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Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
8604 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724
Gail Vittori (512) 928-4786
Purpose: The Center, established in 1975, is a nonprofit education, research and demonstration organization. Our mission is to enhance community resilience, health and economic vitality by integrating air, water, food, energy, and material balanced systems through protocols, prototypes and policies.
Projects/Activities: Current initiatives include: innovations and inventions addressing integrated water and energy systems, community-scale, low-carbon and healthy building systems and materials; ecoBalance planning and design; advancing policies to promote transparency, disclosure, and reporting for construction materials.
We are the fiscal sponsor of the Austin Green Awards (twitter.com/atxgreenawards) and Biomimicry Texas (facebook.com/BiomimicryTX).
U.S. Green Building Council
Central Texas Region
3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Suite 200-B
Austin, TX 78741
Jonathan Kraatz (512) 470-9923
Purpose: The Central Texas Regional Council is the local voice of the U.S. Green Building Council, a national nonprofit organization working to promote the use of green building and sustainable land development practices. The Region represents 34 counties and promotes the adoption of LEED® building standards by producing programs and educational events, as well as serving as a key informational resource for local, regional, and state government.
Projects/Activities: We offer regular lunch n’learns, green building tours, and other programs throughout the year. We have strong alliances with related businesses and professional organizations in Central Texas and advocate with industry and governmental bodies on an ongoing basis.
Meetings: Regular regional meetings; building tours/mixers; lectures; symposiums; special events.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer committees include: Communications; Education and Events; Advocacy; Development; Green Schools; Emerging Professionals; and Membership. Apply at usgbctexas.org/VolunteerWithUs. Internships are also available year round.
Newsletters/Publications: Regular newsletter; e-blasts promoting upcoming educational programs; special events.
Dues: For organizations, membership of USGBC National (new.usgbc.org/membership). For individuals, membership of the Texas Chapter, which includes participation at the regional level (usgbctexas.org).
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