LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM STUDY SESSION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Gensler Houston711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About this Event
The Green Associate LEED Version 4 Process
• Address fundamental principles of green building
• Develop basic knowledge of LEED rating systems
• Prepares you to pass the Green Associate exam
LEED V4 SERIES: LEED EBOM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Kirksey Architecture6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 77494
11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
About this Event
Why have so many buildings in Houston decided to pursue and maintain LEED EBOM certification? Is it easier to pursue EBOM if the building already has LEED certification under new-construction or core-&-shell category? Are LEED Protocols for EBOM changing in version 4? To answer some of these questions and more, please join Kathy Collins.
SELLING SUSTAINABILITY: 5 PRINCIPLES OF PERSUASION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Kirksey Architecture6909 Portwest Dr, Houston, TX 77024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About this Event
Selling Sustainability: 5 Principles of PersuasionIn today’s political and social climate, an understanding of the science of persuasion is the most important tool for any environmentalist. Colley Hodges – an architect, sustainability consultant, and green building advocate with Kirksey | Architecture – will cover five principles of persuasion that merge classical theories of rhetoric with the latest findings in social psychology and neuroscience. Concepts will be explained through illustrations and discussions of success stories and failures drawn from Kirksey’s experience at the forefront of the green building/green schools movement in Houston. Finally, participants will be led through a persuasive exercise, taking away critical lessons about how sure-footed we should stand in our beliefs, and when we may appear just as obstinate as our opponents.
Join by web conference: https://zoom.us/j/913694785
Hosted by the Leadership Coalition
The Texas Green Schools Leadership Coalition is a gathering of professionals involved in creating healthy and environmentally-friendly spaces for our children to learn. Participants range from school principals, district administration, architects, engineers, curriculum writers, product vendors, and anyone passionate about Green & High Performance Schools.
TEXAS LIVING WATERS PROJECT: A FUTURE WITHOUT WATER IS NO FUTURE AT ALLWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Matt's El Rancho
2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 7870411:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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About this Event
The newly created Texas Living Waters Project (TLW) is a collaboration of conservation groups, lead by the National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Region and the Sierra Club. Its goal is to ensure that fresh water will always flow through springs, creeks and rivers to reach its natural destinations.
TLW’s Program Director Tom Spencer will talk to us about this new initiative and explore how our work in green building and sustainable development can contribute to ensuring water’s future.
About the Speaker
Tom Spencer is Program Director of the Texas Living Waters Project. Tom has a public service career spanning over 35 years. For most of that time, he served as a Producer and Host of Public Affairs programming for KLRU-TV, Austin’s Public Broadcasting affiliate. In addition he has served as the CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) and Executive Director of I Live Here, I Give Here. Tom is passionate about the outdoors and expresses his love of nature through photography, writing and gardening. He also hosts the Emmy Award winning gardening program “Central Texas Gardener.”
CASE STUDIES & COCKTAILS: SYLVAN THIRTYWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
1818 Sylvan Ave, Dallas, Texas 752085:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About Sylvan ThirtyJoin us for a tour of Sylvan Thirty, a mixed-use development located at the intersection of Sylvan and Fort Worth Avenues. Sylvan Thirty has become the first commercial development in West Dallas to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification that recognizes buildings, homes and communities that are designed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Sylvan Thirty has achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Sylvan | Thirty has been especially recognized for rehabilitating a “brownfield site,” incorporating decomposed granite parking and a vegetated bioswale throughout the development to filter and reduce stormwater discharge in an effort to keep the Trinity River healthy, providing preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and the use of low-emitting building materials to reduce indoor air contaminants that are harmful to occupants.
Read more about Sylvan Thirty: http://sylvanthirty.com/about-us/
ZERO WASTE HOLIDAY SWAP PARTYWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
Green Building Resource Center1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About this EventJoin us for the Gulf Coast holiday party! Bring a gently used item to the gift swap and learn how to make a Zero Waste Kit for the perfect holiday gift!
10TH ANNUAL AUSTIN GREEN HOLIDAY PARTYWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 787546:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About the Event
Join us for the Austin green mixer of the year, our 10th, can you believe it? Hosted this year by 18 great organizations, this event is a fun place for area environmentalists to come together, celebrate, scheme and prepare for the new year.
Magical music by Seu Jacinto, a group introducing and developing traditional Northeastern Brazilian culture to Central Texas. Seu Jacinto pays homage to the masters of the Brazilian folk musical traditions of forró, coco, cavalo marinho, and many other Northeast Brazilian rhythms.
At the nexus of the environmental and food movements, the Barr Mansion offers an unforgettable experience while demonstrating what it looks like to host a luxurious sustainable event. Enjoy a beautiful buffet featuring a variety of their seasonal, all organic favorites.
It's been a crazy year so let's "regroup", have some fun and get ourselves ready for the good fight in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!
USGBC TEXAS HOLIDAY PARTYTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
National Office Furniture Company1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 440, Dallas, TX 75207
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About the EventMix and mingle with USGBC Texas leaders as we celebrate our accomplishments of 2017 and look forward to the coming year. View the newly renovated National Office Furniture Showroom as you enjoy appetizers and drinks (beer/wine) provided by USGBC Texas North Region.
EL PASO WATER HARVESTING DESIGN CERTIFICATION
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19-25, 2017Location TBD8:00 AM
About this EventThe WMG Water Harvesting Design Certification program is designed for professionals, educators, and community organizers seeking comprehensive instruction in water harvesting systems design and construction. Please note this course is a special one-time offering in El Paso, TX and will prioritize participants from the local region. The program offers a unique combination of hands-on and classroom instruction that provides participants with a thorough, on-the-ground understanding of the core practices in this increasingly popular field. Our program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting offered in the nation.
The course teaches site assessment, design, and installation of:
USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201