Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Southwest Region

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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

 

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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 (41)
There are 41 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest 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
- San Luis Rey, CA
Building Energy Incorporated
Ingo Stroup - President - Star, ID
OnPoint, LLC
Tad Duby - Principal - Boise, ID
Oxbow Home Inspections and Radon Testing, LLC
Troy Farmer - Owner/Inspector - Eagle, ID
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Department Of Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center
- Lakewood, CO
Eagle Home Mortgage LLC
- Eagle, ID
Guild Mortgage Company
- Boise, ID
Idaho Independent Bank
- Boise, ID
Green Building Professionals
Altenergy Inc.
- Charlottesville, VA
Bruce Poe, AIA, LEED AP
Modus Architecture Collaborative - Principal Architect - Boise, ID
Dennis Fix
Far West Landscape and Garden Center - Owner and Landscape Designer - Boise, ID
Gem State Solar LLC
Michael Chadek - Boise, ID
Green Remodeling
Josh Bogle - 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
North End Organic Nursery
- Garden City, ID
OnPoint, LLC
Tad Duby - Principal - Boise, ID
RadiantFoil, LLC
Art Carlson - Owner - Hailey, ID
Renewable Energy Resources
Clint Richins - General/Project Manager & Sales - Boise, ID
Ro-Bar Technical Services, A Division of NWESI
Jerry Burstedt - Idaho Regional Manager - Boise, ID
Sarah Cunningham
Ethos Design and Remodel - Boise, ID
Scott Flynn
Flynner Building Company - 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
Building Energy Incorporated
Ingo Stroup - President - Star, ID
Energy Doctor NW, Inc.
- Meridian, ID
Kevin Fogg
Fogg Electric, Inc. - Sagle, ID
Oxbow Home Inspections and Radon Testing, LLC
Troy Farmer - Owner/Inspector - Eagle, ID

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

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 (70)
There are 70 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, 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
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
Dennis Fix
Far West Landscape and Garden Center - Owner and Landscape Designer - Boise, ID
Energy Doctor NW, Inc.
- Meridian, ID
Fresh Air Lawn Care
Dustin Harrison - Owner - Boise, ID
Gem State Solar LLC
Michael Chadek - Boise, ID
Green Remodeling
Josh Bogle - Boise, ID
Heating Equipment Company
Stanley Johnson - Caldwell, ID
Kevin Fogg
Fogg Electric, Inc. - Sagle, ID
Luke Fletcher
EcoSolar - Owner - Boise, ID
Luke Moher
Idaho Eco Power, LLC - Owner - Boise, ID
OnPoint, LLC
Tad Duby - Principal - Boise, ID
Pat Minniger
A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning - Owner - Meridian, ID
RadiantFoil, LLC
Art Carlson - Owner - Hailey, ID
Renewable Energy Resources
Clint Richins - General/Project Manager & Sales - Boise, ID
Ro-Bar Technical Services, A Division of NWESI
Jerry Burstedt - Idaho Regional Manager - Boise, ID
Sarah Cunningham
Ethos Design and Remodel - Boise, ID
Scott Flynn
Flynner Building Company - Boise, ID
Scott Kane
Creative Energies - Owner - Lander, WY
Second Chance Building Material Center
Melanie Curtis - Executive Director - Boise, ID
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
- Newton, 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

Local Green Building News Items
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 […]

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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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 ...

Conservation Fellow - SustainableBusiness.com
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conservation Fellow    SustainableBusiness.com Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho's environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural ...

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 ...

PCEI AmeriCorps Program Associate - SustainableBusiness.com
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
PCEI AmeriCorps Program Associate    SustainableBusiness.com The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) provides education and inspires action to cultivate a healthy environment in the Wood River Valley of Central Idaho.

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 ...

Top Projects awards finalists: nearly 50 projects are in the running - Idaho Business Review
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Top Projects awards finalists: nearly 50 projects are in the running    Idaho Business Review The newly completed 200,000-square-foot Clearwater Analytics building in downtown Boise, part of City Center Plaza, was selected as the 2017 project of the ...

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 ...

New Boise Company Making Homes Out of Shipping Containers - U.S. News & World Report
2/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Boise Company Making Homes Out of Shipping Containers    U.S. News & World Report BOISE, Idaho (AP) — 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: ...

These homes are small, energy-efficient and sell for $65,000 - Idaho Statesman
1/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
These homes are small, energy-efficient and sell for $65,000    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.

