A celebration of sustainability! A star-sprinkled evening will celebrate Mueller as a nationally certified LEED Gold Neighborhood Development, award the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Mentoring Center an Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 3-star rating and debut a short video featuring over 30 local non-profit organizations with AEGB rated projects. Special commemorative gifts (while they last) will showcase local artists and businesses.
The 700-acre Mueller neighborhood was transformed from a municipal airport into a sustainable community through a collaboration with the City of Austin and Catellus Development Corporation. This community is the largest neighborhood of AEGB rated buildings. AEGB awarded star ratings to the homes and businesses here for being resource-wise contributors to a cleaner environment through efficient energy and water use, better health and greater comfort.
Our guests on Shades of Green were:
Kurt Stogdill – currently works for Austin Energy as the Manager for Green Building and Sustainability, a workgroup that also includes the Electric Vehicles and Emerging Technologies workgroups. Specific areas of focus include the drive toward a better built environment, electric mobility and Distributed Energy Resource integration. With over 15 years of experience with Austin Energy, other roles have included interim Solar Program Manager, extensive work with electric vehicles and emerging technologies as well as utility strategy. Mr. Stogdill’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Science in Science and Technology Commercialization, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Hart – Associate Principle at Barley and Pfeiffer Architects in Austin.Matt’s career began in Ohio, where he grew up working for his parent’s custom home building firm. After years of field experience, he decided to follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at The Ohio State University. During his time there he received the Construction Award and was awarded the Austin E. Knowlton Faculty Prize for distinguished work.
His career continued while working for local firms in Columbus, Ohio where his deep interest in building science and sustainability eventually brought him to Austin, Texas and Barley| Pfeiffer Architecture. Over many years of Project Management, he has developed a broad understanding of architectural design and environmentally responsive construction techniques.