Upcoming events

    • Friday, June 30, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • UT Austin; 10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758

    AUSTIN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS FORUM: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
    FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
    UT Austin, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons Learning Center
    10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    About Austin Sustainable Building Materials Forum
    Building materials are a big deal. Building booms create competition not only for labor and equipment, but also for construction materials—affecting supply lines, timelines and bottom lines.

    Designers, builders, remodelers and recycling service teams can address these concerns and support the Circular Economy by promoting greater resources productivity, reducing waste and avoiding pollution.

    The conference will feature an innovative product showcase, resource-efficient case studies, and town hall discussions on construction material hot topics and a tour of indoor air quality labs.

    More information: http://www.austintexas.gov/buildingforum


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    • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Eco Centro; 1802 N. Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212
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    THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND AND ITS HAZARDS
    TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    Eco Centro
    1802 N. Main Avenue
    San Antonio, Texas 78212
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    About this Event
    As the Bexar County metropolitan area expands, progressive replacement of natural surfaces with built surfaces inhibits atmospheric cooling. As a result, heat within the urban center increases, water quality decreases, and ecosystems are impaired. This luncheon will feature a leading researcher and river specialist as they share their data on the local heat island effect, its ecological consequences, and discuss solutions to mitigate impacts.

    About the Speakers
    Dr. Hazem Rashed-Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture at the University of Texas San Antonio
    Professor Rashed-Ali holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He is a registered architect in Egypt.

    Kyle Knickerbocker, Stormwater Specialist, San Antonio River Authority
    Kyle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of San Antonio. He focuses on water quality, environmental awareness and sustainability. He served previously in CPS' Environmental Lab.

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

    Lunch Menu
    Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Garden Salad. Vegetarian alternative available.

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    • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Plano Center; 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

    THE NORTH TEXAS SUSTAINABLE SHOWCASE
    THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
    Plano Center
    2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    About this Event
    Integrative design is a process that serves as the foundation to take us to the next and multiple levels beyond sustainability. True sustainability considers far more than siting, materials and efficiency. Designers, clients, and communities can be informed and inspired by engaging and integrating with the larger place, its culture, and the role it serves in the larger living system— in other words, the whole living ecosystem. This workshop will explain what integrative systems thinking is, how and why it works, and how to merge these concepts with your existing work.

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the benefits of an integrative process and whole systems thinking
    • Identify the practice issues that need to change to achieve optimized and whole systems
    • Understand the client’s and designer’s role in change management
    • Learn the importance of facilitation to take projects beyond sustainability

    Presenter: Bill Reed, AIA
    An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration Bill is a principal in two firms, the Integrative Design Collaborative and Regenesis Group, Inc. – green building consulting, living system design, and education organizations working to lift building and community planning into full integration and co-evolution with living systems. His work centers on creating the framework for and managing an integrative, whole-systems design process. The objective: to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places and therefore the planet.

    Relevant Background

    • Founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council
    • Co-author with the Seven Group: The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: redefining the practice of sustainability
    • Served on the national executive committee of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
    • Former Chair of the ANSI Committee on Whole System Integration
    • Advisory Board - Environmental Building News

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    • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tin Man; 4935 N Mesa St #12, El Paso, TX 79912

    GREEN DRINKS 
    THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
    Tin Man
    4935 N Mesa St #12, 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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    • 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, 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, 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 EQUALITY
    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

     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
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 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

    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


    Sponsored By





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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


    Sponsored By





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Past events

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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