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October 2011 E-Newsletter

Monthly Program - Bob Berkebile: WHAT'S NEXT for Green Building?
Upcoming Nominations & Elections
Creating Sustainable Communities - Two area conferences
Fall Education & Events
LEED-ing the Way Continuing Education at STLCC
Staff Updates - New name and contact info
Introducing the LEED Fellow Class of 2011
Welcome New Chapter Members! Plus New Member Welcome Event & October Membership Drive


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:

Bob Berkebile lecture 


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 Environment: Tools & Resources for Success


November 7: 

New Member Welcome Event


November 7: 



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

November 15:
In-Depth Seminar
December 9 & 12:



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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.

Monthly Program - October 18  

Bob Berkebile: WHAT'S NEXT for Green Building?

Referred to as the Godfather of Green Building, Berkebile
is a national leader in the green building movement 

In partnership with American Institute of Architects-St. Louis 


Bob BerkebileAs an architect for 45 years, Bob Berkebile, FAIA, is recognized repeatedly for outstanding sustainable design. He describes the next stage of green building design and construction as "regenerative" where buildings give back. Regenerative buildings produce more energy and water than they use and manage all waste on site.


Join us on October 18 to listen to Berkebile share his views on what's next for green building and the LEED Green Building Rating System, as well as what tools and resources are most beneficial when pursuing regenerative design and construction. Living Buildings, One Planet Community, and REGEN, USGBC's tool to move beyond LEED Platinum, will be discussed.


10 YearTen years ago, Berkebile was the keynoter at USGBC-Missouri Gateway's first meeting. Bringing Berkebile back to help celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary, we look forward to what's next for green building and the organization. In celebration, attendees will receive a special 10 Year Anniversary report highlighting the Chapter's past accomplishments and future plans.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation


WHERE: Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University in St. Louis, located on Forsyth near the intersection of Forsyth and Skinker.  See event announcement for parking details.


FEE: Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members, AIA-St. Louis members & 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 Bob Berkebile: WHAT'S NEXT for Green Building event listing.


QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at  usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


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Thanks to Our Program Sponsor!

Washington University in St. Louis

Upcoming Nominations & Elections
Interested in serving on the Board of USGBC-Missouri Gateway
or know another Chapter member who'd be a great fit?

Nominations for three (3) USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board Members will open at the October 18th monthly program.


Nominees must be a member in good standing with USGBC-Missouri Gateway and must currently serve or have previously served on a Chapter committee. Chapter members anywhere in the Chapter territory may nominate themselves or other eligible members.
Note that we are accepting nominations and holding elections only for general board positions (rather than officers). Once elected, board members will select officers through dynamic elections.  

Nomination & election schedule:  

  • October 18: Nominations Open 
  • November 1: Nominations Due
  • November 8 - November 15: Online Voting

 Creating Sustainable Communities

Two area conferences offer insight into sustainable

planning and building practices


Greening Midwest Communities 2011

October 18 - 19, 2011 in Jefferson City, MO


Greening Midwest Communities ConferenceThis 2-day conference held in Jefferson City will bring together members of industry, municipalities and agencies working in many aspects of community development and energy-efficient "green" home building and remodeling.  

Greening Midwest Communities Conference attendees will learn:

  • What it means to "build, develop and remodel green"
  • How to incorporate low impact development, storm water management and energy efficiency in your next project
  • What the latest updates to Codes, Standards and Regulations are
  • Where to learn more about the latest green building principles and technologies
  • Why smart design can save you big money in your projects
  • Who is buying green and how to help them fulfill their dreams
Click here for more information and registration.  

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2011 Planning Conference: 

"Great Places: Putting the Pieces Together"

October 19 - 21, 2011 in St. Louis


APA conferenceSt. Louis is hosting the American Planning Association Missouri Chapter state planning conference at the Chase Park Plaza. The conference serves as the third and final official kickoff event for the St. Louis Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, a regional planning effort funded by a $4.7 million grant from the U.S Department of Housing & Urban Development's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.


The conference aims to provide a framework to feature sustainable planning practices that will help planners and other professionals develop the skills and knowledge needed to create sustainable communities.


Sessions address transportation choices, equitable and affordable housing, economic competitiveness, existing communities and neighborhoods, coordinating policies and leveraging investment, and providing green infrastructure, open space and environmental conservation.


Registration is now open on the APA-Missouri website.



Join us for a bike ride under beautiful October skies along the mighty Mississippi and support green building education!

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 Saturday, October 22, 2011

9 am - noon (rain or shine)



The Riverfront Trail
10 or 25 mile route options, both  
begin at the William A Kerr Foundation 


$25 per person ($30 week of ride)

$60 per family ($80 week of ride)

$100 - Century Rider!


