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Contribute to Camp Hope
IREM Houston will support Camp Hope veterans for the second year in a fund and supply drive to directly benefit this Houston-area PTSD Foundation. Camp Hope provides interim housing for our Wounded Warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD in a caring and positive environment. It also offers an intensive peer support and mentoring program for Post Traumatic Stress. In addition to temporary housing, Camp Hope offers a 90+ day PTSD recovery program in which residents: attend group lessons and support sessions with other combat veterans; conduct individual mentoring sessions with certified combat trauma mentors; participate in off-site small group interaction activities (fishing, hiking, local activities and events); and get involved with local churches, businesses and volunteer organizations to assist in their personal healing and educating the community on the invisible wounds of war. To learn more about PTSD or Camp Hope, click here.
There are several ways to help:
1) Donate Funds: IREM will collect funds to purchase housing items and gift cards for Camp Hope's new facility. Financial contributions can be made securely via credit card by clicking here. In the "invoice" field, enter in "Hope." Please make monetary contributions by November 3rd.
2. Donate Items: Camp Hope has indicated they need the below items. Not only do these items improve the facility but allow the men to have activities to help with their therapy and recovery.
Rocking chairs for the porches (12)
Charcoal – for their grills
"Shower Shoes" - inexpensive flip flops for men to use in shared restroom areas
Gift Cards - In $25 or $30 increments (Walmart, Visa or American Express) to assist men with toiletry and clothing needs for interviews and permanent moves.
Items may be dropped off to IREM by Veteran's Day (11/11) at 9800 Richmond, Suite 220 in the Westchase area. Please call Kim Peck at 713-621-3222 with drop off questions. Surface parking at the drop off location is free.
3. Donate Time: We may need volunteers to sort and deliver our donations to Camp Hope in November. If you can help, please email Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston's First IREM® Certified Sustainable Property
Congrats to the Energy Crossing I Team!
Lincoln Property Company (LPC) is the latest recipient of the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property Certification for their Energy Crossing I building in Houston. This is just the latest green achievement for the building, which was awarded the Energy Star® label in 2012 for its operating efficiency, and the LEED Gold certification in 2013. LPC knows that by focusing on energy and water efficiency, they can increase the environmental and economic performance of their buildings.
The IREM Certified Sustainable Property is a prestigious sustainability certification program that focuses on the role of exceptional real estate management in green building performance. IREM’s sustainability certification provides properties with recognition for resource efficiency and environmental programs. To earn the certification, a property must first meet key baseline requirements, and then earn necessary points across energy, water, health, recycling, and purchasing categories. Tenants and residents increasingly associate environmental performance with quality, so the certification presents a prime opportunity to showcase quality, responsible real estate management.
“Working with IREM on obtaining the Certified Sustainable Property Certification has given LPC’s Energy Crossing a chance to monumentalize their environmentally friendly practices. Lincoln Property Company strives to maintain sustainable business practices that reduce their building’s environmental impact while saving money and driving positive business results,” states Maria L. Flores, Vice President Property Management, Lincoln Property Company.
Chris Mellen, CPM, ARM, IREM President, The Simon Companies, Braintree, Mass. says “IREM believes that exceptional management is crucial to the continued performance of sustainable and energy efficient properties – and to maximizing the value of investment real estate. By earning the IREM Certified Sustainable Property certification for Energy Crossing I, Lincoln Property Company has certainly demonstrated their commitment to green management and we congratulate you.”
Learn more about how your property can become an IREM Certified Sustainable Property.
2012 Code Word Resources
The City of Houston publishes an interpretation document referred to as CODE WORDS to provide a single source of written interpretations, policies, procedures and information to aid in the successful administration of the Construction Codes and City ordinances and to promote consistent, uniform practices.
The 2012 Code Words were recently approved and replace the 2006 Code Words. To download the 2012 Code Words visit:
For further information or questions, you may contact Luke.Fry@houstontx.gov.