Over the years the GBRC has held education seminars and has participated in some presentations at other locations in Houston.  And as of 2020, we have held webinars online as a result of Covid-19.  Many of the sessions were recorded, and are available to watch from our archives.  And the archives all have the visual presentations available for viewing.  Our largest attendance was our Earth Day presentation in 2015 regarding Tiny Houses with 250 in the audience.

The Sustainability of Coffee?

What does coffee have to do with green building? Where do we make most of our coffee? Where do we drink most of our coffee? In buildings. Coffee is a $100 Billion industry. 64% of Americans had at least a cup yesterday. We’re starting the year off with a different type of session. David will talk about coffee from the supply side. He’s been on the ground where it is grown. He’ll have some samples for you. He knows coffee. Stephanie will talk about the climate and its impact on coffee and chocolate.

District Cooling and Heating Systems

Green Building Resource Center online education event in partnership with USGBC Texas.

District Cooling & Heating (DCH) systems (also known as District Energy Systems and community microgrids) normally distribute thermal energy in the form of chilled or heated water from a central source to residential, commercial, and industrial locations for use in space cooling or heating and/or dehumidification. The conditioning medium comes from a centralized distribution rather than being generated on site at each facility resulting in efficiencies due to serving multiple buildings.

Outdoor Power Reimagined: A Wireless Solar Solution

The clean energy economy, decarbonization, net-zero buildings, and smart cities each rely on clean, reliable, and distributed energy.

Jeremy Sigmon, formerly of the U.S. Green Building Council and now with Texas-based manufacturer PowerStack, is working with designers, contractors, and landowners to deploy an emerging, attractive, resilient solution for outdoor power supply in a slender profile known as “Vertical Solar.”