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South Texas Region

The South Texas Regional Council is committed to our communities, environment, economy and organizational excellence. Some of our 2020 priorities are:

      • Leadership among industry and education professionals to further green building, natural resource protection, and sustainable practices
      • Market transformation to create a vibrant economy that supports the natural environment and the health and wellness of our community members
      • Policy development for innovative codes, regulations and incentives
      • Community-wide sustainability resulting in better built environments and ultimately better lives
      • Green schools and youth education that support our next generation of sustainable leaders

We achieve our priorities through:

  • Education and Outreach – events, webinars, continuing education and networking opportunities
  • Providing Expertise – technical assistance, advocacy
  • Supporting YouthK-12, college organizations, college training and certificates, green schools

South Texas Region Counties


The South Texas Region’s goals include creating better built environments and protecting natural spaces in all of our communities. Everything we do is intended to support or contribute toward efforts in our region including PACE, energy and water benchmarking, education and resources for developers, builders, architects, engineers, educators and others in their efforts towards green building and natural sustainable resource management.

Resources and Information

Councils of Governments

Alamo Area Council of Governments 

Middle Rio Grande Development Council 

Coastal Bend Council of Governments 

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council 

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission 

City Environment and Sustainability Departments

City of San Antonio 

City of Corpus Christi 

City of Laredo

City of New Braunfels 

Water and the Environment

The State of Water

Texas Energy Use and Facts

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board 

San Antonio River Authority 

Nueces River Authority

Upper Guadalupe River Authority

San Antonio Water System 

Rio Grande International Study Center 

Edwards Aquifer Authority 

Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance 

Texas Water Development Board

Texas Water Development Board Regional Planning 

Coastal Bend (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, San Patricio)

South Central Texas (Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Karnes, La Salle, Medina, Refugio, Uvalde, Wilson, Zavala)

Lavaca Region (Lavaca)

Plateau (Bandera, Edwards, Kerr, Kinney, Real)

Rio Grande (Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy, Zapata)

Energy and the Built Environment

2030 District 

Urban Land Institute 

Texas Society of Architects 

Earthen Construction Initiative 


Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) 

State Energy Conservation Office 

Environment Texas - Energy Conservation

Build San Antonio Green


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USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

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