GREENPOWER4TEXAS.COM: Offsite & Onsite Green Energy Procurement
This 30-second TV & web commercial features GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ green energy installations & sustainability education at a Houston-area affordable (low-income) multifamily apartment community:
- installation of 100+ solar-powered attic fans
- installation of a 60kW SunPower solar PV power generation system allowing the main community building to be achieve net zero electricity
- teaching apartment residents about sustainability, green jobs & green technology via Momentum Bay’s “GREEN [BOOT CAMP]SM for Apartment Communities: A Solar Intensive”, &
- planting 10+ fruit trees to grow $100,000 of healthy food for residents over the next 20 years.
The Monarch School celebrated as Finalist in ULI Houston’s Development of Distinction Awards
Tonight, hundreds of Houston’s real estate professionals gathered with the Urban Land Institute to celebrate 2010’s Developments of Distinction.
The Monarch School – Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school among 10,000+ other schools was recognized for its design leadership.
100+ mpg: EPA grant equips Houston to upgrade fleet Priuses to Hymotion PHEVs
(News story featured on KIAH Channel 39 in Houston, Texas on 5:30 PM News) Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the EPA, the City of Houston upgraded five more of its Toyota Prius fleet to Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) with the only EPA certified battery module the week after Thanksgiving 2010. These Hymotion PHEV Priuses, like the first ten the City upgraded in 2009, can achieve gas mileage 100+ mpg, fueling the first 30-40 miles primarily with Hymotion’s 5 kW battery and only a 5.5-hour charge in a conventional 110 V AC electrical outlet. Results: better air quality for kids, more fuel savings, and a green automotive infrastructure for Texas and the nation’s 2+ million Priuses.
TexasWindDeveloper.com: How to Install Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs)
This brief “how to” instructional video features two 4 kW vertical axis wind turbines at Jacob White Construction Company’s LEED Platinum certified green building headquarters in Friendswood, TX.
HoustonPBS’ “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” hosts Momentum Bay’s founder Mark Robinson
HoustonPBS’ “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” connects viewers personally with business-minded sustainability expert & practitioner Mark Robinson. In just 30 minutes, this show explores the challenges & questions we Americans face going green in a down economy where green has gone from voluntary to mandatory. More—>
HoustonPBS TV Special ‘Fuel for Thought’ Features Robinson
HoustonPBS Channel 8 aired its exclusive Emmy Award Winning ‘Fuel for Thought: High Gas Prices’ TV special October 2008, November 18th & many other times. The exclusive 30-minute show features energy & sustainability experts who demystify what’s driving high energy prices & volatility. More—>
HowToGreenMedicalOfficeBuildings.com: Jacob White Construction’s 251 Medical Center Blvd.
Take a personal tour of ENERGY STAR & LEED certified 251 Medical, an ENERGY STAR & LEED certified medical office building featuring Texas’ largest green roof, with builder & manager Jeff Mickler & host Mark Robinson. More—>
HowToGreenOffices.com: Hines’ 717 Texas
HowToGreenHomes.com: Hedges’ Virginia Point (LEED Platinum)
Take a personal tour of one of Texas’ first LEED Platinum certified, zero-energy & zero-water homes with owners/occupants Judge Adele Hedges, her husband attorney Dan Hedges, architects Joseph & Gail Adams, Dovetail Builders’ Chris Fry, rainwater catchment expert Jack Holmgreen & host Mark Robinson. More—>
HowToGreenSchools.com: The Monarch School (LEED Gold certified)
Take a personal guided tour of the healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school building in Texas serving children with autism spectrum disorders & other neurological differences. The Chrysalis building is certified as “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” & LEED Gold. Video features James A. Baker III, Founder & Head of School Dr. Marty Webb, Jackson & Ryan Architects’ Shelly Pottorf, Mission Constructors’ David Hill, GBS’ Amanda Tullos, Gexa Energy’s Joshua Stone & host Mark Robinson. More—>
HowToGreenK-12.com: St. Catherine’s Montessori School (LEED Certified)
Take a personal guided tour of Texas’ first LEED Certified K-12 school building with Head of School Judy McCullough & host Mark Robinson. More—>
HowToGreenHealthcare.com: Pearland Pediatrics (LEED Certified)
Take a personal tour of Texas’ first LEED Certified privately-owned medical office building with BPM Architects’ Jim Mcgregor, owner/occupant Dr. Deborah Gant & host Mark Robinson. More—>
HowToGreenLibraries.com: Looscan Neighborhood Library (LEED Certified)
Take a personal tour of the City of Houston’s first completed LEED Certified library with Houston Public Library’s Assistant Director of Planning & Facilities John Middleton & host Mark Robinson. Video also showcases Mayor Bill White’s green team Issa Dadoush, Wendy Heger & Cris Eugster. More—>
HowToGreenMunicipalities.com: City of Houston & Looscan Neighborhood Library (LEED Certified)
Video showcases Mayor Bill White’s green team Issa Dadoush, Wendy Heger & Cris Eugster. Video also provides a personal tour of the City of Houston’s first completed LEED Certified library with Houston Public Library’s Assistant Director of Planning & Facilities John Middleton & host Mark Robinson. More—>