Green Building Resource Center - Welcome
The City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering Green Building Resource Center was officially launched on Earth Day 2009. The center, under the Planning and Development Services Division, is now located in the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77002. 'Going Green' is your goal this center offers economical Green solutions for the community. Features include a showroom and classroom with samples of recycled or refurbished materials. Over 50 displays, many interactive, and a library of information provide additional strategies for Going Green are also available. There are also free samples of green material you can share with friends and neighbors.
The entire Houston Permitting Center which includes the Code Enforcement Green Building Resource Center, from top to bottom was constructed to green building standards to reach LEED for New Construction to the Gold level. From the raised floor system that provides future flexibility, water efficient plumbing fixtures, energy efficient light fixtures and AC equipment, recycled content acoustical insulation, to recycled artwork, the building embodies innovative ideas for energy conservation. One of the big attractions is a demonstration vegetated roof easily viewed from the second floor that is watered with harvested rainwater and condensate from the AC system.
|Steve Stelzer, the Program Director, offers plan reviews for cost effective Green options that can lead to energy and water savings that create a healthier living environment and reduce wasted material and save money. And now you can request Steve to visit your location to give your group a presentation about green building in Houston, and how the City of Houston continues to improve its environmental profile. Click the Book a GBRC Speaker button to the right for an online request form to schedule a presentation.|
The GBRC is partnering with Upcycle Products Inc. to enable you to order well-priced rain barrels and compost bins that will be delivered here at the GBRC on June 14th for you to pick up.Â Click the Rain Barrel button to the right to take you to the website interface to peruse the repurposed products (food grade olive barrels are one choice) and either order online, or download a form to print out, fill in, and send in to order and pre-pay for your selections.Â See you on June 14th!
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