USGBC Texas Happy Hour
Thursday, September 19, 2019
St. Arnold's Beer Garden2000 Lyons Ave., Houston TX
5:30 - 7:30 PM
About this Event
MEET THE USGBC: NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY EDITION!THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019Factory Six03
603 Munger Ave, Dallas, TX 752026:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About this EventMIX & MINGLE: Meet your North Texas Regional Council on September 19th as we celebrate North Texas Giving Day! We will be showing appreciation for our members and our community for their continued support over the years.
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. You can visit our North Texas Giving Day page here and learn more about North Texas Giving Day by visiting their website here.
PERFORMANCE HUDDLE 2019:
IBPSA-USA HOUSTON CHAPTER
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW America Plaza
14919 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX, 77040
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Performance Huddle is an annual full-day symposium organized by IBPSA-Houston relating to building performance simulation. The Performance Huddle 2019 will take place September 20th, 2019 in Houston. The speakers are building scientists, architects, engineers involved in practice or academia. It is geared towards students, practicing architects or engineers and experts in the field.
An optional 2-hour comprehensive workshop will be provided by Sefaira, SketchUp. Hariharan Natarajan and Niraj Poudel will guide you through what they call a “Quick and Easy Daylight Analysis for Architects.” All attendees should have a laptop with them at the conference. They will need to have a basic knowledge of buildings and familiarity with Sketchup. Information for software installation will be forwarded to your registration email. Places are limited, make sure you register on time. Contact Mili Kyropoulou for more details here.
1. The Basics of Daylight
2. Shadow Studies in Sketchup
3. Daylight Availability in Sefaira
4. Spot checks in Velux Daylight Visualizer
5. Daylight Rendering Studies in VRay
You can learn more and register by visiting the website here.
WEBINAR: Maintain your LEED Credentials & advance your Green Building Knowledge
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
2019 NORTH TEXAS FACILITIES EXPO
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2019
Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
North Texas Facilities Expo features two full days of exhibits and conferences all in one place and all for FREE. North Texas Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries. North Texas Facilities Expo combines facilities engineering, MRO and green building focuses (including managing green buildings), and caters to a diverse audience.
North Texas Facilities Expo provides a unique selling opportunity – it is the only combined facilities, maintenance, and green building event in the region! The exhibit hall will be open on Wednesday starting at 1:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Click here to see the full list of exhibitors, or register an exhibitor space here.
Register now for free admittance to the exhibit hall and educational conferences. You can register by visiting the North Texas Facilities Expo Website here.
Can you Help?
The USGBC Texas Chapter will have booth #324 at the North Texas Facilities Expo, and we need volunteers to help with our booth. Sign up today and have fun with our members & community partners. Sign up to volunteer by contacting Tricia Loe here.
LUNCHEON AND TECH PANEL:
MOVING RECYCLING AND ZERO WASTE FORWARD IN GREEN BUILDING, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
The Hideaway Kitchen
4323 S I-35 Frontage Rd., Austin TX, 78744
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
This luncheon presentation will be a moderated panel discussion with three Texas-based experts and innovators working to create a "greener" built environment through circular economy, reuse, and design. A look at the challenges, the successes and the collaborations in the industry.
Chelsea Connolly IIDA Assoc, WELL AP (SKG), Sarah Hoover (City of Austin Resource Recovery), William Stockton (Austin Habitat for Humanity Restore)
This educational session is eligible for 1 CEU AIA/HSW/SD (approval pending).
A buffet lunch is included.
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Gensler Houston711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For the last 14 years, Gensler has welcomed in thousands of clients, college students, community leaders, building owners and designers to take its free LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course.
Conveniently scheduled on a Saturday morning, the four hour class is administered by Gensler employees who are passionate about sustainability in practice and have previously achieved their LEED GA credentials. The course is open to anyone in the community who is planning to take the LEED Green Associate Version 4 exam and is interested in attaining basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations.
From this course, you will learn how to address fundamental principles of green building, attain a basic knowledge of LEED rating systems and will receive recommended study material to aid in passing the exam. Feel free to also bring any general or specific questions regarding the exam you may have.
Gensler’s LEED GA prep course is offered six times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered twice a year. There is no class attendance limit and anyone 18 or older is able to register for the course. Four AIA Continuing Education Credits are available for session attendees.
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE PREP COURSETUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 770243:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About this EventIn order to achieve truly green projects, everyone on a project team – contractor, engineer, developer, owner, and others – need to understand green building principles. Kirksey EcoServices has developed a rigorous preparatory class focused on the LEED Green Associate exam and has graduated more than 2,200 industry partners.
Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class participants are responsible for scheduling their exam date. For more information, visit www.gbci.org. There is a limit of two class attendances per person. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Kirksey reserves the right to cancel classes up to 48 hours in advance in the event of low registration.
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2019 USGBC TEXAS ENERGY SUMMIT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
Norris Conference Center at City Centre
816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, TX 770247:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Full 2018 Event Program
About the Energy SummitThe 2019 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. Sessions will cover four tracks: Case Studies, Technology, Optimized Operations, and Managing Your Building.
Program and Keynotes to be announced soon!
