Monthly Archive for May, 2008

UT Austin adopts sustainability policy

Press release

Policy

Lecture: “Sustainability and Design: An Urban Planet in Crisis,” May 20

UT Arlington faculty, students, and staff have been invited to attend a lecture on sustainable design by prominent architect Chris Luebkeman. The lecture will be held May 20 at Southern Methodist University. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

(Y)Our future?

Sustainability and Design: An Urban Planet in Crisis

 

Dr. Chris H. Luebkeman

Director and leader – Arup’s global Foresight and Innovation initiative

 

Change is on everyone’s agenda right now.

Chris Luebkeman has spent the past five years conducting

workshops around the world asking over 12,000 people…

 

“What is Driving Change for you?”

The answers are both fascinating and alarming.

He will share the results of this work, his on-going observations

of the ever evolving context around us and the more focused

work of his team at Arup.

 

Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts

Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Boulevard

Dallas, Texas

 

Registration, Reception, and Music Interludes – Lobby, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Lecture, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

 

The favor of a reply is requested before noon May 16th

EngineeringLeaders@SMU.Edu 214.768.1403

Invitation with full details

Luebkeman’s bio

Fort Worth home builder is named as one of nation’s greenest

The Star-Telegram reports that the investment firm Calvert has identified D.R. Horton, based in Fort Worth, as one of the greenest home builders nationwide. “The study cited Horton for its sustainable building efforts, such as promising to report carbon impact as well as ways to curb it, for advancing renewable and energy-efficient technology and for being the first major builder to follow the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards,” according to the story.

Star-Telegram story, 5/7/0

National Bike to Work Day, May 16

 The North Central Texas Council of Governments and other clean air advocates invite everyone to participate in National Bike to Work Day, May 16.

More info