2012 Taking the LEED for the Future Symposium

  • 04 Dec 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez, 4th Floor, Meeting Room 16B, Austin, TX 78701


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Taking the LEED for the Future – Straight Talk about Green Building is a one-day symposium presented by the U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas – Balcones Chapter, designed to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with sustainable building design, construction, operation and ownership. 

Approved for 3.5 GBCI CE hours. 

Featured Projects:
Austin Convention Center, Austin
Frost Bank Tower (and more from Thomas Properties Group), Austin
Texas State Technical College University Center, Harlingen
Baylor University Truett Seminary, Waco

Registration Opens

Breakfast Begins

8:30am - 9:30am
Opening Remarks:
 Effie Weaver, Board Chair, USGBC Central Texas - Balcones Chapter

Keynote Speakers:
Lucia Athens, Director of Sustainability, City of Austin
Mark Cover, CEO, Hines SW Region
Doug Gatlin, VP LEED & Product Management, USGBC

9:30am - 10:00am
Break and Late Registration

10:00am - 11:00am 
Session I: Life After LEED - EBOM
Moderated by Alan Bell, Director of Design and Construction, Seton Network Facilities

Thomas Properties Group with John Kelley, VP Property Management
Truett Seminary @ Baylor University with Bill France, P.E., National OpX Manager for Aramark

11:00am - 11:15am 
Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:15pm  
Session II: Show me the Money - The ROI of Construction Certifications
Moderated by Doug Gatlin, VP LEED & Product Development, USGBC

Texas State Technical College University Center, Charles D. Smith, P.E. – TSTC Associate VP, Administrative Services

12:30pm - 2:00pm 
Lunch & Keynote
Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Inc.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session III: Closing Panel - Where Do We Go From Here?
Moderated by: Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability, UT Austin
Lucia Athens, City of Austin
Mark Cover, Hines
Doug Gatlin, USGBC
David Thomas, Austin Convention Center
John Kelley, Thomas Properties Group

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tour of LEED Gold Certified Austin Convention Center

4:00pm - 6:00pm 
Networking Happy Hour


Ticket Price includes breakfast, lunch and Happy Hour

appetizers (cash bar).


Early Bird pricing expires November 25, 2012.


Inside Austin Convention Center - Event Location Map

Take the Escalators or Elevators at Northwest Corner for

easy access to the 4th Floor, Meeting Room 16B

Austin Convention Center Parking Information


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**Please note that there will be no refunds unless the event is cancelled by the USGBC Central Texas - Balcones Chapter.

**Online registration is preferred but walk ins will be accepted with payment by check or cash; there will be no online payment ability.


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