Educational Seminar

Container Buildings in Houston

Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
at the Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston 77002
In partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council

Sergio Grado, Mitsubishi Electric US
Chair, USGBC TX Gulf Coast Chapter

Devin Robinson, Principal
Kinetic Design Lab

Ron Saikowski, P.E., Owner
Saikowski Engineering

Lots of questions these days about reusing shipping containers in buildings.

Shipping containers are cheap and structurally sound. Why aren’t we seeing more of them here? They are not designed to be buildings, so it takes someone knowledgeable about building science to provide the right materials in the right place with the right equipment to make them comfortable, energy efficient, healthy, and durable.

In our first seminar on this subject, we have two commercial projects to be presented, from the perspective of a designer, a builder, and an engineer.

This event is limited to 100 attendees. Register online or call 832.394.9050 prior to the event. Visit for more details and a map.

Ziegler Cooper Architects

Certified Green Building Tour

Friday, February 28
700 Louisiana Street, Suite 350
Houston 77002

Open house style guided tours
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Tours will last approximately 30 minutes each
Free and open to the public

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2013; LEED for Commercial Interiors- Gold level
For additional information and a map, visit

Green buildings provide greater energy efficiency, saving money for owners and users, and the reuse of materials is better for the environment. Ultimately, they foster a happier and healthier workplace for employees. In partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the US Green Building Council, the Green Building Resource Center, within the LEED Gold Houston Permitting Center, hosts periodic programs to educate the public about green building practices.

Green Building Resource Center

To learn more about City of Houston sustainability efforts, visit