Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Southwest Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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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.

 

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.& ...

 

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 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 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 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
- Oceanside, 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
- 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
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
- 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

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
PCA Releases New Report on the Value of Resilient Design and Construction - Idaho State Journal
5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
PCA Releases New Report on the Value of Resilient Design and Construction    Idaho State Journal SKOKIE, Ill., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America's cement manufacturers, released a new report ...

Faces in new places - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Faces in new places    Idaho Press-Tribune AIA names new executive director. Danielle Hurd has been named executive director of the Northwest and Pacific Region of The American Institute of Architects, ...

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs - Idaho Statesman
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs    Idaho Statesman New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking aim at glass and steel skyscrapers as energy hogs but experts say such buildings can also be energy efficient.

Chicago touts eco-friendly airport control tower at O'Hare - Idaho Statesman
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Chicago touts eco-friendly airport control tower at O'Hare    Idaho Statesman An air traffic control tower at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been awarded gold status by a group that monitors standards for eco-friendly buildings.

Rochester leaders hail sustainable buildings as new standard - Idaho Statesman
4/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rochester leaders hail sustainable buildings as new standard    Idaho Statesman Rochester officials are hoping that new energy-efficient buildings taking shape downtown will become the standard for construction as the city sees growth ...

University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines - Idaho Statesman
4/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines    Idaho Statesman The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education.

DEALER PROFILE: Idaho's C&M Lumber - Building-Products.com
4/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
DEALER PROFILE: Idaho's C&M Lumber    Building-Products.com The folks at C&M Lumber of New Meadows, Id. (pop. 500 on a good day), have yet to launch a website. Phone *service* is often spotty; same for the Internet.

Boise will seek 100% clean electricity for homes, businesses. What that means for you - Idaho Statesman
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Boise will seek 100% clean electricity for homes, businesses. What that means for you    Idaho Statesman The city of Boise has committed to 100 percent clean electricity use in all homes and businesses, making it one of more than 100 cities across the country to do ...

Idaho Cobalt Project scales back - Post Register
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Cobalt Project scales back    Post Register Product being dumped on the international market at a low price has led Idaho Cobalt Project to scale back its operations in Lemhi County, likely delaying full ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 IndieDwell, a new Boise company, offers a two-bedroom, one-bath home made from used shipping containers for $65000 uninstalled.

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.

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.

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, ...

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 new contemporary home in the Boise Foothills is beautiful inside and out. But there's more to this new house than meets the eye.

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 ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
SUPERSIZED SOLAR: Idaho business plans Northwest's largest solar farm - Idaho State Journal
5/15/2019 2:15:00 AM
SUPERSIZED SOLAR: Idaho business plans Northwest's largest solar farm    Idaho State Journal A Boise developer hopes to build what would be the Northwest's largest solar farm in Twin Falls County near the Nevada border and to sell the renewable ...

Corps scoping meetings for plans in south-central Louisiana - Idaho Statesman
5/12/2019 11:06:00 AM
Corps scoping meetings for plans in south-central Louisiana    Idaho Statesman The Army Corps of Engineers has meetings Monday and Tuesday to hear what south-central Louisiana residents want from and can offer to a feasibility study for ...

Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy - Idaho Statesman
5/10/2019 6:29:00 PM
Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy    Idaho Statesman Third-largest US coal company by production volume filed for bankruptcy amid declining coal demand.

Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use - Idaho Statesman
5/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use    Idaho Statesman Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall.

UN chief says ‘total disaster’ if warming not stopped - Idaho Statesman
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
UN chief says ‘total disaster’ if warming not stopped    Idaho Statesman UN secretary-general says limiting warming to just another degree may not be possible but it must be done because the alternative would be catastrophic.

New Zealand introduces climate bill to become carbon neutral - Idaho Statesman
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Zealand introduces climate bill to become carbon neutral    Idaho Statesman New Zealand's government has introduced an ambitious climate change bill which aims to make the nation carbon neutral by 2050 while giving some leeway to ...

