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  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 2:47 PM | Jonathan Kraatz (Administrator)

    By Jeremy Sigmon, Ken Flippin and David Matiella contributions by Jonathan Kraatz
    In August, USGBC Texas convened a virtual meeting to summarize the outcomes of the 88th Texas Legislature after two special sessions.  Four months and two additional special sessions later, we offer a 2023 year-end review.  A fifth special session may still be called in the New Year.  Here’s a status update on USGBC Texas’s green building policy priorities.

    This year’s agenda covered four overarching themes:

    • Fix the grid with energy efficiency and demand response
    • Create safe, green schools
    • Raise building and energy codes
    • Transform the market for green buildings and jobs 

    Our advocacy consultant Ken Flippin spent many days at the capitol prior to the session’s start and during the spring sprint to seed and nurture these policy concepts, spread across an initial list of 25 bills.  A group of USGBC Texas members spent a day at the capitol in March conducting more than 20 meetings with lawmakers’ offices, adding further support for these policies and adding context to their value.


    During this year’s continual drumbeat on headline-grabbing topics such as property taxes, school funding, immigration, and impeachment, USGBC Texas counts several wins on which to build and grow for the 89th.

    Playing defense, we’re pleased to report the following bills did not advance or their potentially damaging impacts were reduced:

    SB1828 on energy performance contracting

    Bill died

    HB 3964 on energy efficiency

    Bill died

    SB 2432 on rejecting federal funds

    Bill died

    SB 624 on permitting for renewables

    Bill died

    SB 1860 / HB 4930 on climate action

    Passed, but with minimized impacts

    Playing offense, we’re pleased to report the following bills either passed or advanced significantly, demonstrating momentum and clear interest by the legislature that can be an indicator for further action and possible adoption next session.

    SB 1050 / HB 2263 on energy efficiency programs for gas

    Bill passed the Senate, 4 actions in the House. 
    USGBC TX testified in support

    SB 785 on geothermal energy resources (evolved from SB 1050 + HB 2263)

    Bill passed. 
    USGBC TX testified in support

    SB 1699 on distributed energy resources

    Bill passed.

    SB 2453 on financial impact of energy codes on housing

    Bill passed both the House and Senate.
    Bill vetoed by the Governor.

    SB 258 on 1% efficiency savings goal

    Bill passed the Senate, 5 actions in the House.

    HB 4246 on scholarships for rural students, rural economic development, and energy efficiency assistance

    Bill passed.

    SB 786 / HB 1677 on closed-loop geothermal injection wells

    Bill passed.

    SB 1210 on gas wells

    Bill passed.

    HB 3131 on orphan gas wells

    Bill died after 3 actions in the House.

    If a fifth special session is called, we hope Governor Abbott will follow through on his promise to revive and reconsider several bills that were vetoed in order to advance property tax reform measures.  Now that property tax measures have passed, there may be an opportunity to revisit these bills, even if probably a longshot.  Our priority bills that did not pass could still advance in a special session, even if unlikely.

    Forthcoming deadlines for the state to accept federal funds loom large.  USGBC continues to advocate for accepting federal funding for energy efficiency, clean energy, and electrification, however state leadership continues to suggest that Texas – forever the Lone Star – may choose to go without.

    However the final loose ends are resolved, USGBC Texas and its members can be proud of another set of successes and progress on which to build for the 89th session which will begin its planning stages in 2024 and kick off in 2025 for yet another high-intensity sprint.

    For more information, watch the recording of USGBC Texas’s 88th Legislative Session Wrap Up from August, 2023.  To get involved, connect with your regional council of USGBC Texas or contact

  • Tuesday, November 07, 2023 12:45 PM | Anna Clark (Administrator)

    Research shows that outdoor time benefits students’ well-being in myriad ways, yet some Title 1 schools lack adequate equipment to facilitate outdoor learning, dining and play. Building industry leaders set out to beautify Austin schools by partnering on the Green Apple Central Texas 2023 service project hosted by USGBC Texas. The volunteer-driven event held on October 14 drew approximately 40 volunteers to Lively Middle School to build and paint picnic tables to be installed at Lively and two other Austin ISD campuses, Odom Elementary School and Paredes Middle School.

