August 20, 2012
Two Green Events
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library- Certified Green Building
Small group guided tours of approximately 25 minutes each
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011
For additional information and a map, visit www.houstontx.gov/mayor/leedtour.pdf.
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.
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.
Your interest and support for green building efforts across Houston is encouraged and appreciated. To learn more visit www.codegreenhouston.org
For more information on City of Houston sustainability efforts, visit www.greenhoustontx.gov