Green Building

CMPBS Monthly Open House

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Monthly open house and tour of CMPBS site and demonstration buildings. Please call in advance to check scheduling. 512-928-4786

Heart of Texas Green Expo

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Get ready to go green! The second annual Heart of Texas Green Expo will take place at the Bastrop Convention Center. This three-day event will feature a range of exhibitors and professional speakers dishing out expertise on such timely topics as alternative energy, green building, conservation, organic gardening, sustainable farming and eco-friendly ranching. Visit the website for details and more information. At the door: Adults $5 per day or $8 for all 3 days – Children under 12 free. Purchase tickets online and receive a discount!


Rain Water Collection, system design and maintenance

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This seminar will teach you how to build your own rain water collection system and how to perform maintenance. Please register first or call 210.764.4411.

PV201eLab: Solar PV Design & Installation Lab

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

ImagineSolar’s PV201eLAB: Solar PV System Design & Installation Lab is a 1 day (8 hr) hands-on lab where you’ll have the opportunity to work with various solar PV modules and equipment in our state-of-the-art Solar Field Lab.

This workshop is a great tactile addition to our PV201e Online Course.

Stucco Party at CMPBS!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems on Friday, Feb 22nd to help stucco our new solar/wind powered outdoor bathroom system and learn about some exciting methods in green building! This is a great opportunity to spend a beautiful day outside learning about the work of CMPBS through hands-on experience. Camaraderie and a vegetarian lunch will both be provided in abundance.

Austin Cool House Tour

Sun, 06/03/2012 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Join the Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building as we bring you yet another Austin Cool House Tour. The 10 projects on this tour continue the tradition of demonstrating the best in energy efficient design and sustainable building technology in this, our 16th Tour.

The Latest in Residential Solar Power

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Kaleidoscope Village Cohousing

Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Come learn about our plans to build cohousing in east Austin. See our website at

Free Composting Class presented by the City of Austin

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register today for a FREE composting class presented by the City of Austin

Take the Green30 Challenge!
Complete a FREE composting class and downsize to a green 30-gallon trash cart, and you’ll be eligible for a rebate of up to 75 percent off the cost of a backyard composter.

For more information about the Green30 Challenge, visit

Cohousing in Austin

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Kaleidoscope Village is ready to start building the first cohousing community in Austin. We have clear title to six acres of land, we have site approval, we have a builder. All we need is enough buyers to finish filling phase 1.



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