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July 2010
USGBC-STL Program - Green Building Tour
ReSource St. Louis Program Partner Opportunity
Online Software for Designing Energy Efficient Buildings
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Heroes of the Planet Nominations due July 30
Seeking Growing Green Award volunteers
July 13:
7th Annual Green Building Tour

July 23 & 26:
USGBC-STL LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

August 10:
USGBC-STL Program in partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis on Measurement & Verification

August 24:
Understanding the Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems Workshop
Springfield, MO
September 20, 22, 27, & 29:

September 25:
Green Homes Festival
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
This year's Greenbuild will be held November 17 - 19 in Chicago! Check out the education sessions which are now available!
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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

Landis & Gyr

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Novus International


St. Louis Electrical Connection

Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36


U.S. Bank

Washington University in St. Louis

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 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

: William J. Harrison Education Center of St. Louis Community College
3140 Cass Ave (63106)

: 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!

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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 or contact David Pollack.

Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!

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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.

WHEN: Friday, July 23 and Monday, July 26, 2010
8:30am-5pm both days
WHERE: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 or 314-577-0225.
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:
  • 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 
Nominations are due July 30. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit the Business Journal's website.
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 or 314-577-0854 to volunteer or for more information.

To learn more about previous Growing Green Award winners, visit the USGBC-STL website.
GGA 2010 winners 
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