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April 2011 E-Newsletter

April 2011
8th Annual LEED Green Building Showcase!
Green Shadow Program
Congratulations to the Growing Green Award Winners!
LEED Continuing Education Breakfast Seminar
New LEED Project Profiles
Spring Into Action - Membership Drive
Volunteer at the USGBC-MO Gateway Booth
Thanks to New and Renewing Chapter Sponsors!


To initiate, develop and accelerate implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to
live and work.


April 30 - August 21 

Join Missouri Botanical Garden to celebrate the U.N. International Year of Forests!  

Extreme TreeHouses

Learn about the value of trees, see an Extreme Tree House Exhibit (USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members served as judges!), participate in the Forest Festival, take part in the Great St. Louis Tree Hunt and more!

Visit www.mobot.org for more information!  



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Thanks to our 2011 PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Thanks to our 2011 GOLD SPONSORS

December 7 High Performance building session speakersLogo ClaycoColorArtLogo

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CNR logoHealthy Planet
Thanks to our 2011 SILVER

Acorn Landscape Architecture

BSI Contractors

Bell Electrical Contractors

Christner, Inc.

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts

Guarantee Electrical Company

Johnson Controls

Landis & Gyr

Lighting Associates, Inc.

McCormack Baron Salazar & SunWheel Energy Partners


National Design Build Services, LLC


Republic Services

St. Louis Electrical Connection

Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36


U.S. Bank

Washington University in St. Louis

Thanks to our 2011 GREEN

Ameren Missouri
Pure Power

Armstrong Teasdale

Corrigan Company

Green Street Properties, LLC

PayneCrest Electric

Solutions AEC

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8th Annual LEED Green Building Showcase!

There's still time to register for April's Chapter program!  


USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter territory now boasts 150 LEED certified projects and over 120 LEED registered projects! The 8th Annual LEED Green Building Showcase features presentations on three local projects that are pursuing LEED certification. Check out the featured projects in the commercial for this month's program on YouTube



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

5:30 - 6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation



Alberici Headquarters

8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114 map 



Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway, RCGA Members & Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members



Click here to visit our Event Registration page. Scroll down and click the "Register" button under the LEED Green Building Showcase event listing.


BONUS: USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members may bring guests for free to this program as part of our Spring into Action campaign.  Chapter members should register their guests online at the time they register themselves for the event.


Special thanks to our sponsors:

Bond & Wolfe

Solutions AEC


USGBC-Missouri Gateway stainless steel water bottles will be for sale at the program for $10 - proceeds benefit Chapter operations, outreach and education efforts. 

Green Shadow Program

We are currently looking for Mentors and Shadows to participate in St. Louis Green Shadow.

Green Shadow



Local university students often wonder what life is like in the "real world".  Many of those same students are pursuing careers in the sustainable design and construction field.The purpose of St. Louis Green Shadow is to expose students to green jobs in the St. Louis region through a one day shadow of local professionals.Participating companies gain access to local students interested in the industry without the financial commitment of an internship.


See more information or fill out an application to become

a mentor or a shadow now! 


If you have any questions about St. Louis Green Shadow, please contact Tony Ruebsam, Higher Education Subcommittee Chair.

Congratulations to 2011 Growing Green Award Winners!


GGA 2011 Winners 

Congratulations to this year's winners! From left to right:

Bob Herleth, Missouri Botanical Garden; John Wagner, Focus St. Louis;  

Mary Ann Lazarus, HOK; Paul Henckler, Trumpet Builders;  

Catherine Werner, City of St. Louis; Eric Schneider, St. Louis RCGA and Rod Nunn, St. Louis Community College 


Government - City of St. Louis

St. Louis leads by example on sustainability efforts involving government buildings, city-wide initiatives, transportation infrastructure, and sustainability innovations. It is reducing GHG emissions and energy consumption, promoting alternative modes of transportation, and applying environmentally-progressive initiatives city-wide.


Education - St. Louis Community College:

With the development and implementation of green building education programs for its 130,000+ learners per year, the College is a regional leader in preparing students for success in the industry. The institution's strong commitment to a sustainable infrastructure and operations is evidenced by the recent construction of two green buildings and long-term integration of sustainability practices.


Innovator - HOK:

A team led by HOK and energy and day lighting consultant The Weidt Group collaborated on this unpaid, 10-month research and design project to better understand market opportunities and barriers related to zero emissions design. Out of this effort emerged a new prototype for reasonably priced, readily constructible and marketable zero carbon emissions office buildings. If built, the four-story, 170,735 SF Net Zero Co2urt would be one of the largest net zero emissions buildings in North America.


Non-Profit - FOCUS St. Louis:

FOCUS St. Louis has created a roadmap to help local governments in the St. Louis region improve the St. Louis community and our environment. It brings together sustainable best practices, resources, recommendations and case studies in a usable format to help local governments navigate the path towards environmental sustainability and a more attractive community. An improved environment is a strong indicator of a healthy and desirable community.


Corporate - St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association:

St. Louis RCGA's leadership of the 2010 St. Louis Green Business Challenge provided strategic, efficient, motivating mechanisms - including learning opportunities and customized coaching - for 58 local corporations, companies, colleges and non-profits to substantively integrate sustainable thinking and practices into daily operations.


