Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Panhandle Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Saving Energy and Fertilizer Costs
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

2012 Idaho Energy Plan
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The 2012 Idaho Energy Plan re-emphasizes the core objectives of the 2007 energy plan – to set the policy framework that will help enable a secure, reliable, affordable energy supply network while protecting public health and safety and enhancing economic competitiveness, and establish the process by which sound data and debate is regularly engaged to help Idaho stakeholders respond to energy challenges and opportunities.& ...

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

The Economics of Sustainable Energy
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The Sustainable Energy Sustainable Homes (SESH) presents the Economics of Sustainable Energy seminar. Amy Hawkins, Idaho Power Representative provides an overview of the utility's energy efficiency programs.

 

Energy retrofits catch on in the Treasure Valley
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A pilot project is phasing in upgrades at a Downtown Boise office building. New lights and temperature control equipment are part of an overhaul of an iconic Garden City hotel.

 

Green Building in the Pacific Northwest
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This report provides an understanding of why green building is important to our communities, a brief look at the emergence of green building standards, research evidence on the perceived pros and cons of green building, and original research on green building in the Pacifi c Northwest.

 

Idaho’s Wood River Valley is Building Better Codes
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As a resident of Idaho’s Wood River Valley, which encompasses the cities of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, I have been involved with and impressed by the commitment of several local jurisdictions that have adopted above-code ordinances.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (25)
There are 25 resources serving Panhandle Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Panhandle Region
Architects
Bruce Poe, AIA, LEED AP
Modus Architecture Collaborative - Principal Architect - Boise, ID
LCA Architects
Steve Simmons, AIA LEED AP - President - Boise, ID
Michael G. Simmonds, AIA
ZGA Architects and Planners, Chartered - Principal - Boise, ID
Steven C. Turney, AIA
ZGA Architects and Planners, Chartered - Principal - Boise, ID
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Department Of Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center
- Lakewood, CO
Green Building Professionals
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
Bruce Poe, AIA, LEED AP
Modus Architecture Collaborative - Principal Architect - Boise, ID
Gem State Solar LLC
Michael Chadek - Boise, ID
Green Works Idaho
Bruce Poe - Board President - Boise, ID
Kevin Fogg
Fogg Electric, Inc. - Sagle, ID
LCA Architects
Steve Simmons, AIA LEED AP - President - Boise, ID
Michael G. Simmonds, AIA
ZGA Architects and Planners, Chartered - Principal - Boise, ID
Mike Leonard
Aurora Power and Design - President and CEO - Boise, ID
RadiantFoil, LLC
Art Carlson - Owner - Hailey, ID
Ro-Bar Technical Services, A Division of NWESI
Jerry Burstedt - Idaho Regional Manager - Boise, ID
Scott Kane
Creative Energies - Owner - Lander, WY
SolarCascade
David Brueggeman - Boise, ID
Stephen R. Witek P.E. LEED AP
SEED Inc. -Sustainable Environment Engineered Desing, Inc. - President - Incline Village, NV
Steve Burak
ABC Seamless Exteriors - Eagle, ID
Steven C. Turney, AIA
ZGA Architects and Planners, Chartered - Principal - Boise, ID
US Green Building Council (USGBC) Idaho Chapter
- Boise, ID
View Point Windows Inc.
- Boise, ID
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Kevin Fogg
Fogg Electric, Inc. - Sagle, ID

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

2012 Idaho Energy Plan
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The 2012 Idaho Energy Plan re-emphasizes the core objectives of the 2007 energy plan – to set the policy framework that will help enable a secure, reliable, affordable energy supply network while protecting public health and safety and enhancing economic competitiveness, and establish the process by which sound data and debate is regularly engaged to help Idaho stakeholders respond to energy challenges and opportunities.& ...

