Upcoming events

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gensler Houston; 711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM STUDY SESSION
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

    Gensler Houston
    711 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


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    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kirksey Architecture; 6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 77494
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    LEED V4 SERIES: LEED EBOM
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

    Kirksey Architecture
    6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 77494
    11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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    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.


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    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kirksey Architecture; 6909 Portwest Dr, Houston, TX 77024
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    SELLING SUSTAINABILITY: 5 PRINCIPLES OF PERSUASION
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

    Kirksey Architecture
    6909 Portwest Dr, Houston, TX 77024
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    About this Event
    Selling Sustainability: 5 Principles of Persuasion
    In 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.

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    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Matt's El Rancho; 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
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    TEXAS LIVING WATERS PROJECT: A FUTURE WITHOUT WATER IS NO FUTURE AT ALL
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    Matt's El Rancho
    2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
    11:30 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.”

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    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Sylvan Thirty; 1818 Sylvan Ave, Dallas, Texas 75208
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    CASE STUDIES & COCKTAILS: SYLVAN THIRTY
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    Sylvan Thirty
    1818 Sylvan Ave, Dallas, Texas 75208
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    About Sylvan Thirty
    Join 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/


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    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Green Building Resource Center; 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
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    ZERO WASTE HOLIDAY SWAP PARTY
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    Green Building Resource Center
    1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    About this Event
    Join 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!


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    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Barr Mansion; 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

    10TH ANNUAL AUSTIN GREEN HOLIDAY PARTY
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    Barr Mansion
    10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754
    6:00 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!


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    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • National Office Furniture Company; 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 440, Dallas, TX 75207
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    USGBC TEXAS HOLIDAY PARTY
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    National Office Furniture Company
    1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 440, Dallas, TX 75207
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    About the Event
    Mix 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.


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    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    EL PASO WATER HARVESTING DESIGN CERTIFICATION
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19-25, 2017
    Location TBD
    8:00 AM

    About this Event
    The 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:

    • Greywater systems, gravity-based and laundry systems
    • Rainwater harvesting landscapes
    • Roof-top rainwater catchment - cisterns
    • The course educational sessions includes:
    • Lectures and educational activities on each major topic
    • Hands-on assessments at the sites where projects will be implemented
    • Training workshops where participants learn by constructing water harvesting systems at public, residential, or commercial sites
    • Reading and homework assignments to solidify knowledge gained in the hands-on workshops
    • Final exam to earn certification

