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AIA Houston Gulf Coast Green Conference
August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 1:00 pm
After 16 successful years, Gulf Coast Green has proven to be the leading green building conference in the Gulf Coast region. In addition to a lineup of groundbreaking speakers in the field of sustainability, Gulf Coast Green 2021 Conference continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable and resilient building solutions.
AIA Houston is excited to host its 16th annual Gulf Coast Green Symposium virtually August 5 & 6, 2021!
By going virtual, we have an opportunity to expand our engagement to organizations throughout the U.S. This transition is also an opportunity to more fully enact our values and expand on this year’s theme, Environmental Equity. We understand that a virtual event isn’t quite the same as in-person, but we are confident we can deliver a fantastic conference providing meaningful knowledge and content. And we will offer traditional in-person networking opportunities via tours and an after-party.
This year’s conference looks at the important role that environmental equity holds in both the AEC community and the built environment. As members of the AEC community, we have the capability and responsibility to apply our professional skills towards eradicating the existing disparity of access to efficient, resilient, and healthy buildings and spaces.
How does the built environment engage and enhance the community? Minority and lower socio-economic neighborhoods frequently bear the brunt of the impacts of unhealthy, energy inefficient, and disaster vulnerable buildings, and these communities have been historically underserved and displaced through policy and lack of representation. These chronic stressors are amplified in times of disaster, due to their vulnerable locations and fewer resources for recovery. How do we reduce these disparities and create vibrant equitable places for everyone?