USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER MISSION
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.
USGBC-MO Gateway Annual Green Building Tour
- National Great Rivers Research & Environmental CenterJune 16:
Construction & Demolition Materials Education Session - look for more information soon!
June 23: MOSEIA seminar
- Fire Codes for PV and
Inspecting PV Systems for Code Compliance
by Bill Brooks PE - in Kansas City, MO
|Thanks to our 2011 REGENERATIVE SPONSORS|
|Thanks to our 2011 PLATINUM SPONSORS|
|Thanks to our 2011 GOLD SPONSORS|
|Thanks to our 2011 SILVER|
Acorn Landscape Architecture
Bell Electrical Contractors
ECO Recycling, Inc.
Guarantee Electrical Company
Landis & Gyr
Lighting Associates, Inc.
McCormack Baron Salazar & SunWheel Energy Partners
National Design Build Services, LLC
St. Louis Electrical Connection
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 36
Washington University in St. Louis
|Thanks to our 2011 GREEN|
Green Street Properties, LLC
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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.
BIOMIMICRY Program - May 10
There's still time to register for this free program!
Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. The Biomimicry Guild helps innovators learn from and emulate natural models through workshops, research reports, biological consulting, and field excursions.
See a short commercial for the May 10 program on Biomimcry here or read more about Taryn and the program here.
Taryn Mead, Senior Biologist at the Design Table, Biomimicry Group
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation
Missouri Botanical Garden's Shoenberg Theatre
4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 directions
Free for all to attend, but please RSVP by clicking here to visit our Event Registration page. Scroll down and click the "Register" button under the Biomimicry event listing.
Thanks to our generous program sponsors
Energy Solutions, Inc.
Pioneer Forest Lumber, LLC
USGBC-Missouri Gateway stainless steel water bottles
will be for sale at the program for $10.
Proceeds benefit Chapter operations, outreach and education efforts.
LEED APs and Credential Maintenance Program
LEED APs without a specialty- There's still time to add a specialty to your green building credential!
Time is running out for LEED APs without a specialty to take advantage of the limited opportunity to add a specialty for free. The staggered enrollment windows begin closing in August. More information on prescriptive CMP requirements and options is available here.
Use this opportunity to differentiate yourself by demonstrating expertise in a specific field:
- Building Design + Construction
- Operations + Maintenance
- Interior Design + Construction
- Neighborhood Development
Ensure that your expertise remains current and meaningful in today's rapidly transforming green building marketplace - learn more or enroll now!
Credential Maintenance Program Info Sessions
Free webinars all summer!
Now that you've decided to add a specialty to your LEED AP, check out this opportunity to better understand LEED Credential Maintenance Program at one of the following LEED CMP Info Sessions. All sessions will cover the same material and are free - registration is not required.
May 3, 11 am central time - Log in
Event number: 751 678 856
Event password: CMPinfo11
May 17, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 752 192 142
Event password: CMPinfo11
May 31, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 757 162 034
Event password: CMPinMay11
June 14, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 756 711 294
Event password: CMPinJune11
June 28, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 753 777 543
Event password: CMPinJune11
July 12, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 758 620 655
Event password: CMPinJuly11
July 26, 2 pm central time - Log in
Event number: 752 164 710
Event password: CMPinJuly11
All sessions will cover the same material and are free -
registration is not required.
Learn more about the Credential Maintenance Program
How to Submit for LEED Certification - May 12
Continuing Education Breakfast Seminar
This LEED Continuing Education session hosted by St. Louis Community College will outline the LEED Certification process 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.
WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 7:00 - 9:00 am
WHERE: St. Louis Community College - Meramec Campus
Student Center, Room 200/201
Next St. Louis Community College LEED CE Seminar:
JUNE 9, 2011 - Daylight Modeling
See more info & register.
Includes breakfast and GBCI continuing education credits
Discount for USGBC-Missouri Gateway members!
