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    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Friday, April 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual

    CxEnergy Virtual April 2021


    CxEnergy, the premier industry event in commissioning, energy management and building diagnostics is going Virtual due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. This April (every Tuesday and Thursday), CxEnergy Virtual is poised to deliver another stellar event with a mix of 16 AIA-approved live and pre-recorded technical presentations, covering case studies in commissioning and energy management in buildings and facilities, energy data analytics, critical updates to codes & standards, and more. 

    FREE to ACG, AABC, and EMA members; $199 for non-members (USGBC Texas Chapter members receive a 10% discount with promo code USGBCTX10).

    CxEnergy 2021 Virtual is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), theAssociated Air Balance Council (AABC), and the Energy Management Association (EMA). Learn more and register at www.CxEnergy.com



    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    North Texas: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    northtexas@usgbctexas.org
    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event
    Register

    Best Practices Champions
    Thursday, April 22, 2021
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Virtual Meeting



    About This Event:

    Few of us have exited this past year unscathed emotionally, spiritually, physically, or mentally.  When we kicked off the USGBC Texas Best Practices Committee, a little over a year ago, we envisioned meeting in small groups over coffee or lunch to share lessons learned and help others emulate the success we have obtained in consistently deploying above-minimum-code betterments (Best Practices).  That obviously did not work out as planned.  The task at hand and the need, however, has not subsided.

    We are rebooting our USGBC Texas Best Practices Committee initiative.  As we look forward, our organization - and our members - clearly have the gifts and talents that will shape our communities futures.

    One of the more important parts of our plan involves you.  You have proven skills and a desire to match your professional talents with your altruistic passions.  We want to show you how we might accomplish those together.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to David MacLean, Chair USGBC Texas Best Practices Committee, at David.MacLean@McMacCx.net or contact Marcos Mendoza at mm333814@gmail.com.

    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021
    Gensler Houston
    Virtual Training
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Free Class
    Class Flyer Coming Soon

    About this Event

    For more than 15 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 five times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered during the year also. 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.

    In the event of below average registration, Gensler reserves the right to cancel the prep course up to 48 hours in advance. Please RSVP or email any questions to Gensler using the link below. 
    RSVP
    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Webinar


    Department of Energy CHP TAP and USGBC invite you to join a panel of experts to discuss the roles of combined heat and power (CHP) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in sustainable and resilient cities. CHP, or cogeneration, is an ideal way to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency and meet sustainability goals. CHP can also improve community resilience and keep critical infrastructure operational during energy emergencies and natural disasters. LEED for Cities encourages local governments to progress towards a more sustainable future by tracking their energy efficiency and sustainability performance. This session will cover market trends, technologies, and technical resources in addition to highlighting how end-users can earn LEED points with CHP.


    Learn from an Expert


    Attendees will be able to:

    • Define how CHP works for on-site power generation.

    • Understand the impacts and benefits to local governments and residents when

    LEED strategies are applied at the building and city-wide scale.

    • Evaluate how CHP applications can improve facility resilience and reduce

    emissions.

    • Discuss how CHP can contribute to the LEED point total of a project.

    • Apply local success stories and lessons learned in the application of LEED and

    LEED for Cities as a pathway to resilient, sustainable, healthy, and equitable

    buildings and communities.


    Who should attend?


    ● Facility Managers ● Contractors ● Service/maintenance staff

    ● Energy Managers ● Engineers ● Sustainability Managers

    ● Resilience Officers


    Speakers:


    ● Jonathan Kraatz, Executive Director, USGBC Texas

    ● Marina Badoian-Kriticos – Assistant Director, Upper-West CHP TAP

    ● Deborah Nabaloga – Associate, Southcentral CHP TAP


    REGISTER HERE


    Flyer


    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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    Registration is closed

    Session 1 - The Joy of Efficiency by Paul Westbrook

    Discussion Scheduled
    Thursday, April 29
    5-6:30 PM

    Author will be in attendance.

    Join the USGBC North Texas Emerging Professionals group for the first installment of our book club series! This series will be a chance to engage with other sustainability professionals and discuss topics around career development, sustainability, & personal growth. Each session will be a lunchtime Zoom meeting with a chance to share and discuss your thoughts on the topic.

    Book Summary:

    “People always seem to be short of time or money-sometimes both. Efficiency is a way to get more of both. It's not a compromise; it's an optimization where everything is better. It's a way to live lighter on the planet, and to live better. It's quality versus quantity.

    Efficiency rewards you similarly to the way a financial investment grows. Just as compound interest allows your money to grow over time, efficiency's benefits continue to accumulate. Efficiency has a better return with a higher guarantee than any financial investment.

    Like planting a tree, the best time to start being efficient was twenty years ago; the second-best time is now.