    “We are deeply grateful to USGBC Texas and school administrators, community partners, and donors for turning this project into such a beneficial and heart-warming event,” said Austin ISD Sustainability Director Darien Clary. “It was touching to see how many student volunteers showed up, and how they took such pride in making the tables and bringing them to life with thoughtfully selected paint colors.”

    Community and corporate partners assisting with the effort included Perkins & Will, Lowe’s, Kelly-Moore Paints, Texas Disposal Systems, American Constructors, Clean Power Marketing Group, Legacy Lighting, and ERT Lighting, whose monetary and in-kind donations enabled the construction of 28 wooden picnic tables.

    The build day brought out the kid in everyone—and that was by design, if you ask the color expert at Kelly-Moore Paints who created a custom color palette focused on colors to inspire wonder, growth and innovation in young minds.

    In the spirit of this project and based on our color trend forecasting for 2024 and 2025, we focused our attention on the stories of exploration and renewability that are emerging, especially from our newest generation of creators—kids,” said Kelly-Moore Director, Brand and Creative, Shannon Kaye. “The color patterns we selected have an ethereal reflective quality expressing a more expansive understanding of what is possible in the future.”

    The palette included earthy hues for the calming effects of reassurance and relaxation, and effervescent hues to convey interconnectedness and hopefulness while encouraging creativity. An additional creative boost came in the form of the annular solar eclipse, which began in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PDT and ended in Texas at 12:03 p.m.

    “The eclipse added even more unforgettable moments,” said Clary. “Getting to experience the eclipse together was absolutely brilliant!”

    USGBC Central Texas Board Member Shivani Langer, a Perkins & Will architect who organized the event, observed:

    As designers of educational facilities and encouraging health and wellness strategies in all school buildings, we always design exterior spaces that facilitate outdoor activities and use. Yet many schools do not have the opportunity to get a remodel or redesign, and cannot use outdoor spaces due to lack of outdoor furniture or infrastructure. This picnic tables fundraising and volunteering project has been hugely successful in the last two years in providing what is needed to the schools that need it the most. I am humbled by how many corporate partners came alongside others in the sustainability community, including Austin ISD leaders and parents to make this volunteer day such a success.  

    “We are immensely grateful to our members and sponsors who generously give back to the Austin community and to the companies that supported Green Apple Central Texas 2023,” said Jonathan Kraatz, executive director of USGBC Texas. “Providing the means to positively impact the learning environment of students directly helps fulfill our Chapter’s mission and our commitment to ensuring a better built environment for Texas, today and tomorrow.”

  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 12:07 PM | Kevin Brock (Administrator)

    By Jeremy Sigmon, LEED AP

    It was 95 degrees outside, but USGBC Texas’s Central Region was cool inside Standard Proof Whiskey on Rainey Street.  Food, drink, and camaraderie were key in preparing for what came next: a Green Buildings, Boats, and Bats tour. I had planned a paddleboarding tour of Ladybird Lake to see Austin’s sustainable infrastructure (and bats!) from the water – and was committed to keeping everyone healthy and well with enough drinking water, life vests, and a green building buddy system. It worked.

    As the sun began its descent, 30 building industry professionals marched a few hundred yards down the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail to a boat ramp to load up on seven giant paddleboards for the most unique event of the year.  At four gathering points in the middle of Ladybird Lake facing parts of downtown Austin, attendees were presented with facts, figures, and stories about nearly 30 examples of green design, development, and construction.  The end of the floating tour included a presentation about the Congress Avenue Bridge bats - America’s most popular bats and the world’s largest urban bat colony. The furry and friendly flying mammals put on quite a show, narrated by our guides in warm water flotation and thick algae circumnavigation: Boats & Bats Kayak & Paddleboard Tours.

    Many thanks to Pfluger Architects for sponsoring the event and to Lisa Storer for co-leading the tour with me and filling in the gaps.  There’s so much to see and talk about within the viewshed of Town Lake that we just might have to host another tour!

    Check out the event flier and tour map .  Here are a few highlights from each stop of the tour:

    Tour Stop #1:

    In this 30th anniversary year of USGBC, we’re proud to point to the extent that sustainability practice has infiltrated our industry, our buildings, and our city.  In fact, many foundational green building concepts and even building labeling itself  has its roots here in Austin.

