EarthxSustainableU Explores Efficiency in High Performance Buildings

Free Event at Richland College Continues Series of Learning Events from

EarthX and the Dallas County Community College District

EarthxSustainableU will present “Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings”, another free event offered through the collaboration of EarthX with the Dallas County Community College District. As North Texas continues to grow, and more people need places to live, work, play, shop, and eat, new and existing buildings will need to perform at a high level to provide healthy environments, energy efficiency, equity, and resiliency. Some of the brightest minds in the industry will gather to discuss and share how to save money and energy though building efficiency. 

“EarthxSustainableU is teaching practical solutions and ideas that everyone can consider and implement,” said Georgeann Moss, Executive Administrator, Sustainability Outreach & Initiatives for DCCCD. “DCCCD houses a trove of students, teachers, community leaders, influencers, and activists who we want to first teach about sustainability, and secondly inspire to action.”

This is the third in a series of EarthxSustainableU learning events presented by EarthX in partnership with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to broaden understanding of key environmental issues. The first in October addressed Mobility Issues and the second in November focused on Urban Agriculture and Food Security.

Paul Westbrook, president of Re:source Design, and retired Sustainable Development Manager of Texas Instruments. Paul was responsible for building the first semiconductor manufacturing facility to achieve a Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

Norma Lehman, RID, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, principal of higher education, director of sustainability at Beck 

Michael Brown, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS and host of the 3P Theory podcast for architecture, engineering, and constructions professionals who want to learn the latest green building strategies

Jake Steiner, co-founder and partner of Smart Energy 360, an integrated energy solutions company

Ryan Sheard, account executive, McKinstry, who will discuss the new Catalyst net-zero energy building at Eastern Washington University.


WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m.


WHERE: Richland College at 12800 Abrams Road - Dallas, TX 75243

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EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors and 450 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit


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