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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Bike Share station, 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio
    • 20


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • various locations plus virtual
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    PIZZA & POSTING:
    Social Media How To...

    THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Regional Locations coming soon!
    Zoom link also to connect locations!

    About This Event:

    Join us for a fun, interactive social media workshop. This event is a fun filled night where it is cool to pull out your cell phone, and use it while we discuss the networking opportunities created with social media. Connect with your green building friends and colleagues, learn social media basics, promote Chapter events, and raise your digital profile. 

    The USGBC Texas Communications Committee will share ways to engage and share via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 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


    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    WEBINAR: Using Alternative Wastewater Treatments to Cut Pollution and Save Water


    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Noon- 1:00 PM

    Link provided day of presentation.


    About the Event

    Did you know that developments can earn LEED points in the Water Management, Green Infrastructure & Buildings, and Innovation categories by using alternative wastewater technologies? Projects that recycle their treated wastewater can reduce their water consumption and prevent sewage pollution. This panel presentation will explain:

    • How treated sewage causes pollution in streams & lakes
    • How wastewater treatment systems are regulated
    • How alternative wastewater systems are designed & installed

    Panelists:

    • Chris Herrington. P.E., Environmental Officer, City of Austin
    • Brian Zabcik, Wastewater Campaign Organizer, Save Barton Creek Association
    • David Price, P.E., President, Texas River Protection Association


    Chris Herrington is the Environmental Officer for the City of Austin and has worked with the Watershed Protection Department since 1996.  He has many years of experience in assessing the impacts of wastewater on surface water and groundwater resources in Central Texas. Chris led a successful effort to convince the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt new rules for the beneficial reuse of wastewater. 





    Brian Zabcik is currently the Wastewater Campaign Organizer at Save Barton Creek Association and was previously the Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas. He is the author of “Pristine to Polluted: Sewage Problems and Solutions in the Texas Hill Country,” and “Texas Stormwater Scorecard.” He has worked on advocacy campaigns for better wastewater and stormwater policies at both the city and state level.





    David Price is the current president of the Texas River Protection Association, a current board member of the Texas Onsite Wastewater Association, and a former member of the Water and Wastewater Commission of the City of Austin. He has extensive professional experience in the design, construction, and O&M of wastewater treatment plants, as well as experience in zero-discharge treatment alternatives.

    • 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
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    2021 USGBC TEXAS ENERGY SUMMIT: EFFICIENT BUILDINGS THAT CREATE HEALTH & PROSPERITY
    THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2021

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

    About this event:

    Join USGBC Texas for the 10th Annual USGBC Texas Energy Summit: Efficient Buildings that Create Health & Prosperity live and in-person!

    This year's conference opens with a keynote from Dr. Stephanie Taylor, MD. CEO of Taylor Healthcare Commissioning, Inc.. After working as a physician for many decades, Dr. Taylor obtained a Masters in Architecture as well as Infection Control certification.  Her lifelong commitment to patient care includes focusing on improving the healthcare physical environment and clinical work processes to help patients heal quickly and save hospitals valuable dollars. She is a graduate of  Harvard Medical School (MD) and Norwich University (M Arch,).  She has numerous research publications in Nature, Science, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    The session tracks for this year include:

    • Design, Construction New Buildings
    • Health & Wellness Connection to Schools, Communities, and Nature
    • Green Policies and Legislation, Above Code Standards
    • New Technologies for Indoor Environment Measurement and Tracking 

    Additional keynote speakers and specific sessions topics will be announced soon!

    Limited exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available, and we look forward to working with you to bring this great event together!

    • 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

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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