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    • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online meeting
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    WEBINAR: Getting Beyond 1st Cost Mentality
    USGBC Texas Best Practices App 
    May 25th, 2022

    Free Webinar 

    12:00 - 1:00 PM


    About This Event: 

    The USGBC Texas Best Practices app gives all built environment ecosystem stakeholders equal access to the social, environmental, financial, and emerging equity cost impacts our design, construction, and operational decisions create. The democratization of the triple bottom line (People, Profit, Planet) dollar benefits or burdens that complex designs, technologies, policies, and processes have on our business and personal lives, engages everyone in the quest for better outcomes.

    The USGBC Texas Best Practices app creates the defendable business case substantiation that allows community and building creators, inhabitants, and influencers to more aggressively advocate for better buildings and communities minimum standards and the immediate implementation of proven best practices that provide the safest, healthiest, most efficient, and most prosperous places to live, learn, work, or play.

    By understanding the full social, environmental, financial, and emerging equity cost benefits and burdens of alternative designs, technologies, policies, and processes we can provide a more equitable and just future for all Texans.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:

    • Utilizing technology to communicate and engage everyone in the quest for better outcomes
    • Advocacy for better buildings and communities minimum standards
    • The benefits of communities incorporating code standards for buildings demonstrated by financial impacts

    Speakers:

    David MacLean, President, McMac CX and Chair, USGBC Texas Best Practices Committee

    Nelson Spitz, President, Enterprise Real Estate Advisors


    To RSVP, register on www.USGBCTexas.org or email steve.stelzer@houstontx.gov or call 832-394-9050

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • St. Arnold's Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020
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    Evening with Your Regional Council

    St. Arnold's Brewery
    2000 Lyons Ave., Houston TX
    Thursday, May 26
    5:30 - 7:30 PM 

    Mix and mingle with green builders and sustainability professionals!  Come network green builders and sustainability professionals across the Houston region!

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    WEBINAR: Retro-Commissioning - An Untapped Market

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022

    Virtual Session
    12:00 - 1:00 PM 

    About the Presentation:

    This course will start with an overview of the commissioning process fundamentals and the application in new projects. Moving from this baseline, we will discuss how a similar commissioning process can be applied to an existing building. We will discuss how the retro-commissioning process is used to identify and resolve poorly performing existing buildings. San Antonio alone is reporting that nearly half of the community emissions come from buildings. Applying this data across the rest of the US results in potentially enormous opportunities for improvement in existing buildings in a virtually untapped market.

    About the Speaker:

    Brian Keller, Cleary Zimmermann Engineers

    Brian Keller has 33 years of experience in building systems commissioning, MEP QA/QC, DDC controls testing, and test and balance. He has commissioned numerous projects, many of which are LEED® or CHPS certified, for various market sectors including healthcare, government, educational, and commercial. Brian has been involved in MEP assessments, programming, plan development, equipment replacements, expansions, and commissioning in both new construction and renovations. He holds membership and certifications in the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) and currently serves on the NEBB National Board of Directors

    Brian works for Cleary Zimmermann Engineers, which is celebrating 16 years in business.  Since its inception, Cleary Zimmermann has been engaged in sustainable design and operability of buildings, and their design and commissioning divisions have been engaged in many LEED projects.  The firm has remained a leader in its field as LEED version 2 certification moved into version 3 in 2009 when the prerequisite commissioning requirements took a light year leap as the rigor and criteria for certification were expanded.  Most recently LEED v4 was introduced, and the commissioning requirements and credit structure were once again expanded.  We look forward to Brian’s presentation, which will bridge the gap between these criteria and the untapped retro-commissioning market


    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 1700 Riverview St. Austin, TX 78702
    • 25
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    Icon House Zero Tour

    June 9, 2022

    3:00 -5:00 pm
    1700 Riverview St.

    Austin, TX 78702



    About the Event

    ICON is changing the homebuilding industry in service to a greater mission using advanced robotics, software and materials to create a more sustainable and beautiful world. House Zero is ICON’s most innovative home yet. It’s the first home in ICON's Exploration Series and was designed by architects Lake|Flato and 3D printed by ICON’s 9500 lb robot “Vulcan.” The house aims to emphasize what’s possible with automated construction and 3D printing. This technology is not just a replacement for conventional construction but an entirely new and better way of homebuilding and architectural advancement. Come tour the home of the future: House Zero!  

    Speakers:

    Conner Jenkins is ICON's Senior Project Manager in the Build Ops department, managing many of our construction projects to this point from start to finish. He's been with the company for almost 2 years, watching the company grow from less than 40 to now almost 400 incredible individuals. Conner hales from Louisiana graduating with a degree in Construction Management from LSU.



    Space is limited so sign up today!

    Parking: Street parking is available. 

    • Saturday, June 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Training

    LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP COURSE

    Saturday, June  11th, 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, 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
    • 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 

    • 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.


    • 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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