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Past events

Thursday, November 16, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC: LEED Fellow Celebration
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Gulf Coast: LEED Plaque Ceremony - Dillon Kyle Architects
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Energy and Atmosphere
Thursday, November 09, 2017 West: Green Drinks + CEU
Friday, November 03, 2017 North: Better Buildings = Better Employees?
Thursday, November 02, 2017 South: Fall Mixer
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Gulf Coast: Drawdown: The Top Four
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Central: UT Dell Med. School - Collaboration, Coordination & Challenges
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 South: Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings
Friday, October 20, 2017 Gulf: Performance Huddle
Thursday, October 19, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Water Efficiency
Saturday, October 14, 2017 North: LEED Green Associate Exam Study Session
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Statewide: 2017 USGBC Texas Energy Summit
Thursday, October 12, 2017 2017 USGBC Texas Energy Summit Sponsorship
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 North: 2017 North Texas Facilities Expo
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Gulf Coast: LEED Green Associate Exam Study Session
Thursday, October 05, 2017 North: Dallas Green Business Boot Camp
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Gulf Coast: Whole Building Commissioning
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Gulf: LEED Green Associate Prep Course
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Central: Austin Green Business Boot Camp
Thursday, September 28, 2017 North: Case Studies & Cocktails: McKesson Corp, A Fortune 500
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Gulf: High Performance Schools Summit
Friday, September 22, 2017 Gulf Coast: Continuing Education Day
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Gulf Coast: Building Healthy Communities in Harris County + Houston
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Central: Lessons Learned from LEED for Homes Projects
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Indoor Environmental Quality
Thursday, September 14, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC - Giving Day Edition!
Thursday, September 14, 2017 West: Green Drinks: Malolam
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 South: San Antonio's Food Economy: A View from the Bottom
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Gulf Coast: LEED Green Associate Exam Study Session
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Gulf Coast: Green Schools: Higher Performance
Thursday, August 17, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC
Thursday, August 17, 2017 West: Retrofitting a Single Family Home Targeting Net Zero Water
Thursday, August 10, 2017 West: Green Drinks - August
Thursday, August 10, 2017 State: METROCON17 Expo & Conference
Thursday, July 27, 2017 West: Infrastructure, Resilience, and Public Space
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Gulf Coast: Green Buildings & Mobility
Monday, July 24, 2017 Gulf Coast: LEED v4 Series: Integrated Design
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Central: LEED V4: Energy and Atmosphere Overview + Commissioning Revisions
Thursday, July 13, 2017 West: Green Drinks - July
Thursday, July 13, 2017 North: The North Texas Sustainable Showcase: Integrative Design
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 South: The Urban Heat Island and Its Hazards
Friday, June 30, 2017 Central: Austin Sustainable Building Materials Forum
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Gulf: LEED Green Associate Exam Study Session
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Materials & Resources
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 South: Smart City: Intelligent Transportation
Thursday, June 15, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC Social
Thursday, June 08, 2017 West: Green Drinks
Thursday, June 08, 2017 South: Spring Social
Monday, June 05, 2017 Central: High Performance Happy Hour: Mid-Year New Member Mixer
Friday, May 26, 2017 West: Tour: Cardwell Collaborative
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 South: Renewable Energy Credits & Carbon Offsets
Monday, May 22, 2017 Gulf: LEED v4 Series: Energy Modeling
Thursday, May 18, 2017 West: Green Drinks + Sustainable Building Design Bike Ride
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Statewide: High-Performance Buildings & Workplaces
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Central: LEED 2009 vs LEED v4: Sustainable Sites
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Gulf: LEED Platinum Ceremony: Burnett Bayland Gym
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Gulf: Sustainability & The Brain
Monday, April 24, 2017 Gulf: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Central: Earth Day Austin 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017 North: Arc, LEED, & Beyond LEED
Friday, April 21, 2017 Statewide: Earth Day Texas 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC Social
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Central: Tour: Dell Seton Medical Center
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Gulf: Arc, LEED, & Beyond LEED
Thursday, April 20, 2017 West: Bringing Net Zero to the 99%
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Gulf: LEED Plaque Ceremony: Dow Diamond Center
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Gulf: Skybox Data Center LEED Gold Ceremony & Tour
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 South: San Antonio's Air Quality, Ground Level Ozone, & Climate Challenges
Thursday, April 13, 2017 North: Case Studies & Cocktails: McKinney & Olive
Thursday, April 13, 2017 West: Green Drinks
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Central: Domain Walking Tour: AE Green Building & LEED
Saturday, April 08, 2017 West: LEED Green Associate Crash Course
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Gulf: LEED Green Associate Prep Course
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Gulf: LEED v4 Series: Envelope Commissioning
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 North: The North Texas Water Symposium: The Business of Water
Monday, March 27, 2017 Gulf: Gulf Coast Green 2017 Symposium and Expo
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Central: Luncheon: CodeNEXT Update
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 South: San Antonio’s Greenway System: The Workings of the Linear Creekway Parks
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 North: Raise Your Voice: Evening of Advocacy
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Central: Network and Learn "LEED 2009 vs. LEEDv4" 1/6 Overview
Thursday, March 09, 2017 West: Green Drinks
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Texas Green Building Champions Recognition Reception - by invitation only
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Statewide: 2017 State Advocacy Day
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Gulf: LEED Green Associate Exam Study Session
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Gulf: Houston Climate Reality: 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 North: 2017 Building Science Expo
Monday, February 20, 2017 Gulf: LEED v4 Series: Commissioning, Metering, & Demand Reduction
Thursday, February 16, 2017 North: Meet the USGBC Social
Thursday, February 16, 2017 West: Green Drinks
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Central: Luncheon "Urban Land-Use Regulations & Smart Buildings"
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Gulf Coast: 2017 Regional Tree Planting Competition
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Central: Austin Energy Green Building: 25 Years and Counting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Gulf Coast: Engineering Green Buildings
Monday, January 16, 2017 Gulf Coast: Daylighting & Views, LEED v4 Series
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 North: LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Series
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 North Texas: Fort Worth Festivus - Now Accepting Sponsors!
Monday, December 12, 2016 Gulf Coast: Focus on Advocacy Happy Hour
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 West Texas: Green Drinks - Christmas Edition
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 North Texas: Holiday Party
Monday, December 05, 2016 HGOC Tour: Community Solar and Grey Water Reuse Development
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Make Your Benchmarking Routine
Thursday, December 01, 2016 HGOC Workshop: Make Your Benchmarking Routine
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 HGOC Workshop: Food Composting 2.0
Monday, November 28, 2016 November Green Building Tour
Thursday, November 17, 2016 North Texas: Meet the Board: November 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Gulf Coast: Green Buildings & Texas Recycles Day
Monday, November 14, 2016 West Texas: El Paso Resilience Week
Thursday, November 10, 2016 West Texas: Green Drinks
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Healthy Materials – HPDs/EPDs/Life Cycle Analysis
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Gulf Coast: Intersections 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 South Texas: Lean Principles in Sustainability - POSTPONED
Friday, November 04, 2016 North Texas: Construction & Demolition Recycling Summit
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 South Texas: 2016 San Antonio Sustainability Summit
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 North Texas: Green Financing for Commercial Real Estate
Thursday, October 27, 2016 West Texas: What You Should Know About WELL Building Standards
Friday, October 21, 2016 West Texas: El Paso PACE Service Provider Training
Thursday, October 20, 2016 North Texas: Meet the Board: September 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Energy Summit Networking & Happy Hour
Thursday, October 13, 2016 USGBC Texas Gulf Coast 2016 Energy Summit
Thursday, October 13, 2016 USGBC Energy Summit Sponsorship
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 South Texas: Raising the Bar - The 2015 International Energy Code
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Green Roof, Green Walls, and Bioswales
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Green Building Tailgate: TCU vs. Iowa State
Thursday, September 15, 2016 North Texas Meet the Board
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Implementing PACE in North Texas
Friday, September 09, 2016 LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 August Green Building Education Seminar: 2016 Status of Houston Green Building


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