Where does Boise's poop go? A look inside Boise's farm powered by biosolids - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Where does Boise's poop go? A look inside Boise's farm powered by biosolids    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — From the road, Twenty Mile South Farm in southern Ada County looks like any other farm. To the city of Boise, it's so much more.

Idaho is losing its biological heritage, but you can get involved to turn the tide - Idaho Statesman
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho is losing its biological heritage, but you can get involved to turn the tide    Idaho Statesman There are steps we can take to help save species and ecosystems that are under threat from humans.

Guest Opinion: Utah may be doomed to repeat nuclear history - Deseret News
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Guest Opinion: Utah may be doomed to repeat nuclear history    Deseret News Some 30 members of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, or UAMPS, are deciding whether to invest in 12 small modular nuclear reactors in Idaho.

Opinion column: House misses mark on climate change bills - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Opinion column: House misses mark on climate change bills    Idaho Press-Tribune A recent poll by Navigator found 22 percent of respondents supported the Green New Deal, 29 percent opposed it, and 49 percent weren't sure. Republicans ...

Electricity generated from coal on decline - Idaho State Journal
4/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Electricity generated from coal on decline    Idaho State Journal There's a giant coal-fired electrical generating station that has been belching pollution up its three, 775-foot-tall smokestacks since 1970.

Idaho Power is Replacing Coal with 100% Clean Energy - EarthTechling
4/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power is Replacing Coal with 100% Clean Energy    EarthTechling 100% clean energy pledges are becoming more common these days. Cities, states, and private companies are looking to decrease their emissions by investing ...

Idaho Power Signs Super-Low Solar PPA to Buoy 100% Clean Energy Plans - Greentech Media
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power Signs Super-Low Solar PPA to Buoy 100% Clean Energy Plans    Greentech Media Unlike most of the cheapest solar power-purchase agreements seen in the U.S., utility Idaho Power's project comes in a fledgling state market.

Idaho Eyes 100% Renewable Energy By 2045 | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.com
3/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Eyes 100% Renewable Energy By 2045 | OilPrice.com    OilPrice.com In a push to retire its coal plants and move away from fossil fuels, Idaho power has announced plans to move to 100 percent renewable sources by 2045.

Idaho Power Sets 100 Percent Clean Energy Goal by 2045, Earns Praise from Sierra Club, Conservation Voters for Idaho - Boise Weekly
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power Sets 100 Percent Clean Energy Goal by 2045, Earns Praise from Sierra Club, Conservation Voters for Idaho    Boise Weekly Idaho's largest utility announced today that it had set a goal of providing "100 percent clean energy" by 2045. Dubbed the "Clean Today, Cleaner Tomorrow" ...

Avista's chooses Washington wind farm for latest PPA - Windpower Engineering
3/22/2019 8:35:00 AM
Avista's chooses Washington wind farm for latest PPA    Windpower Engineering Avista, a power company serving Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, has selected to purchase power generated by the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind project in.

Avista Goes With Washington Wind Power - North American Windpower
3/21/2019 3:00:00 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 ...

pvMB – 3/14/19: Greta for the Nobel, coal plants going solar, more! - pv magazine USA
3/14/2019 9:55:00 AM
pvMB – 3/14/19: Greta for the Nobel, coal plants going solar, more!    pv magazine USA On this very happy Pi day, the pv magazine Morning Brief brings you very happy solar power news! Sungrow launching its 1500V energy storage system, Idaho ...

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 ...

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.

Borrego Solar to construct 2-MW solar array for Clif Bar's Idaho bakery - Solar Power World
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Borrego Solar to construct 2-MW solar array for Clif Bar's Idaho bakery    Solar Power World Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls, Idaho, has begun construction of the region's largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June.

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.

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.

Lawsuit contests huge energy project | Environment | mtexpress.com - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
5/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lawsuit contests huge energy project | Environment | mtexpress.com    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.

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 ...