March 19, 2014
Aaron Tuley, Planner
There is irrefutable evidence that the effects of global climate change are upon us. So what is next? Is it within our capacity to change our current course to avoid the more sever impacts, or is it too late? Can we change the hearts and minds of our elected officials? How do we cultivate the political will and leadership necessary to guide us through this potential storm? Or is it time to hunker down?
Among the several topics within this presentation, Keith will make the argument that incentives will get people to adopt new ways of building and consuming resources. Aaron believes that the magnitude of the problem and the level of urgency requires enforceable regulations, which will be greatly aided with improving citizen response-ability by creating opportunities for social learning.
Open house style guided tours
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2013; LEED for Commercial Interiors - Gold level
Green buildings provide greater energy efficiency, saving money for owners and users, and the reuse of materials is better for the environment. Ultimately, they foster a happier and healthier workplace for employees. In partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the US Green Building Council, the Green Building Resource Center, within the LEED Gold Houston Permitting Center, hosts periodic programs to educate the public about green building practices.
Green Building Resource Center
To learn more about City of Houston sustainability efforts, visit www.greenhoustontx.gov.