TXSES Members receive $25 off their listing in the USGBC Central Texas Regional Directory
With grant funding support from Google, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Texas – Balcones Chapter has created a business-to-business directory to drive efficiencies, speed development, and raise awareness for green building projects in the Central Texas region.
“The fast-growing building industry in Texas is a $54 billion a year enterprise, and we have a great opportunity to ensure that it’s done the right way, utilizing sustainable and healthy design and construction,” said Pam Losefsky, Executive Director of the USGBC Central Texas Chapter. “The cost to NOT build sustainably far exceeds the cost to build better, safer, healthier, more efficient homes, workplaces and schools. Building green means avoiding infrastructure costs, saving resources and improving public health.”
The Regional Green Building Resources Directory will help general contractors, facility managers, design professionals, and others find commercial green building expertise using simple search tools. The database incudes green building strategies that span different rating systems, operations and maintenance budget items, and traditional CSI Specification Divisions. By helping designers and builders align with businesses that know how rating systems work, and how to bid properly on green jobs, the directory will shorten development cycles, mitigate risk, and improve the customer experience with better products and solutions.
To ensure the integrity of the directory, members must demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and expertise in their field. Additionally, they receive special recognition for being a national USGBC member company and for having a LEED Accredited Professional on staff.
The USGBC Central Texas is working with regional trade organizations to identify qualified members among subcontractor groups, product manufacturers, and service providers that touch green building.
It also plans to include dozens of green commercial incentive programs offered by cities in the region, allowing users of the directory to quickly connect current rebates and other incentives with their projects.
“The end result will be a strong alliance of private industry, public programs and nonprofits that will drive more progress for the sustainable building sector, and for the entire region,” added Losefsky.