News & Events

December

12.18.2015

Season’s Greetings from GreeNexus Consulting!

Wishing you a joyful holiday & an abundant New Year!


2015 was our fifth year in business. This year culminated in 11 certified projects with over 2 Million square feet of LEED certifications, this includes two Panamanian projects that lasted over five years! We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many talented professional on an amazing array of projects. We are looking forward to what 2016 holds! Some highlights from 2015 are listed on our website.

Best regards,
Amanda Tullos and the GreeNexus Consulting team


Projects certified in 2015

  • Costa Del Este, Panama – LEED CS Gold
  • MMG Tower, Panama – LEED CS Gold
  • Sheldon Fire Station – LEED NC Gold
  • Research Forest Lakeside- Building 4 and 5 – LEED CS Gold
  • Air Balancing Company – LEED EBOM Silver
  • Repsol – LEED CI Gold
  • St. Monica’s Food Pantry – LEED NC Certified
  • McDugald Steele – LEED CI Gold
  • CGG Phase III – LEED NC Gold
  • Kingsland Medical Office Building A – LEED CS Goldlver
  • TOTALS- 60 certified projects and 4,375,000sf


GreeNexus in the community

This year we offered deeply discounted, or donated services, to the following organizations:

  • The Monarch Institute
  • St. Monica’s Food Pantry
  • Dress for Success Houston
  • Living Paradigm CDC
  • Independence Heights Collaborative Action Coalition


We presented lectures at:

  • Living Future Conference
  • Prairie View A&M


Community Organization participation:

  • AIA Houston Committee on the Environment
  • Houston Regional Resilience Collaborative
  • Living Paradigm CDC
  • Independence Heights Collaborative Action Coalition
  • Regenerative Practitioner
  • Houston-Galveston Living Building Challenge Collaborative
March

02.01.2015

We are pleased to announce the following project was certified LEED Gold this month!

Research Forest Lakeside

Research Forest Lakeside, Building 4
Gold – LEED Core and Shell

This 300,000-square-foot, 12-story office building in The Woodlands, Texas was designed to enhance a connection to nature and offer views of Lake Woodlands. Significant efforts were made to prevent erosion to the lake and reduce water use. The building captures facility condensate and stormwater for reuse in irrigation. An oversized storm system stores the water for reuse and allows particulates to settle out. Its long facade are oriented south so the highest solar heat gain reaches only the short east and west ends of each building. Each façade utilizes different transparent and reflective low-e, high-performance and insulated glass depending on its orientation. GreeNexus is providing consulting and Enhanced Commissioning assistance, with the facilities targeting energy reduction, water reduction and access to local amenities.

February

02.01.2015

We are pleased to announce the following projects were certified LEED Gold this month!

Sheldon Texas Fire Station

Sheldon Fire Station No. 3
Gold - LEED for New Construction

Home to volunteer fire fighters, this new fire station building in Sheldon, Texas achieved LEED-Gold certification. The project serves as an example to the community of a more energy-efficient and environmentally conscious building through the integration of solar panels, light shelves, and other energy saving components.

Costga Del Este II

Costa Del Este II (Torre V) in Panama City, Panama
Gold – LEED Core and Shell 470,000 square feet
First project in Panama City to seek LEED certification

The landmark decision to target LEED certification for this 17-story, high-rise building in Panama City, Panama lowered the learning curve for other LEED projects and inspired the pursuit of sustainable facilities throughout the city. Amanda Tullos (GBS) provided LEED consulting services on the Gold certified 470,000-square-foot office building. The facility’s green building features include rainwater harvesting for use in irrigation and toilet flushing.

December

12.14.2014

Season’s Greetings from GreeNexus Consulting!

Wishing you a joyful holiday & an abundant New Year!


2014 was our fourth year in business. We are very blessed to have so many wonderful great clients and projects! GreeNexus Consulting appreciates the numerous referrals received this year, leading to new opportunities. Our team has been very busy with project and community work, and we are pleased to list our year in review below. We are looking forward to a bright 2015 with continued relationships and a few news ones as well!

With gratitude,
Amanda Tullos and the GreeNexus team


Projects certified in 2014

  • The Monarch School- Butterfly Building- LEED NC Gold
  • The Monarch School- Monarch Center- LEED NC Gold
  • Gables Tanglewood Apartments- NGBS Silver
  • Quanex Headquarters- LEED CI Gold
  • Research Forest Lakeside- Building 2- LEED CS Silver
  • TOTALS- 49 certified projects and 2,270,000sf


GreeNexus in the community

This year we offered donated, or provided deeply discounted services to the following organizations:

  • The Monarch Institute
  • St. Monica’s Food Pantry
  • Dress for Success
  • Living Paradigm CDC
  • Independence Heights Collaborative Action Coalition


We presented lectures on various topics including:

Rainwater for Potable water permitting Architecture 2030
  • Prairie View A&M
Sustainability discussions with students from
  • University of Houston
  • Prairie View A&M
  • The Monarch School
  • Houston Community College
Tours
  • Tarrant County Northwest Sub Courthouse
  • The Monarch School


Community Organization participation:

  • AIA Houston Committee on the Environment
  • AIA Houston Women in Architecture (interviewee)
  • Passive House Houston Chapter
  • Houston Regional Resilience Collaborative
  • Living Paradigm CDC
  • Independence Heights Collaborative Action Coalition
  • Regenerative Practitioner
  • Houston-Galveston Living Building Challenge Collaborative
September

09.10.2014

GreeNexus is please to share our upcoming speaking engagements:

  • AIA Houston- Rainwater to potable water permitting- September 10, 2014
  • Coastal Resilience Conference- The Living Building Challenge- October 9, 2014
  • Greenbuild- The Living Building Challenge- October 23, 2014
  • Texas Society of Architects- The Living Building Challenge – November 6, 2014
April

04.22.2014

Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was founded to support efforts to protect the environment. GreeNexus is pleased is issue our first newsletter - The Connection – today, in celebration of our Planet!

Join us this week as we celebrate the following Earth Day and Earth Week events:

The Monarch School Earth Day Festival: April 22, 10am to Noon. 2815 Rosefield Dr.
Earth Day: Styrofoam Meltdown Party!: April 23, 6p-8p. Green Building Resource Center 1002 Washington
Lights Out Houston!: April 24, 10p-Midnight. Where: your office. Sign the pledge!
B-cycle Eco-Scavenger Hunt: April 26, 9:30a-12:30p. Market Square. (suggested donations)

Here are some things to explore this Earth Day:

Want to know how your facility’s carbon footprint?
Calculate it here: http://greenfootstep.org
Learn more about net zero emissions here: http://architecture2030.org
How walkable is your facility? http://www.walkscore.com

March

03.28.2014

The Monarch School Living Building Studio

The Monarch School studio is coming right along- almost done! GreeNexus Consulting is proud to serve as the sustainability consultant for this facility, the first project in Texas built to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge™- it is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard.

February

02.28.2014

Ziegler Cooper Architects offices to be featured in the Mayor's Green Building tour - February 28th from 11am to 2pm. For more information visit the Green Building Resoure Center

January

01.01.2014

The Monarch School Living Building Studio

GreeNexus Consulting is proud to serve as the Living Building consultant on the first registered Living Building Challenge project in the State of Texas!

Visit The Monarch Institute for further information.