The Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI) is excited to announce Build San Antonio Green as a supporting member. Build San Antonio Green is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has been working with community partners including the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and CPS Energy, as well as builders and developers since 2001 to help reduce emissions and save energy through green certification.
Their mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of the metropolitan San Antonio area by developing standards by which to certify newly constructed and existing structures to green standards, and to provide leadership, expertise, and education for the wise, efficient, and sustainable use of energy and resources.
Anita Ledbetter, Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green, shares these thoughts about the mission alignment of Build San Antonio Green and TEPRI:
“As someone who grew up in energy poverty in San Antonio, I know firsthand the impact that it has on families. I have dedicated my career to creating solutions to help reduce energy burden and help create a more resilient community for everyone. I’m looking forward to this partnership with TEPRI to continue our shared mission of reducing the energy burden on low-income communities.”
Build San Antonio Green works primarily through their nationally award-winning green building program developed specifically for San Antonio, based in building science and verifiable testing. They also educate homeowners and buyers so they can make informed choices to reduce energy and water consumption, and work with their partners to create programs for air quality improvement, water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
At the heart of the mission of Build San Antonio Green’s organization is the belief that green building should be affordable for everyone. This commitment can be seen in the work they have done with the San Antonio Housing Authority, as well as low income multifamily housing across San Antonio.
Dana Harmon, Executive Director of TEPRI, is also looking forward to the partnership. She says:
“We are thrilled to have Build San Antonio Green join our growing network. We look forward to the deep functional expertise that their team brings to this important work of addressing energy poverty in a way that advances the mission of both of our organizations.”