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August 20, 2012

Two Green Events
Building Tour Friday, August 24
Education Seminar Tuesday, August 28

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library- Certified Green Building
Friday, August 24, 2012
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
1349 West 43rd Street
Houston 77018

Small group guided tours of approximately 25 minutes each
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Oak Forest Library

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011
LEED for Existing Buildings - Gold level

For additional information and a map, visit

Green buildings provide greater energy efficiency and save 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. We welcome your participation in these events and your interest and support for green building efforts across Houston.


Education Seminar
Water Efficient Landscape Irrigation
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
6 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston 77002

Houstonians have been fighting too much water for years. Now there are new worries and concerns about drought and the general future of drinking water supply. What can people do to be part of the solution? Come to the seminar and hear from experts in the field.

Ron Stevenson, King Ranch Turfgrass, will discuss smart turf practices and John O'Donnell, WaterLogic, will discuss smart irrigation practices. Heidi Sheesley and Angela Chandler, both of Treesearch Farms, will talk about the best plants for Houston and enumerate their Smart Plant Practices. Ruthanne Belieu, Public Works and Engineering, will talk about the supply side of water from the City of Houston viewpoint.

Additionally, Margaret Menger, Chair of the Mayor's Task Force on the Drought Plan, will briefly present an update on the review of the draft water shortages ordinance for the City of Houston Drought Plan. Review the current COH Code of Ordinances Chapter 47, Article VII to see the current ordinance. Review the Draft version of Chapter 47, Article II to see the proposed changes.

For more details about the education seminar and a map, visit RSVP to Steve Stelzer at or 832.394.9050.

Your interest and support for green building efforts across Houston is encouraged and appreciated. To learn more visit

For more information on City of Houston sustainability efforts, visit

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