 

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (59)
There are 59 resources serving Panhandle Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Panhandle Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
Alpine Group
- Twin Falls, ID
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Backwoods Solar Electric Systems
- Sandpoint, ID
Boise Power & Light LLC
Steve Meredith - Meridian, ID
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
First Wind
- Boston, MA
Fords MTM - Bitterroot Solar
Francis - Salmon, ID
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Idaho Windpower Co.
Thomas Lowther - Twin Falls, ID
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
Marsh Creek Energy Systems
Gina Heath - Office/Marketing Manager - Anchorage, AK
Mike Leonard
Aurora Power and Design - President and CEO - Boise, ID
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Renewable Energy Resources
Clint Richins - General/Project Manager & Sales - Mountain Home, ID
Sewco N.W.
Dave Johnson - Nawpa, ID
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Smithland Construction
Steve Smith - Swanlake, ID
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Solar Store
Justin McLane - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Wind Energy Development
Darrel Thomas - Idaho Falls, ID
Windpower Unlimited
John Rosenkrance - Twin Falls, ID
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Energy Saving / Green Products
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
Carl Simpson
Renewal Energy NW, LLc - President - Star, IN
Gem State Solar LLC
Michael Chadek - Boise, ID
Kevin Fogg
Fogg Electric, Inc. - Sagle, ID
Luke Moher
Idaho Eco Power, LLC - Owner - Boise, ID
RadiantFoil, LLC
Art Carlson - Owner - Hailey, ID
Ro-Bar Technical Services, A Division of NWESI
Jerry Burstedt - Idaho Regional Manager - Boise, ID
Scott Kane
Creative Energies - Owner - Lander, WY
SolarCascade
David Brueggeman - Boise, ID
Steve Burak
ABC Seamless Exteriors - Eagle, ID
Sustainable Innovations
John Bernardo - Boise, ID
View Point Windows Inc.
- Boise, ID
State Energy Assistance Programs
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
Cascade Earth Sciences
- Pocatello, ID
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

 Local News Stories about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Risks & Opportunities for Idaho in a Changing Climate
11/6/2018 2:46:37 PM
The 9th annual Northwest Climate Conference was recently held in Boise and Kate Gordon Gave the keynote opening address. Kate delivered a talk titled “Risks and Opportunities for Idaho in a Changing Climate.”     Advertisements

Idaho Walk Bike Summit
5/8/2018 1:13:50 PM
Tune in for today’s conversation with Cynthia Gibson and Bob Anthony from the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance. Building a Greener Idaho contributor Austin Hopkins speaks with Cynthia and Bob about the work they do around the state to help create safe routes to school, bring more funding to walking and biking infrastructure, and bringing their […]

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Green Building News Items
Boise firm starts making homes from shipping containers. This family just moved into one - Idaho Statesman
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Boise firm starts making homes from shipping containers. This family just moved into one    Idaho Statesman A Boise family moved into the first container home produced by Boise-based IndieDwell at its Caldwell factory. They liked that discarded shipping containers ...

Sierra Forest Adds in Idaho - Building-Products.com
12/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sierra Forest Adds in Idaho    Building-Products.com High Mountain Forest Products, Coeur d'Alene, Id., has agreed to be acquired by Sierra Forest Products Ltd., a division of UCS Forest Group. High Mountain ...

American Social Entrepreneur, German CEO Launch Social Purpose Consultancy - CSRwire.com
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
American Social Entrepreneur, German CEO Launch Social Purpose Consultancy    CSRwire.com BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - The president of Oliver Russell, a purpose-driven creative agency with global clientele, has teamed up with the former CEO of ...

Another sign of Idaho growth: California company relocates headquarters to Boise - KTVB.com
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Another sign of Idaho growth: California company relocates headquarters to Boise    KTVB.com BOISE — It seems every day, we hear stories about Idaho's booming growth. Now, a California company is moving its headquarters to Boise. Greenbriar Capital ...

Regional Technical Forum Assistant - SustainableBusiness.com
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Regional Technical Forum Assistant    SustainableBusiness.com The 1980 Northwest Power Act authorized Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to develop a regional power plan and fish and wildlife program to balance ...

Brandon Ro joins LCA Architects - Idaho Business Review
8/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Brandon Ro joins LCA Architects    Idaho Business Review Architect Brandon Ro has joined LCA Architects. Ro has 12 years of industry experience and has worked on projects that have been recognized with awards ...

Raymond Buys Forklift Dealer - Building-Products.com
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Raymond Buys Forklift Dealer    Building-Products.com The Raymond Corp. has acquired Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., Fremont, Ca., a dealer of Raymond forklifts to Alaska, Idaho, western Montana, Northern ...

NASRC Workshop Focuses on Using Future-Proof Refrigerants - ACHR NEWS
7/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
NASRC Workshop Focuses on Using Future-Proof Refrigerants    ACHR NEWS BOISE, Idaho — California is leading many state governments in increasing pressure on supermarkets to replace systems that use HFCs with units that utilize ...

