Valley program. What does clean energy have to do with clean air? C’mon, our listeners (YOU) know the answer to that question!

Solarize the Valley 2.0 just kicked off for a second year with a goal of installing 250 kilowatts of clean solar energy on rooftops of homes and businesses across the valley. Chad and Beau will discuss the details of the program including why it’s a great time to go solar and how participants will get the best pricing, warranties and service as they invest in our collective clean energy future.

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A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to speak with a few of the guest speakers at the Idaho Technology Council‘s Energy Connected conference in downtown Boise. Today on the show I share those brief conversations with Jules Kortenhorst from Rocky Mountain Institute, Aimee Christensen from Christensen Global Strategies, and John Teeter a former White House Innovation Fellow working in the energy strategy sector.

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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.

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John Weber is on to a new home project after completing a super efficient, net zero home a few years ago that he built from the ground up. This time around he is retrofitting a typical Boise home built in the 70’s to make it as efficient as possible and go net zero again. The most important goal of this project is to keep the upgrades as affordable as possible to show people they can achieve near net zero energy living even in a very inefficient existing home.

Tune in to my conversation with John to learn about this very cool home retrofit project and how he has reduced the energy demand of the home and coupled that with a solar pv system and his plug-in electric car named Ice Storm. As always you can listen on air at 93.5 FM or 89.9 FM or stream the show via www.radioboise.org.

John’s Small Footprint new home project 2011

Check back on this blog post for pictures of John’s house including some of the features we’ll discuss on the show and some tips on where to find products and services he utilized for his home.

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