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May 2010
USGBC-STL Program - 7th Annual LEED Showcase
Enrollment Open for Camp EWC: Young Green Builders
Greening the Heartland Pre-Registration ends May 10
USGBC-STL Member Dues to Rise week of May 10
Congrats to Living Building Challenge Raffle Winners
Events in May & June
Connect with USGBC-STL!
MAY 11:
7th Annual LEED Showcase

MAY 13:
Sustainable Energy Management for Commercial Buildings

MAY 14:
Clean Air Festival

May 17:
LEED Credentialing Maintenance Info Session

MAY 19 - 21:

Greening the Heartland in Minneapolis, MN

June 3:
Sustainable Product Seminar

June 8 - 10:

Midwest Energy & Climate Policy Conference

June 14, 16, 22, 23:
Greening Your Structures (Rescheduled) at Ranken Tech

June 15:
Greensburg Kansas: Three Years into Rebuilding Green from the Ground Up

June 19:
4th Annual Tour of Green Homes

July 23 & 26:

Save the date for the Chapter's first LEED Green Associate Exam Prep!

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Logo Grainger
Logo Kerr
Logo MO Botanical
Logo Vertegy

December 7 High Performance building session speakersLogo Clayco



Bell Electrical Contractors

Color Art
Integrated Interiors

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Green Street Properties, LLC

Hastings & Chivetta

Johnson Controls

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Novus International


St. Louis Electrical Connection

Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36


Unico System

U.S. Bank

Washington University in St. Louis

7th Annual LEED Showcase - May 11

We hope you'll join us for Tuesday's 7th Annual LEED Green Building Showcase! With 77 LEED certified projects (46 commercial and 31 residential) and over 100 LEED registered projects, there's a lot of good news to share!

Featured Projects:
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School, presented by William B. Handmaker, Head of School and Lauren Fields, Crossroads College Preparatory School Class of 2010
  • Great Rivers Research and Education Field Station, Lewis & Clark Community College, presented by Jon McGinnis, AAIC Inc.
  • Rock Hill Trails, presented by Josiah Cox, Trumpet LLC
WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
5:30 pm - Registration & Networking - Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while touring the Interior Design Center showrooms from 5:30 to 6:15 pm!
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Presentation

WHERE: KDR Designer Showrooms at the Interior Design Center * 11600 Page Service Dr (63146) - see map

COST: Free

RSVP via EventBrite. And for more information, see the full event notice.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors:
Accessories by Design LLC
Beck/Allen Cabinetry
KDR Designer Showrooms
Premier Plumbing Studio
Working Spaces
Enrollment Now Open for Young Green Builders Summer Camp!
Campers aged 10-13 will meet sustainability experts,
make new friends, tour the city, inspect new buildings, and design their dream green home at
Camp EWC: Young Green Builders.

Young Green Builders

Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center has hosted Camp EWC: Young Green Builders for the past four years with rave reviews from campers, parents, and the sustainability experts that participate.
  • Session One: July 12 - July 16
  • Session Two: July 19 - July 23
Be sure to register early as space is limited! For more information, visit the EarthWays Center.
Greening the Heartland Pre-Registration ends May 10

December 7 High Performance building  session speakersBe sure to pre-register for Greening the Heartland by the May 10 deadline! And don't forget, all 40 workshops are approved for GBCI continuing education credits towards the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program.

This year's conference line up includes keynote speaker Cameron Sinclair, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity. Workshops will cover everything from energy efficiency to public policy to holistic green. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about green building and network with your peers from other Chapters in the Midwest!

If you miss the May 10 pre-registration deadline, you can still register the day of the conference.
USGBC-STL Membership Dues to Rise week of May 10

As we bring our membership dues and data processing in house early next week, individual Chapter member rates will shift to:
  • $100 for Regular Membership
  • $70 for National Member Employees, and
  • $25 for Full-Time Students.
These new rates support USGBC-STL's ability to provide quality educational programming and outreach as well as reflect the response from our last membership survey voicing that members prefer to pay a little more in annual dues while keeping the monthly evening programs free to members. We are excited about some of the changes you'll see with the transition, including a real member database on the Chapter website!

If you would like to take advantage of current member pricing ($65 / $45.50 / $26), RENEW NOW by following these instructions. By renewing before Monday, May 10, 2010, your membership date will extend for one year (the month and day will stay the same as your original join date).

Questions?  Contact
Congrats to our Living Building Challenge ROAD SHOW Raffle Winners!
Even though the April 21 Living Building Challenge ROAD SHOW was canceled due to low registration, we still drew winners in the raffle. Instead of a free registration for the workshop, the winners - Mary Ann Lazarus of HOK and Gregg Brooks of Garland Company - will each receive a complimentary three year Chapter membership!


If you're interested in learning more about the Living Building Challenge, visit the International Living Building Institute. And save the date for the Chapter's September 14 tour of the Tyson Living Learning Center when you can see a Living Building in person!
Events in May and June you don't want to miss!

May 17 - LEED Credentialing Maintenance Information Session
If you're confused by the new Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED Professionals, you're not alone! Join USGBC-STL for an informational session designed to assist current and potential LEED Professionals navigate through this complex program!
When and Where? Monday, May 17, 8 - 9:30 am at Ranken Technical College (4431 Finney, 63113)

June 3 - Sustainable Product Seminar
This FREE half-day session hosted by the General Services Administration is a great opportunity to learn about certified sustainable products and how they fit into green building and the LEED Green Building Rating System. Speakers from HOK, GSA, Home DePot Eco Options, Forbo, Eaton, Milliken, Knoll, and Phillips.
When and Where? Thursday, June 3, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Robert A Young Building (1222 Spruce 63103)
June 8 - 10 - Midwest Energy & Climate Policy Conference
This fourth annual conference will bring together will bring together experts from across the region and country to discuss federal and state energy priorities, proposed legislative and regulatory actions, corporate response to carbon management, the future of coal, natural gas, and nuclear power, the outlook for alternative energy research and initiatives and more!
When and Where? June 8 - 10 at the Missouri Botanical Garden & the Union Station Marriott Hotel

June 15 - Greensburg, Kansas: Three Years into Rebuilding Green from the Ground Up
After Greensburg, KS was leveled by a tornado on May 4, 2007, the community regrouped and decided to rebuild sustainably. They strive to become a model green town for the future. We heard their story from a panel of Greensburg residents at the 2008 Greening the Heartland and look forward to an update from Daniel Wallach, the executive director of Greensburg Greentown.
When and Where? Tuesday, June 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University in St. Louis

June 19 - Annual St. Louis Tour of Green Homes
For the fourth year in a row, join USGBC-STL, the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center and HBA of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri for this great self-guided tour! Homes featured on the tour must be registered or certified under a green residential rating system.
When and Where? Saturday, June 19, noon - 4 pm at various green homes around town!
Don't forget, you can connect with USGBC-STL! 

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Of course, if you'd rather connect in person, we offer that option as well! Join us at a monthly program - generally the second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Learn more about Chapter programs here.