September 20, 22, 27, & 29:
COMING SOON . . . |
USGBC-STL will be launching a Technical Committee later this month!
Keep your eyes and ears open for more information soon. Interested in getting involved in the committee?
E-mail us at email@example.com
GREENBUILD PROGRAM NOW ONLINE! |
|This year's Greenbuild will be held November 17 - 19 in Chicago! Check out the education sessions which are now available!|
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.
|7th Annual Green Building Tour - July 13|
USGBC-STL will be featuring the soon-to-be open William J. Harrison Education Center of St. Louis Community College at our 7th Annual Green Building Tour. This is a new 30,000 square foot development in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood is slated to open for classes in Fall 2010. The project is registered with the certification goal of LEEDŽ Gold.
: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
: William J. Harrison Education Center of St. Louis Community College
3140 Cass Ave (63106) Map
: Free for USGBC-STL members and full-time students;
$20.00 for Non-Members
via the USGBC-STL Event Registration page
For more information see the USGBC-STL website
This program has been ERB-approved for 1 GBCI CE Hour
by the USGBC Education Provider Program.
Thanks to our Program Sponsors:
Automation Solutions Group
Kwame Building Group
| ReSource St. Louis seeks Program Partners!|
ReSource St. Louis is a non-profit organization that diverts construction and demolition materials from landfills by offering a free online waste diversion service that enables the building sector to implement sustainability measures and cut costs. The Materials Exchange service connects those with usable materials to those in need of the same.
ReSource St. Louis' program is simple: 1) Register as a free Materials Exchange member and 2) post reusable material items online. You choose whether to charge a price or offer items for free. Either way, the result is reduced waste disposal costs.
Recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted to "slash the negative effects of commercial buildings on the natural environment" with its adoption of the International Green Construction Code. The message is clear: The building industry must be proactively involved in green construction practices, which included reducing construction waste.
ReSource St. Louis is honored to invite USGBC-St. Louis Regional Chapter members to help raise awareness of their free service by becoming a Program Partner:
1. Register as a Materials Exchange member
2. Sign up to receive the ReSource St. Louis Newsletter
3. Join the ReSource St. Louis Facebook and Twitter pages
4. Promote ReSource St. Louis by including their logo link on your website, posting to Materials Exchange (as applicable) or recommending them to clients.
In return, ReSource St. Louis will:
1. Include your logo link on their website
2. Send you Materials Exchange notifications
3. Invite you to Program Partner networking and educational events.
Please contact Terri F. Reilly or Sara Graham about becoming a Program Partner or for general information.
Look for more information in the future as ReSource St. Louis and USGBC-STL are teaming up with Missouri Enterprise on construction & demolition waste research, focus groups and educational resources!
|Free online software helps facilitate energy efficient building design|
Laclede Gas Company and Engineering Software International have teamed up to provide an online heating and cooling load calculation tool for designers of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The load calculation tool may be used free of charge by architects, engineers, developers, and contractors to facilitate the design of energy efficient buildings in Laclede Gas and Missouri Natural Gas service area.
The software calculates the heating and cooling loads for buildings based on the detailed building data and weather conditions entered by the user. It allows users to quantify the effects of building envelope choices, and to "right size" the mechanical system, resulting in lower installation and operating costs, and higher occupant comfort.
For information, please go to http://laclede.esiprograms.com
or contact David Pollack
|Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!|
Passing the Green Associate exam will allow
you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional.
The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.
USGBC-STL's two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.
: Friday, July 23 and Monday, July 26, 2010
8:30am-5pm both daysWHERE
:Masonry Institute of St. Louis
1429 S. Big Bend Blvd. (63117) FEE
: $200.00 for USGBC-STL Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch
For more information, see the USGBC-STL website
or contact USGBC-STL staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Heroes of the Planet Nominations Open|
The St. Louis Business Journal is accepting applications for its third annual Heroes of the Planet awards. These awards will honor businesses that have outperformed their industry in promoting and advancing environmental sustainability within our region.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
Nominations are due July 30. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit the Business Journal's website.
Sustainable Visionary: a long-time advocate for the environment
Sustainable Communities: from green builders to city leaders
Sustainable Employee Programs: providing unique ways to promote eco-consciousness
Sustainable Business Operations: making money while being green
Sustainable Products: making money from items that are green
Sustainable Alliances: facilitating partnerships for the environment
Giving Green: environmentally sensitive philanthropists
|Speaking of Awards - USGBC-STL seeks Growing Green Award Committee members|
|Entering their third year, the Growing Green Awards were created by USGBC-STL to celebrate and recognize the individuals, groups and organizations actively transforming the built environment while sharing their knowledge of green building and sustainable practices.|
We're looking for enthusiastic and hard-working individuals to help plan the 2011 Growing Green Awards. This will be an extra special year for the Awards as the Chapter will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2011!
Contact Emily Andrews at email@example.com or 314-577-0854 to volunteer or for more information.
To learn more about previous Growing Green Award winners, visit the USGBC-STL website.
Winners of the 2010 Growing Green Awards.
Represented from left to right: Washington University in St. Louis, Home Green Home, Punit Jain of Cannon Design, Renew Missouri,
St. Louis County, Laclede Gas Company, Clayco
Thanks to USGBC-STL Sponsors that have recently joined or renewed! ||
Vertegy, An Alberici Enterprise - RENEWING