USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER MISSION
To initiate, develop and accelerate implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to
live and work.
|Save the Date | October 18 - 20 in
Jefferson 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
|Thanks to our 2011 GREEN|
Green Street Properties, LLC
Hastings + Chivetta
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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.
Monthly Program: Net Zero Case Studies
Net-zero energy and net-zero emissions buildings are becoming more practical and increasingly sought after. Join us in a discussion to explore strategies to achieve as well as the impact of net-zero buildings from both a designer and building owner's perspective.
Speculative Office Building
in Midtown St. Louis Speaker:Tim Gaidis, Sustainable Design Practice Leader at HOK
To design affordable, carbon-neutral buildings, project teams need to understand the market opportunities and barriers and develop new design processes.
The Nation's First Net-Zero Energy Elementary School
Speaker: Joanie Hendricks, Public Relations Coordinator at Warren County Public Schools, joining us remotely
Warren County Public Schools in Bowling Green, KY is the home of the nation's first Net Zero school building.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation
WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114 - map & parking instructions
FEE: Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members and Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members
REGISTER: Click here to visit our Event Registration page. Scroll down and click the "Register" button under the Net Zero Case Studies event listing.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 577-0854.
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour
1 AIA LU/HSW/SD
Thanks to Our Program Sponsors!
Green Homes & Great Health Festival
Help your family live green and live healthier!
Check out all the opportunities at this year's
Green Homes & Great Health Festival!
- Local foods & live music
- 100 green product & service exhibitors
- Yoga, Tai Chi, and solar car races
- Free health screenings
- Shop the Green Marketplace
- Help paint a Metro Bus with a green theme!
- Workshops on green and healthy living topics
Learn more at
September 24, 2011
9am - 5pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
$8 adults; St. Louis City/County residents;
$4 adults and free before noon;
free children (12 and under) and Garden members.
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is
a Gold sponsor of this event -
be sure to visit our booth!
Training Opportunities offered by Ameren Missouri
Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
Businesses making energy efficiency improvements often look for ways to make improvement more affordable by conducting a payback analysis and evaluating financing alternatives. This seminar will review key investment analysis concepts and discuss how to finance projects. For a list of included topics click here.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2011, 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Ameren Missouri General Office Building
1901 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
REGISTER: Click here to sign up for this informative seminar
QUESTIONS: Contact Lisa Gendron at 314.554.2420 OR Kelley Thielemann at 314. 554. 6691
Become a Certified Energy Auditor!
Ameren Missouri and the Association for Energy Engineers (AEE) are partnering to host certified energy auditor training. Click here for more info on this training program. *
WHEN: Monday - Thursday, October 24 - 27, 2011
8am - 4:30pm
WHERE: Ameren Missouri Power Operations Training Center
11149 Lindbergh Business Ct., St. Louis, MO 63101
REGISTER: Click here to sign up for this informative seminar
QUESTIONS: Contact Lisa Gendron at 314.554.2420
OR Kelley Thielemann at 314. 554. 6691
*NOTE: The pre-requisites for this course must be completed before class starts. For more information visit AEE's website on Certified Energy Auditor certification.
Volunteer Opportunities with the Chapter
Get involved and help us promote
green building principles and practices!
We could use volunteers at two upcoming events in September & with the LEED EB:O&M Education Project for the Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education Building!
LEED EB:O&M Kick-Off Meeting for Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
Want to gain experience working on a LEED EB:O&M Project? This opportunity is for you. Roll up your sleeves and help a world renowned institution earn LEED certification.
Thursday, September 15, 7:30 - 9:30 am
RSVPs for this kick-off meeting are required.
Learn more here.
SMACNA St. Louis Trade Show
Wednesday, September 21, 4pm - 8 pm
Greensfelder Recreation Center, Queeny Park
4pm - 6 pm
6pm - 8 pm
Green Homes and Great Health Festival
Saturday, September 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
8:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Can you help out?
Contact Emily Andrews by email or by phone at 314.577.0854 with your name, contact info, prefered event and prefered shift (if applicable).
Thank you to all our volunteers - we couldn't achieve our efforts of transforming the built environment without your passion and hard work!
Mid-Missouri Branch Now Organizing
Volunteers recently met to chow down pizza at Red and Moe's in Columbia, MO while organizing a future branch of USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter. Pictured in photo from left to right are Lyria Bartlett, Nick Peckham, Lawrence Lile, Barbara Buffaloe, and Ben Datema.
Lots of progress has been made towards meeting the Branch Organizing Startup Checklist requirements. Additionally, several successful LEED webinars have been held, whipping up a groundswell of enthusiasm.
In September, the Mid-Missouri branch is planning a tour of the LEED Gold Columbia City Hall. And in October there will be a lecture by Not-So-Big-House author Susan Susanka. More LEED webinars are also on the way.
Volunteers for several branch positions are already filled, including Chair (Lawrence Lile), Vice Chair (Lyria Bartlett), Programs (Lawrence Lile), Communications (Lyria Bartlett), Board Liason (Barbara Buffaloe). Off to a running start, we are glad to see how many people are interested in a Mid-Missouri branch of USGBC-Missouri Gateway!
For more information or to get involved contact Chapter staff at email@example.com or Lawrence Lile.
Construction & Demolition
Materials Toolkit Debut
Nationwide, it is estimated that as much as 40% of the raw materials consumed in the United States - steel, concrete, glass and wood - are used in construction, creating abundant amounts of waste when new buildings are constructed. Additionally, the construction & demolition (C&D) waste stream represents 25% of all of the solid waste discarded in the United States.
USGBC-Missouri Gateway teamed up with ReSource St. Louis and Missouri Enterprise on the Construction & Demolition Waste & Education Research Project, which was supported by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Through research and focus groups, the team created an online C&D Materials Toolkit as well as an education session on the State of C&D Recycling in St. Louis.
Check out the web-based C&D Toolkit. It is designed to inform, educate and provide resources and information related to C&D recycling and reuse for contractors, haulers, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, nonprofit organization and private citizens.
And save the date for our next education session - State of C&D Recycling in St. Louis* - on Monday, November 7 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Look for more details on registration and location soon.
*PLEASE NOTE: this is a repeat of the session held
at the end of June 2011 in partnership with AGC-St. Louis.
Help us help the community -
take our LEED survey
By completing this short survey on the perceived barriers to implementing LEED, you will helping USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter better serve the community as a resource for green building education.
The survey will be used as a tool to assess the resource and education needs of our community. We want your input! And it will only take a few minutes!
Everyone benefits from green buildings
and sustainable communities!
Thanks to Our New & Renewing Sponsors!
Each sponsor, donor and member is important to the success of the organization and of green building!
McCarthy Building Companies - renewing GOLD
Geotechnology - 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 learn more by downloading our 2011 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854
By making a donation to the Chapter you will assist in our effort to make every building a green building!