2014
Bowen Humphreys
Energy Technician

Bowen Humphreys

Energy Technician

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

October 29, 2014

Big Things Come in Nano Packages

In the past I’ve written my SBC blog about the cascading benefits of sustainability, about biking and, well… biking. But there are more ways to use the math of sustainability—how 1+1=3—than by wearing spandex shorts.

The math of sustainability can also create jobs and solve some of our most pressing problems, not just for the country but here at home as well. The Peak Innovation Conference earlier this October was a great place to see ideas about sustainability in action.

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Angelo Genasci
Development Director

Bowen Humphreys

Energy Technician

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

September 30, 2014

A Modern Comstock Lode: TESLA's New Gigafactory Battery Facility

If you frequented any local business in the Sierra in the past month you likely overheard significant chatter about Tesla choosing Reno as the location to build it’s new Gigafactory battery facility.

While there is no new silver ore mine attracting prospectors, there is that same excitement and hope that existed after the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859. One cannot underestimate the potential economic impact of such a high tech facility on the Sierra Nevada region.

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Kristin York
Director of Business Innovation

Bowen Humphreys

Energy Technician

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

September 17, 2014

Cultivating Innovation Around The Triple Bottom Line

 

What if innovation in the form of a triple bottom line was the primary responsibility of a business?

 At the Peak Innovation Conference, we’ll be talking a lot about the triple bottom line so here is your primer on what it is, why it is so important and why it can be controversial.

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Leanne Kuchar

Bowen Humphreys

Energy Technician

Bowen is involved with both the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch and Green Communities programs.  He is excited to be involved in both ground-level energy audits and community-wide policy and planning.   Bowen received his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied sustainable business management, climate change studies, and environmental philosophy. 

During college, he also studied sustainable business practices abroad in New Zealand and Australia and was highly involved in community service projects though his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Personal Highlights:
A man of the mountains at heart, Bowen grew up in Salt Lake City Utah hiking, snowshoeing, biking on and off the road, running, and telemarking.  After graduating from college, he spent six weeks backpacking through India and the Himalayan Mountains.  Bowen is excited to begin exploring the Sierra Nevada on foot, by bike, and on skis.

September 10, 2014

Teaching Communities How to Fish: The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

 

What do Sahuarita, Arizona, Pottawattamie County Iowa, and Fond du Lac Wisconsin all have in common?

These communities, as well as communities found throughout the United States, have all teamed up with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to help their economies and communities grow by supporting local entrepreneurial development.

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Ian Nimmo
Project Manager

Ian Nimmo

Project Manager


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Phone: 530.582.4800

Ian Nimmo is no stranger to SBC, having worked as an Energy Programs Intern and for the TDPUD and Liberty Energy as an energy auditor.  He grew up in Healdsburg, California and went to college at the University of Puget Sound in Washington.  He has worked for Greenpeace as a Senior Team Leader, at a ski lodge in Alta, Utah and for the US Forest Service in Idaho.

"I chose to work at SBC because the scope of its mission and because of the beautiful location in the Sierra Nevada mountains," Ian says.  "It feels good to be working for an organization that has a similar worldview to my own."

Personal Highlights

"I have many hobbies.  I love skiing, enjoying lakes and rivers in the summer in my old beat up canoe, and seeing live music.  I enjoy the Tahoe life for all that it has to offer."

September 04, 2014

Passive Solar: Utilizing Earth's Natural Heating & Cooling Systems

From the start of my work on energy efficiency projects at SBC one emerging technique has caught my eye: passive solar building.

The Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) team is constantly learning about new ways to reduce energy bills through retrofits targeted at mechanical systems, but what if we could go one step further and gain heating and cooling elements from the natural world?

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