Houston Rises to the Green Office Challenge

C40 City Houston has consistently demonstrated its leadership on green building efforts. This January, the city fostered some healthy competition in the commercial building sector, by teaming up with the Clinton Climate Initiative, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and 25 local nonprofits to establish the city’s first annual Green Office Challenge. The goal of the challenge was to encourage building owners, property managers and tenants to access green building resources and incentives.

Photo caption: Houston Mayor Annise Parker (center) with Green Office Champion Brian Yeoman (to the right of Mayor Parker) and other award winners. Photo credit: City of Houston.

May 8 Goc Awards 5

Last week, Mayor Annise Parker announced the Challenge award-winners, including special recognition for Brian Yeoman, C40-CCI City Director in Houston. According to Mayor Parker, the Challenge was a success with more than 375 buildings and their tenants participating, representing 75 million square feet. Additionally, Houston placed fourth (up from seventh last year) in a national ranking of cities with the most LEED certified buildings.

Congratulations to the City of Houston, Brian Yeoman and the rest of the Green Office Challenge award winners. You can read more about the Challenge here.