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USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

July 2016

Letter from the Chair: 


Find your passion!  Check out all the great things that you can get involved in right here in Houston.  We have all the necessary leaders and talent to shape the world.

People, Projects, and Places

Homebuilder earns national honors for thinking green with 26 LEED-certified homes in 2015. 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based in Washington D.C., has announced the 2015 LEED Homes Award winners and Houston's Frankel Building Group garnered top honors as "Outstanding Single Family Builder."

In the last year, Frankel completed 28 custom homes, each built to LEED for Homes standards. Twenty-six of those are either already LEED-certified or are on the path to certification.

In announcing the awards, USGBC noted, "At the forefront of sustainable residential building, Frankel Building Group continues to show its commitment through the design and construction of LEED-certified homes. Frankel Building Group puts an emphasis on homeowner education and continues to promote the LEED program in its market."

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Calendar of Events

July 21, 2016 -- Community Efficiency Leaders Workshop - Water & Energy Best Practices
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July 21, 2016 -- Green Schools Meeting
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July 21, 2016 -- Regional Council Meeting
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July 27, 2016 -- Residential Energy Update in Houston
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August 10, 2016 -- Summer Salons: Water, Water Everywhere - Surging Water: Storm Surge Protection/Response
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In the News

Green Sports Alliance Summit Sponsors Green Apple Day of Service. Read more.

Houston has been 'transformative' with eco-friendly sports arenas, exec says: Read more.

Homebuilder earns national honors for thinking green with 26 LEED-certified homes in 2015. Read more.

Recycling, glass, and Houston's future. Read more.

When Will Houston City Council Approve The New Bike Plan? Read more.

Texas top state for sustainability. Read more.

PACE Market Links newsletter. Read more.

Intersections 2016 Registration Now Open. Read more.

LEEN ND Grant for Affordable Neighborhoods. Read more.



LEED Certified Buildings

Visit this link to view a map of the 8 locations where LEED certifications were awarded in the Houston Metro Area in June 2016. Additionally, 15 locations were added to the May 2016 link.

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Welcome New & Returning Members

USGBC National

Click here for the list of all National Members in the Houston area.

Texas Gulf Coast Region

Our local members are the lifeblood of the Chapter. Welcome to the following members joining or returning in June 2016: 

Aurelie Hernandez   

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