Fair Housing Classes

WHAT: Charleston Apartment Association offers Fair Housing classes from Thomas Howard, associate attorney at Brownlee Whitlow & Praet PLLC. Howard, born and raised in Walterboro, followed in his father's footsteps and decided to pursue the law. He attended Clemson University for undergraduate studies before going to The Charleston School of Law for law school. Howard kicked off his career at a general practice firm in Walterboro in 2013. He began practicing law in North Charleston in June 2014 as a member of the Brownlee Law Firm, working in the areas of residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, residential and commercial real estate litigation, commercial collections and contract drafting. Attending the three-hour seminar counts as three continuing education credits for attendees.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Aug. 9

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston

PRICE: $59 member; $119 nonmember

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.

WHEN: Sept. 20

WHERE: Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

PRICE: N/A

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