Past Sustainable U Pop-Up Events

Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings 

Thursday, Dec. 12

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Richland College

Wichita Building, Room 115

12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243

Register for this Community Event

Buildings consume lots of energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the residential and commercial sectors accounted for about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption. As North Texas continues to grow, more and more people will need places to live, work, play, shop, and eat. Buildings, both new and existing, need to perform at a high level to provide healthy environments, energy efficiency, equity, and resiliency. 

Join some of the brightest minds in the industry as we discuss how save money and energy through efficiency.

  • 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 Enegy 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 construction professionals who want to learn the latest green building strategies
  • Jake Steiner, co-founder and partner, 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 

Urban Agriculture and Food Security: Connect with the Experts

Saturday, Nov. 16
9:00 a.m. to noon
El Centro College – West Campus
3330 N. Hampton Rd.
Dallas, TX 75212

This highly interactive morning will connect you with local food producers, community groups, and educational resources.

Join us at El Centro College West Campus for this fast-paced and high energy event, comprised of brief presentations or "lightning talks" with round table discussions.

Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations, containing 20 PowerPoint slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. When one presentation ends, another begins!

After the presentations are complete, we'll transition into round table discussions where participants can have more in-depth discussion with the presenters.

The sessions are focused on three themes:

  • Local urban agriculture producers
  • Urban agriculture resources and education
  • Community-based organizations improving healthy food access

Lastly, be sure to follow us at @eccurbanagrr on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay in touch!

Mobility Solutions for our Community

Friday October 25th 
8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cedar Valley College. 3030 N Dallas Ave, Lancaster, TX 75134
Vet Tech/ Science/ M Building, Room M-121-122
Light breakfast will be served


  1. Michael Morris, Director of the Transportation Division, North Central Texas Council of Governments.
  2. Amanda Popken, Board President of the Congress of New Urbanists, North Texas chapter.
  3. Ashley Hutto, a community activist of southern Dallas.
  4. Daniel Sanchez-Roldan Operations Manager, Lyft
  5. Sherman Livingston, Bicycle and Complete Streets Manager, City of Dallas
  6. Todd Plesko, DART Representative

Miriam Gallegos, President Student's Green Club, Cedar Valley College.

Register for the Mobility Solutions for our Community Event

More Information:
Dr. Maria Boccalandro, 
Ph. 972.860.5204