The U.S. Green Building Council-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter envisions an enhanced quality of life for all through a cleaner, healthier and safer Texas Gulf Coast built environment. The chapter will accelerate the implementation of the best sustainable building practices for our region through collaboration, education and advocacy.
The U.S. Green Building Council-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, which is a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is a non-profit IRS Section 501(C) corporation organized exclusively to: Accelerate the initiation, development and implementation of market-based green building policies, program technologies, design practices, and operation procedures; To facilitate networking and communication among all interested parties on green building activities in the area served by the chapter as well as coordinate with green building efforts occurring nationwide and cooperating with the USGBC National and promote the USGBC LEED Rating System. ¶The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter collaborates with other organizations and non-profits of like mind to fulfill its mission and is operated by a Board of Directors that represents a cross-section of the Gulf Coast community. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter also provides initiatives, networking opportunities and general education to the public and its members. It hosts regular workshops to prepare professionals for the LEED AP exam and supports building owners who want to certify their buildings. ¶The U.S. Green Building Council-Greater Houston Area Chapter uses several tools, events, programs and collaborations to accomplish its mission. Regular recogntion and membership events provide opportunities to network, encourage our volunteers, applaud our LEED GA/AP community and learn the latest trends in green building. LEED informational sessions prepare professionals to become accredited or to learn more about the LEED process. Chapter resources provide study materials for those studying to become a LEED GA/AP or who want to do more research on the LEED process. LEED Study Groups give LEED AP students support and guidance as they prepare for the test. Regular contact with the public, elected officials, and others interested in green legislation helps us advocate for the cause. Green Brewe offers friendship and fellowship time with others who support the green mission. A robust awards program recognizes those who are doing outstanding work in the green building movement.