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    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, August 13th, 2022
    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, August 26, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 8303 S. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78235
    • 16
    Register

    South Texas Region
    Mission Solar Tour

    Friday, August 26, 2022

    3:00 - 6:00 pm
    8303 S. New Braunfels Ave.

    San Antonio, TX 78235


    Networking event immediately following the tour!



    About the Event

    Join USGBC Texas' South Region and Speir Solar for a tour of the Mission Solar Plant at Brooks City Base which began manufacturing solar panels in 2014.  Mission Solar, a part of OCI Solar Power, is the first (and only) manufacturer currently producing N-type solar cell and panel modules in Texas and the U.S.  This manufacturing facility catapulted Texas into the top five U.S. solar producing states and continues to generate jobs and boost the San Antonio economy. 

    Locally, these technologically-advanced solar modules generate electricity for the city of San Antonio through OCI Solar Power's contract with CPS Energy.  The Alamo Solar farms diversity the the local power grid and as studies have shown that solar energy has been vital to the energy grid through increasingly extreme weather events.

    Speir Solar is a Texas based EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) firm that specializes in Solar PV (Photovoltaics) and ESS (Energy Storage Systems) for both residential and commercial use.  Speir Solar draws on a combined 30 years of solar experience to provide the tools for customers to take ownership of their carbon footprint, ensure energy security, and increase sustainability into the future.

    • Thursday, September 01, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Easy Tiger, 6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd, Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752
    Register

    GREEN COFFEE HOUR

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2022

    Easy Tiger North

    6406 N I-35 Frontage, Suite1100
    Austin, TX 78752

    8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    About the Event

    Central Texas, USGBC Texas will be hosting Green Coffee Hours each month, open to the public. This FREE event offers the opportunity to meet and network with people in green careers: architecture, engineering, sustainability, environmental governance professions, and more. For updates and additional information, please be sure to RSVP.


    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtually

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
    VIRTUAL PREP COURSE
    Kirksey Architecture
    Virtual Class
    Thursday, September 21, 2022
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Free Class

    About this event:

    Demonstrating our commitment to sustainability through LEED Green Associate training.

    In order to achieve truly green projects, everyone on a project team – contractor, engineer, developer, owner, and others – need to understand green building principles. Kirksey Sustainability has developed a rigorous preparatory class focused on the LEED Green Associate exam and has graduated over 2,200 industry partners. Classes are typically taught twice per year.

    LEED Green Associate Prep Class Information

    With the growing influence of environmentally responsible design and construction practices, a knowledge of green building strategies is a valuable asset for anyone associated with the building industry. Kirksey's LEED Green Associate Prep Class is a resource for those who are interested in gaining the LEED Green Associate credential. Kirksey does not offer a LEED AP prep class.

    Register Now

    Location: Virtual Class - please register for details

    At this point, all 2022 classes are assumed to be virtual.  Additional info will be distributed upon registration​.

    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. Attendees who require special accommodations must notify Kirksey at least two weeks prior to the class.

    Class participants are responsible for scheduling their exam date. For more information, visit
     www.gbci.org.

    Link to registration: https://www.kirksey.com/sustainability/leed-classes-signup 

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    WEBINAR: Integrating Ecology
    into Site Development

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    Virtual Session
    12:00 - 1:00 PM 

    About the Presentation:

    Nature and healthy ecosystems provide essential services for humanity, and when we make the effort, we can balance the commonly understood needs of a built space while still providing for nature and natural processes in a mutually beneficial way. Nature-based land development approaches are worth our effort because we need functioning natural systems to continue providing life-dependent services for us, sustainably through time.

    One of the easiest and best ways we can achieve this outcome is by including healthy natural systems as integrated components of our site development plans. In this presentation, Lee Marlowe will provide an overview of Texas native ecosystems integrated into site plans by sharing a variety of local projects that support biodiversity and natural processes while meeting site development goals.

    About the Speakers:

    Lee Marlowe, San Antonio River Authority

    Lee Marlowe is the Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the San Antonio River Authority. She is a restoration ecologist with more than 20 years of professional experience working in the field of ecological restoration and natural resource management including sustainable landscape practices and applications for improved ecological functions. Her expertise includes the use of native plants to provide wildlife habitat, water quality benefits, bank/site stabilization and aesthetics in landscapes of all sizes.


    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center 1200 Ballpark Way Arlington, Texas 76011

    2022 NORTH TEXAS FACILITIES EXPO

    WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5-6
    Esports Stadium Arlington 
    & Expo Center

    1200 Ballpark Way

    Arlington, Texas 76011

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM


    About this Event


    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. 

    Education


    North Texas Facilities Expo will feature several educational conference sessions throughout Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8:40 AM and continuing until 2:00 PM.  


    Exhibit Hall


    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. A full list of exhibitors available soon, or register for 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 a booth 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 the North Region Council here.


    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Center for Civic Empowerment, 304 Texas Ave., El Paso, TX 79901

    USGBC Texas Chapter

    Leadership Awards Nominations

    Nominations for the USGBC Texas Chapter Leadership Awards are open!

    The Texas Chapter illustrates a commitment to enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment across this great state every day. The Leadership Awards are meant to celebrate the fantastic work done across the state by recognizing the progress of companies, individuals, and projects. Let's celebrate the outstanding projects and people that are leading us towards a more sustainable future for Texas. 

    Questions? Contact awards@usgbctexas.org

    Nominate a Green Leaders by October 1st!


    Awards will be given in the following categories:

    Company of the Year

    Developer of the Year

    Project of the Year

    Volunteer of the Year

    Green Hero

    Green Pioneer




    Nominate Today!

    Awards Announced
    October 26th!


    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, October 29th, 2022
    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 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, December 10th, 2022
    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

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

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

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