Piney Woods Branch

Welcome to the Piney Woods Branch of USGBC!  Our members are located in north Harris County, Montgomery County and the region north of Houston, Texas. 

Our members are diverse and include builders, contractors, consultants, architects, landscapers and homeowners passionate about bringing green buildings and a green lifestyle to our area.

Our mission is to educate and advocate for green buildings and green living.  Both members and non-members are welcomed to any of our events.  In 2013 we'll continue to reach out into the community to bring our message to the public and the business community.

We'll also be working on our Container Home Project.  We are planning to build an office and community Green Resource Center using re-purposed shipping containers.  We are currently investigating possible sites and lining up donations of building materials.  We have regularly-scheduled meetings for this project so let us know if you'd like to be involved.  To view the Montgomery County Courier article and read the latest on this project click here.  To view the Woodlands Online article regarding the addition of 3Leaf Group, LLC to the project, click here.

We also meet every Thursday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 AM for Casual Coffee and networking at La Madeleine's restaurant in Market Street, The Woodlands.  Feel free to join us and bring your friends, members and non-members are always welcomed.

If you'd like to have a speaker come to your organization's meetings please email  We have speakers available on the following topics:  

   Container Home Project

   Greening Your Business

   Greening Your Home

   LEED Update and the USGBC

We welcome your ideas, your expertise and your involvement.

See you soon at one of our meetings!  We are on Facebook!  Feel free to email us any time at

Shipping Containers 

Left: Shipping Containers used for container homes. Right: A finished Container Home