March 1 RDA Civic Forum Focuses on Climate Change

Although many environmental impacts are associated with construction, climate change deserves a special consideration because buildings and land-use are responsible for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions.  

The Rice Design Alliance invites you to join us for a free civic forum to investigate how construction methods serves a key role in the mitigation against climate change. We will explore the topic through a case study of the tallest mass timber building in north America, learn about why sustainable building is a primary consideration for funders and explore how architects and designers can work with the City of Houston on regulations relating to sustainble construction.

The forum will take place at 6 p.m. at in the conference center of Hines’ new LEED platinum highrise located on 609 Main St, Houston, on Wednesday, March 1st.  Moderated by Rice University Sustainability Officer Richard Johnson, it will include presentations by the following panelists:
 
Albert Pope, Gus Wortham Professor, Rice Architecture
Steve Stelzer, Program Director of City of Houston Green Building Resource Center
Stephen Cavanaugh, Principal Architect at DLR Group
Elizabeth Love. Program Officer, Houston Endowment
 
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free and is located in the parking garage attached to the building off of Fannin between Texas and Capitol. Take the garage elevator to Level 2 where the conference center is located.

RDA Civic Forums are made possible by our 2017 Underwriters and our sponsors, including Minnette and Peter Boesel, DLR Group, Hoar Construction, Skanska USA Commercial Development, Telios, and Vaughn Construction.

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