Wednesday evening, October 4th 2017 USGBG Idaho hosted their annual Community Celebration at The Linen Building in downtown Boise.
Attendees included community leaders, USGBC members and the many professionals behind Idaho’s green building industry. USGBC Idaho Chair Charlie Woodruff reviewed the year, iterated the importance of sustainable design and construction, thanked the event’s sponsors (CTA, Association of Idaho Cities, CSHQA, Idaho Power, McKibben + Cooper Architects, Stack Rock Group) and highlighted HP’s Boise Campus-Wide Sustainable Landscape Project.
The evening’s keynote speaker was S. David Freeman who has had a long career as a national energy policy maker, served as an adviser for Presidents Nixon and Carter, and served as CEO of various large public utilities for 30 years.
Mr. Freeman is a steadfast proponent of green building and design and reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed. In his address he stressed the importance of reducing green house gas production. He stated the majority of green house gasses do not come from the generation of electricity. The vast majority of green house emissions come from driving cars, trucks, buses and railroads, by heating buildings and other industrial uses.
The importance of all people working together to stop pollution and prevent further damage to the planet was a central theme of his talk. The only way things will get better and for people to start working together is to sit down and talk it out.
“Who can you make peace with other than your enemies?” S. David Freeman
For more information on future USGBC Idaho events contact Charlie Woodruff at: firstname.lastname@example.org