Dinner meeting with NAA chairman

WHAT: Jeff Lowry, Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor, is chief operating officer for Madera Residential in Lubbock, Texas, and 2018 National Apartment Association Chairman of the Board. A U.S. Army veteran, Lowry began his career in the rental housing industry as a porter in 1979. He became a real estate broker in 1992 and joined Madera Residential in 2012 as the President of Operations. He is a past President of the Texas Apartment Association.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. meeting Tues., Sept. 18 (Deadline to RSVP - Sept. 13)

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. in North Charleston.

PRICE: $39 a member

MORE INFO: www.charlestonapartmentassociation.com

Sustainable Business Awards

WHAT: The Carolinas Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards celebrates local leaders in the green building movement and features a sit-down dinner, keynote speaker, silent auction and awards ceremony for members of the U.S. Green Building Council chapters for South Carolina and North Carolina. The Sustainable Business Awards highlight people and projects that are transforming the "built" environment in the Carolinas. Project categories include innovative project - building design and construction; innovative project - interior design and construction; innovative project - existing building performance; community champion project; and marquee green building. Attendees will vote on all nominees during the gala to select the "People’s Choice" award. Two special awards will be given for exceptional volunteer leadership and to a community change agent in the Carolinas. Also, three individuals are recognized with the Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship for their work on community-based projects in the Carolinas that advance sustainability and resilience in vulnerable, low-income and other under served communities. The scholarship is in honor of the late Rob Eggers, a valued member of the Charlotte sustainable design community. The speaker will be Holley Henderson, a noted green building designer and founder of H2 Ecodesign. "The Carolinas have some of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S. and are uniquely positioned for green building leadership," she says.

WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 20

WHERE: Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

PRICE: N/A

MORE INFO: usgbc.org/usgbc-south-carolina

CAA Race for the Cure sponsorship

WHAT: Charleston Apartment Association is hosting a team — Pink Pineapples — for the Race for the Cure. Tee-shirt sponsor opportunities are being extended to members, including a personalized logo included on the official CAA team tee-shirt.

WHEN: Race - Sept. 22.

WHERE: Riverfront Park in North Charleston.

PRICE: Logo, $50.

MORE INFO: www.charlestonapartmentassociation.com