About USGBC Texas Chapter
USGBC Texas is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to green building in the state of Texas. We are the only nonprofit green building coalition in Texas that fosters the advancement of sustainability and green building to promote healthy communities, people, and buildings. We aim to transform the way buildings, homes, and communities are designed, built, maintained, and operated in Texas through outreach, education, advocacy, and partnerships, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life in Texas. A better built environment is our legacy.
We focus on more than just structures. Building green also means conserving water, planning and conserving land use, energy efficiency, urban redevelopment, and much more. Showing the people of Texas how sustainable building and land development practices impact our natural resources is of the utmost importance, and we do this through hosting educational events with subject matter speakers. Green building has a huge potential to generate earnings and lower the bottom line for companies while creating jobs for Texans. That’s why we advocate to local, regional, and state governments, higher education institutions, and other decision-making bodies to make high-performance building a priority.
Who We Are
We are a group of passionate individuals and companies. Our organization comprises a diversity of stakeholders, including building industry professionals, educators, lawmakers, and community members. From our partnerships with industry and trade associations to our networking and educational events, we connect them in conversations about real solutions. We believe that the green building industry can be transformed by providing knowledge. We offer a wide variety of opportunities to get involved, become engaged, and learn about high-performance building, such as LEED study groups, community service projects, webinars, lectures, luncheons, networking mixers, leadership training, and more.
Bigger is Better in Texas!
The USGBC purpose, focus, and presence just got even stronger in Texas. Our organization went from having 5 individual Chapters across the State to 1 unified Chapter. Merging all 5 Chapters into 1 to form the USGBC Texas Chapter allows for increased collaboration and coordination. Now, our amazing and valued local supporters have even more time to focus on moving the needle, educating the masses, and implementing sustainability and green-building initiatives in local communities around the State.