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USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

September 2016

Letter from the Chair: 

If you listened to all the rhetoric that is spewing from all the political talking heads you would think nothing of significance is being accomplished by our local, state or national governments.  Well I am here to tell you good things are happening and they are happening right here in Houston. The “It” I am referring to is the adoption of the PACE program by the City of Houston.  It may be the biggest thing to happen with respect to transforming our built environment in decades.  And believe it or not it is the culmination of a great National idea that was adopted by the last Texas legislature and then adopted locally two weeks ago by the City of Houston.  This is how real people make the government work for you and me.  You can make a difference.  Take a look at how this will enable the implementation of energy and water saving technologies immediately: Read more

Calendar of Events

September 15, 2016 -- Green Schools Meeting
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September 15, 2016 -- Regional Council Meeting
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September 21, 2016 -- Green Roof, Green Walls, and Bio Swales
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September 24, 2016 -- Gensler LEED Examp Prep: LEED GA Class
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September 24, 2016 -- Green Apple Day of Service
The Green Schools Committee is gearing up for Green Apple Day of Service, to be held around September 24.  We are looking for Corporate Sponsors who would be interested in providing gardening supplies (mulch, tools, raised bed materials, etc). We are also looking for corporate sponsors who would be interested in providing local school districts with subscriptions to Learning Lab (, which is a fantastic repository of TEKS-aligned sustainability curricula for all grade levels. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring.

October 13, 2016 -- USGBC Texas Gulf Coast 6th Annual Energy Summit
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In the News

Houston Launches Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program: Read more

July/August 2016 Issue of USGBC+: Read more.

Mid-Year 2016 LEED Rankings – Houston Totals 461 Certified Projects: Read more

How PACE Funding Will Reshape Houston's Sustainability Efforts: Read more

Green Sports Alliance leads GADOS volunteers at Houston’s Yes Prep Northside: Read more

Houston's Development Boom and Reduction of Wetlands Leave Region Flood Prone: Read more

Community Design: How a New Pocket Park Came to the Near Northside: Read more

Houston's Harvest Green Adds Homes: Read more

HISD Department of Transportation Honored For Use of ‘Green’ School Buses: Read more

Houston Area Sustainability Network, September meeting. Read more

LEED Calls Out Cradle to Cradle Material Health as Leadership Standard. Read more



LEED Certified Buildings

Visit this link to view a map of the 4 locations where LEED certifications were awarded in the Houston Metro Area in August 2016. 

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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 August 2016: 

Kat Postel Dafne Torres

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