Bell Electrical Contractors
ECO Recycling, Inc.
Green Street Properties, LLC
Hastings & Chivetta
Landis & Gyr
Lighting Associates, Inc.
St. Louis Electrical Connection
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36
Washington University in St. Louis
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you're a USGBC-STL member, you can submit posts for our blog. See blog guidelines.
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.
Join us for the June 15 Program on Green Rebuilding Efforts in Greensburg, Kansas!||
We are delighted to welcome Daniel
Wallach, Executive Director and Founder of Greensburg GreenTown, back to St. Louis. Mr.
Wallach and his colleagues from Greensburg gave a plenary presentation at Greening the Heartland in 2008. Next week, he will give an overview and update on the progress in Greensburg,
Kansas in the quest to make it "America's model green community" just
three years after an EF-5 tornado destroyed over 90% of the town. Much
has transpired in 3 years and Daniel will discuss what motivated people
to take significant action towards achievement of a very ambitious
For a sneak peak about the June 15 program, tune into KDHX 88.1 FM
tonight at 7 PM to hear Green Jean Ponzi interview Daniel Wallach on Earthworms. If you can't tune in live, catch the Earthworms podcast
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
5:30 - Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30- PresentationWHERE
: Steinberg Auditorium at Washington
University in St. Louis * 1 Brookings Dr., Steinberg Hall (63130)PARKING / TRANSPORTATION INFO:
Paid parking is available by permit in the Washington University parking
garage or in the Visitor Parking behind the Kemper Art Museum (near
Skinker and Brookings Drive). Metered parking is available along
Brookings Drive. Free parking is available in nearby Forest Park.
Carpooling & Metrolink are encouraged!
Visitor parking info can be
found on Washington University's website
Free for USGBC-STL members and full-time students;
$20.00 for Non-Members
RSVP via EventBrite
. And for more information, see the full event notice.
Thanks to our Program Sponsors:
Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP
Straight Up Solar
Congratulations to Clayton, MO on becoming an EPA Green Power Community!||
Last week, the City of Clayton, MO hosted a press conference to announce their Green Power Community Challenge. Green Power Communities are cities in which the local government,
businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that
meet targets set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In the photo above, Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein at their June 3 press conference says, "In Clayton, we know today that renewable energy is here, in Missouri,
and that it is working. We also know that increasing the amount of
renewable energy in the Missouri power pool through the purchase of RECs
or installation of onsite solar will reduce carbon emissions and
promote local economic development."
Fourth Annual Tour of Green Homes - June 19|
Join USGBC-STL, Missouri Botanical
Garden's EarthWays Center and the
Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri for the
Fourth Annual Tour of Green Homes!
Saturday, June 19, noon - 4
12 new and rehabbed home sites located around St. Louis and in
Metro East. Features feature:
- Water conservation measures built into an entire development -
Hill Trails, Wood River, Illinois (2 model homes)
- Historic urban four-family completely rehabbed to save energy and
water - DeMun neighborhood of Clayton
- Professional energy audit demonstrations by Home Green Home and
Mosby Building Arts at EarthWays Center in mid-town St. Louis
- New certified-Green town homes and single family infill homes in
south and central City of St. Louis, and
- New custom Certified-Green homes in St. Louis County.
Homes will be staffed by builders, owners and Residential Green
professionals to answer questions and discuss YOUR Green Dream House
ideas. Visit any or all of the homes on this self-guided tour.
Download home locations from HBA's website
about Green Home features at www.greenhomesSTL.org.
Thanks to this year's tour sponsors:
Laclede Gas Company and Bank of America Home Loans
USGBC-STL Member Directory||
A little less than a month ago, USGBC-STL began processing our own membership dues and data. One of the fantastic advantages of this transition is a fancy new member directory. Members have long asked for something like this and we hope you love it
as much as Chapter staff and leadership do - be sure to check it out!
The Member Directory is searchable by name, industry sector or LEED Professional designation. And USGBC-STL Chapter members have the ability to share as much or as little information as they wish. Chapter members received an e-mail on May 19 with instructions on logging into your account and updating your information.
Save the date - LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
USGBC-STL is launching a LEED Green Associate Exam prep this summer!
WHEN: Friday, July 23 and Monday, July 26 - 8 hours each when
COST: $200 for USGBC-STL members and $250 for non-members. Cost includes continental breakfast and lunch both days. Does not include text books - recommended text are USGBC's LEED Green Associate Study Guide and LEED Core Concepts and Strategies.
For more information about the LEED Green Associate Exam, including eligibility requirements, visit the Green Building Certification Institute website.
Look for more information about this class soon at www.usgbc-stl.org.
Congrats to Recently Certified LEED Projects||
Congratulations to the following buildings who have achieved
LEED certification since our last update in March 2010!
Pictured below is St. Louis' first LEED for Neighborhood Development project - Renaissance Place, located near the intersection of Grand and Delmar and developed by McCormack Baron Salazar and the St. Louis Housing Authority. For more information, see the news and notes post on the USGBC-STL website. Photo credit of Sam Fentress Photography.
- BioMerieux Addition to
Building 1 - GOLD (NC)
I at the BRDG Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center
- GOLD (CS)
A. Doisy Research Center
- CERTIFIED (NC)
Global Data Center - GOLD (NC)
Renaissance Place - CERTIFIED (Neighborhood Development Pilot)
- Washington University in St. Louis, Busch
Hall - SILVER (NC)
Washington University in St. Louis, Umrath
and Wohl 1
- SILVER (NC)