Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Winter session course: Rating Sustainability

Rating Sustainability

ARCH 4395/5395

Winter session, Dec. 20 – January 12

Monday – Friday, 8:30-11:50

The course will present an overview of various national and international systems used to rate and guide environmentally conscious building and living systems.  Discussions concerning rating systems from various countries will include history, methodology, regulatory agency, acceptance, and perceived success. There will be in depth discussions of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system developed by the United States Green Building Coalition.  In addition, the course will discuss specific examples of projects and organizational techniques utilized to guide the building process within the context of individual cultures and political systems.

For more information, please contact Prof. Kurt Ortley.

Green Jobs Summit at UT Arlington, Jan. 6

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, 8 a.m. – noon

Lone Star Auditorium

Keynote speaker: Glenn Croston, author of 75 Green Businesses (copy free with registration)

Sponsored by:

Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence


Cross Timbers Procurement Center

Green Collar Vets

UT Arlington Office of Sustainability

For more information:

6, 2011 75 Green Businesses
8am to Noon, Arlington, TX

Interdisciplinary Studies student promotes ‘aquaponics’

INTS senior Chowgene Koay is  on a crusade to promote aquaponics — a technique that uses live fish and natural water filtration to produce a year-round supply of fruits and vegetables on a household scale.

Shorthorn article, Dec. 5

Arlington Community Garden

On Saturday, December 4 at 9:00 am, a second meeting to discuss the development and operation of a community garden will be held in the Council Chamber of the Arlington Municipal Building located at 101 W Abram Street.  The proposed community garden is located on the UT Arlington campus on the west side of the SWEET Center at the approximate address of 406 Summit Avenue.

The half-acre site will accommodate more than 80 planting beds and offer a variety of amenities including irrigation, rain water harvesting, seating and shade.  The preliminary planning schedule is calling for a service day on Thursday, January 13, 2011 to construct the beds.  Planting of food producing planting will be scheduled for sometime in February 2011.

Bill Gilmore, Assistant Director for the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, is especially interested in soliciting the assistance of community stakeholders who have an interest in contributing time and expertise for the Community Garden Council. The Garden Council will ultimately self-elect leadership positions and handle day to day operations for the garden.  UT Arlington and the City of Arlington officials will serve in advisory capacities to respond to questions or concerns outside the scope of the Council’s authority.

For more info:

Arlington Community Garden’s page on Facebook

Or contact Bill Gilmore by email or at 817-459-5499

Shorthorn article, Dec. 5