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Seminar: LEED-Homes for Homeowners
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Our partner, the USGBC-Texas Gulf Coast chapter is hosting an educational seminar for residential homeowners. The concept and process will be outlined for understanding the LEED-Homes program for your home.   Homeowners will learn... - The basics of LEED principles - How the system works - About what cost increases to expect     TOPIC:     LEED-Homes for Homeowners DATE:      Monday - March 2 – 2015 TIME:      4:00 PM

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Seminar: LEED-Homes for Homebuilders
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Our partner, the USGBC-Texas Gulf Coast chapter is hosting an educational seminar for residential homebuilders. A simple process will be outlined for  implementing LEED-Homes in  projects.   Homebuilders will learn... - The basics of LEED principles - How the system works - About what cost increases to expect - How to talk to homeowners about it For your convenience, this event will be offered two times on the dates shown below. The information

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2015 Greater Houston Environmental Summit
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Please join our partner, the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (CEC), to learn from some  of the most influential members of the environmental community, and network with a great community of environmental influencers.   This all-day event will be held at the United Way of Greater Houston. Registration begins at 10; the event begins at 10:30 and ends at 4:00 PM.   Speakers include: Opening Keynote: Laura Huffman, State Director for the

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Education: Wind Design for Photovoltaic Arrays
Green Resource Center

This group webinar will discuss the wind design of roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays in accordance with the intent of ASCE 7. The 2005 and 2010 editions of ASCE 7 offer some procedures which are relevant to ground mounts, but they do not contain a direct analytical method for calculating wind loads on roof-mounted PV arrays on enclosed structures. The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) has developed

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Social Mixer: Clean Tech Happy Hour
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Monday - March 2 - 2015     Save the date! We're working on the details.     STAY TUNED!!!      

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HREG Leadership Meeting
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The HREG leadership team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Solar Energy System Workshop
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This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:      Bill Swann, PE Duration:        2 hours Time:              

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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Biodiesel Production Begins at Texas Plant

Renewable Energy Group said this week that its biodiesel plant innortheast Texas has begun production. The biorefinery, in New Boston, was acquired by Iowa-based Renewable Energy after it had been down for four years. Major upgrades were done at the plant, which uses a variety of feedstocks and can produce 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel. This is the second Texas biorefinery that was acquired by Renewable Energy. It also operates a biorefinery

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