INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SYMPOSIUM
On July 18-20 2019, green building experts from the United States, Turkey, and many other parts of the world gathered at the 4th International Sustainable Building Symposium hosted by Gazi University, Ankara University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, AIA Dallas and the USGBC Texas Chapter. The symposium featured a full schedule of seminars focused on innovative research and building programs.
On Thursday July 18, our very own Thom Powell, Vice Chair of the USGBC Texas Chapter North Region, spoke about green building in Texas and provided an overview of Green Building Progress in Dallas Fort Worth.
The USGBC Texas Chapter hosted Thursday's keynote session Design Innovation with Purpose. Gail Vittori and Pliny Fisk III, co-directors of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, discussed their current research with the Center. This nonprofit focuses on a variety of areas outside of research alone including education and demonstration organization, specializing specifically in life cycle planning and design.
The USGBC Texas Chapter also showcased the Mobile Experience Center (MEC) educational trailer. This interactive booth allows visitors to walk through the exhibit and view several beneficial features of sustainable homes firsthand.
Several components of sustainability were explored in depth throughout each day of the symposium with a variety of presentations and many more speakers. Just a few of these topics included property design, urban ecosystems, renewable energy resources, land-use planning, and many more.