Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Big Ass Solutions; 1224 N. Post Oak Rd #120, Houston, TX 77055

    LEED V4 SERIES: INTEGRATED DESIGN
    MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    Big Ass Solutions
    1224 N. Post Oak Rd #120, Houston, TX 77055
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
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    About this Event
    Do project teams need Integrated Design? LEED V4 gives an additional credit for having an integrative process. What are the LEED Protocols for this process and how does it shape energy efficiency and reduce project costs? To answer some of these questions and more, please join Mike Dieterich.

    We will describe integrative process activities, including those recommended by LEED v4. Foster productive communication across the design and construction teams. Identify strategies to reduce project costs by encouraging project team collaboration. And discover energy efficiency strategies by evaluating occupancy engagement opportunities.

    This approach integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency.

    Mike Dieterich is the President at Rise Industries. He also is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, bestselling author, and award-winning producer. Over the past decade, he has written policies and programs that support sustainable development. His efforts have culminated in the success of passing historic sustainability efforts in Washington DC including the Highest Rated LEED NC School in the world, Dunbar HS.

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    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Houston Permitting Center; 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

    GREEN BUILDINGS & MOBILITY
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017
    Houston Permitting Center
    1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    About this Event
    Getting to and from green buildings: People generally have to get themselves to and from buildings, green or otherwise. Most people are tired of traffic, and part of the population wants to bicycle, another part wants to take transit, and another part wants to share rides. What are the current best practices and what are people looking forward to? What is Mobility As A Service? What are we doing about reducing parking demand other than charging more for it?

    Meet an architect who knows green buildings and the changing demand for parking garages, a district manager who deals with mobility issues on a daily basis, and a representative for our regional transit authority, who will share the current and emerging opportunities for moving around the area.

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    • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The HUB of Human Innovation; 500 W. Overland Ave 230, El Paso, TX 79901

    LUNCH AND LEARN: INFRASTRUCTURE, RESILIENCE, AND PUBLIC SPACE
    THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    The HUB of Human Innovation
    500 W. Overland Ave 230, El Paso, TX 79901

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    About This Event
    What role does public space play in the transformation of cities due to climate change? Similarly, what role does infrastructure play in realizing highly performative and beloved public space? The answer—a monumental role! This session looks to answer many of our prescient questions drawing from both real projects and complementary visions of the future.

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    • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Friday, August 11, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Dallas Market Hall; 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207

    METROCON17 EXPO & CONFERENCE
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 10-11, 2017
    Dallas Market Hall
    2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207

    About this Event
    METROCON is a large regional trade show for design professionals. The annual event introduces new products and ideas to the region’s community of Interior Designers, Architects, Specifiers, Facility Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Students & other Essential Industry Members catering to the built environment.

    METROCON17 Expo will feature over 250 exhibitors in with products and services catering to the corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, and retail design markets.

    METROCON17 Conference will include CEUs & Panel Discussions catering to multiple practice sectors. The Keynote Speakers will be Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan from the Chilewich global brand. There will also be seminars geared toward non-practitioners and programs focused on students and recent graduates.

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    • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Block, Table, and Tap; 4172 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

    GREEN DRINKS 
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    Block, Table, and Tap
    4172 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    About Green Drinks
    Join us for our monthly networking event, Green Drinks! This is a laid-back, after-work opportunity to meet other sustainability professionals just like yourself! Bring a friend and enjoy a drink with the USGBC Texas West Regional Council!

    This event is free, but accepting donations!

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    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Lark on the Park; 2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, Texas 75201

    MEET THE USGBC
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
    Lark on the Park
    2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, Texas 75201
    6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

    About this Event
    MIX & MINGLE: Thursday, August 17. Meet your North Texas Regional Council! As always, our leadership will be in attendance to plug you into volunteer opportunities, give you the latest scoop on upcoming events, and be your resource for all things USGBC Texas related.

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    • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gensler Houston; 711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM STUDY SESSION
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 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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    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Malolam; 4935 N Mesa St #2, El Paso, TX 79912

    GREEN DRINKS 
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    Malolam
    4935 N Mesa St #2, El Paso, TX 79912

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    About Green Drinks
    Join us for our monthly networking event, Green Drinks! This is a laid-back, after-work opportunity to meet other sustainability professionals just like yourself! Bring a friend and enjoy a drink with the USGBC Texas West Regional Council!

    This event is free, but accepting donations!

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    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tree House; 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745

    LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    Tree House
    4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    About this Event
    Looking to network with high-performance building professionals? Looking for all 6 of your LEED-specific CEUs to maintain your professional credential? Confused about the design implications of LEEDv4?

    This advanced class provides a credit-by-credit comparison between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4 credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category, identifies the design implications the evolution of the rating system has created, and empowers design professionals to have informed conversations with their clients about certifying projects under LEEDv4.

    This event is the fourth installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series. 

    1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour

    About the Speaker
    Shawn M. Gibson, CxA, CPE, RWC, RRO, LEED AP

    In addition to being a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), Mr. Gibson is also a Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), a Registered Roofing Observer (RRO), and a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE).

    A 1996 Charter Member of the Arizona Indoor Air Quality Council, he has over twenty three years of experience in whole building testing with approvals from  the Arizona Department of Commerce in 1994, the Southface Energy Institute in 2001, and the Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance in 2003. Mr. Gibson is qualified and active on MEP Commissioning, Building Envelope Commissioning, and Building Performance Testing projects in Texas.

