Sustainability

Blaine County believes in environmental sustainability and is making an effort to update Blaine County buildings to be more energy efficient and to create a smaller environmental impact.

Clean Energy

The Blaine County Commissioners signed a resolution committing to powering Blaine County with 100% clean energy by 2045 and to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Read more about the resolution here. 

Blaine County Department Contributions

Facilities:

Electric Car Charging Station

-Switching lights to LET. The Old Courthouse building is currently 100% LED and the rest of the buildings are in the process of being transitioned to LED. 

-Solar Panels have been installed at the Public Services Building. These panels supply the energy to provide heat for the building.

-An electric car charging station has been installed in the ally behind the Blaine County Annex Building. 

-Four HVAC units for the Judicial Building have been replaced with more energy efficient units.

-The Old Courthouse furnaces were replaced with new energy efficient furnaces. 

-The air systems have been updated to create cleaner air in the buildings and allow for a healthier indoor environment. 

Southern Idaho Solid Waste

The solid waste district serves seven Idaho counties - Blaine, Cassia, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, and Twin Falls.

The Southern Idaho Solid Waste landfill uses a gas-to-energy system to convert the gases released by the decomposing garbage into energy. The facility produces enough energy to power about 2,000 homes in the area!

Read more about how the system works here.

View a video on the project here.

Local City Initiatives

City of Ketchum

City of Hailey