TOUR & SUSTAINABILITY CASE STUDY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
Franconia Brewing Company
495 McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About the Event
Mark your calendar to join us for an interactive tour and case study of Franconia Brewing Company, ranked #1 sustainable brewery in Texas by Wide Open Eats in 2017.
With a brewing Heritage that dates back to 1800, Franconia Brewing Company is more than just a local brewery, it is the essence of true Bavarian brews. Franconia Brewing Company not only delivers the freshest brews to your favorite restaurants, pubs, taverns, and local stores, they also have adopted many Green practices to help improve the environmental concerns in North Texas. These practices include recycling mash into local cattle feed, operating in a state-of-the-art energy efficient building and minimizing emissions from delivery trucks. To learn more about Franconia Brewing Company, you can visit their website here.
We'll hear from owner and founder Dennis Wehrmann about all the processes and features used to maintain a highly sustainable operation.
Dennis Wehrmann was born in Nurnberg Germany, and his decision to become a brew master goes all the way back to his Great Grandfather Schaubert. After working in multiple breweries since the age of 12 and pursuing his education, he decided to move to the U.S. where he opened his own brewery.
We will also hear from Dr. Dan Hartmann, Doctor of Chiropractic with the North Texas Healing Center. His topic will focus on the impact of environmental toxins, how they affect our everyday lives and how we can work on minimizing them through nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Hartmann's passion is deeply rooted in family health and finding the true underlying cause of chronic illness. As a former CrossFit coach and passionate foodie, he lives and promotes an alternative and positive lifestyle. To learn more about Dr. Hartmann and the North Texas Healing Center, you can visit their website here.
COSMIC COFFEE + BEER GARDEN
GREEN DRINKS AND TOUR
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
121 Pickle Road, Austin, TX 78704
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Free parking lot and street parking available. Meet outside near the pond
AUSTIN GREEN AWARDS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019
The Sunset Room, 310 E. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701
The 2019 Austin Green Awards will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 30th from 6 - 10 p.m. at The Sunset Room, 310 E. 3rd Street, in downtown Austin. Tickets can be purchased at www.atxgreenawards.org.
The Austin Green Awards is Austin’s first recognition program to specifically highlight the outstanding accomplishments in the broad arena of sustainable design and innovation. One of the Austin Green Awards’ co-‐coordinators, Gail Vittori, notes, “Austin has catapulted into a nationally and internationally recognized city for innovation and sustainability. Recognizing the pivotal role that buildings, sites and infrastructure play to define our future, we are excited to launch this year’s Call for Nominations, and thrilled to have such an accomplished group of judges for this year’s Austin Green Awards. This is an opportunity to once again put a spotlight on the inspirational buildings, landscapes and infrastructure that are beacons of what is possible. We look forward to learning from this year’s impressive awardees.”
The Celebration will recognize the 2019 winners, highlighting forward facing design strategies that respond to rapidly evolving environmental, social, and health imperatives. Four prominent locally and nationally recognized sustainability leaders serve as the 2019 Judges:
To learn more about the 2019 Judges, you can visit the Austin Green Awards website here.
For more information on the Austin Green Awards and to purchase tickets, go to www.atxgreenawards.org, email email@example.com, or follow on social media Twitter (@atxgreenawards) and Instagram (atxgreenawards).
TOPPING OUT AWARDS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
The Statler, Dallas
1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX, 75201
Networking Cocktail Hour 6:00 pm
Awards Program 7:00 pm
Topping Out is a DFW Metroplex annual networking event and awards programs in the Architecture / Engineering / Construction (A/E/C) and allied fields.Topping Out started in 2003, by then HKS Architects’ Chairman Ralph Hawkins and William Vidaud, Principal of VAI Architects. This friendly competition was designed to recognize, strengthen, and award the teamwork aspect of the multi-million dollar projects that transform our cities and our lives, one building at a time.
Today, Topping Out continues its dedication in supporting charitable based education programs at the local level which foster the development of our future leaders. Proceeds from Topping Out benefit the UT Arlington Alumni Association for scholarships and educational programs. In addition, the Architecture Chapter of the UT Arlington Alumni Association continues its commitment to the growth of Topping Out by overseeing the committee, providing administrative support, and managing the Topping Out brand.
Topping Out is unlike any other A/E/C Industry award event because:
It honors the entire construction team by celebrating the building team’s ability to confront tough issues and work together toward a successful project completion.
It provides a unique networking opportunity with peers from all disciplines.
It provides the opportunity to give back to education and the A/E/C community with a tax-deductible contribution.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Gensler Houston711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AUSTIN BUILD EXPO
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15-16, 2020
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78704
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Build Expo provides the building and construction industry an unrivaled environment to meet a lot of your buyers all in one place. By attending, you have the chance to meet with exhibitors and check out new developments. In addition, you can try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features and prices.
Build Expo also offers over 20 expert seminars and workshops covering many topics. These seminars and workshops will keep you updated with the changing business climate and allow you the chance to speak directly with the experts.
Tickets are available at upcoming chapter events in the Austin area, or through the Build Expo website. You can visit their website here.
More details coming soon!
DALLAS BUILD EXPO
TUESDAY, MARCH 17-18, 2020
Kay Bailey Hutchison Center
650 S Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
Tickets are available at upcoming chapter events in the Dallas area, or through the Build Expo website. You can visit their website here.
USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229
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