P&Z likes new LL Green's building | Hailey - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
P&Z likes new LL Green's building | Hailey    Idaho Mountain Express and Guide The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission began a design-review hearing Monday that appears headed toward approval of a new 17549-square-foot ...

Want to live in a shipping container? This new Boise company is making container homes - Idaho Statesman
1/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Want to live in a shipping container? This new Boise company is making container homes    Idaho Statesman When people visit IndieDwell's factory in south Boise to see a home made from a steel shipping container, they envision how it will look: Boxy. Unattractive.

Gorgeous staggered timber home offers panoramic views of Idaho's wilderness - Inhabitat
1/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Gorgeous staggered timber home offers panoramic views of Idaho's wilderness    Inhabitat This unique property in Idaho offers panoramic views of Clearwater River Canyon, and it's the perfect getaway for those who enjoy spending time outdoors.

This high school student is ready to follow Boise leaders into an efficient, resilient future - Idaho Statesman
1/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
This high school student is ready to follow Boise leaders into an efficient, resilient future    Idaho Statesman On Dec. 19, our City Council adopted updated building codes, ensuring that future building and remodels in Boise will have the least impact on our energy ...

Idaho's Limelight Hotel secures LEED Silver certification - Hotel Management Magazine
12/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's Limelight Hotel secures LEED Silver certification    Hotel Management Magazine The Limelight Hotel Ketchum, based in downtown Ketchum, Idaho, was recently awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Idaho Forest Group Buying Montana Stud Mill - Building-Products.com
11/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Forest Group Buying Montana Stud Mill    Building-Products.com The deal is expected to close by Dec. 1. “The St. Regis sawmill acquisition supports our continued growth and will be an excellent strategic addition to our ...

Greek Yogurt Maker Breaks Ground On Energy Efficient Facility - Energy Manager Today
11/13/2017 3:00:00 AM
Greek Yogurt Maker Breaks Ground On Energy Efficient Facility    Energy Manager Today Greek yogurt maker Chobani announced today that it is breaking ground on an energy-efficient 70,000 square-foot facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, for employees, ...

Chobani Expands Footprint in Twin Falls, Idaho with New, State-of-the-Art Innovation and Community Center - PR Newswire
11/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
Chobani Expands Footprint in Twin Falls, Idaho with New, State-of-the-Art Innovation and Community Center    PR Newswire NORWICH, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chobani, LLC, maker of America's #1 Greek yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in ...

HP converts Boise campus to native plants to save water, energy - Idaho Business Review
10/23/2017 3:00:00 AM
HP converts Boise campus to native plants to save water, energy    Idaho Business Review HP's Boise campus. The company worked with several nonprofit groups and an Idaho landscaping architecture company to convert its landscaping to native ...

Green Plant of the Year 2017: JR Simplot - Food Processing
9/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Green Plant of the Year 2017: JR Simplot    Food Processing J.R. Simplot's Caldwell, Idaho, plant turns out billions of French fries in the most sustainable way.

Top construction projects in Idaho up for awards - Idaho Business Review
7/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
Top construction projects in Idaho up for awards    Idaho Business Review The Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello. The complex includes walking paths, playing fields and a 7-acre lake. The complex was a finalist and also ...

Construction industry celebrates, hobnobs at Idaho Top Projects awards event - Idaho Business Review
9/28/2016 3:00:00 AM
Construction industry celebrates, hobnobs at Idaho Top Projects awards event    Idaho Business Review Close to 200 people representing all facets of the construction industry – including contractors, engineers, architects, developers and owners – gathered to ...

Clif Bar's new Idaho bakery has biophilic design baked in - Treehugger
9/9/2016 3:00:00 AM
Clif Bar's new Idaho bakery has biophilic design baked in    Treehugger The new 300,000-square-foot bakery features a host of biophilic design elements integrated into the bakery's original design, including more than 200 windows, ...

Idaho's Top Projects for 2016: The finalists are … – Idaho Business Review - Idaho Business Review
7/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's Top Projects for 2016: The finalists are … – Idaho Business Review    Idaho Business Review Construction is continuing its boom in Idaho. Cranes are now nearly ubiquitous. Idaho Business Review recognizes and annually celebrates top construction ...

Family’s new Boise home is elegant, energy-efficient - Idaho Statesman
4/16/2016 3:00:00 AM
Family’s new Boise home is elegant, energy-efficient    Idaho Statesman Chris and Ann Vonde's comfortable, modern house in the Foothills is a prime example of the future of home design.

