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January 13, 2011

Please join us for an evening education seminar, back by popular demand
Green is Mainstream
Building Codes, Energy Efficiency and Best Practices in Green Building

Thursday, January 20, 2011 
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Green Building Resource Center

The City of Houston is presenting the Green is Mainstream workshop with the Energy Systems Laboratory and sponsored by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office in partnership with the Texas Association of Builders. 

The speakers will again cover the best practices in green residential building and energy efficiency technologies from the December offering.  The seminar is primarily intended for building officials, builders, suppliers, subcontractors, architects/engineers/residential designers, building trades' instructors, students, apprentices, bankers and real estate agents, however, the general public is welcome.  Each participant receives a course book containing more than 200 slides and related green building information.


Jose Fernandez-Solis, Ph.D., Architect
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Construction Science, College of Architecture, TX A&M University
Fred Bastani, Ph.D.
NCCER Trainer & PDS Master Trainer, International Polytechnic Institute

See for more details and a map.

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

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 e-mail at

Green buildings provide for 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 outreach to the public about green building practices.