Designing Intelligent Environments and
Balancing Operational and Embodied Energy for Tall Buildings
Wednesday, October 24th, 11:30 am-1 pm
Hideaway Kitchen at Ramada South Austin
4323 South I-35, Austin, TX 78744
Join us for lunch on the 24th and learn about the latest research from UT's Intelligent Environments Laboratory (IEL), led by Prof. Zoltán Nagy PhD and Prof. Juliana Felkner PhD from the School of Architecture.
Zoltán Nagy is a roboticist turned building engineer, his research interests are in smart buildings and cities, renewable energy systems, control systems for zero emission building operation, machine learning and artificial intelligence for the built environment, complex fenestration systems and the influence of building occupants on energy performance.
Juliana Felkner's research and teaching addresses the societal challenges that come with increasing urbanization of the world emphasizing a holistic approach in which buildings are designed or retrofitted such that they operate with low carbon emissions and integrate into the urban fabric.
GREEN BUILDING & FLOODINGWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
Green Building Resource Center1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About this Event
So many people want to rebuild their flooded homes in a way that won’t be as devastated by a subsequent flood event. That’s a tall order. Still, what materials are better than others? How much more expensive are they? How do the materials that we all know really perform? Isn’t it better to raise the house, or should we start over?
Wes raised his house after a 2009 flood, and hasn’t flooded again. Richard will present his findings from SPEER’s analysis of home insulation that flooded in Hurricane Harvey. Steve will share his research of various materials and methods of floodproofing out there in the green building realm.
You’ll also hear a bit from the Sponsors and their materials.
AUSTIN GREEN AWARDS CELEBRATION
THE SUNSET ROOM, 301 E. 3rd ST, DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
OCTOBER 24, 2018
6:00 - 10:00 pm
The 2018 Austin Green Awards will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 24th from 6 - 10 p.m. at The Sunset Room, 310 E. 3rd Street, in downtown Austin. Early Bird tickets are now on sale through October 4th, and can be purchased at www.atxgreenawards.org.
Opening remarks will be provided by Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Huston-‐Tillotson University. Dr. Burnette is the first female president and CEO of the historic Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only historically black college and university.
In 2018, Dr. Burnette was named an Austin Fab Five by the Seedling Foundation and a Top 25 Woman in the Nation in Higher Education by a leading higher education magazine, DIVERSE. Although a humble woman of grace, Dr. Burnette is fierce with her mission to elevate this generation of students that she affectionately calls “the genius generation.”
The Austin Green Awards is Austin’s first recognition program to specifically highlight outstanding accomplishments in the broad arena of sustainable design and innovation including buildings, landscapes and infrastructure. The Celebration will recognize the 2018 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 2018 Judges:
Sponsors include Austin Energy Green Building as Headline Sponsor; Glumac, Walter P Moore, Page/, Integral Group, Martinez Moore, Architectural Engineers Collaborative, dwg., Lake|Flato Architects, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, asakura robinson, City of Austin Office of Sustainability, Prosoco, Texas Gas Service – ONE Gas. In-kind sponsors include Spoon & Co. For a full listing of sponsors and sponsorship opportunities for firms and individuals, go to www.atxgreenawards.org.
For more information on the 2018 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).
The Austin Green Awards are conceived and convened as a personal initiative of Travis Albrecht, AIA of Gensler; Dirk Kestner, P.E. of Walter P. Moore; Bungane Mehlomakulu, P.E. of Integral Group; Gail Vittori, of Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems serves as fiscal sponsor.
DEADLINE TODAY! THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018
The 15th Annual Topping Out Awards Program & Networking Event is coming on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and the project submission Notice of Intent (NOI) form for the TOP TEN Award and M/WBE Community Impact Award is live! If you are interested in submitting a project for Topping Out, you first must complete a NOI form in order to gain access to the project submission form. For any questions, please contact the Topping Out Headquarters at 214-750-9236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit a project NOI has been extended to
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Click the button below to submit your project's NOI.
Project Entry Qualifications:
Project must be within a 75-mile radius of either Dallas or Fort Worth and must have a minimum of (1) team member with an office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. New buildings or restorations completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 and/or projects that topped out in 2017 are eligible. Projects may be submitted by anyone who was involved in bringing the project to reality including owner, developer, architect, engineer, contractor, sub-contractor, consultant, etc. regardless of project size, budget, style or building type. One submittal per project represents the entire project team. Two or more companies can jointly submit a project for competition, but must designate one “lead person” to be contacted by the Jury and event organizers. Joint submissions are encouraged as the TOP TEN awards celebrate the building team’s ability to confront tough issues and work together toward a successful project completion.
2017 A/E/C Favorite Award Winner
Submitted By Merriman Anderson / Architects
Topping Out raises funds to educate our future leaders as well as grow and prepare necessary talent for the A/E/C industry and allied fields. Proceeds from Topping Out benefit the Architecture Chapter of the UT Arlington Alumni Association, a non-profit, to fund UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) student scholarships and initiatives. In addition, Topping Out also benefits the members of Topping Out's Partnership Program members for charitable based educational programs. 2018 Topping Out Partners currently include: AIA Dallas, AIA Fort Worth, DCFA, TEXO, and USGBC Texas Chapter.
SAVE THE DATE FOR TOPPING OUT 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00 pm
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR MEET & GREETHuitt-Zollars1717 McKinney Ave, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75202
Thursday, Nov. 1st
5:30 -- 7:00 PM
About the Event
Join the Emerging Professionals for a Meet & Greet at Huitt-Zollars We'll be discussing goals, project ideas, LEED project experience opportunities, and brainstorming for topics we'd like to see happen.
Come share your ideas! Tell us how you want to make a difference, and we'll see how we can work together to make that happen!
Armstrong Ceilings has been gracious enough to sponsor our event and is providing snacks and drinks.
LUNCHEON: Community Solar for EveryoneTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Paesanos Lincoln Heights
555 E. Basse Road, San Antonio 78209
About this Event
Speaker: Jason Pittman, Go Smart Solar
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM STUDY SESSION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018
Gensler Houston711 Louisiana, Suite 300, Houston TX, 77002
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Green Associate LEED Version 4 Process
USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229