Meet Aaron Stein – a longtime member and supporter of the Central Texas – Balcones Chapter. Aaron currently works as a Management Analyst with the City of San Antonio in the Office of Environmental Policy overseeing their Municipal Facility Retrofit Program.
1. What do you see as the biggest benefit of membership in the Central Texas Chapter?
The benefits of membership in the Chapter are numerous and extend throughout the Central Texas region and beyond. Among these include opportunities for networking with area green professionals, discounts at events and educational forums, opportunities to participate in leadership positions within the Chapter, and exposure to prominent local and national figures in the green building movement. Plus, you know that you are a part of a great organization with a mission to improve your community and the broader region.
2. From your perspective, where is the green building movement heading in Central Texas?
Green building will eventually become standard construction practice as people begin to realize the myriad benefits of efficient and healthy buildings. With the advancement of building codes and increasing energy costs, LEED and other green building certifications will continue to become more popular and cost-competitive with conventional building practices.
3. What would you count as a significant milestone in the green industry in Central Texas?
In addition to the rapid increase of LEED-certified green homes and buildings in Central Texas, there are several municipalities that have adopted aggressive building codes and sustainability policies. These include Austin and San Antonio, both of which now have adopted policies to encourage the adoption of net-zero energy buildings.
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