The North Texas Green Council’s mission is to promote a sustainable, profitable and healthy built environment in the North Texas area through education, professional training and outreach.
Founding member and current board member Kirk Teske was asked by the AIA to chair the Committee on the Environment (COTE) beginning in June 2002. Kirk agreed to do so with the understanding that he would use the COTE as a platform to start the the North Texas Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The region needed an organization for all building disciplines educated in sustainability to promote understanding and implementation of sustainable development. On June 13, 2002 with the AIA's approval the chapter was born.Since our founding in 2002 by a handful of individuals determined to
make a difference in our built environment, the chapter has grown through dedicated volunteers working to advance design and construction practices that provide healthy places to live while remaining environmentally responsible and economically profitable.
Membership in the North Texas Chapter consists of a wide variety of building-related professionals – architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and operators, remodelers, builders and the building trades, interior designers, landscape architects, teachers, college students, university professors, manufacturers, as well as other consultants related to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Our members are all working together to make “green buildings” available to everyone in the North Texas region within a generation.
By standing with us as a member, we proudly proclaim that an active role in changing the culture and the future of North Texas. We are a movement dedicated to creating healthy, eco-friendly schools for children; safe high-performance built homes for families; and brighter, more productive workplaces for the labor force.
Over the years, we have partnered with the Home Builder's Association of
Greater Dallas, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the
American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the City of Dallas.