Bautex Systems, LLC, a Texas-based manufacturer of high-performance insulated concrete wall components, is pleased to announce that Paul Brown has joined the Board of the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas Balcones Chapter as an Alternate Director.
The USGBC is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization promoting sustainable construction, and has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ in order to educate and promote environmental stewardship and construction best practices. The Central Texas Balcones Chapter supports the Austin, San Antonio and South Texas markets, providing education opportunities throughout the region.
“The Central Texas Balcones Chapter is fully committed to market transformation here and statewide, said Scott Gerhardt, Acting Chair for USGBC Central Texas Balcones Chapter. “Paul brings a valuable perspective and expertise to our Board of Directors as a Texas-based manufacturer of sustainable building products and we are very excited to have him on our Board.”
Bautex manufactures a composite insulating concrete form (ICF) wall system from their manufacturing facility in San Marcos, Texas. The Bautex Wall System is a high-performance insulated concrete wall system that provides energy efficiency, fire resistance, storm debris protection, and noise mitigation in a single integrated solution. The Bautex Block, the basic building unit of the Bautex Wall System, utilizes a significant quantity of recycled materials.
“One of the keys to advancing sustainable construction and improving building science is testing and verification of construction materials and methods as well as actual completed projects,” Mr. Brown shared. “Building materials manufacturers are in a unique position to help provide performance testing and design guidance to construction professionals, with the goal of working with designers and construction professionals to improve the built environment. I am very excited to join the USGBC Central Texas Balcones board in continuing to promote sustainable and sensible construction practices.”
Bautex is a member of the USGBC National organization and the Central Texas Balcones Chapter.