Scientists create efficient fuel cell powered by solid carbon - Inhabitat
1/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Scientists create efficient fuel cell powered by solid carbon    Inhabitat Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have created a new fuel cell technology that is powered by solid carbon.

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 ...

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 ...

Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold - Facility Executive Magazine
10/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold    Facility Executive Magazine HP Inc.'s Boise, ID Campus has been awarded Gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative rating system. The Sustainable Landscaping Project is the first to ...

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 ...

Idaho mom built a tiny house for her family and their Great Dane - Inhabitat
2/4/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho mom built a tiny house for her family and their Great Dane    Inhabitat Macy Miller built her own tiny house in Boise, Idaho, but it isn't just Miller living there - she also shares the space with her kids, partner and one giant dog.

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, ...

Clif Bar's new Idaho bakery is an eco-friendly masterpiece of biophilic design - Inhabitat
9/8/2016 3:00:00 AM
Clif Bar's new Idaho bakery is an eco-friendly masterpiece of biophilic design    Inhabitat Clif Bar built and opened its first company-owned bakery, located in Twin Falls, Idaho, and it was designed specifically to nurture the link between people and ...

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 ...

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.

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Critics: Wisconsin project would give utility solar monopoly - Idaho Statesman
1/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Critics: Wisconsin project would give utility solar monopoly    Idaho Statesman A southeast Wisconsin utility is proposing a pilot project where the utility would essentially renting roofs to build solar installations and pay owners a monthly fee ...

Solar industry blames tariffs for canceled, delayed projects - Idaho Statesman
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Solar industry blames tariffs for canceled, delayed projects    Idaho Statesman The solar industry is blaming tariffs for delays and cancellations of major solar energy projects.

Groups: Nevada's old mine sites could help meet energy goal - Idaho Statesman
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Groups: Nevada's old mine sites could help meet energy goal    Idaho Statesman A think tank and an advocacy group say Nevada could adapt old mines and former industrial sites to meet an aggressive clean energy benchmark that voters ...

As rooftop solar become popular, Idaho Power considers changing how it charges users - Times-News
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
As rooftop solar become popular, Idaho Power considers changing how it charges users    Times-News TWIN FALLS — A cold wind blew and the sun shone high in the sky as two men walked along the roof of a home in northwest Twin Falls. Lines.

Clif Bar Breaks Ground On 2 MW Idaho Solar Farm - Solar Industry
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Clif Bar Breaks Ground On 2 MW Idaho Solar Farm    Solar Industry Clif Bar Baking Co. of Twin Falls, Idaho, has begun construction of an on-site solar project that will supply 30% of the 300,000-square-foot bakery's power.

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 ...

Idaho National Lab Goes With Solar-Powered EV Charging - NGT News
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho National Lab Goes With Solar-Powered EV Charging    NGT News Idaho National Laboratory (INL), one of the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs, has selected Envision Solar International Inc.'s EV-ARC product to.

Breakfast Series report – Power of Choice: Energy in Idaho - Idaho Business Review
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Breakfast Series report – Power of Choice: Energy in Idaho    Idaho Business Review Panelists (l-r) Adam Richins of Idaho Power; Rob Podgorney of Idaho National Laboratories; Scott Madison of Intermountain Gas; Boryann Liaw of INL; John ...

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 ...

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.

Local renewable energy company moves to new location - Idaho State Journal
6/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local renewable energy company moves to new location    Idaho State Journal Ever since Inergy was founded in 2014, it's been a budding powerhouse in bringing renewable energy to the grid, and off it.

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.

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 ...

Solar Users Cash In On Idaho Power's Net Metering Program, For Now - Boise State Public Radio
7/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Solar Users Cash In On Idaho Power's Net Metering Program, For Now    Boise State Public Radio Update Friday, July 28: The Snake River Alliance is extending the deadline to sign up for its Solarize the Valley project. The deadline is now August 15.

Clenera and Swinerton Renewable Energy Bring Solar Energy to Idaho Communities - Marketwired
11/10/2016 3:00:00 AM
Clenera and Swinerton Renewable Energy Bring Solar Energy to Idaho Communities    Marketwired GRAND VIEW, ID--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - Clenera, LLC (Clēnera) and Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at ...

A new crop is now growing in Idaho: Solar energy - Idaho Statesman
7/25/2016 3:00:00 AM
A new crop is now growing in Idaho: Solar energy    Idaho Statesman Idaho's first commercial solar farm goes online in August. The 360-acre, 174800-panel project south of Boise will generate 40 megawatts of electricity.

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 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.