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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.


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GBRC Education Panel

Residential Energy Update in Houston

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

GBRC in the Houston Permitting Center

1002 Washington Avenue

Click here for more information

GBRC Second Saturday

Open to the Public

Saturday, August 13, 2016  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GBRC in the Houston Permitting Center

1002 Washington Avenue


GBRC Book Club

The Year of Reading Dangerously – An Eco-Friendly Book Club

Thursday, August 12, 2016 Noon - 1 p.m.

Houston Central Library Room 479

500 McKinney Street

Click here for more information


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