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"Energy efficient materials and long lasting construction help conserve our natural resources."

- Juan Parras


Introductory Biology for Non-Science Majors
Dr. Suzette Mouchaty, Ph.D.

Service Learning


Green Building

Green building helps conserve energy, water and minerals. Non-toxic building materials contribute to a healthier environment. UHD students explored this issue through their research projects, interviews with staff at Texas Environmental Justice and Advocacy Services (TEJAS), visits to a model green building under construction in Houston, and volunteer activities with Habitat for Humanity and Earth Day UHD 2009.

“We had the opportunity to visit and interview architect Darwin Bower, from DT Construction, L.P. Bower is currently on a green building home project in which we were able to visit and learn about the different architectural methods."

- UHD Biology 1312 Students Claudia Hernandez, Barbette Holliday, Rebecca Payne and Baldomero Tobias

"We took pictures of the site and Mr. [Juan] Parras informed us on how they construct these homes, the use of different supplies that are eco-friendly and the ultimate effects of green buildings."

- UHD Biology 1312 Students Jessica Rawls, William Schiel, Blake Wenter, and Ajwad Yazdani



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