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Green Building Resource Center – Social Media Photo Opportunity

The City of Houston's (COH) Green Building Resource Center (GBRC) is a very useful resource for conserving energy, water and materials. It is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston 77002, in the LEED Gold Certified Houston Permitting Center. In addition to healthy indoor air quality with over 50 displays of green technology, you can now take a photo of yourself with Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, post it on social media and tell the world you are upgrading your...
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Educational Seminar – Rainwater Harvesting in Houston

Date

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Speakers:

Kathleen English, AIA, LEED AP Managing Principal, English & Associates Architects Nell Wheeler Owner, Water Conscious Rainwater Collection Alfred Ortega Division Manager, City of Houston Plumbing Inspection

Location

Green Building Resource Center City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Houston Permitting Center 1002 Washington Avenue Houston 77002

Details

Rain tanks are becoming more popular in Houston after the recent drought. What does it take to design them, permit them, and build them? Kathleen English will cover some rainwater harvesting systems she has designed, both commercial and residential. Nell Wheeler will talk about some of the tanks she has built and installed. And Alfred Ortega will briefly discuss...
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Furry Invasion of Cosmic Companions

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Saturday, Sept. 14th 11 am to 5 pm H.E.B. Montrose Market 1701 W. Alabama
We’ve got a huge air-conditioned SPACE and a whole HERD of animals headed your way for adoption! Come find your lil COSMIC companion before we have to send them back to the MOTHER-SHIP for the night! Donations welcome. Adoption fees (Cash, Mastercard, and Visa): Puppies: $37.50 | Dogs: $25 | Kittens: $17.50 | Cats: $10 This event is organized by BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. For more information please contact Ian Todd at 713.229.7343 or via email at ian.todd@houstontx.gov. You can also Read more