Extreme Treehouse Exhibit & Treemendous at
Missouri Botanical Garden!
April 30 - August 21
9am - 5pm daily
Branch out from the ordinary notion of tree houses with an imaginative and creative display of non-traditional structures. View the winning works of a juried competition to build non-traditional, ground level structures beneath the canopy of some of the Garden's most majestic trees.
Local designers, architects, schools, studios and individuals - some of them USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members - designed and built nine creative and imaginative structures with sustainability in mind. Some of what you'll see if you visit the Extreme Treehouse Exhibit are:
- Inside the Tree House, a hexagonal-shaped house sprouting from the giant seed pod of a maple tree and incorporating a green roof, solar power and rain water collection
- A Treed Place of Play, which recreates impromptu hideouts found and explored by children and features salvaged lumber and solar powered lighting
- Reflections Tree House, located beneath a sycamore tree, designed by Ranken Technical College students and inspired by the aerial and buttress roots cast by many larger trees
- A "Living" Room in a Garden, which is fashioned as a living room with a grand tree instead of a hearth and defined by salvaged Christmas trees recycled into construction material
Learn more about the Extreme Tree House Exhibit, which is just one of the highlights of the Garden's TREEmendous year of activities in recognition of the United Nations (UN) International Year of Forest. For more information, visit www.mobot.org/treemendous.
Thanks to USGBC-Missouri Gateway members Geoffrey Crowley, Tiffany King, Tom Prost and Kurt Thompson, who served as judges for the Extreme Tree House Exhibit!
Fun Events in May!
Old North House Tour & HomeGrown Community Festival
May 14, 10 am - 4 pm
Come see why Old North St. Louis is "one of the country's best revitalization stories," according to Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council! The tour will feature historically rehabbed houses that once were abandoned shells, two Habitat for Humanity - St. Louis homes seeking LEED certification at the Platinum level, and community gardens. The HomeGrown Street Festival will show off the cool, public space at Crown Square, along the redeveloped former 14th Street Mall feature a variety of locally produced arts, crafts, and other goods. Learn more at www.onsl.org.
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2011 St. Louis Regional Clean Air Festival
May 19 from 11 am - 1 pm at Keiner Plaza
Join the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership at its 8th Annual Clean Air Festival
at Kiener Plaza
in Downtown St. Louis. The festival marks the official start of air quality forecasting for the summer season and provides those in attendance with a wealth of information on how they can go green and do their share for cleaner air year-round.
Be sure to visit the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Booth at the Festival!
Learn more at www.cleanair-stlouis.org.
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
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-Missouri Gateway'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, May 20 and Monday, May 23, 2011
8:30am-5pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:00-8:30am
WHERE Masonry Institute of St. Louis 1429 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117 - directions
FEE $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch
REGISTER Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here to visit our Event Registration page, then click the"Register" button under the LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course.
Click here to see more info, including subject areas covered, required textbooks, prerequisites, instructors, and special notes.
Regional Green Building Conferences
REALgreen - May 19 -21, Rogers, AK
Greening the Heartland - June 22 - 24, Cincinnati, OH
|REALgreen Conference & Expo, hosted by AIA A rkansas and USGBC Arkansas, will explore
sustainability for the real world. They keynote speaker is Bob Berkebile and education tracks are REALgreen Applications, REALgreen Economics, REALgreen Homes amd REALgreen Consumers.
This conference will be held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, AK. Learn more at
Join green building advocates and experts from around the Midwest at the 8th Annual Greening the Heartland Conference June 22 - 24 in Cincinnati, OH. This year's conference theme is Breaking New Ground. Keynote presentations include:
- R. Keith Harrison, Jr. of Proctor & Gamble
- Julian Agyeman, professor and chair of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University
- Scot Horst, Senior VP of LEED at USGBC
Conference education tracks include Residential, New Buildings, Existing Buildings and Community. Learn more at www.greeningtheheartland.org.