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USGBC-STL February 9 Program
Congrats to Ranken Tech
$$ to Finance Green Building
Greening Your Business Opportunities
Greening the Heartland Keynote Confirmed
Thanks to our 2010 Confirmed & Renewed Sponsors!

Missouri Botanical Garden

Vertegy, An Alberici Enterprise

William A. Kerr Foundation

Clayco, Inc.

Cassidy Turley

Laclede Gas Company

Missouri Historical Society


Johnson Controls

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Novus International

St. Louis Electrical Connection

Sheet Metal Workers'
Local 36


USGBC-STL February 9 Program - Still time to RSVP

Join us at Harris-Stowe State University for a presentation on challenges and successes in the design and construction of their Early Childhood Development/Parent Education Center, currently seeking LEED Gold certification. During the design of the project the Owner had yet to determine if the project should be LEED certified and at what level. After several meetings, it was determined to pursue a Silver even though the design was nearly complete. Behind schedule and over-budget, the project team faced major challenges. Learn how challenges were overcome and how the building is now expecting Gold level certification - on time and under budget!


  • Don Koppy, Vice President and Director of Architecture, KAI Design & Build
  • Mike Kozeny, Vice President, Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
  • Constance Gully, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs, Harris-Stowe State University

When - Tuesday, February 9

5:30-6:00pm Registration & Networking
6:00-7:00pm Presentation - Note early start time!
7:00-7:30pm Self-Guided Tour


Where - Harris-Stowe State University's Early Childhood Development/Parent Education Center
10 N. Compton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103
Enter on the east side of the building. From the east parking lot, walk up the stairs to the entrance of the east educational wing. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building, the former Vashon Center lot located on the corner of Compton and Market, as well as the Market Street parking lot.


Free to USGBC-STL members and students

$20.00 for Non-members

RSVP on the Eventbrite website.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.

Congrats to Ranken Technical College . . .
on becoming a USGBC Education Program Provider! This means that select Ranken courses will provide LEED Continuing Education hours. In the future, Ranken will offer a course on Greening your Structure: LEED Applications for Structural Materials. The course will provide 8 CE hours through GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) and is designed to inform architects and engineers about sustainable opportunities that exist in the area of structural building materials such as  concrete, steel, masonry, and wood.

For more information, check out the course catalog.
$$ Available to Finance Green Building
In case you missed the final High Performance Building Session hosted by USGBC-STL and RCGA, we're here to tell you that there's money out there to finance green building!

Check out the Chapter Blog for more information on Lou Brouk's presentation on An Overview of Federal, State and Local Green Building Incentives.

 HP Session 3 - Lois, Phil, DanDecember 7 High Performance building session speakers

Above left: Lois Sechrist, Phil Hulse and Dan Jay (l-r) discuss Phil's presentation at the final High Performance Building Session. Above right: Lou Brouk presents federal, state and local green building incentives.

Other presenters on Tuesday included Deb Chollet Frank, VP of Sustainability for Missouri Botanical Garden and Michael Levinson, an analyst with Energy Solutions, Inc. Deb and Michael discussed the recent LEED certification of the Garden's Monsanto Center using LEED for Existing Buildings-Operations & Maintenance. Phil Hulse and Brian Pratt from GreenStreet presented the Chouteau Crossing project with a focus on how the project is being financed. Chouteau Crossing is pursuing LEED Platinum and will house Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Training Center & Business Office.

For more information, see Tuesday's presentations:
The Chapter also celebrated the certification
of two significant projects, which received the second installation of their LEED Incentive Grants from AmerenUE on Tuesday morning. Missouri Botanical Garden's Monsanto Center recently achieved LEED Silver certification and is the first LEED EB-Operations & Maintenance project in Missouri. Crossroads College Prep recently achieved LEED Platinum certification using LEED for New Construction. They are the first K-12 school in St. Louis to achieve LEED certification and the only school with Platinum certification between the two coasts.
Congrats to Missouri Botanical Garden and Crossroads on their success in transforming the built environment - and thanks to AmerenUE for supporting these great projects.
Greening Your Business Opportunities
St. Louis Green Business Challenge
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association has launched the Green Business Challenge to help companies improve the sustainability of their business operations, share best practices, and work together to help St. Louis become a greener region. Enrollment is open to the first 100 RCGA member companies to sign up and enrollment deadline is February 28. For more information visit the
Green Business Challenge website.

Greening Your Business Seminar Series: Enhancing Your Bottom Line Through Sustainability
The Missouri Botanical Garden, in partnership with the consulting firm SustainEdge, is hosting a four-part interactive series on practical sustainability for businesses. Seminar participants will learn how to leverage sustainability action plans to drive profit, competitive advantage and organizational performance.

The series begins on March 5 with Sustainability Overview, Trends, Local Case Studies, & Sustainability Planning Tools.

Subsequent sessions will be
  • March 19 - Segments of Sustainability: Eco-efficiencies, Productive Employees & Profitable Bottom Line
  • April 9 - Implementing Your Sustainability Roadmap: Designing a Practical Approach for Achieving a More Sustainable Organization
  • April 16 - Integrating Sustainability into Your Corporate Strategy
For more information or to register, visit the
EarthWays Center website.
Greening the Heartland 2010 Keynote Confirmed
Greening the Heartland recently confirmed Cameron Sinclair as the 2010 keynote speaker. Sinclair is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit that helps architects apply their design skills to humanitarian efforts. For a decade, Architecture for Humanity has made a difference by working in 26 countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing, and long term sustainable reconstruction.

GTH 2010, co-presented by USGBC Minnesota and Minnesota Green Communities, has a theme Bridging. This year's conference seeks to draw valuable connections between people, places, and ideas to help create a sustainable heartland region and beyond.

Sponsorship opportunities and Exhibit Hall speaker opportunities are currently available. Registration is now open and Chapter members will receive a promotional code next week to use for their member discount!

Thanks to our 2009 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

For more information about
2010 Sponsorship Opportunities,
see the
USGBC-STL website sponsorship page.