Category Archives: Resources

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


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


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


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


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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Urban Youth Explosion Back-to-School Event – August 17

India House LogoThe India House is sponsoring a Urban Youth Explosion as part of its back-to-school celebration. The event will be FREE of charge and open to the community. The Urban Youth Explosion will include outdoor games, keynote speakers, community building and networking, moonwalks, food, breakout sessions, fun, and more. In addition, backpacks, including school supplies, will be given away to students during the event! The District K office will be donating 300 Backpacks. If anyone is interested in donating to the "Backpack Drive", please drop off school supplies to...
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City Council Passes TIRZ #25

City Council passed an ordinance to create a tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ #25) within the Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston community. The proposed zone consists of approximately 5,533 acres – 1,422 acres within Fort Bend County and 4,194 acres within Harris County - all within the geographical area of the City of Houston. Economic development has been one of the cornerstone initiatives of Council Member Larry Green since coming into office in 2012. "The increment from the proposed TIRZ will allow those tax dollars to further work on infrastructure projects to foster economic development for the area. With...
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