    Embracing efficiency is not difficult. It is often just a matter of replacing old, bad habits with new, better habits. To develop a new, good habit you'll have to actively work at it for a month, but then it becomes a new good habit. Develop some new good habits and you, too, will know the Joy of Efficiency.

    Throughout the book, the effective path to efficiency is explained through true stories and examples. We learn best through stories instead of just formulas and data. This book may seem to ramble across topics, but read enough and you'll find the thread connecting them all. The power of efficiency-and the joy of living an efficient life-lies in those connections.”

    How to Purchase the book:

    Purchase paperback with Registration (limited)
    Purchase paperback from Amazon - Link $17.95
    Purchase Kindle ebook from Amazon - Link $8.99 
    Purchase ebook from other suppliers (Kobo, Nook, Indigo, Apple, . . ) Link $8.99

    For more information contact Allison Wood, North Texas Regional Council and Emerging Professionals Committee.


    • Friday, May 07, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    Gulf Coast: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    gulfcoast@usgbctexas,org 

    • Friday, May 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    Central Texas: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    centraltexas@usgbctexas.org

    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    Central Texas: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    centraltexas@usgbctexas.org

    • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021
    Gensler Houston
    Virtual Training
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Free Class
    Class Flyer Coming Soon

    About this Event

    For more than 15 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 five times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered during the year also. 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.

    In the event of below average registration, Gensler reserves the right to cancel the prep course up to 48 hours in advance. Please RSVP or email any questions to Gensler using the link below. 
    RSVP
    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    Gulf Coast: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    gulfcoast@usgbctexas,org 

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Conference

    HomeGreen Schools Conference
    June 28-29, 2021
    Virtual Conference
    Register Here

    The Green Schools Conference will provide an unmatched opportunity for green school leaders to convene to share new ideas and strategies for advancing environmental and sustainability literacy and transforming schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn. 

    It will be a great education and engagement opportunity for teachers, parents, students, school and district staff, educational leaders, building industry professionals, non-profit partners and others who are passionate about the future of green schools throughout the country and around the world.

    GSC is presented by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN).

    Collaboration and innovation are necessary ingredients to transform schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work and play. Leaders and advocates come together each year to work toward making visible, measurable and lasting progress toward the three pillars of green schools: environmental impact, health impact and environmental and sustainability literacy. 

    Registration

    The Green Schools Conference will be held virtually on June 28-29, 2021. Early bird rates are applicable through May 14, 2021.

    Conference Pass 

    Early
    Bird
    Regular
    (After May 14)
      PreK-12 School or
      District/Government/Nonprofit
      Employee
     $85  $100
      USGBC Member  $105  $125
      Nonmember  $120  $140

    Group Rates: A special discount of 10% off your order is available for groups of 5 or more from a single company, school, district or organization. Contact us for details.

    Justification Toolkit

    Attending the Green Schools Conference is an investment that will benefit not only you, but your school, district or company. The materials below offer a greater understanding of GSC and how to communicate the value it provides. Please feel free to customize and use them to request approval to attend the conference.

    Current Priority Topics (click for list)

    For questions regarding the GSC Program, please email:  program@greenschoolsconference.org


    • Friday, July 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    Central Texas: Regional Council Meeting

    For more information, email:

    centraltexas@usgbctexas.org

    • Saturday, August 14, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, August 14th, 2021
    Gensler Houston
    Virtual Training
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Free Class
    Class Flyer Coming Soon

    About this Event

    For more than 15 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 five times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered during the year also. 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.

    In the event of below average registration, Gensler reserves the right to cancel the prep course up to 48 hours in advance. Please RSVP or email any questions to Gensler using the link below. 
    RSVP
    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Norris Conference Center at City Centre; 816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, TX 77024
    Register

    2021 USGBC TEXAS ENERGY SUMMIT
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021

    Norris Conference Center at City Centre
    816 Town and Country Blvd #210
    Houston, TX 77024
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
    Gensler Houston
    Virtual Training
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Free Class
    Class Flyer Coming Soon

    About this Event

    For more than 15 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 five times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered during the year also. 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.

    In the event of below average registration, Gensler reserves the right to cancel the prep course up to 48 hours in advance. Please RSVP or email any questions to Gensler using the link below. 
    RSVP
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, December 11th, 2021
    Gensler Houston
    Virtual Training
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Free Class
    Class Flyer Coming Soon

    About this Event

    For more than 15 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 five times annually, with an additional BD+C and ID+C course option offered during the year also. 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.

    In the event of below average registration, Gensler reserves the right to cancel the prep course up to 48 hours in advance. Please RSVP or email any questions to Gensler using the link below. 
    RSVP

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Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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