    Did you know that there are 360+ LEED certifications across 63 million square feet of commercial and multifamily real estate in Austin? Or that there are 600+ LEED for Homes certifications, 430+ Energy Star certified buildings, and nearly 20,000 Austin Energy Green Building rated projects?

    During the first stop on the tour, we looked at several nearby LEED-certified multifamily projects, talked about Austin’s South Central Waterfront Initiative, and highlighted Festival Beach Food Forest – an oasis for all in our downtown.

    Tour Stop #2:

    Rounding the bend and approaching downtown, we shared some of the sustainability past and future of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, including its planned expansion.  Lisa pointed out the outlet of Waller Creek, a critical piece of new flood management, water quality, and pedestrian greenspace infrastructure facilitated by the Waterloo Greenway.  She also pointed out the site of the planned light rail and pedestrian bridge at Trinity Street called for by Project Connect, to be implemented by Austin Transit Partnership.

    From this vantage point we could see new buildings rising on Rainey Street and Red River, including Austin’s soon-to-be tallest (allegedly “supertall”) building that, like all other high-rise construction downtown, will implement green building practices, and often certify to LEED, as a community benefit in exchange for a zoning variance for increased development density (see Austin’s Downtown Density Bonus Program).

    Tour Stop #3:

    From this vantage point, we could see the heart of the downtown lakefront, featuring the decorated ENERGY STAR and LEED achievements of 98 San Jacinto, which recertified to LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Gold in 2022 under LEED v4.1, as well as Austin’s iconic Frost Bank Tower also recertifying to LEED-EB v4.1 Gold in 2022.

    Notably, I learned and shared that the commanding view of the Texas Capitol is flanked by two high-performing red-brown towers on either side of Congress Avenue Bridge.  On the left, 100 Congress earned LEED-EB v2009 Gold in 2014.  On the right, 111 Congress first certified in 2011 and recertified to LEED-EBv2009 at the Certified level in 2017, includes a LEED for Commercial Interiors certification as well as several ENERGY STAR certifications.

    Tour Stop #4:

    Carrying on towards the setting sun and the South First bridge, the tour continued with several  standout projects on the north and south shores.

    On the north/downtown side, Austin City Hall remains an early landmark project for the city, earning LEED NC v2.0 Gold in 2006.  Twelve years later, Austin Central Library earned its LEED for New Construction v2009 Platinum certification – the city’s first.  In between these two civic structures is the unique, sail-like building at Block 185 which earned LEED for Core & Shell (LEED-CS) v4 Platinum earlier this year.  Board member Andrew Clements also shared some of the historic preservation history of the Buford Fire Tower.

    On the south shore, we pointed out Austin’s smartest building, RiverSouth, which earned LEED-CS v4 Gold this year.  Near RiverSouth now sits the world’s first 3-D printed performance pavilion.  Nearer to the lake is the Fannie Davis Town Lake Gazebo which commemorates the role Austin women played in realizing a vision for public spaces and infrastructure around what is now called Ladybird Lake.

    Concluding the green buildings and infrastructure part of our tour, Jessica Molter from tour sponsor Pfluger Architects (thank you!) shared the history of the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.  The bridge connects the Butler trails and honors local architect James D. Pfluger, who designed some of the hike-and-bike trails.

    Tour Stop #5:

    Just after sunset, our group was given a spectacular show.  Austin’s unique and impressive bat colony provides a cogent reminder that, with good design and management, we can coexist with nature and nurture the natural systems that nurture us.  This fitting conclusion underscores the value of the green building work we do here in Central Texas and that the USGBC community has been doing now for 30 years!

    After the bat viewing, and far enough away from the bridge colony, I piloted something fun: the world’s first floating PowerStack pole, which served as a bright light for the paddle back to land.

    Thanks again to Pfluger Architects for sponsoring and to Lisa Storer for being a great co-leader of our first (annual?) floating tour of Austin’s green buildings and infrastructure!