Idaho Smart Growth: Wonks who want us to walk - Idaho Statesman
1/23/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Smart Growth: Wonks who want us to walk    Idaho Statesman Idaho Smart Growth's goal, “bringing people together to create great places to live,” sounds simple enough. But tackling vexing modern problems ...

Passivhaus! A New Way to Build - ICL Blog
9/29/2015 3:00:00 AM
Passivhaus! A New Way to Build    ICL Blog Idaho Conservation League, the U.S. Green Building Council – Idaho Chapter and Enerform are happy to invite you to an open house. Please join us on Friday, ...

Scott Flynn of Flynner Homes: 'You would be silly to build anything different' - Idaho Business Review
4/1/2013 3:00:00 AM
Scott Flynn of Flynner Homes: 'You would be silly to build anything different'    Idaho Business Review Builder Scott Flynn, owner of Flynner Homes, in front of a house he built in Boise that generates as much energy as it uses. The house draws its energy from ...

150 Boise Icons: Banner Bank Building - The Idaho Statesman
3/30/2013 3:00:00 AM
150 Boise Icons: Banner Bank Building    The Idaho Statesman Banner Bank, built in 2006, represents a modern take on Art Deco style. Check out those geometric, 1920s-style sheaves of wheat that decorate its entrance.

In Idaho, a house made from straw and mud - Christian Science Monitor
12/23/2009 3:00:00 AM
In Idaho, a house made from straw and mud    Christian Science Monitor A straw house has walls three to four times thicker than conventional buildings and provides better insulation against winter cold and summer heat.

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Avista Goes With Washington Wind Power - North American Windpower
3/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
Avista Goes With Washington Wind Power    North American Windpower Following a request for proposals, Avista Corp. – an energy company serving Washington, Idaho and Oregon – has chosen to purchase power from the ...

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants - Idaho Statesman
3/19/2019 3:49:00 PM
Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants    Idaho Statesman Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii is considering being the first state to outlaw them.

Pinch me – This must be a nightmare | Letters To Editor - Idaho State Journal
3/15/2019 5:29:00 PM
Pinch me – This must be a nightmare | Letters To Editor    Idaho State Journal St. Patrick's Day bears some unique traditions. The idea that forgetting to wear green for the day could cause you to get pinched could be described by some as ...

Jamaica leads in Richard Branson-backed plan for a Caribbean climate revolution - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/15/2019 6:42:43 AM
Jamaica leads in Richard Branson-backed plan for a Caribbean climate revolution    Idaho Press-Tribune The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

U of I Researchers Proactively Plan for Changing Landscapes in Idaho's Magic Valley - Weekly News Journal
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
U of I Researchers Proactively Plan for Changing Landscapes in Idaho's Magic Valley    Weekly News Journal It's not hard for Kathryn Frostenson to imagine her hometown of Jerome — part of Idaho's agricultural epicenter — in the throngs of some pretty hefty changes ...

Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms - Idaho Statesman
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms    Idaho Statesman The Wisconsin Public *Service* Commission is preparing to decide the fate of two proposed solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar ...

Small Business Spotlight: Treasure Valley's American Ostrich Farms promotes food sustainability, consumer health - Idaho Business Review
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Small Business Spotlight: Treasure Valley's American Ostrich Farms promotes food sustainability, consumer health    Idaho Business Review Editor's Note: This week, the IBR is introducing a new regular feature, Small Business Spotlight. We are highlighting the companies that form the backbone of ...

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/22/2019 6:42:24 AM
Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants    Idaho Press-Tribune The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Civic groups urge Pocatello leaders to set energy goals - Idaho State Journal
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Civic groups urge Pocatello leaders to set energy goals    Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Leaders with seven local civic organizations have challenged the city to set goals for sourcing more clean energy and reducing its current ...

Mayor: LA will ditch plan to rebuild natural gas plants - Idaho Statesman
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Mayor: LA will ditch plan to rebuild natural gas plants    Idaho Statesman Mayor Eric Garcetti says Los Angeles will abandon a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants as the city moves toward ...

Belarus delegation visits Montana for renewable energy solutions - KRTV Great Falls News
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Belarus delegation visits Montana for renewable energy solutions    KRTV Great Falls News An eastern European country about the size of Idaho is turning to Montana for renewable energy solutions. A delegation from Belarus is in central Montana ...

