COASTAL BEND BRANCH

INAUGURAL GREENBEE PROJECT AWARD

The USGBC Coastal Bend Branch is proud to announce that it will be presenting our first inaugural Greenbee Project Award to La Palmera [Mall] on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:30 am.

The event will take place at La Palmera, in a location within the Mall that will be determined in the near future. La Palmera is a LEED ® Silver Certified Core and Shell project and is the first indoor mall in the country to receive such a prestigious designation. Come, meet and mingle with the staff of La Palmera, as well as your peers to learn more about the Mall, the USGBC Coastal Bend Branch and the future plans of the mall owners, Trademark Properties! Our sincere thanks goes out to Ms. Sarona Winfrey of Winfrey Media Relations for her assistance in helping us plan this event. Don’t miss out!


 




 

LATEST HAPPENING IN THE COASTALBEND BRANCH

Your Coastal Bend Branch successfully hosted its second LEED ® Green Associate Workshop course at the TAMU CCinnovation Center in June. Our thanks to Mr. Tim Murray of APOLLO BBC in Houston for giving of his time and talent to our course instructor in June. We look forward to hosting other educational opportunities down the road. So if you know of anyone that is seeking to expand their knowledge of sustainable design issues, seeking LEED accreditation, or the now required continuing education credits, let us know!


 

TEXASGULF COAST CHAPTER NEWS

The USGBC Gulf Coast Chapter, our parent organization, was recently audited by the Better Business Bureau of Houston. As a result of the audit, I am happy to announce that the Chapter has received the Bureau’s Accredited Charity Seal (Triple B rating). Why is this significant?

In addition to the BBB Accredited Charity Seal, It was also recognized by the National USGBC as one of eight Chapters nationwide to reach the minimum performance benchmark for a well run non-profit organization. How about that for recognition? Congratulations to the Chapter Board and staff for all of their hard work!