Monthly Archives: February 2014

February Green Educational Seminar and Building Tour

Educational Seminar

Container Buildings in Houston

Wednesday, February 26 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Green Building Resource Center 1002 Washington Avenue Houston 77002 In partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council Speakers: Sergio Grado, Mitsubishi Electric US Chair, USGBC TX Gulf Coast Chapter Devin Robinson, Principal Kinetic Design Lab Ron Saikowski, P.E., Owner Saikowski Engineering Lots of questions these days about reusing shipping containers in buildings. Shipping containers are cheap and structurally sound. Why aren't we seeing more of them here? They are not designed to be buildings, so it takes someone knowledgeable about building science to provide the right materials in the right place with the right...
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Free Document Shredding for Individual Houston Residents, Feb 22.

To improve services, safety and the quality of life for all Houstonians, the City of Houston, in partnership with Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc., is offering free on-site document shredding services to Houston residents at different locations throughout the city. The service is provided to individuals with personal documents only and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 8 a.m. - Noon HPD Southwest Station 4503 Beechnut Street Houston 77096 map
(Due to limited parking, please arrive after 8:00 a.m.) The Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and the Houston Police Department (HPD) will...
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Learn How Neighborhoods Can Apply for Tools to Retain their Residential Character

citysealLast spring, new development rules were adopted that will allow developers to build additional housing on smaller lots than are typically found in most suburban style neighborhoods. This will increase the availability of housing in the city and provide residents with more housing options. However, if your neighborhood is residential and would like to retain its larger lot character, the City adopted tools to help. These tools include the ability for residential areas to preserve the existing lot size or building line character of the area providing there are no deed restrictions...
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Council Member Green Appointed Chair of the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee

Larry GreenCouncil Member Green was appointed chairperson of City Council's Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. The Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee (TTI), oversees the City's Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works and Engineering Departments, as well as the Rebuild Houston streets and drainage and water resources and conservation projects. In addition, the TTI Committee oversees the interest of the City of Houston relative to the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) and the Port of Houston Authority. The TTI Committee oversees revenues and expenditures garnered from the...
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