Rural power surge | Idaho - Capital Press
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural power surge | Idaho    Capital Press At their 5-acre spread outside Weiser, Idaho, retired ranchers Jack and Julie Holmes have installed solar panels to offset their electricity costs. “We made the ...

How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal - CleanTechnica
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal    CleanTechnica August 6th, 2018 by Tina Casey. The great state of Idaho is in a bit of a pickle when it comes to energy security, but a new breakthrough hints at a way out.

The future is shining bright for Idaho’s rooftop solar industry, customers - Idaho Statesman
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
The future is shining bright for Idaho’s rooftop solar industry, customers    Idaho Statesman Solar is the future of energy production in Idaho. Many people don't realize that most of Idaho gets just as much sunshine annually as Florida, the Sunshine ...

Emission Petition: Boise Students Deliver More Than 1,000 Postcards Urging City to Adopt Clean Energy - Boise Weekly
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Emission Petition: Boise Students Deliver More Than 1,000 Postcards Urging City to Adopt Clean Energy    Boise Weekly "Idaho is now sprinting in the wrong direction" when it comes to embracing clean energy and educating students about climate change, one student said.

Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production — so how did they get started and where are they going? - Idaho State Journal
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production — so how did they get started and where are they going?    Idaho State Journal Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy.

What's it like to rely on renewable energy? Look at life in Idaho. - Idaho Statesman
6/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
What's it like to rely on renewable energy? Look at life in Idaho.    Idaho Statesman Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy. With abundant waterfalls, sunshine, wind and open pastures, most of Idaho ...

Renewables Are Vital to Idaho's Energy Production | Idaho News - U.S. News & World Report
6/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Renewables Are Vital to Idaho's Energy Production | Idaho News    U.S. News & World Report TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy.

Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production. So how did they get started and where are they going? - Times-News
6/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production. So how did they get started and where are they going?    Times-News TWIN FALLS – Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy.

Solarize the Valley Returns for Third Year Despite Market Woes - Boise Weekly
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Solarize the Valley Returns for Third Year Despite Market Woes    Boise Weekly We're out there telling people it's still full steam ahead, and Idaho is still a great place to have solar."

Lawsuit contests huge energy project | Environment - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
5/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lawsuit contests huge energy project | Environment    Idaho Mountain Express and Guide A Wood River Valley resident has filed a lawsuit challenging Elmore County's approval of a massive alternative-energy project west of Fairfield.

Rocky Mountain Power's incremental evolution - pv magazine USA
4/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rocky Mountain Power's incremental evolution    pv magazine USA Rocky Mountain Power's 20 year Integrated Resource Plan has been accepted by Idaho regulators. The plan calls for more wind and solar, greater efficiency, ...

Franklin Energy struggles with Idaho regulators over energy storage project - Electric Light & Power
1/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Franklin Energy struggles with Idaho regulators over energy storage project    Electric Light & Power Franklin Energy is seeking to build a $200 million lithium-ion energy storage facility in Twin Falls County.

Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan - The Spokesman-Review
1/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan    The Spokesman-Review An Idaho-based energy development company is asking federal authorities to declare state regulators in violation of a law intended to promote alternative ...

Report Ranks Idaho #1 For Green Energy, But Coal Imports Show A Different Picture - Boise State Public Radio
7/22/2015 3:00:00 AM
Report Ranks Idaho #1 For Green Energy, But Coal Imports Show A Different Picture    Boise State Public Radio A new study from an environmental think tank ranks Idaho among the states with a low ecological footprint. The study from the Global Footprint Network.

Here Comes the Sun: Idaho Power's PURPA Problem - Boise Weekly
3/18/2015 3:00:00 AM
Here Comes the Sun: Idaho Power's PURPA Problem    Boise Weekly It seems simple on the surface: Southern Idaho has an abundance of sunshine-filled days. It also has a growing need for electricity during those same days and, ...

Idaho Power To Use Solar Energy For The First Time - Boise State Public Radio
11/20/2014 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power To Use Solar Energy For The First Time    Boise State Public Radio The company that provides most of southern Idaho with its electricity is ready to incorporate solar power into its portfolio for the first time. Idaho.

Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning? - High Country News
9/4/2013 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning?    High Country News One of the West's great old-school monopolies and its multi-pronged attack on wind and solar.