BRIT Honors The Originator Of LEED Sustainability Standards

Thursday, April 11, 2013


NBC 5 and The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) invite you to experience a memorable evening honoring Robert K. Watson at the 19th Annual International Award of Excellence in Conservation on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Worthington Renaissance.

Based in the Cultural District of Fort Worth and open to the public, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas or BRIT, is a non-profit, international, plant research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.
In 1995, BRIT established an awards program to honor individuals and organizations whose environmental contributions and leadership best reflect BRIT’s core principles of conservation, sustainability and wise stewardship of the land. Past recipients include scientists, conservationists, a head of state, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other notables. Now, in the award’s 19th year, BRIT recognizes Robert K. Watson for his environmental accomplishments.

Known as the Founding Father of LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Watson was a founding director of the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that manages the LEED sustainability standard. Under his direction, LEED became the largest and fastest-growing international standard by which green buildings are measured.


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Reserve your seat today for this memorable event. Proceeds benefit the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. For more information, visit
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
19th Annual International Award of Excellence in Conservation
Honoring Robert K. Watson
Thursday, April 11
6:30 p.m.
Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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