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June 8, 2011

Please join us in June for an educational seminar and walking tour
 Midtown Houston & LEED for New Development
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sustainable development means compact mixed-use infill neighborhoods featuring connectivity, walkable streets and sites for social interaction - which contrast with sprawl development patterns that convert agricultural land, destroy wildlife habitat, require costly extensions of infrastructure, and make people dependant on personal automobiles. These are not new ideas - they work today just as they worked in neighborhoods built before the car.
   
Learn how the LEED-ND rating system guides the development of new neighborhoods such as the City Centre project in West Houston. The same principles can be used to evaluate existing neighborhoods, using the results of the Midtown Livable Centers Study as an example. Then take a walk through Midtown and see how the design of streets, sidewalks, transit, and buildings work together to create livable, environmentally friendly places with a 40 minute total 3/4 mile walking tour of Midtown beginning and ending at the GBRC. 

Speakers:

Maria Perez, LEED AP, Regional Sustainable Design Leader   
Gensler
Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, Director of Technology & Innovation   
Morris Architects
Kristopher Stuart, AIA, LEED AP, Design Direcot
Gensler
Steven Spears, RLA,  Principal
Design Workshop

Lee Anne Dixon, PE, Senior Associate
Walter P Moore & Associates

See http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/gbrceducation.pdf for more details and a map.
Please note that this will contribute to LEED AP credential maintenance for Live Presentations. 

Green Building Resource Center
City of Houston Public Works and Engineering
Code Enforcement Building
3300 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

green building

We welcome your participation in these events, and your interest and support for green building efforts across Houston.  We are limited to 75 attendees, so please RSVP to Steve Stelzer at 713.535.7508 or email steve.stelzer@houstontx.gov.

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. The Green Building Resource Center has been certified to the Gold level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors and hosts periodic programs to educate the public about green building practices. 

www.codegreenhouston.org 

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