Calendar

Jan
16
Tue
2018
HREG Monthly Meeting @ HREG 14th Floor -Conference Room
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to our HREG Monthly Meeting!  During this meeting Brian Chen, HREG President, will share his three-year plan and vision for HREG. This is your chance to hear about the future of HREG and share your thoughts on HREG’s mission.

Afterwards, we will review current HREG business and upcoming activities, where the officers look for your feedback. Our monthly meetings are the best place for our members to learn about HREG, ask questions, and provide suggestions.

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Climate Action Planning @ Green Building Resource Center
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Houston Climate Movement! Come hear about what climate action planning can do for the City of Houston. After Harvey the need to act on climate has become crystal clear in Houston. We can both reduce emissions and prepare for extreme weather events, and ground this work in equity and economic justice. Experts will discuss past efforts and talk about what could be done moving forward to plan for and create a sustainable and resilient Houston.

When: January 17th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77002. We’ll be on the 2nd Floor.
Who: You! Together we are working toward a better future for all in the Greater Houston area.

Jan
26
Fri
2018
HREG’s Solar Workshop @ TXRX
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.   The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you.

Solar Workshop Handout  –> Houston Solar Resource   (Click on Houston Solar Resource twice to pull up pdf.)

The is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.   [email protected]

 

For more information, visit houstonrenewableenergy.org.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
HREG’s Climate Candidate Forum @ West University Elementary School
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us at The Houston Climate Forum 2018 with Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Texas’ 7th District Congressional Candidates: Joshua Butler, James Cargas, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Laura Moser, Ivan Sanchez, Alex Triantaphyllis, and Jason Westin, M.D.

Come learn about each Congressional Candidate’s positions on all items relating to climate, energy, and environmental issues and solutions, nationally and locally, in an open forum. Bring your questions!

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Going Solar! @ Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 28 @ 9:45 am

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The public is invited to Going Solar!, a talk at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church given by representatives of the Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG), a local non-profit dedicated to promoting renewable energy solutions and businesses. HREG is the Houston chapter of the Texas Solar Energy Society.

At this talk, HREG will explain the details of rooftop solar power generation, how you may benefit, and how you can go solar.  Bring your solar energy questions to this informative talk!

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If parking is not available in the church lots, please park across the street in the Rice Stadium lot.  Metro buses 27 and 41 stop nearby.  Bike parking is available in the church lot facing Rice Blvd.

Jan
31
Wed
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Sparrow Identification Workshop – Lecture @ Nature Discovery Center
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Sparrow Identification Workshop

with Dr. Cin-Ty Lee

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Dr. Cin-Ty Lee has volunteered to teach a bird identification workshop as a fundraiser to help support birding programs at the Nature Discovery Center. All proceeds will go directly to NatureDiscovery Center programs. Dr. Lee’s workshop will feature a one evening sparrow identification lecture, followed by an all-day field trip to several places in the greater Houston area to look for some of our over-wintering sparrows.


Workshop Dates

Lecture: Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm at the Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401

Field Trip: Saturday, February 3 at 7 am and continue through lunchtime, with the possibility of going longer if people want to keep birding. Car-pooling is recommended. Specific birding locations will be selected by Dr. Lee closer to the date of the field trip.


Cost: $65 – NDC members; $90 – non-members

Advanced registration required. Register online at my-ndc.org/activities/sparrows/  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Nature Discovery Center’s Sparrow Identification Workshop – Field Trip @ several places in the greater Houston area
Feb 3 @ 7:00 am

Sparrow Identification Workshop

with Dr. Cin-Ty Lee

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Dr. Cin-Ty Lee has volunteered to teach a bird identification workshop as a fundraiser to help support birding programs at the Nature Discovery Center. All proceeds will go directly to NatureDiscovery Center programs. Dr. Lee’s workshop will feature a one evening sparrow identification lecture, followed by an all-day field trip to several places in the greater Houston area to look for some of our over-wintering sparrows.


Workshop Dates

Lecture: Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm at the Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401

Field Trip: Saturday, February 3 at 7 am and continue through lunchtime, with the possibility of going longer if people want to keep birding. Car-pooling is recommended. Specific birding locations will be selected by Dr. Lee closer to the date of the field trip.


Cost: $65 – NDC members; $90 – non-members

Advanced registration required. Register online at my-ndc.org/activities/sparrows/  Class size is limited to 15 participants.

What to Bring & Wear: Lots of water & drinks, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, binoculars and bird books. Layered clothing, hat, closed-toed shoes.

2018 Houston Solar Tour @ Cypress, TX
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation and Houston will be a participant in 2018 as it has in many years past.  The tour involved over 30,000 participants in 2017 in more than 60 cities nationwide.

ASES National Houston Solar Tour & Social

Solar Tour in Cypress!
The Solar Tour gives YOU the opportunity to see and learn firsthand about Solar Systems on the homes of Houstonians who have already taken the step towards clean energy. Solar installers, homeowners, and volunteers are available at each home location to discuss benefits, cost, and any other questions regarding solar energy and green technologies.

In addition to the homes, there will be a variety of vendors with cool energy efficient technologies at the tour and free breakfast treats for the early birds.  The Solar Tour is free and open to the public. Following the tour, the after party is at The Bearded Fox Brewery, where we’ll have a few beers, talk solar and listen to some live music from the Boomerays.


2018 Solar Tour in Cypress, TX

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10am – 2pm

A) The Hilberg Residence. A Certified LEED Platinum Green Home (16530 Steinhagen Road, Cypress, Tx 77429)
B) Rimmerman – 20303 Everwood Green Ln  (20303 Everwood Green Ln, Cypress, TX 77433)
C) Gresell – 20210 Silverwood Trail (20210 Silverwood Trail, Cypress, TX 77433)

 

For more information, visit Houston Solar Tour.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Healthcare Seminar Exhibit & Social (SES) 2018 @ The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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Health Symposium Exhibition & Social (SES) annually provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities. The event includes happy hour, a seminar, and a panel discussion focusing on a new era of growth and innovation in the healthcare industry.


2018 Keynote Speaker

Paul D., Biddinger, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness
Director, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine

Register Here!

PRICING

  • Interns – $20.00
  • AIA Member – $40.00
  • Non Member – $80.00

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.5 HSW Learning Units (SES)
  • All AIA Members will be reported
  • All Non Members will receive certificates

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop @ University of St. Thomas, Room TBD
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

There are many reasons for starting a community garden: creating a strong sense of community and stewardship; developing a community’s identity and spirit; providing a space for communities to grow safe, nutritious food; empowering communities with the knowledge to grow their own food and offering education and support to manage the food they grow and their own health. In this 4-hour comprehensive workshop, the presenters will take you through the process of building community, setting goals and exploring funding options, to the nuts and bolts of creating the garden and helping to ensure its sustainability. Morning snacks and drinks will be provided – please bring your own sack lunch. The last portion of the class will include a tour of Plant It Forward Farm located near the campus. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is from 8:30 -8:45. Workshop to start at 8:45. There are no refunds on classes.

PARKING

Parking is available in Moran Garage (campus map: #26), corner of West Alabama and Graustark Street; there may be a $2 charge. There are parking lots at corner of West Alabama and Yoakum and Branard and Montrose.

 

 

For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.