Residential - Trumpet Builders:

At Trumpet Builders, it is not only that they build green homes; they also advocate a green transformation of the built environment by working in the community as well. Trumpet only construct homes that are at least Energy Star certifiable and they insure well-integrated design & construction process, energy efficiency and sustainable practices by leading green/design charrettes.


Cultivating Ten Years of Green Building - Missouri Botanical Garden: 

In honor of the Chapter's Ten Year Anniversary, we were honored to present a special award to the Missouri Botanical Garden for their unwavering support over the past ten years. Our shared missions provide an excellent platform for partnership in protecting our natural resources and transforming the built environment.  


Congratulations 2011 Growing Green Award Winners!  

LEED Continuing Education Breakfast Seminar

 starts April 14!


How to Submit for LEED Certification

The LEED Certification process will be outlined for the current version of LEED for New Construction from project registration to actual certification. The seminar will review the importance of performing a LEED feasibility analysis to determine the likelihood of obtaining LEED certification and to establish LEED goals as a precursor to registering the project. The process for registration will be reviewed, using examples from LEED Online, providing background data, assigning team member responsibilities, preparing documentation, submitting documentation for review, responding to reviewer's requests for clarification, making appeals, award of certification and project close out.



Thursday, April 14 7:00 - 9:00 am


St. Louis Community College - Meramec Campus

Student Center, Room 200/201


Upcoming Seminars:

- MAY 12, 2011: LEED Design Process from a Contractor's  Perspective

- JUNE 9, 2011: Daylight Modeling


See more info & register.  

$49 per seminar ($30 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members) includes breakfast and GBCI continuing education credits

New LEED Project Profiles

A Platinum showcase for renewable energy, green roofs and material re-use. A redesigned corporate office interior filled with state-of-the-art sustainable features. Atriums celebrating daylight and fresh air. Green renovation of a Saint Louis downtown landmark. Across the Missouri Gateway Chapter Region, LEED buildings of every size and shade are transforming the built environment.  


       Alberici                   Arcturis              Emerson


STL Security Building     William Kerr         U City City Hall

Want to see your LEED certified project featured on the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter website? Download this questionnaire, answer all the questions and send back to  

[email protected] with two photos to that you have permission to use.  


Please note: building must be certified by the LEED Green Building Rating System.

Spring Into Action - Membership Drive

 2011 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter. We are celebrating our new and existing members with opportunities to win gifts  

throughout the entire year!


New Members who are LEED Professionals: Join during the month of April and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Lunch 'n LEED Webinar Series Pass: Strategies for Success in LEED. $50-$75 value


New Members who are NOT yet LEED Professionals: Join during the month of April and you'll be entered into a drawing to win FREE registration for the May 20 & 23 USGBC-Missouri Gateway LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course. $200-250 value


Members who encourage others to join: Chapter members who get 5 new members to join the Chapter during the month of April will receive a FREE membership renewal. $25-100 value


Members who bring guests to the April 12 Program: The Chapter member who brings the most guests to the program will win FREE registration for an In-Depth Seminar of their choice. $30 value 


See more information on Spring into Action Membership Drive



Congratulations to March Madness

membership campaign winners!


Lisa Mudge was selected at random from all New Members who joined the Chapter within the month of March to receive FREE attendance to an in-depth session of her choice.


Emma Ruhmann was selected at random from all National Member Employees who joined or renewed within the month of March to receive a FREE Lunch 'n LEED: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Webinar Series Pass.


Chapter member Jeff Fugate won a gift basket of local goodies for encouraging others to join the Chapter! The gift basket includes a gift certificate to Local Harvest Caf´┐Ż, a Chapter water bottle, and a bottle of local wine.


Student Ashley Becherer was selected at random from all students who joined or renewed within the month of March to win a gift certificate to Left Bank Books donated by Membership committee chair, Peder Hulse.


Support our efforts to transform the built environment.

Everyone benefits from green buildings and green communities!


Visit http://www.usgbc-stl.org/join/ to join or renew.

Contact us at [email protected] or 314.577.0225 with any questions or for assistance.

Volunteer at the USGBC-MO Gateway Booth

 at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park!

  Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at the annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park on Sunday, April 17!


We need volunteers to help staff our booth and talk with festival goers about green building. Help us spread the word that everyone benefits from green buildings & green communities!


The following shifts are available:

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
To volunteer contact Emily Andrews at
[email protected] or 314-577-0854.
Please indicate your top two shift choices.


Learn more about St. Louis Earth Day at http://www.stlouisearthday.org/.

Thanks to New and Renewing Chapter Sponsors!

 Each sponsor, donor and member is important to the success of the organization and of green building!


Cassidy Turley - renewing GOLD

Construction News & Real Estate - new GOLD

HOK - renewing GOLD 

ECO Recycling - renewing SILVER 

Green Street Properties - renewing GREEN 

Guarantee Electric - new SILVER 

Lighting Associates - renewing SILVER 

Missouri Botanical Garden - renewing PLATINUM

Missouri Historical Society - renewing GOLD 

Novus - renewing PLATINUM

Solutions AEC - new GREEN


USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Sponsorship includes numerous benefits - from complimentary Chapter memberships and monthly program passes to exposure on the Chapter website, e-news and at events.   


Learn more by downloading our 2011 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 or [email protected].  


By making a donation to the Chapter you will assist in our effort to make every building a green building!