USGBC - St. Louis Regional Chapter E-News
December 2009
In This Issue
LEED Credentialing Maintenance Info Session
Congressman Carnahan kicks off High Performance Building Initiative
Local LEED buildings
State of the Chapter Social
USGBC-STL Sponsor Profile: Grainger & William B Ittner
Upcoming Events & Workshops
LEED Credentialing Maintenance Info Session

High Performance Building Session 2

State of the Chapter Social

JANUARY 29 - 30:
Grow Native's Landscape Design with Missouri in mind

For our 2nd
Annual Growing Green Awards!

Program opens January 12

Awards Dinner March 31

LEED Credentialing Maintenance Info Session
Space is still available for next Tuesday's
(12/15/09) info session on the new
LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program -
sign up now!

If you're a LEED AP, we know you have questions! Join us for an informational session exploring the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program and you'll learn:
  • Roles of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) versus USGBC
  • LEED AP without specialty enrollment options  - Why and how to enroll
  • CE hours - How many are required and what activities count
  • Recording and reporting CE hours - Your responsibility
  • Renewal, audits, and fees
WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 - 9:00 am
WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Avenue (63114)
FEE: $15 for USGBC-STL Chapter Members, $30 for Non-Members
To RSVP, go to Eventbrite. Please note, tickets purchased on Eventbrite are non-refundable

QUESTIONS? E-mail or call
(314) 577-0225

Thank You to our Program Sponsor!
Vertegy, an Alberici Enterprise
High Performance Building Session a Big Success!

This past Monday, December 7, USGBC-STL teamed up with St. Louis Regional Chamber and Commerce Association to host the first of three High Performance Building sessions.

Nearly 150 attended - check out the Chapter blog,
Elements of Green Building,for a recap!

December 7 High Performance building session speakers
Speakers L-R: Tracy Hart, Congressman Russ Carnahan,
Christine Ramsdell and Robert Lane.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2nd Session of our High Performance Building Series:Why LEED Certification? The Value of Third-Party Verification

WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

WHERE: RCGA Offices - 1 Metropolitan Square, 13th Floor

The session will cover the basics of the LEED Green Building Rating System and credentialing, the business case for green building and LEED, and why third party verification is important to ensure to your customers, clients, and the community that your building is green.

  • Paul Todd Merrill, Director of Sustainable Construction at Clayco
  • Marc Lopata, Azimuth Energy Systems
  • Matt Malten, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University
The program is free. RSVP to
 Newly Certified LEED Buildings in St. Louis!

Congratulations to the following projects that have achieved LEED certification in St. Louis since our last update in early September:
  • Kohl's Department Store in Alton, IL - CERTIFIED (Retail Pilot)
  • Arcturis - SILVER (Commercial Interiors)
  • Cellnet Technology - GOLD (CI)
  • Washington University Genome Sequencing Data Center - GOLD (New Construction)
  • North Park Spec II Building - GOLD (Core & Shell)
  • Progress Point Center Office Building - GOLD (CS)
  • St. Peter's Social Security Administration - SILVER (NC)
  • Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - CERTIFIED (CS)

December 7 High Performance building session speakersDecember 7 High Performance building session speakers

Above left: Chapter Members on a tour of Arcturis' new office at our fall New Member event. Above Right: "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a view outside!" - an example of signage referring to LEED credits in Arcturis' new office.

Be sure to check out the LEED page on our website
for a map and listing of  all local LEED certified projects (excepting a few of the above projects
which still need to be added)!

Save the Date for State of the Chapter Social!
Join USGBC-STL for our 2nd Annual
State of the Chapter Social!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 12
5:30 Networking, 6:15 Program

AmerenUE Headquarters, 1901 Chouteau (63103)

Network, celebrate the Chapter's 2009 accomplishments and learn what's going on in 2010 all while enjoying a tasty local brew!

Look for more details and an official
program announcement soon!

Thanks to our Program Sponsors:
Moxie Displays

USGBC-STL Sponsor Profile: Grainger

Allied Waste LogoAs a leading supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) materials for facilities, Grainger has identified thousands of products that can help organizations conserve energy & water, improve indoor air quality, and reduce waste. "Being environmentally friendly is important to Grainger," said Doug Coleman, Branch Manager of Grainger's St. Louis facility. "We are dedicated to assisting our customers in identifying solutions to help them achieve the sustainability goals."
Grainger is determined to set a new MRO standard for sustainable operations. From adopting LEED for new branch construction to participating in recycling programs, the company is helping to preserve natural resources in the communities where it does business.
"We're proud to be a green partner in the St. Louis community and look forward to continuing to help our customers maintain and operate green facilities," said Coleman. Grainger is a member of USGBC as well as an Energy Star and WaterSense Partner. Grainger is an EPA SmartWay® certified shipper. In October 2008, Grainger became the first industrial distributor to become a DOE Quality Advocate, agreeing to require LED product suppliers to provide performance test data. This helps to ensure that Grainger customers receive quality LED lighting products.

Thanks to Grainger for their support of USGBC-STL through Platinum Chapter Sponsorship!

2010 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!
Learn more by downloading a
Sponsor Benefits-Application or
contact Emily Andrews at or 314-577-0854!

2009 Chapter Gold and Platinum Sponsor Benefits include
a profile or article in the Chapter e-news
USGBC-STL Sponsor Profile: William B. Ittner

Ittner logoFor over 110 years Ittner has been committed to sustainable design. In the 1900's Ittner developed sustainable design standards that continue to be used today, including daylighting and natural ventilation to improve the environments of buildings. Daylighting created light wells and monumental stairs to bring natural light into the building. Natural ventilation systems pulled fresh air from the exterior, through the corridors, into chases, then out through chimneys specifically designed to exhaust air. Currently Ittner is using today's technology and green products to reduce carbon footprints, increase stormwater filtration and daylight harvesting, recycle rainwater and use recyclable materials. 

Thanks to Ittner for their support of USGBC-STL through Gold Chapter Sponsorship!

2010 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!
Learn more by downloading a
Sponsor Benefits-Application or
contact Emily Andrews at or 314-577-0854!

2009 Chapter Gold and Platinum Sponsor Benefits include
a profile or article in the Chapter e-news.
Thanks to our 2009 Chapter Sponsors!
Clayco, Inc.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Vertegy, An Alberici Enterprise

William A. Kerr Foundation

Allied Waste
Cannon Design
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker
Enterprise Holdings
Laclede Gas Company
Landco Construction
McCarthy Building Companies
Missouri Historical Society
Resource Dynamics
Tarlton, Inc.
The Korte Company
Vector Communications Corporation
William B. Ittner, Inc.

Green Street Properties
Hastings & Chivetta
Johnson Controls
Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
Lighting Associates, Inc.
New System Janitorial Supply
Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36
Unico System

2010 USGBC-STL Sponsorship Opportunities