The City of Houston's Green Office Challenge

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Houston Green Office Challenge

Houston's Green Office Challenge is designed to help tenants improve sustainability and energy efficiency in the workplace. Join the program to reduce energy, water, and waste - and make Houston a better place to work and live. Learn more about the program.

Success Stories

Advancing sustainability in the workplace is the result of creative thinking, collective action, and focused execution. Learn how some exceptional organizations in Houston have made an impact, and share your story.

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Smith & Associates Building Greenovation

Find out how Smith and Associates have been making their business sustainable.

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EDP Renewables North America

Learn about the fourth largest wind energy producer in the United States, based in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas.

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At the forefront of wholesale power generation, NRG Energy's environmentally conscious philosophy can be seen in every aspect of its operations.

Get Involved

Sustainability is alive and well in Houston, with events and activities happening daily. Learn about how you can plug in and get started by exploring the highlights below.

New Houston Challenge!

New 2016 Green Office Challenge

We're hosting a new challenge to further sustainability in Houston. Compete from October 1st, 2016 to December 12th, 2016!

Seasonal Event

City Hall Farmers Market: Beginning September 14th

The City Hall Farmers Market is a great place to grab lunch, pick up groceries, and listen to live music! It runs every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring seasons.

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Houston City Energy Project

Learn how to unlock the value of building energy efficiency.

We think Houston's sustainability program is terrific. But don't take our word for it – check out what others in the community are saying. Contact us to share your perspective.

Built for Business

The Houston Green Office Challenge has been a great resource for us to learn how to become a more sustainable business. With the knowledge and tools provided during the challenge, we were able to save money and cut our emissions, water usage, and energy usage substantially.

Art Figueroa
Vice President of Global Operations, Smith & Associates

Tenant winners:

As a sustainability leader within the engineering industry, Walter P Moore strives to educate themselves, clients, and peers on innovative and elegant solutions that reduce their environmental impact. “The Houston Green Office Challenge was part of a collaborative effort between all engineering groups at Walter P Moore to further our sustainable initiatives across the city. This program has allowed us to continue with our sustainability efforts, but also challenge the company as a whole to seek out new ways to be a green office!

Joe Fong
Walter P Moore

Property Manager winner:

Houston Green Office Challenge is a great opportunity for Lincoln Property Company to monumentalize our environmentally friendly practices. It has also facilitated the engagement of tenants, encouraging them to benchmark efforts in reducing their environmental impact while saving money and driving positive business results. We’re proud of what the Houston team has accomplished and are thrilled with the achievements of Energy Crossing and all the LPC properties who ranked among the top in the city.

Maria L. Flores
Lincoln Property Company