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Welcome to the U.S. Green Building Council-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter!

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Texas Moves One Step Closer to
Chapter Consolidation

After two years of planning, the four existing USGBC Chapters in Texas (Texas Gulf Coast, Central Texas-Balcones, North Texas, and Chihuahuan Desert) have reached the final stages of consolidation into a single State Chapter. The merger will create a more efficient statewide organization that will be better able to serve all members throughout our large and diverse state. By removing the local administrative burden, the State Chapter will free Regions to concentrate on developing new programs, engaging their communities and focusing on service to members. 

For more information on this important topic, download the Texas Merger FAQ Fact Sheet.

We want to hear from you, our members! Please contact Texas Gulf Coast Region Chair Sergio Grado and Chair-Elect David MacLean to share your questions and comments about the Chapter consolidation process.

 Texas Gulf Coast "CHAPTER" Goodbye Luncheon /  USGBC - Texas Gulf Coast "REGION" Hello Luncheon

December 9, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The USGBC Texas “State” Chapter is now official!

Effective January 1, the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter will join with North Texas, Central Texas and Chihuahuan Desert Chapters to form a single State Chapter, which will be known as the USGBC Texas Chapter.  Our local Texas Gulf Coast “Chapter” will transition to the Texas Gulf Coast “Region”.

The new Texas Chapter leadership will have the capacity to represent the interests and concerns of the diverse communities within our State, creating the capacity to achieve positive transformation, and move the needle for sustainability in every community across Texas.

Your current Texas Gulf Coast Chapter membership will transfer automatically to the new Texas Chapter.  As a USGBC Texas Chapter Member, changes to you will be minimal, but our impact across the State will be significant.  Our local Texas Gulf Coast “Region” will continue to represent the unique opportunities we face here, much like it always has, with local meetings, collaborations, summits and initiatives.

Come meet the current Board Members, of the soon to be transitioned Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, and learn how the new Texas Chapter and local Texas Gulf Coast Region will operate, how you will be better served by our new organization and explore opportunities to participate in those activities that ignite your passion.

RSVP required.  A light lunch will be provided.

Congratulations to our first
Houston LEED Fellow!

Our own, Maria de los Angeles Perez, with Gensler
has made it into the LEED Fellow Class of 2015.

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"The LEED Fellow Program recognizes outstanding LEED APs.

LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in key mastery elements related to technical knowledge and skill are eligible for the honor.

They have also made significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, or research with proven outcomes. LEED Fellows have a history of exemplary leadership, impactful commitment, service, and advocacy in green building and sustainability."


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USGBC Texas Gulf Coast welcomed Dr. Chu to the Gulf Coast Energy Summit Series with his presentation: 

The Energy, Climate Change and How to Transition to a Sustainable World



Upcoming Events

CATEE 2015

December 01, 2015
8:00 AM CST to 6:00 PM CST

Hotel Galvez & Spa
2024 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550

Join us for the Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference!

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Texas Gulf Coast "CHAPTER" Goodbye Luncheon / USGBC - Texas Gulf Coast "REGION" Hello Luncheon

December 09, 2015
11:30 AM CST to 1:00 PM CST

1177 West Loop South, Suite 1560
Houston, TX 77027

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Green Building Resource Center:Green Seminar

December 09, 2015
6:00 PM CST to 8:00 PM CST

Houston Permitting Center
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

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Board Meeting

December 17, 2015
11:30 AM CST to 1:00 PM CST


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Kirksey LEED Exam Training

January 20, 2016
3:00 PM CST to 7:00 PM CST

6909 Portwest Drive
Houston, TX 77024

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