Riders receive breakfast from Companion Bakery, Lunch catered by Whole Foods, and an aluminum water bottle with the Chapter logo on it.


100% of the money raised will be used for local scholarships within the Missouri Gateway territory.  


Scholarship recipients will attend a regional conference where they can see the latest in green products, network with others doing what they want to do, and attend specialized workshops.


Can't participate? Contribute $25 as a virtual rider!


Click here for more information and registration.

Fall Education & Events


Fall Webinar Series


CMP logoWebinars are hosted as in-person, group viewings and offer 1.5 GBCI CE Hours each. Individual sessions are $10/Chapter members; $15/Non-members. Attend all three for $20/Member; $30/Non-member. Click on session titles below for descriptions, viewing location and registration.


Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Health & Active Design Through Green Building


Tuesday, November 1, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Greenhouse Gases & Green Building:

Understanding & Achieving Key Reduction Goals


Tuesday, November 8, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Climate Adaptation & the Built Environment:

Tools & Resources for Success


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GS Save the date 


USGBC-Missouri Gateway is pleased to partner with St. Louis County, Cooperating School Districts, and St. Louis Community College on the fourth annual Green Schools EventA Case for Sustainability - Local Schools Go Green!


The event will kick off with a keynote presentation from Kentucky's Warren County Public Schools speaking about their net-zero energy Richardsville Elementary School. 


Attendees will then have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions highlighting more than a half-dozen local school's sustainability practices in the following tracks: The Built Environment, Student Driven Initiatives, Creating 'Sustainability Natives', and School Culture & Policy.  


The event will close with a participatory discussion of green schools and state government.


Click here for more information and registration.

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State of Construction & Demolition 
Recycling in St. Louis

A free seminar presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway 

and the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis


With support from St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management, USGBC-Missouri Gateway, ReSource St. Louis and Missouri Enterprise have partnered to address the need to better understand C&D waste resources in the St. Louis area and build a business case for increasing waste reduction with the ultimate goal of reducing waste in our landfills and preserving the environment for future generations.


WHEN: Monday, November 7, 2011  *  3:30 - 5:30pm

WHERE: St. Louis County South County Health Clinic,
4580 South Lindbergh Blvd, Sunset Hills, MO 63127


 2 GBCI CE Hours, 2 AIA/CES LU


Click here for more information and registration.

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artists guild 

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway & St. Louis Artists' Guild

for the art exhibit opening of 


Sustainability and the Built Environment 

of the St. Louis Region


Sustainability and the Built Environment of the St. Louis Region is an all-encompassing, all-media exhibition exploring where we stand, as a culture of consumption, and where we may be headed in the future. Examples of artwork illustrating the biggest consumers and the best conservationists will be on display.


WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2011  *  6:00 - 8:00pm

WHERE: St. Louis Artists' Guild,

Two Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105


FREE Event for all!  Bring your friends! 

Complimentary drinks & hors d'oeuvres, No RSVP required.


Three participating artists will be honored with the Sustainability 2011 Art Award, conceived by USGBC-Missouri Gateway for this premier exhibition, to recognize architecture as art and artists as champions of sustainability. 


Click here for more information.

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In-Depth Seminar:

Insulation Technologies


Of all the options that can be executed in the name of energy efficiency, insulation is probably at the top of the list. For new construction projects, it's a choice that can make or break a home's targeted energy performance. 


This seminar will present several favorite insulation options based on newest technologies. Options reviewed will begin with the big picture - Whole Building Insulation such as Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).  Then the discussion will move to a focus on other localized insulation choices, keeping an eye on proper application.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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

FEE: $30 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members, $50 for non-members 

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU


Click here for more information and registration. 


LEED-ing the Way

Continuing Education at St. Louis Community College


How to Submit for LEED Certification

WHEN: October 13, 2011, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (includes breakfast)

WHERE: St. Louis Community College at Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122, Student Center 200/201

Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to submit for certification for the current version of LEED for New Construction. Using examples, we will then review the process for registration, providing background data, assigning team member responsibilities, preparing documentation, submitting documentation for review, responding to reviewers' requests for clarification, making appeals, award of certification and project close out.


2 GBCI CE Hours (LEED BD+C Specific)


FEE: $30 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway members; $49 general public (includes breakfast)

REGISTER: By phone: 314/984-7777 

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The Business Case for Solar - 

Selling Solar PV Systems 

Course Number:  CONS 721 500 


WHEN: October 24 - 28, 2011  *  8:30am- 4:30pm

WHERE: Center for Workforce Innovation, 3344 Pershall Road

Feguson, MO 63135


This 5-day intensive course will focus on the business/financial case for solar photvoltaics (PV) as well as provide some of the technical basics.  This course is for anyone who is interested in promoting solar as an extension of their business, including electricians, architects, home builders, and engineers.  If you plan to sell solar, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of why solar is a smart investment, and prepare eligible applicants for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification exam.   