    Learn more about Austin’s green buildings and sustainable infrastructure with the following resources:

    1. USGBC’s Green Building Information Gateway - Austin, TX
    2. AIA / Austin Energy Green Building Guide to Austin Architecture
    3. Austin Energy Green Building
    4. Data.AustinTexas.Gov - Green Buildings Project Map
    5. Austin Green Gems map

  • Friday, July 07, 2023 11:03 AM | Kevin Brock (Administrator)

    Texas Disposal Systems Takes a ‘Repurposeful’ Approach to Managing Waste

    If you’ve never visited a landfill, you don’t know what you’re missing. But then again, Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) isn’t just a landfill -- it’s a 2,300-acre site devoted to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The company’s commitment to diversion is evidenced by their fully integrated facility, which incorporates solid waste disposal, compost production and recycling operations. USGBC Texas members recently had the privilege of touring Texas Disposal Systems in Austin and got an up-close look at the company’s state-of-the-art recycling facilities and innovative approaches to reusing materials and protecting the Central Texas environment.

    During the two-hour tour, the group learned about TDS’s extensive recycling programs, which cover a wide range of materials, from construction and demolition waste to ferrous and non-ferrous metals, rigid plastics, and even packaging and construction waste from the nearby Tesla EV factory. TDS receives 100% of Austin’s residential waste and approximately 45% of residential recyclables, as well as handling approximately one-third of San Antonio’s residential waste, and handles services for other towns in Central Texas, including San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Georgetown. Their familiar green recycling trucks with exotic animal imagery also serve the West Texas communities of San Angelo and Alpine.

    TDS makes every effort to divert recyclable or reusable resources from landfills and actively seeks out advanced technologies to handle complex waste streams effectively. The company has even set aside part of their property, an eco-industrial park, for companies who want to partner with them to create after-market products from recycled materials.

    Turning Construction Waste into New Green-Building Products

    One of the most exciting products TDS is developing is a concrete aggregate composed of glass, sand and other materials recovered from the construction waste stream.

    For those in the construction and green-building industry, TDS is a one-stop shop, offering services such as roll-off dumpsters for bulk waste pick-up needs at job sites, portable restrooms, concrete and demolition recycling, source separation of materials, landscaping solutions and now, repurposed building materials.

    TDS uses a “closed-loop” process to divert green waste, brush, tree trimmings, and fruit and vegetable matter from taking up space in our landfills while also creating premium-quality composts, soils and mulches available through its affiliate, Garden-Ville.

    “We joyfully embrace our role as stewards of the environment,” said Adam Gregory, who led our tour. “Only through operating practices that are safe, measurable, economical and environmentally sound can we bring long-term benefits to our employees, customers and the communities we serve.” Adam’s enthusiasm was contagious. His father, Bob Gregory, founded TDS with a single truck back in 1977, and Adam said he began “working” for TDS at the tender age of 6, when he would help his dad pick up trash on the Texas roads.

    What truly stood out on our tour was TDS’ total dedication to restoration. TDS employs sustainable land management techniques, including habitat restoration initiatives. The company actively manages a buffer zone around the landfill that operates as an exotic wildlife preserve. Their innovative landfill management techniques are a model for others to emulate, and the team’s expertise is often sought out by waste-management organizations across the country.

    TDS sets a high bar for environmental sustainability, and USGBC TX commends them for their unwavering commitment to a greener future.

    To learn more about Texas Disposal Systems and their work to keep Texas green, visit: 

    To sign up for one of USGBC Texas’ upcoming green tours, happy hours or other events, visit our Events page.

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2023 9:57 AM | Kevin Brock (Administrator)

    How Green are Our Schools? An Update on the Austin ISD Bond Programs

    Q&A with Darien Clary, Sustainability Director 
    Austin Independent School District

    Austin Independent School District has become an incubator for green schools among K-12 school districts by advancing and formalizing green building design and sustainable operations into district-wide standards. The results of this accomplishment are an anticipated 60 LEED and/or AEGB certified green buildings, many of which are made possible through city of Austin’s 2017 and 2022 bond programs.

    We recently sat down with Darien Clary, Sustainability Director at Austin ISD, to discuss the progress to date and share insights from the school communities.

    How many of the schools funded in the 2017 bond have been built to date?

    All but one have been completed. The final school, Dr. General Marshall Middle School, is scheduled for completion in Fall 2023. You can view the full list of new and modernized schools from the 2017 Bond Program here. You may also view targeted improvements for schools that include HVAC, security/fire alarm, technology, electrical, upgrades, etc. here

    What kind of annual emissions offset would that represent?

