As a part of our ongoing mission to educate and train the next generation of sustainbility leaders, The Center hosts Americorps NCCC volunteers who learn about sustainable design while making an... Read More
Co-Director Pliny informs his ideas about design through extensive reading on a wide range of topics. Currently, a favorite author is #LeonardShlain, whom Pliny says has written "...highly... Read More
The 2007 Texas A&M Solar Decathlon, a "Home for Life," created the idea of a groHome that responds to home economics, according to the breakdown of average cost-per-month for a typical... Read More
Our monthly Open House will not be held on July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We hope to see you on August 1st for our next Open House, which is held from 6:30 - 8:30 on the first Friday of every... Read More
• Donate Now • Since 1975 we’ve been creating ways for people to engage in hands-on experiences with next-generation energy, water, and building systems and materials. If... Read More
We are thrilled to announce that another AmeriCorps NCCC crew arrived this week to The Center and will be working with us through mid-July. They will assist us in implementing Ecology Action of Texas... Read More
The 2007 Texas A&M Solar Decathlon, a "Home for Life," examines the Life Cycle Balancing of resources used on site in terms of energy, water, and food. These cycles are tracked and... Read More
Mueller Austin, envisioned as a mixed-use community that is meeting extensive goals in housing, sustainability and economic development and for which The Center has served as a... Read More
Want to talk trash with The Center Co-Directors Pliny Fisk (Pliny the Grouch) and Gail Vittori, along with Professor Dumpster of the Dumpster Project, UC Berkeley's Liz Ogbu and... Read More
The 2007 Texas A&M Solar Decathlon, a "Home for Life," employs a modular design and various energy technologies to regulate building temperature. The building allows for thermal zoning... Read More