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  • SA Tomorrow Sustainability Forum

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    INNOVATION.  SUSTAINABILITY.  SAN ANTONIO.

    You’re invited to San Antonio’s first ever Sustainability Forum!  This will be an interactive evening of local visionaries and community members planning today for a sustainable San Antonio tomorrow.

    June 23, 2015
    5:00 – 8:00
    In the Grotto of the Henry B. Gonzalez Center

    FREE Refreshments and FREE Parking in City Lots (Courtesy of Downtown Tuesday).  The first 100 people through the doors will be entered into a raffle toWIN an iPAD MINI!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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    MORE ABOUT THE FORUM:

    The Sustainability Forum will provide a platform to learn about and help refine what sustainability means to San Antonio.  The ideas generated through this Forum, and other stakeholder and public engagement activities, will culminate into a robust, actionable Sustainability Plan.  As one of the three plans in development through the SA Tomorrow planning process, the Sustainability Plan will serve as the roadmap to the sustainable future envisioned through the SA2020 process.

    The City and its partners are designing this event to be innovative and fun with five distinct areas running concurrent activities and programs–

    • Sustainability in Action: A series of TEDx-style presentations and panel discussions that summarize existing activities and inspire further action.
    • Creative Brainstorming: Concurrent facilitated ideation sessions on how to meet the goals of the Sustainability Plan.
    • Speed Planning: Quick idea blasts on topics relevant to sustainability in San Antonio.  Participants rotate through a number of tables for 10 minutes each.
    • Sustainovation (Sustainability-Innovation) Tech Zone: This area will offer interactive polling, continuously stream previously recorded speaker presentations, and host other online engagement platforms.
    • Expo Hall: This area will house organizational partner and corporate sponsor information tables.

    If you require translation, accessibility services, or if you have questions about the Sustainability Forum, please contact SASustainability@KimLundgrenAssociates.

    Transportation Options:
    Parking
    The Convention Center Garage (Marina Garage), as-well-as downtown meters are free after 5pm.
    Marina Garage (210-207-8266)  At Bowie & Commerce, across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center
    To obtain directions, click here.

    The E – New Free Downtown Circular VIA Bus
    The E is free!  It operates Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm to midnight and runs every 10 minutes.  This route provides frequent service to many downtown destinations including the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Passengers can board at any VIA stop with ‘The E’ logo.  Click here for a route map and VIA stop locations.

    Rio Water Taxi Service
    Looking for a cool way to get to the event?  Try the Rio Water Taxi service that stops at over 39 stops along the beautiful Riverwalk.
    One way ticket: $5.00
    Tickets are available on the Rio Taxi boat and online here

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  • 2013 in Review

    Happy new year from Build San Antonio Green!  A new year means new possibilities, new features, and new homes!  This is the first of one of our new features – the Build San Antonio Green blog.  We’ll be posting useful and interesting information about the goings on in the world of green homebuilding, our program, and other tidbits about San Antonio acceleration to one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the United States and the world.

    2013 was a watershed year for us, and we’re looking forward to an even more successful year in 2014 – more green homes, more energy savings, and a greener, more sustainable future for San Antonio.

    • Last year Build San Antonio Green was thrilled to welcome Meritage Homes to our program.  The most recent production builder to commit 100% of homes in San Antonio to our program, they have earned 45 certifications to date.  We expect Meritage to add several hundred homes this year.  With each one Build San Antonio Green certified,  Meritage is demonstrating a commitment to our program and to efficient, high-performance homes for San Antonio.
    • In July, we were proud to hold our second annual Green Home Tour.  This year, the Tour featured an eclectic mix of homes, builders, andneighborhoods across San Antonio – from Southtown, King William and Lavaca to the latest features from green production builders on the northside, the 2013 Green Home Tour had something for everyone. The 2014 Green Home Tour looks to be even more exciting – with so many great infill projects in addition to the cutting edge offerings from green production builders, all facets of green building will be well represented

    All green, all cool! A few of the homes on the 2013 Green Home Tour: clockwise from top left: Quail Run, Norwood, Amorosa, Claudia

    • BSAG also enjoyed playing a large role in the 2013 Parade of Homes.  The second all green Parade was held in Cibolo Canyons, and featured cutting-edge design and features in beautiful, functional, BSAG certified green homes from some of south Texas’ leading custom home builders.  Highlights included River Oaks Home’s project, earning the Greenest Home award.
    • We were also extremely proud to be chosen as the recipient of the NAHB’s 2013 Advocate of the Year. We are thrilled to receive the national recognition this award conveys, and extremely proud that our efforts and accomplishments have been recognized by our peers.

    Finally, the most exciting news of 2013: it was Build San Antonio Green’s most successful year of certifications to date!  We set an all-time record for certifications in a single year with 1065 projects certified and brought our grand total to more than 2500 total certifications. We’ve saved enough energy to run 2400 average San Antonio homes for an entire year.   

    Our successes are possible only because of the great support we receive.  Our stakeholder organizations, with their leadership; homebuilders choosing to certify their homes through our program; homebuyers demanding high-performance and efficiency, and all those interested in and supportive of green building are each crucial to our success.  We are proud that San Antonio has thoroughly embraced residential green building, and in particular, the Build San Antonio Green program.  Here’s to an even greener 2014!

  • AIA 2030 District Launch Party

    January 9th saw the kickoff party for San Antonio’s AIA 2030 District, and BSAG was there!  More than 100 attendees mingled at the AIA’s new Center for Architecture on S. Flores.

