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The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and in Texas and will provide even more jobs in the coming years, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council study from Booz Allen Hamilton.

The 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study, which was released today, forecasts an additional 3.3 million U.S. jobs in green construction by 2018 – more than one-third of the entire U.S. construction sector. Texas will add approximately 1.26 million jobs over the next four years. This year alone, the green building industry will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs.


Written by Michelle McEuen Category CHAPTER NEWS


On Saturday, September 28th, the USGBC North Texas Chapter will participate in the 2nd annual international Green Apple Day of Service. Last year, North Texas hosted 16 projects at local schools and parks with the overwhelming support of our members, Emerging Professionals, green schools advocates, and incredible volunteers.

This year we hope to make an equally inspiring impact, but we can't do it without your help. Below is a list of the projects we are currently coordinating. Take a look and RSVP to attend or sign up to volunteer today!

9/28 Green Apple in the Park
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75201
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the movement  with USGBC North Texas in Klyde Warren Park as we re-create where the little ones in your life learn. Together, we will transform our schools by showing that where we learn matters. We will be providing posters, markers, and art supplies to re-create your favorite or dream place to learn or decorate your own deskside recycle bin! Artwork will be displayed at the Dallas Center for Architecture in the month of October.

9/28 North Texas Emerging Professionals Hit the Streets!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75201
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Written by Michelle McEuen Category CHAPTER NEWS

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Scheduled to Help

NBC’s TODAY Show Celebrate Earth Day on April 22


NYC students to build green living walls on Rockefeller Plaza as part of Center’s Green Apple Initiative

NBC’s TODAY Show is scheduled to celebrate Earth Day, Monday, April 22, by building six green living walls on Rockefeller Plaza with local students from Bronx public schools. The segment will highlight the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Center's flagship event, the Green Apple Day of Service.

Rachel Gutter, the director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, along with Green Apple ambassador and Bronx educator Stephen Ritz and students from his dynamic community program, the Green Bronx Machine, will join TODAY Show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, along with celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis and others, to build the walls and participate in Earth Day activities throughout the morning.


Written by Jonathan Kraatz Category CHAPTER NEWS

On Thursday, March 28, the North Texas Chapter of the US Green Building Council announced the winners of their 2013 Green Ribbon Awards. The Green Ribbon Awards recognize the outstanding efforts to develop and promote extraordinary sustainable programs and creative sustainable solutions for this region by North Texas Chapter members, their customers and clients, and area communities.

Each of the nominees in the project and business categories submitted applications highlighting the practices and project elements that set each project apart. Leaders from adjacent USGBC Chapters in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma evaluated the application based on criteria outlined by awards committee. The Chapter’s staff, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and other Chapter leaders, nominated and selected recipients for each of the individual awards.

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