As if a merger and name change aren't enough this year, we're also moving! Starting next week,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter will have a new home. We hope you'll visit us in our new dig at the Commerce Bank Science Education Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Update your files with our new address:
4651 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110
E-mail and phone
stay the same.
Bell Electrical Contractors
ECO Recycling, Inc.
Green Street Properties, LLC
Hastings & Chivetta
Landis & Gyr
Lighting Associates, Inc.
McCormack Baron Salazar & SunWheel Energy Partners
St. Louis Electrical Connection
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36
Washington University in St. Louis
|Check us out on:
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Blog
If you're a Chapter 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.
|Growing Green Award Deadline - December 10
There's still time to nominate an organization, company or individual that is transforming the built environment for a Growing Green Award!
Nominations are due Friday, December 10 by 5 PM CST and are being accepted in the following categories:
Winners will be announced at Growing Green Awards Celebration on March 30, 2011. Tickets on sale soon!
|LEED Fellow Program has Launched!
Nomination period open through Jan 7, 2011
GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation, the LEED Fellow, was recently unveiled. The LEED Fellow aims to honor and recognize distinguished LEED APs who have made a significant contribution to the field of green building and sustainability at a regional, national, or international level. The criteria for assessing potential LEED Fellows is based on five major dimensions of green building and sustainability that GBCI have identified to be mastery elements - Technical Proficiency, Education and Mentoring, Leadership, Commitment and Service, and Advocacy.
The LEED Fellow application process is a team effort between the nominator and nomi�nee. Nominees for the LEED Fellow will be nominated by their peers. In the application process, the nominee and nominator will have multiple opportunities to document the nominee's green building and sustainability knowledge, skills, and abilities in four of the five mastery elements.
To be eligible, nominees must:
- Be a LEED AP for eight cumulative years and LEED AP with specialty Credential in good standing (The 2011 class will be from LEED APs who tested in 2001-2002 and have enrolled or tested to earn the LEED AP with specialty credential.)
- Document 10 years of green building experi�ence
- Provide self attestation on contributing to a LEED Certi�fied Project experience
- Agree to be nominee
- Must be LEED APs with specialty with at least 10 years of experience in the green building field
- Must provide four endorsers who will verify the nominee's achievements
- Can only nominate one nominee per year
- Cannot be LEED Fellow candidate during the year they make a nomination
- Agree to be nominator
Once the nominee and nominator are deemed eligible, they will receive a message with informa�tion on how to access the online LEED Fellow Portal where required forms will be available and completed forms will be submitted. The nomination portal opens for accepted nominees and nominators on January 15, 2011 and closes on April 7, 2011.
The nomination period for the first class of LEED Fellows is open through January 7, 2011.
For more information, visit the GBCI website at www.gbci.org or contact the LEED Fellow information hotline at 202-742-3272.
|State of the Chapter Social - January 11, 2011
Join us to kick off the new year and the beginning of our year long 10-Year Anniversary Celebration at the third annual State of the Chapter Social on January 11, 2011 (5:30 - 7:30 pm).
Hear from Chapter leaders about what we accomplished in 2011, what we have planned for 2011 and how you can get involved. We'll also be collecting video testimonials about how green building has affected your career, your workplace and your lifestyle over the last 10 years. Be a part of USGBC's vision to create and restore buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation!
Look for more details about the State of the Chapter soon. And in the meantime check out the following ways that you can get involved.
Become a Chapter Member
Roll up your sleeves and join a Chapter Committee
Become a Chapter Sponsor
Questions? Contact Chapter staff at [email protected].
|Sustainable Construction Course at St. Louis Community College
|Begins Thursday, January 20 and continues on Thursdays through March 10 and approved for 26 GBCI Continuing Education Hours
This class will explore the socio-economic importance and impact of green building, how sustainable construction differs from traditional approaches, the LEED & Green Globes rating systems and how these rating systems impact various aspects of a building and its components and systems. Of particular
importance will be the LEED for new construction rating system and its six credit categories: sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation in design.
Instructor: Dennis W. Dill, B.S., MBA, LEED AP is the Manager of District Maintenance & HVAC and an adjunct faculty
member for St. Louis Community College.
Class approved for 26 GBCI Continuing Education Hours
- Title: CE 516 550 Sustainable Construction
- Semester: Spring 2011
- Length: 3 credit, 8-week course
- Dates/Times: Thursdays, 01/20 to 3/10, 6:00 to 9:45 pm
- Location: STLCC-Florissant Valley Campus, Engineering Building, Room 156
For more information about this course contact Dennis Dill at14.539.5802 or [email protected].
|St. Louis Green Shadow
St. Louis Green Shadow is a new mentorship program developed by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Higher Education Subcommittee to expose students to green jobs in the St. Louis region through a one day shadow
of local business people. Participating companies get access to local students interested in the industry without the financial commitment of an internship.
We are looking for Mentors and Shadows to participate in St. Louis Green Shadow - applications are due January 31, 2011.
Mentors must be an active USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter member and fill out a short & sweet online application detailing their interest in becoming a Mentor and providing a list of activities in their typical workday. Click here to view the St. Louis Green Shadow MENTOR application.
Shadows must be enrolled in a local college or university and fill out an online application outlining any previous experience with green building, their interests in sustainability and the one day shadow program, as well as a reference such as an advisor or professor. Click here to view the St. Louis Green Shadow STUDENT application.
To learn more, visit the USGBC-Missouri Gateway website
or contact Higher Education Subcommittee Chair Tony Ruebsam
Mentor and Shadow applications are due by January 31, 2011.
|LEED Rating System Development & Continuous Improvement
The LEED Green Building Rating System is designed to incorporate continuous improvement in order to continue transforming the way we design, build and operate buildings. As green building expertise and practice provide innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities in the building industry, LEED continues to drive immediate and measureable improvement.
The next version of LEED - now available for public comment through January 14, 2011 - is a general update and expansion of the technical content and organization of the rating system and includes an increased emphasis on integrated process and building performance.
The schedule for public comment and updates follows. Your participation and expertise are important! To get involved, to learn more or to download the latest version for public comment, visit the USGBC website.
- 1st Public Comment: Nov. 8 through Jan. 14, 2011
- 2nd Public Comment: July 1 through Aug. 15, 2011
- Additional public comment periods will be held as needed.
- Rating system ballot: Projected for Aug. 1 - 31, 2012
- Rating system release: Projected for Nov. 7, 2012
|St. Louis Artists' Guild Seeking Entries for Exhibit on Sustainability & the Built Environment
Sustainability and the Built Environment of the St. Louis Region
is an examination of where we stand, as a culture of consumption, and where we may be headed in the future. The exhibit - which opens November 2011 - will focus on sustainability efforts and opportunities of the St. Louis regional built environment. The St. Louis Artists' Guild seeks examples of work illustrating the biggest consumers and the best conservationists. Artists, designers, architects, creators and design firms are invited to submit work in various media (including photography, three dimensional design, slides, video/film/digital, drawings, etc.) and are encouraged to consider many aspects of the theme.