    Districtwide, Austin ISD has reduced energy consumption by 13,040 Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent since 2017 by constructing newer energy-efficient buildings, LED lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, and student and staff engagement campaigns. This is the equivalent of powering over 1,780 homes in Austin for one year. (sources for equivalencies: EPA and Austin Energy

    We are currently conducting energy studies on each newly constructed project to understand exactly how much is attributable to the new buildings. So far, we know that Govalle and Menchaca elementaries, both of which were modernized, saved $74,833 in utility costs in their first year of operation alone.

    Govalle Elementary (picture right) is in the nation’s top 5% for energy performance in K–12 schools.  Menchaca Elementary went from one of the least energy-efficient schools in the U.S.—ranked in the lowest 6% of K-12 schools nationwide—to the top 16%.  

    How many schools are or will be retrofits vs. new builds?

    The 2017 bond included two new schools: Bear Creek Elementary and Dr. General Marshall Middle School. Regarding the modernized campuses, many of the projects are complete replacements, while others like Norman-Sims Elementary (pictured below) and Brentwood Elementary used as much of the existing building as possible and worked this into the redesign of the new school. The scale of construction was quite substantial so these are still considered “new” facilities, although much of the structure was repurposed.  

    There were also partial build/renovation projects, such as Austin High and Bowie High, that included a new addition or the first phase of major construction. 

    Lastly, there were targeted projects to address needed repairs to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, roofing, safety systems, academic reinvention projects and other needs. There were many districtwide. A full list of projects for each campus in the 2017 bond book. The district has completed 87 targeted projects and is on track to complete an additional 23 projects in 2023.  

    What are the most common types of green-building approaches that have made the most significant impact on the projects?

    Energy is the second highest cost to Austin ISD behind salaries, so building more energy-efficient buildings can have a big impact for Austin ISD, both environmentally and economically. We have seen that our new facilities have a lower energy use per square foot than the older buildings they have replaced. 

    We have also witnessed the improvements to the learning and school environment that come with connecting our students, teachers, and staff to the outdoors. Our new schools feature ample natural light, visual connections to outside, and outdoor learning spaces. (Ann Richards School pictured right)

    All new schools include the following: 

    • LED lighting
    • Native and adaptive landscapes that support local wildlife and reduce water use 
    • Green stormwater infrastructure 
    • Construction waste recycling
    • Electric vehicle-ready parking or charging stations
    • Solar-ready roofs 
    • Outdoor learning areas to foster connections to the natural environment
    • High-efficiency HVAC systems
    • High-performance windows
    • Daylight and occupancy sensors
    • Water use reduction 
    • Locally-sourced building materials to limit emissions associated with transportation

    How have students and parents responded? 

    We’ve received positive feedback from our parents, students, teachers and community members. We have also seen that thoughtful and sustainable design not only helps us reduce operational costs, but it transfers directly to the student experience. 

    At the beginning of the 2017 bond, the concept of a “modernized” school was new and very different from what most were accustomed to. The new vision includes flexible learning spaces that educators and learners can configure as needed, technology distributed throughout and dedicated community spaces. Consideration of outside space is equally important as interior spaces for learning, increased sightlines and visible connections throughout.  

    Throughout the multi-year process of designing and building the modernized schools, parents, teachers, community members, students, and design professionals took their schools from ideas to drawings, through construction, and finally occupied spaces for teaching and learning. With such transformational results from the first round of modernizations, other school communities have been eager to see similar changes for their own schools through the voter-approved 2022 Bond Program.  

    Below are just some of the things we’ve heard from our students and staff:

    “Having so much natural light in the building helps me focus and feel more positive throughout the day when I’m doing my schoolwork.”

    Felix Luna, student at East Side Early College High School 

    “This school is focused on our children and being stewards of our environment. Kids want to be outside. The daylight brings that natural feel indoors and creates classrooms where our students want to learn.”

    Veronica Sharp, Former Principal of T.A. Brown Elementary 

    “The best thing about the new building is the flexibility it gives our teachers. No building can replace a teacher, but it sure can help. If we can help our teachers by giving them spaces that allow them to collaborate and innovate, then we’ve succeeded.” 

    Alex Winslow, Hill Elementary parent 

    “In the new building, the classrooms are very spacious and it helps us concentrate. Because of all the different types of furniture, we can be comfortable while we work.”

