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September 2011 E-Newsletter

Monthly Program: Net Zero Case Studies
Green Homes & Great Health Festival
Training Opportunities from Ameren Missouri
Volunteer Opportunities with the Chapter
Mid-Missouri Branch of USGBC-Missouri Gateway
C & D Materials Toolkit
LEED Survey
Thanks to Our New & Renewing Sponsors!


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.


October 18-20:

Greening Midwest Communities Conference


October 19 - 21:

American Planning Association State Conference  


October 22:  

Second Annual ECORIDE


October 25:

Lunch 'n LEED: Health and Active Design through Green Building


November 1:
Lunch 'n LEED: Greenhouse Gases & Green Buildings -  Understanding and Achieving Key Reduction Goals


November 2:

A Case for Sustainability: Fourth Annual Green Schools Event 


November 8:
Lunch 'n LEED: Climate Adaptation & the Built Enviro: Tools & Resources for Success


November 7:
C&D Recycling Session


November 11:
Sustainability & the Built Environment in St. Louis Art Opening at Artists' Guild  




Save the Date
Greening Midwest Communities Conference October 18 - 20 in
Jefferson City, MO

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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.


Monthly Program: Net Zero Case Studies 
September 13  

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.

HOK net zeroNet-Zero Emissions
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. 


RichardsvilleThe 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  [email protected] or (314) 577-0854.


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Thanks to Our Program Sponsors!

French Gerleman  

Microgrid Energy   



Green Homes & Great Health Festival

September 24  

Help your family live green and live healthier!  green homes green health festival
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   


COST: Free! 


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  


COST:  $1,100 


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

Shifts available:

 4pm - 6 pm

 6pm - 8 pm 


green homes green health festival 


Green Homes and Great Health Festival

Saturday, September 25, 9 am - 5 pm

Missouri Botanical Garden
Shifts available:  

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!  



USGBC-Missouri Gateway 

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 protected] 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 informeducate 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!