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June 2011 E-Newsletter

June 2011
Tour of NGRREC June 14th!
Energize Missouri Schools and Local Governments
Greening the Heartland 2011
LEED-ing the way: Daylight Modeling Course on June 9
Local Energy Utilities Offer Tools & Education
Continuing Education for LEED Professionals this summer
Recently certified LEED buildings
Thanks to New & 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.

We need your input!  

Please fill out this short survey on the Perceived Barriers of Implementing LEED and help USGBC-Missouri Gateway become a better resource for our community! 


June 22 - 24:
Greening the Heartland in Cincinnati, OH


June 23:
MOSEIA seminar  - Fire Codes for PV and
Inspecting PV Systems for Code Compliance
by Bill Brooks PE - in Kansas City, MO

June 26:
Sustainable Backyard Tour
July 5 - Aug 11: Sustainable Site Planning at SLU

July 12:
USGBC-MO Gateway Program featuring Dan Chiras - in partnership with the Sierra Club of Eastern Missouri



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Thanks to our 2011 PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Thanks to our 2011 GOLD SPONSORS

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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

Thanks to our 2011 GREEN

Ameren Missouri
Pure Power

Armstrong Teasdale

Corrigan Company

Green Street Properties, LLC

Hastings + Chivetta

PayneCrest Electric

Solutions AEC

Villa Lighting 
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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.

Tour of NGRREC June 14th!

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center in Alton, Ill.



In partnership with the St. Louis Regional  

Higher Education Sustainability Consortium


Join us for a tour of the building and learn about the multitude of green design and construction features showcased in this unique structure. The National Great Rivers Research and Education Field Station incorporate many sustainable elements and is registered with the certification goal of LEED Platinum. Strategically located near the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers, the Field Station will serve as an international center for science, education and public outreach, related to key issues that will improve sustainable management of large rivers.



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

5:30 - 6:00 pm - Registration & Networking
6:00 - 7:30 pm - Brief Presentation & Tour - NOTE EARLY START TIME! 



National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

1 Confluence Way/2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton IL 62002

click here for map with directions to the building 



Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway members, St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium Representatives and full time students; $20 for non-members    



Click here to register. Questions? E-mail USGBC-MO Gateway staff.  


Thanks to our generous program sponsors


 AAIC, Inc.

Native Landscape Contractors


See more info on the NGRREC tour here

Energize Missouri Schools and Local Governments 



The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is helping Missouri schools districts, local governments, public colleges and universities save energy to save money. The Energize Schools and Local Governments program is providing up to $10 million in low-interest loans for energy efficiency projects, to be paid back in energy cost savings after the project's completion.   


With the implementation of these projects, money can be redirected to continue investing in energy saving technologies, which will improve the environment, create jobs and stimulate Missouri's economy.   


MDNR is accepting applications for the Energize Missouri Schools and Local Governments program and will be processes and awarded on a monthly basis until funding is exhausted.  

Applications are due by Sept. 30, 2011 and can be found, along with other information about the program, on the MDNR website.  


For more information about the program call 573-751-7466 or email energyloan@dnr.mo.gov 

Greening the Heartland 2011

8th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH

Greening the Heartlan 2011 

Do you have questions about a LEED project review or about the certification process in general?

Then the LEED Certification Work Zone at the Greening the Heartland conference should be on your list! GBCI LEED reviewers will be available on June 22nd from 10am - 6pm in the Exhibit Hall to meet with project team members and answer questions about LEED requirements and certification reviews.

And don't forget that Greening the Heartland is a great opportunity to earn continuing education and network with others interested in green building & sustainability!



June 22- 24



Duke Energy Convention Center



R. Keith Harrison Jr., Global Produce Supply Officer for Proctor &Gamble


Julian Agyeman, professor and chair of urban and environmental policy and planning


Scot Horst, Senior VP of the US Green Building Council's LEED Program


See more info and register for the Conference.    


LEED-ing the way:

Continuing Education Breakfast Seminars

 Daylight Modeling Course hosted by  

St. Louis Community College & USGBC-MO Gateway


Daylighting can both enliven spaces and positively affect the well-being and performance of occupants of a space. This course will introduce attendees to IES, a powerful green design tool, and will guide attendees through the daylighting simulation process.



Thursday, June 9, 7:00am-9:00am (includes breakfast)



St. Louis Community College at Meramec

Student Center 200/201

11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122



$30 USGBC members / $49 general public



online or by phone at 314.984.7777


This seminar is approved for LEED-specific continuing education hours (2 GBCI CE hrs) under the GBCI credential maintenance program.


Click here for more information on the Daylighting Course

Local Energy Utilities Offer Tools & Education  

on Energy Efficiency 

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Laclede Gas Heating & Cooling Load Calculation Tool


This software quickly and accurately calculates the maxium heating & cooling loads for commercial and industrial buildings it. And thanks to a grant from Laclede Gas Company's Energy Efficiency Collaborative, you can access this software for free!


Go to http://laclede.esiprograms.com/menu/ and click Member Login on the table of contents and login with the following: Username - laclede / Password: calcul8


Prior to use, please review the "Requirements / Suggestions for Use / FAQ" (PDF). 


