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March 19, 2014

Educational Seminar

Climate Solutions? Houston Update
Wednesday, March 26
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
at the Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston 77002
in partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council

Keith Reihl, Mitsubishi Electric US
Former Chair, USGBC TX Gulf Coast Chapter

Aaron Tuley, Planner
Kendig East Collaborative

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.

This event is limited to 100 attendees. Register online or call 832.394.9050 prior to the event. Visit for more details and a map.

Julia Ideson Library
Green Building Tour
Friday, March 28
500 McKinney Street
Houston 77002

Ziegler Cooper Architects

Open house style guided tours
11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. 
Tours will last approximately 30 minutes each
Free and open to the public

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2013; LEED for Commercial Interiors - Gold level
For additional information and a map, visit

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

Green Building Resource Center

To learn more about City of Houston sustainability efforts, visit


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