REGISTER: By phone: 314/984-7777   

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 Daylight Modeling


WHEN: November 30, 2011, 7:00 - 9:00am (includes breakfast)

WHERE: St. Louis Community College Corporate Center, 

3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044, Second Floor  


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.



2 GBCI CE Hours (LEED BD+C, O+M, ID+C Specific)


FEE: $30 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway members; $49 general public (includes breakfast)

REGISTER: By phone: 314/984-7777 


Staff Updates

New name and contact info

Hope & Andy 

Hope Breidenbach, our Membership & Education Coordinator, has changed her name to Hope Gribble. Please update your files with her new email address hope.gribble@mobot.org.

Introducing the LEED Fellow Class of 2011

Recipients of GBCI's new and most prestigious 

professional designation

LEED Fellow 

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, which includes 34 of the world's most distinguished green building professionals who were selected through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. 


Meet the 2011 LEED Fellows


Learn more about the LEED Fellow Program


The nomination period for the 2012 class of LEED Fellows will open on January 4, 2012.


Welcome New Chapter Members!

Plus New Member Welcome Event & October Membership Drive

Each member is vital to the success of USGBC-Missouri Gateway and growth of green building! We are excited to recognize the following members who joined the Chapter within the last three months:


Brenda Adams, Hertz Investment Group

Lyria Bartlett, Studio 4, LLC

Robert Berry, Washington University in St. Louis

James Bornholdt, William Tao & Associates, Inc.

Allison Carmen, Material Mix LLC

RJ Darling, EYE Lighting

Brad Davis, Musick Construction

Natalie Ellis, University of Missouri - Columbia

Craig England, Washington University in St Louis

Mark Epstein, Washington University Student

Margaret Finnegan, Saint Louis University

Anna Gettemeier, Saint Louis University

Karen Goering, Missouri History Museum

Michael Goldschmidt, University of Missouri

Kevin Groene, Kuhlmann Design Group, Inc.

Lonnie Grosman, CRB Builders

Shawn Harrison, Centaur Building Services

Jim Hart, Colliers International

Virginia Heisler, St. Louis Community College

Roman Hencel, Jr, Hencel Restoration & Remodeling, LLC

Bob Horner, Universe Corporation

David Horschig, Tremco

Nicholas Hugeback, Paric Corporation

Annsih KesMaa-Serud, SLU Center for Sustainability

Eric Kohring, Metropolitan Equal Housing Opportunity Council

Edward Kratschmer, Lewis and Clark Community College

Jeffrey Kuehn, Kuhlmann Design Group 

Kevin Lawson, McClure Engineering

Carmen Lifrieri, Horizon Engineering Associates

David Lisinski, David Lisinski Architecture

Marcia Lochmann, Lewis and Clark Community College

Kristen Lux, Colliers International

Sean McCartney, In The Nick Of Time

Daron Melvin, K&S Associates

Tyler Miller, University of Kansas

Abraham Mora, FGM Architects

Paul Murphey

Admo Ogun, Atelier3 Design

Eric Reuther, McClure Engineering

Robert Schubert, K&S Associates, Inc

Scott Schweiger, HBE Corporation

Jen Orr, Synergy Energy LLC

Gavin Perry, GPTS, LLC

Adebanjo Popoola, AFRAM Corporation

Juliana Schafer, Student

Jolena Shatzer, ArcVision

Anthony Stogsdill, ArcVision Inc.

Adrienne Stolwyk, Peckham & Wright Architects, Inc.

Kimberly von der Heyde, K&S Associates, Inc.

Jared Zipprich, K&S Associates


Learn more about Chapter or National USGBC membership. 


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All New Members who join between June and November 2011 are invited to our Fall New Member Welcome Event!


The New Member Welcome Event is an opportunity for members who have joined within the last six months to come socialize and get acquainted with USGBC-Missouri Gateway!  


Chapter officers, past and present, will be on hand to share the chapter's history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet fellow new members while enjoying complimentary breakfast goodies. Attendees will then take a guided tour of the host building to learn about it's many green features.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 7:30 - 9:00 am

WHERE: SPACE Architecture + Design 

4168 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110


Thanks to our Event Host & Sponsor!

SPACE Architecture + Design


Click here for more information. 


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Thinking about joining or renewing your membership?

Now's the time!



Don't Hibernate, Regenerate!


NEW National Members  

Companies that join USGBC during the month of October
receive one free USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership for an employee of their choice ($70 value).


NEW Chapter Members who are 

LEED Professionals  

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway during the month of October   and you'll be entered into a drawing to win FREE registration to an upcoming Lunch 'n LEED or In-Depth Seminar of your choice all of which offer GBCI CE Hours ($10-30 value).


Click here for more details!