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 ameren mo

Are you looking to save money on your electric bills for your small business, but are not sure how to get started?

In this class, you will learn the basics to understanding energy and energy reduction strategies.  Attendees will receive a Self Help Energy Audit focused on five core areas of Energy Efficiency: Lighting, HVAC, Process Equipment, Water Heating and Building Envelope.

The class will provide enough information and education to allow an attendee to walk through their facility, identify a handful of potential projects and understand how to evaluate options.


Friday, July 22, 2011



Ameren Missouri General Office Building, 1901 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63103



Click here for more information.  

Continuing Education for  

LEED Professionals this summer  

Are you a LEED Professional looking for continuing education credits? There are a variety of opportunities to earn continuing education this summer!   


AGC Building to LEED for New Construction Workshop:This full day course provides an overview of the LEED rating system with a focus on the information contractors need most to effectively and efficiently construct green buildings.

WHEN: Monday, June 13, 8am-5pm

WHERE: Construction Training School, 6301 Knox Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63139, 2nd Floor Assembly Room


Success with Natural Building Materials: Speaker Dan Chiras will describe the many natural building material options available to architects, builders, and homeowners. Mass and insulation properties of each material, and how local climate affects the choice of material will be discussed

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12

5:30 - 6:15 pm - Registration & Networking

6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation
WHERE: Ameren Missouri, 1901 Chouteau, 63103


BD+C Exam Prep Course: For professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings, the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED BD+C Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification.

WHEN: Friday and Monday, July 22 & 25

8:30am - 5:00pm both days

WHERE: Masonry Institute of St. Louis, 1429 S. Big Bend Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63117


Passive Home Building in-depth course: Passive Home Building is a cutting edge, proven, and necessary innovation in home construction as we look to a future without reliance on fossil fuels. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2001, 3:00 - 5:00 PM



Strategies for Success in LEED webinar series: This six-part webinar series is designed to teach individuals about strategies useful in meeting LEED requirements for specific credit categories. Topics covered include:  

  • Urban Heat Island Effect  
  • Indoor Air Quality & CO2 Monitoring
  • Daylighting Strategies
  • Reducing Water Use
  • Renewable Energy Techniques
  • Regional & Renewable Materials

WHEN: Thursday's starting July 28 through September 1, noon - 1:30 pm

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 119


 August Program on the International Green Construction Code: In partnership with ASHRAE - St. Louis Chapter

WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

WHERE: Ameren Missouri Headquarters, 1901 Chouteau, St. Louis, MO 63103

LED Lighting - Lighting Facts in depth session:
LED lighting is an important energy savings addition to any building's lighting system. Learn some of the technology of how LED lighting works and features to look for in a fixture.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 3:00-5:00pm

WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 N. Warson Road St. Louis, MO 63132

Recently certified LEED buildings! 

Congratulations to the following buildings who have achieved LEED certification since our last update in October 2010!  

  • BJC Institute of Health at Washington University - GOLD (CS)
  • Cannon Design Powerhouse - GOLD (NC)
  • Cellnet Technology - GOLD (CI)
  • Citimortgage Progress Point - CERTIFIED (EB+OM)
  • Elsevier - SILVER (NC)
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Corporation at Progress Point - GOLD (CI)
  • IESI St. Louis - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Kohl's Department Store in Collinsville, IL - SILVER (NC-Retail)
  • Korte Company Corporate Office - SILVER (CI)
  • Mastercard GTO - GOLD (EB+OM)
  • Monarch Fire Protection District Station #4 - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Murphy Company - CERTIFIED (EB+OM)
  • NextApp-St. Louis - SILVER (CI)
  • Novus International - PLATINUM (NC)
  • Shaw Nature Reserve Edgar Anderson Center - GOLD (NC)
  • UMB Bank, Collinsville Branch - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Villa Lighting Warehouse - SILVER (NC)
  • Washington University, Brauer Hall - GOLD (NC)
  • Washington University, College Hall & South 40 House - GOLD (NC)
  • Washington University, Family Learning Center - GOLD (NC)
  • Wendy's Site 11178 - Silver (NC)

Check out a full list of local projects on the USGBC-MO Gateway website, including LEED Project Profiles for a handful of local LEED certified projects. Included among the completed LEED Project Profiles are Alberici Corporate Headquarters, Arcturis Coporate Office, Cortex One, Emerson Global Data Center, Enterprise Fleet Operations, Enterprise Holdings St. Louis Call Center, HOK Headquarters, Korte, Novus International Inc., Saint Louis Zoo Animal Nutrition Center, Security Building, Sisters of Mercy Convent, University City City Hall, and William A. Kerr Foundation.  


Showcase your sustainable achievements! Do you have a LEED certified project that you'd like to see featured in a LEED Project Profile? Please contact Emily Andrews, Executive Director of USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter.  

Thanks to New & Renewing Chapter Sponsors! 

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


Acorn Landscape Architecture - renewing SILVER

Hastings + Chivetta - renewing GREEN 

Landis + Gyr - renewing SILVER 

Republic Services - renewing SILVER 

Villa Lighting - new GREEN


Your 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.   


You can earn more by downloading our 2011 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 or emily.andrews@mobot.org.   


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