    Livio Wang, student at Hill Elementary 

    Additional thoughts from school principals about green building and connections to nature:   

    “Kids want to be outside. The daylight brings that natural feel indoors and creates classrooms where our students want to learn.” 

    “We watch the sunrise from the second floor window. It is a great way to connect our students to the natural world and to their own world of possibilities.”  

    “The flexible outdoor furniture helps teachers and students enjoy the reading labyrinth outside.” 

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:19 PM | Jonathan Kraatz (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:02 AM | Anonymous

    From Heather Benjamin's The ranking highlights leaders in sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings in the U.S.

    "The recently announced 2020 Top 10 States for LEED list showcases the expansion of green building across the U.S., with Massachusetts ranking first in the nation for the highest gross square footage of LEED-certified space per person. Although the COVID-19 pandemic affected the building and construction industry in 2020, U.S. states still made sustainable, healthy buildings a priority, certifying over 400 million square feet of space to LEED standards.

    Now in its 11th year, the annual list is based on the gross square footage of LEED-certified space added in each state over the past year, using 2010 U.S. Census data. It includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified in 2020. More than 60% of certifications across these states were earned for offices, education and health care projects. What's more impressive is that nearly half of all projects in the top 10 were certified as LEED Gold, showing a commitment to a high level of certification.

    As the leader, Massachusetts certified 76 projects in 2020, representing 2.91 square feet of LEED-certified space per resident. The state has made the Top 10 list each year, but has not held the number one spot since 2017. Washington made the biggest jump, moving from outside the top 10 in 2019 to number two this past year. Other states that returned to the Top 10 list after falling off in 2019 were Texas and Nevada.

    The benefits of LEED go beyond reduced water and energy usage, affecting the health and prosperity of entire communities. LEED-certified projects save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, in addition to reducing carbon and creating a healthier environment in which people can thrive. From an investor perspective, they are also a critical component of demonstrating progress against ESG commitments.

    Through LEED certification, these states have demonstrated their commitment to the health and sustainability of their communities. Join us in celebrating their leadership—share your state’s ranking with your neighbors and colleagues on your TwitterFacebook and Instagram posts and use #Top10LEED."

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    From Heather Benjamin's The ranking highlights the number of active LEED credential holders in the U.S.

    "The recently announced 2020 Top 10 States for LEED Professionals showcases the growing body of LEED credential and certificate holders across the U.S., with California ranking first in the nation. Using their skills and expertise, LEED professionals support the sustainable transformation of buildings and the growth of a healthier, more equitable economy.

    Accompanying the Top 10 States for LEED list for the first time, this new ranking is based on the current active numbers of LEED Green AssociatesLEED APs and LEED Green Raters in each state. More than 100,000 LEED professionals live in these states, part of a global network of more than 204,000 professionals.

    California's 26,906 green professionals brought the state to its number one ranking. New York follows at number two, with 12,575, and Texas rounds out the top three, with 10,474. Among this year's Top 10, Colorado has the distinction of the highest percentage of the population holding a LEED credential.

    Through acquiring and maintaining LEED credentials, the professionals in these states have demonstrated their commitment to the health and sustainability of their communities. Join us in celebrating their leadership—share your state’s ranking with your neighbors and colleagues by tagging your TwitterFacebook and Instagram posts with #Top10LEED."

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:40 PM | Jonathan Kraatz (Administrator)
  • Friday, May 01, 2020 7:07 PM | Jonathan Kraatz (Administrator)

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    USGBC Texas is committed to the health of our members, event attendees, and our communities, and thus we are taking a cautious approach to resuming in-person activities as the state of Texas and local jurisdictions are lessening social distancing precautions.  

    We continue to monitor policy updates from local and state officials as well as the guidance provided by the CDCWHO, and relevant Departments of Health, and event venues to make informed decisions. 

    In the meantime, please see the information below.

    Chapter Events, Committee and Council meetings:

    • State and regional council and committee meetings will continue to be hosted remotely at least through the end of May (either via call-in or webinar).
    • All Chapter events will also be hosted virtually through the end of May as well.

    We strongly encourage those ill and at higher risk to continue to stay home and we encourage everyone to follow general hygiene best practices. 

    We look forward to seeing you at a USGBC Texas events when possible.

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