Racing Towards Green
Edgar Farrera, Director of Sustainability for the Circuit of The Americas, will discuss the environmental impacts, challenges, & opportunities associated with large motorsport events and venues. He will provide an overview of the sustainability initiatives being implemented at the Circuit of the Americas and for the inaugural United States Formula One Grand Prix. Mr. Farrera asserts that environmental stewardship is good for business, and critical for the future success of the sport.
Brought to you by: Austin Green Drinks and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas – Balcones Chapter.
Where: House+Earth, Austin’s locally owned and operated green building material store, at 6pm on Tuesday October 30th.
Who is welcome: Everyone who is interested in things green and wants to meet others with similar interests. Austin Green Drinks Happy Hours creates opportunities to meet with other accomplished environmental, sustainability, and clean tech professionals in an informal atmosphere; after all, that is where the greatest ideas are born. We attract professionals who routinely initiate innovative ways to meet the challenges of a sustainable future.
Our Special Guest for the Evening: Edgar is responsible for developing & implementing sustainability and environmental compliance measures at the Circuit of The Americas, home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Prior to joining COTA, Edgar was Director of Sustainable Design at Marmon Mok Architecture in San Antonio. He is a Board member for the Central Texas – Balcones Chapter of the US Green Building Council, is State Chair of the Sustainable Environment Committee for the Texas Society of Architects, & serves on their task force reviewing the International Green Construction Code. He served as the Mayoral appointee to the City of San Antonio’s Citizen’s Environmental Advisory Committee, and has been an adjunct professor at UT San Antonio’s College of Architecture. He also served on both Austin’s Design Commission and Airport Advisory Board.