2013 Lunchtime Learning Series

Austin Ÿ Waco Ÿ Killeen Ÿ San Antonio Ÿ Rio Grande Valley

The Chapter's 2013 Lunchtime Learning Series (beginning in February) reflects a new approach to bringing you education you can use, providing sustainability experts who are trained instructors for a fully interactive and engaging program experience every time. Earn GBCI and AIA credits (often LEED-specific) in local, live presentations offered throughout the Central Texas region monthly.

Topics to be covered this year include sustainable construction management and team building; LEED implementation; integrative processes, trends and innovations in green building; a preview of LEED v4; integrating sustainability into your business practices; Sustainable Sites Initiative; safer materials; contract strategies for sustainable projects, low impact design, and multi-tenant engagement in LEED for EBOM. Check out our events calendar to find an event coming to your area!

Join Us! 2013 State Advocacy Day
February 26, 2013
11:00am - 7:00pm
State Capitol - Austin, TX

The USGBC Central Texas - Balcones Chapter Advocacy Committee and dozens of chapter members will spend the day meeting with state legislators and their staff to discuss, educate and promote green building policies currently on the 2013 legislative agenda which support the Chapter's mission of accelerating the adoption of green building and land development practices in Central and South Texas. Participation is free.

Event includes: Training, lunch and reception. Learn more.

LEEDers in Sustainable Building Share Insights at Symposium
It’s About the People, Not the Buildings

The Central Texas Chapter’s second Taking the LEED for the Future Symposium, held Tuesday, December 4th at the Austin Convention Center, brought together leaders in sustainable building from across Texas and the country for an open discussion on some of the movement’s opportunities, challenges and significant paradigm shifts. Read more.

Images courtesy of Jeff Entner.



Platinum Chapter Sponsors:

LEED 251 Full Day Workshop
Understanding LEED NC 2009
Tuesday, February 19
Austin, TX

Lunchtime Learning Series-Waco
Principles of LEED: LEED Implementation
Thursday, February 21
Waco, TX

Building Tour & Network Mixer
Alamo and OCO Architects - SoFlo Office Studios
Friday, February 22
San Antonio, TX

2013 State Advocacy Day
Texas State Capitol
Tuesday, February 26
Austin, TX

LEED Green Associate 6-Week Exam Prep
Starts Wednesday, March 6
Waco, TX

LEED BD+C 301 Full Day Workshop
Implementing the BD+C Rating System
Monday, March 18
Austin, TX

Lunchtime Learning Series in Austin
Pract 250: Integrative Process: Charrettes & Team Workshops
Tuesday, March 19
Austin, TX



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