    San Antonio has joined the short list of US Cities that have a 2030 District.  In a 2030 District, property owners and managers in the district agreeing to participate track the energy and water use in their buildings and share the data with the 2030 Committee as well as other members  to develop strategies and best practices to reduce energy and water consumption.  The San Antonio District extends from Brackenridge Park and follows the San Antonio River south to Roosevelt Avenue, with I10 and I35 serving as the western and eastern borders.

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    The Rivard Report featured a great piece from Lake|Flatos’ Heather Holdridge earlier in the week, explaining the concept and implementation of the District

    Heading into the Kickoff Party last night, four properties had already agreed to participate:Lake|Flato ArchitectsZurich International Properties (Build San Antonio Green’s landlord!),The Brooklynite, and the San Antonio River Authority.  David Adelman, founder and principal ofArea Real Estate, became the fifth owner to make the commitment last night.  As a result, the District now has the minimum number of committed participants to be considered official.

    While the major focus of the 2030 District is on commercial projects, which represent a significant opportunity for energy and water use reduction, there is also a sizable portion of San Antonio’s district that includes residential buildings as well.  The 2030 Exploratory Committee is looking at the other Districts around the country to determine what the residential component of the District will look like, especially in terms of data collection and sharing.

    We are excited about the great opportunities presented with the 2030 District, and are glad to play a role in San Antonio’s efforts.  While our specfic role remains to be defined (it is a very new program!) we will be involved as the project moves forward and will be sure to keep you updated with exciting developments.

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  • Free Green Open House

    Thursday May 26, 2011 – Thursday May 26, 2011

    214 Sunglo Dr.

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    Description:

    Join us as we host our first Green Open House on Thursday, May 26th from 10 AM to Noon. This unique event will be hosted in conjunction with the City of San Antonio’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Department and is free and open to the public. Come see an affordable Green Retrofit certified through Build San Antonio Green. We hope you are able to make it and come learn about how the City and BSAG are working to make green building available to homeowners at all income levels.

    Register

  • Green Product Showcase

    San Antonio’s premier showcase of green, environmentally friendly, efficient, and sustainable products! Build San Antonio Green’s annual Green Product Showcase is a unique event, focused exclusively on the latest and greater green products available for the home. More than 20 vendors participated last year, and more than 200 people attended. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak directly to builders, architects, realtors, students, and the general public about the green products and services your company offers!

    The 2011 Green Product Showcase will take place on Friday, August 19th from 1PM to 4PM at the Greater San Antonio Builders Association.

  • Featured Project – December 2010

    Neighborhood Housing Services Homes in Tierra del Sol

    This month’s featured project features homes built by Neighborhood Housing Services, a non-profit affordable builder in San Antonio. These homes are in the Tierra del Sol neighborhood and will be featured in the Affordable Showcase of Homes
    Designated “affordable” means each of these homes will sell for $110,000 or less. Build San Antonio Green is proud of these and the other affordable homes we have certified, as it demonstrates that green building is available at all price points.

    Pictures and more information below. Click on any picture to see a larger view.

    Some key features of this month’s featured homes:

    Priced at less $110,000
    2-Story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, and 1 car garage floor plan
    Square footage of 1,200-1,400
    Northside School District yet only a few minutes away from downtown
    Certified both under the Build San Antonio Green Level 1 – they are at least 15% more efficient than current City code in energy.
    ENERGY STAR appliances
    ENERGY STAR low-e windows
    CFL lighting throughout the house
    ENERGY STAR programmable thermostat
    Low VOC interior paints
    Low-flow sink fixtures, showerheads, and toilets.

  • Welcome to Build San Antonio Green

    Build San Antonio Green® (BSAG) is San Antonio’s residential Green Building Program, developed specifically for San Antonio.

    Build San Antonio Green® is not only our community’s local green building program, it includes and encourages the UDC Neighborhood Patterns, SAWS Rebates and Landscape List, San Antonio Landscape Care Guide, CPS Energy Rebates and Net Metering Program, and The City of San Antonio’s Tree Protection Ordinance.

    BSAG is co-administered with the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA). GSABA has recognized the importance of building green, and in 2002 came together with BSAG to create the Build San Antonio Green™ program in order to certify homes as being built green.  BSAG and GSABA are committed to educating the builder and homeowner about the importance of building green, and the benefits associated with it.

    BuildSAGreenBuild San Antonio Green™ works with our Partners to develop and implement energy and emissions reduction policies for air quality improvement, water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Build San Antonio Green™ provides technical workshopson energy efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and green building, certifying Green-Built Homes in San Antonio.


  • Build San Antonio Green Family of Programs Lunch and Learn

    If you’re thinking about building green, or just need a refresher course, this is a great opportunity!

    What: This workshop will cover all the options available in the Build San Antoni Green program: from our entry-level Certified level to the Level 3 Solar Powered Home, to our Green Retrofit options, this workshop will teach you everything you need to know about building and certifying a home through Build San Antonio Green. Bring your lunch and learn about Green Building!

    When: 12PM- 1:15PM

    Where: Greater San Antonio Builders Association

    Cost: $15 for members of Build San Antonio Green & $20 for non-members of Build San Antonio Green

    If you would like to attend this or any of our workshops please contact Kris Zebrowski, or call the office at 210-224-7278.