The George R. Brown Convention Center learned on Tuesday that it has earned LEED Silver Certification for an existing building. This is a third-party validation that GRB operations are designed to improve energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources. LEED certification demonstrates that large buildings such as convention centers can be sustainable and energy efficient.
The 2011 Summer National Senior Games begin Thursday and run through June 30 at multiple locations in Houston. Many of the events for athletes 50 and older will take place downtown at the George R. Brown Convention Center. In fact, the flame cauldron is located directly across the street at Discovery Green. It will be lighted at around 7 p.m. Thursday to kick off the games, culminating an eight-day, 1,100-mile torch relay.
Dynamo Stadium will be completed before you know it. It's not as big a construction project as Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center of Reliant Stadium, but I was impressed with how quickly workers have been clipping along right there in the shadow of the George R. Brown Convention Center. You can monitor the progress on the Dynamo's real-time construction cam. http://www.houstondynamo.com/stadiumwebcam
A personal favorite event of mine is the annual Bike to Work Day. This year’s renewal is this Friday, May 20.
In years past, cyclists pedaled from Memorial Park to City Hall taking a circuitous route at a leisurely pace with a police escort. This year, participants will leave at 7:30 a.m. from eight area bike shops and converge upon downtown for a rally on the steps of City Hall.
If you like to ride, this is a feel-good event and a great way ...