    Mr. Gibson is capable of working within a multi-discipline team, and has extensive experience in difficult access tasks from confined space mechanical areas to hi-rise suspended scaffolds and rappelling.



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    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Houston Zoo, Brown Education Center, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

    HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS SUMMIT
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    Houston Zoo, Brown Education Center
    6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    About this Event
    The goal of this summit is to bring together local school district leadership, design and engineering professionals, and community members to discuss:

    • What is a 21st Century School and how do they support 21st Century learning environments?
    • How can we fund, design, build and operate more of them in our region?

    Please join us for a morning of presentations and dialogue at the Houston Zoo on September 28, 2017 to explore the intersection of high performance schools and enhanced learning environments.

    Presentations will include best practices and case studies ranging from enhanced student performance to taxpayer savings that create investment value. We will explore strategies for embedding “green” and High Performance thinking into the funding, design, construction and operations of all schools. 

    The Summit will conclude with a guided discussion between all participants on how the Houston-Galveston region can make all schools 21st Century learning environments within the next 10 years.

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    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kirksey Architecture, 6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 77024

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE PREP COURSE
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    Kirksey Architecture
    6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 77024
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    About this Event
    With the growing influence of environmentally responsible design and construction practices, a knowledge of green building strategies is a valuable asset for anyone associated with the building industry. Kirksey's LEED Green Associate Prep Class is a resource for those who are interested in gaining the LEED Green Associate credential. Kirksey does not offer a LEED AP prep class.

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    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • Norris Conference Center at City Centre - Houston, Texas

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    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center at City Centre; 816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, TX 77024

    2017 USGBC TEXAS ENERGY SUMMIT
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

    Norris Conference Center at City Centre
    816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, TX 77024
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    About the Energy Summit
    The 2017 USGBC Texas Building Energy Summit is an executive forum for building owners/managers, energy and sustainability managers, engineers, federal and state government officials, consultants and other stakeholders focused on energy reduction and smarter technology solutions for buildings.

    Agenda

    • 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM – Registration
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Keynote Speakers and Sessions
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM – After Party and Networking with Spirits and Bites

    Free parking available. We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Building Energy Summit!

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    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hope and Anchor; 4012 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

    GREEN DRINKS 
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    Hope and Anchor
    4012 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    About Green Drinks
    Join us for our monthly networking event, Green Drinks! This is a laid-back, after-work opportunity to meet other sustainability professionals just like yourself! Bring a friend and enjoy a drink with the USGBC Texas West Regional Council!

    This event is free, but accepting donations!

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    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tree House; 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745

    LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: WATER EFFICIENCY
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    Tree House
    4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    About this Event
    Looking to network with high-performance building professionals? Looking for all 6 of your LEED-specific CEUs to maintain your professional credential? Confused about the design implications of LEEDv4?

    This advanced class provides a credit-by-credit comparison between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4 credits in the Water Efficiency category, identifies the design implications the evolution of the rating system has created, and empowers design professionals to have informed conversations with their clients about certifying projects under LEEDv4.

    This event is the fifth installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series. 

    1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour

    About the Speaker

    Jonathan Robertson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CEPE

    Jonathan Robertson is a well-respected and well-rounded licensed mechanical engineer with approximately 10-years of experience in the building design industry. His experience focuses primarily on HVAC systems, plumbing systems, energy analysis, and sustainability. Jonathan is a project manager also familiar with energy modeling/simulation, industrial systems, and fire protection systems.

    Jonathan has experience with nearly every building type including commercial office space, dry and wet labs, educational campuses, hospitality buildings, museums, data centers, and many more. His expertise has led to several industry firsts, including the first ever WELL Certified collegiate building in the world, and has set the bar as to what is achievable in sustainable design, such as one of the largest rainwater harvesting and reuse systems in the State of California.

    Jonathan also volunteers with local educational programs to get youth interested in STEM related careers as well as develops and presents training material for in-house staff development and mentorship.

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    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tree House; 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745

    LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    Tree House
    4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78745
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    About this Event
    Looking to network with high-performance building professionals? Looking for all 6 of your LEED-specific CEUs to maintain your professional credential? Confused about the design implications of LEEDv4?

    This advanced class provides a credit-by-credit comparison between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4 credits in the Energy and Atmosphere category, identifies the design implications the evolution of the rating system has created, and empowers design professionals to have informed conversations with their clients about certifying projects under LEEDv4.

    This event is the Sixth installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series. 

    1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour

    About the Speaker

    Bungane Mehlomakulu, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    As a design principal, Bungane works at the boundary between architecture, engineering, and sustainability to deliver a balanced, efficient, and meaningful product to customers and clients. Partnering with clients he helps identify the high impact strategies that leverage sustainability to unlock value across all aspects of the buildings performance. His work focuses on accelerating the sustainable design business case throughout the industry through direct project involvement, organizational development and, community engagement.

    Bungane’s passion for sustainable buildings encompasses the entire building design and operation. His approach to design helps clients to develop opportunities that lie outside the scope of traditional MEP services. He draws on his experience working with passive strategies such as natural ventilation, day lighting, plug load reductions and solar control to drive down loads and minimize the impact of active systems.

    His experience integrating BIM modeling into the engineering design process, maintenance, and control systems enables building owners to continuously monitor and improve performance over the life of the building. He continues to share his experience and knowledge throughout the industry through speaking engagements with various industry and community organizations.


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Past events

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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