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Green By Design: Planning and Designing a Green Home

August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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August 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Who's Hosting This Event?

Austin Energy Green Building
Who We Are:

Austin Energy Green Building is a City of Austin department that cultivates innovation in building for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic, and human well-being.

Green By Design 2018

Hosted by Austin Energy Green Building –

Learn how to build, remodel or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshop is designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are paired with Austin Energy Green Building team members who are available to provide insight and experience on sustainable building practices. Course materials and light snacks provided.

Session 1 | Planning and Designing a Green Home

  • Identifying home design priorities with sustainability concepts in mind
  • Understanding how sustainability applies to home design
  • Learning how location, site and climate affect the design of a sustainable home
  • Choosing your team and rating with Austin Energy Green Building

Session 2 | Green Materials, Products and Landscaping

  • Designing homes that are material and resource efficient
  • Selecting material choices that are healthier and safer
  • Making informed decisions when choosing materials
  • Understanding responsible landscaping features and strategies

Session 3 | Green Home Systems

  • Designing and right-sizing mechanical systems for comfort and efficiency
  • Comparing high efficiency lighting and appliances
  • Selecting venting, water heating, and plumbing systems
  • Exploring zero-energy capable home features and strategies

Attend one session or all for only $25. Advance registration is required and deadline is the day before each session. Register as early as possible in order to guarantee your seat in this popular workshop!


Town Lake Center
721 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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