Monthly Archives: January 2012

Microchips, Windmills, and Birds – Oh my!

The cohort group wound up our sustainability tour in Dallas County on Saturday.  The weather was absolutely beautiful for January and the tours provided some wonderful examples of the many faces of LEED buildings. The day started out at Texas … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement in D/FW Air, Land, and Water

On Thursday night our class welcomed speakers from the North Central Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the Texas AgriLife Extension service. I wish that I could say that the evening’s speakers left me feeling optimistic about the current state of … Continue reading

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Recycle Revolution – More Than Meets the Eye

Our cohort group made our way to Dallas on Wednesday night for a tour of Recycle Revolution.  What a stark contrast to Tuesday night’s tour of BRIT! Compared to the $70,000,000 LEED Platinum building that demonstrates the best that money … Continue reading

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A Visit to the BRIT

On Tuesday, January 10, our cohort group traveled to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas located at 1700 University Drive in Fort Worth.  BRIT is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1991.  They opened their new, LEED Platinum, facility … Continue reading

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Sustainable Saturday in Tarrant County

The Dallas/Fort Worth sustainability tour continued this Saturday in Tarrant County.  We began the day “at home” where we had the opportunity to listen to two guest speakers, and then we hit the road for some wonderful tours. Our first … Continue reading

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Two Homes, Two Possibilities for Sustainable Living

On Thursday, January 5th, our cohort group had the opportunity to visit two very different green homes.  Both residences were Ferrier Custom Home projects and demonstrate creative sustainable solutions that can be implemented at different price levels.     4232 Lovell, Fort … Continue reading

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Sustainable Initiatives at D/FW

On Tuesday night, the UTA Sustainability Cohort group began our local wintermester tour at D/FW.  Our first speaker was Mr. Jerry Burbridge who works the Department of Homeland Security in the Customs and Border Patrol division. He has worked for … Continue reading

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