Support USGBC Texas today!    Join    Renew   Donate   Sponsor

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online meeting

    WEBINAR: Prefab Housing
    October 27th, 2021

    Free Webinar 

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    event flyer

    About this Event

    Pre-fabricated housing is beginning to become mainstream again. Mobile homes have been an industry for a while now, but shipping pre-assembled parts of a conventional house to be configured onsite is catching up. Cost has always been a concern, but the quality advantage is becoming a sales tool now that conventional housing is facing challenges on all fronts. Boxprefab is a Houston-based entity with founders from the design professions who wanted to more tightly hold the quality of the finished product rather than hand that off to a conventional builder. Rame and Russell Hruska will show what they do and how their product is manufactured (with green building methods), delivered, and installed.


    The story of how started in 2001 when husband and wife co-founders Russell Hruska, AIA and Rame Hruska, AIA started their architecture practice, Intexure. Seeking a more cohesive process, Intexure became an award winning design-build firm, producing high-end custom homes and integrating the craft of construction alongside design. Understanding the challenges of site-built construction combined with the desire to make good design more attainable led to a decade-long quest at developing better ways to build: boxprefab was born.

    Steve Stelzer currently serves as the Program Director for the City of Houston Code Enforcement Green Building Resource Center. Steve offers green building strategies to plans brought in by the public, develops and maintains green strategy displays and education programs, and coordinates the green building web portal for the City of Houston website.

    To RSVP, register on or email or call 832-394-9050

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Waterloo Greenway
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Waterloo Park Tour 

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    4:00-5:30 pm
    500 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Photo Credit: John Sutfin and WGC

    About the Event

    Join us for a tour of Austin's newest park: Waterloo Park. The tour will highlight the unique and innovative features of this 10.5 acre park and amphitheater as well as the partnership between the City of Austin and the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy.


    John Rigdon is the Director of Planning and Design at Waterloo Greenway. In that capacity he leads planning and capital projects, weaving together the efforts of the project managers, the City of Austin, and the design team. With roots in sustainable planning and community engagement, he has provided forward-looking solutions to a vast array of project management, design, and programming challenges across his career. John earned an M.S. in community and regional planning from The University of Texas at Austin.

    Lisa Storer is a Project Manager at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department primarily working on the Waterloo Greenway projects, which aim to transform 35 acres of downtown Austin with new public parks, accessible trails, and a restored Waller Creek to connect people to nature in the center of the city. With a background in architecture and sustainability, Lisa enjoys working on complex projects with strong ecological goals that bridge architecture and landscape architecture, and she has over 15 years of experience working in the built environment. Previously, Lisa worked at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center developing the SITES v2 Rating System for sustainable land design and development, now administered internationally by GBCI. Lisa also serves as the Chair of the LEED Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group and is the past Chair of the US Green Building Council’s Central Texas Region.

    Meeting place: We'll gather at Meredith Heritage Tree Deck #8 on this map (off of Trinity Street). 

    Parking: Free 2-hour parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage across the street at the corner of 12th and Trinity. Paid street parking is also available. Waterloo park has bike racks, a metrobike docking station, and there are several bus routes that go up Trinity St. from the downtown area. 

    Space is limited to 35 guests. Masks Required. 

    Tour Sponsor:

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Sidecar Social - 5100 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX

    North Region Networking Happy Hour

    Sidecar Social
    5100 Belt Line Rd.
    Addison, TX
    Thursday, October 28
    5:30 - 7:30 PM 

    Join other sustainability professionals and enthusiasts for a networking happy hour!

    This event is hosted by the North Texas Emerging Professionals, but all are welcome.

    Pending weather, the event will be held on the outdoor patio. Please register below to let us know that you are attending.

    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Beto's Alt-Mex, 8142 Broadway, San Antonio

    Green Happy Hour

    Join us for free drinks and light appetizers in the courtyard. Let's enjoy the cooler weather and talk about all things green.

    Family friendly!

    Wednesday, November 3rd - 5:30-7:30 pm

    8142 Broadway

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Local Group Brewing, 1504 Chapman, Houston, TX 77009

    Evening with Your Regional Council

    Local Group Brewing
    1504 Chapman St., Houston TX
    Thursday, November 11
    5:30 - 7:30 PM 

    Mix and mingle with green builders and sustainability professionals!

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sinclair Hotel, 512 Main St., Fort Worth

    Register now! 

    USGBC Texas members check your email for your registration code.

    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Webinar

    Combined heat and power (CHP) is an effective and fuel-flexible way to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and decrease air emissions while improving facility resilience and meeting sustainability goals. Join us for an interactive session with a panel of industry experts that will explain how low-carbon alternatives, such as biomass and biogas, can be cost effective and sustainable options for powering CHP systems.

    Learn from an Expert

    Attendees will be able to:

    • Identify and discuss the how CHP works as an energy source.
    • Outline the economic and environmental benefits of CHP applications.                          
    • Understand how CHP can be used with biogas and biomass
    • Describe how facilities can meet sustainability goals by decreasing emissions and lowering carbon footprint through CHP.

    Who should attend?

    ● Facility Managers                ● Contractors

    ● Service/maintenance staff   ● Energy Managers

    Sustainability Managers      ● Engineers

    ● Resilience Officers


    • David Salem, Business Development Manager, Brad Thompson Co
    • Doug Edgar, VP of Operations, White Harvest Energy
    • Carlos Gamarra, Assistant Director, Southcentral CHP TAP
    • Margaret Cook, Research Associate, Southcentral CHP TAP
    • Christian Jones, Research Assistant, Southcentral CHP TAP



    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Training


    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. 

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

Contact us at or at 214-571-9244

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software