USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER MISSION
To initiate, develop and accelerate the implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live and work.
Existing Building Success Story?
Consider submitting it to the EBie Awards, a nationwide juried competition for people working in Existing Buildings. Nominations due February 26.
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Acorn Landscape Architecture
ECO Recycling, Inc.
Guarantee Electrical Company
Lighting Associates, Inc.
Mackey Mitchell Architects
McCormack Baron Salazar
National Design Build Services
St. Louis Electrical Connection
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Husch Blackwell, 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.
Disrobing LEED EB: O&M - Better than Expected! February 12
There's still time to RSVP for our February 12 Program: Disrobing EBOM - Better than Expected: How to Vaporize the Mystique, Engage people, and Get to the Practical featuring Jenny Carney, LEED AP O+M as the speaker.
Though the LEED for Existing Building program is responsible for more LEED-certified square footage than the new construction rating systems, it remains an enigma, if not a thorn in the side, to many green building practitioners (including those who've work on EBOM projects).
Jenny's presentation will provide practical advice on how to successfully approach an EBOM project, with an emphasis on efficiently tackling the elementary criteria to leave more time and resources for creatively managing positive change in the building. More broadly, the session will explore the core tenet of the highest performing buildings: people engagement.
Approved for 1 GBCI CE Hour,
Submitted for approval of 1 AIA/CES LU
NEW: USGBC-MGC can report your CE Hour for this program to GBCI for you!
To take advantage, you must sign in at the event with your GBCI number and the email address associated with your LEED credential account. You may find your GBCI number by logging in to "My Credentials" on the GBCI website.
SPEAKER: Jenny Carney, LEED AP O+M, Principal, YR&G
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) map
FEE: Free USGBC-MGC Members, BOMA members and full-time students. $20 for non members.
REGISTER: Click here to register online.
Learn more about the program here
Thanks to our program sponsors:
FDH Engineering, Inc.
2013 Growing Green Award Nominees
Congratulations to 2013 Nominees!
Joe Edwards - Moonrise Hotel * Barry Greenberg - Architectural Design Guild * Randall Lewis - Walsh & Associates * Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
Education: Josh Davis - The Green Finned Hippie * Dr. Robert Dillon - Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School * Gay Lorberbaum - Washington University in St. Louis * Nancy Jane McClintock - Center for Creative Learning * Mehlville School District * Jenny Murphy - Perennial * Schlafly * Southwestern Illinois College
Emerging Leader: Courtney Howard - Cannon Design * Mary Lou Green - Brightside St. Louis * Annemarie Nauert - Sigma Aldrich
Innovation: City of Ferguson * Cannon Design * Day & Night Solar * Flooring Systems, Inc. * Graybar Electric Company, Inc. * SWT Design
Operational Excellence: Joseph Abernathy - St. Louis Cardinals * Cannon Design * Novus International, Inc. * Parkway School District * John Woods - Save-A-Lot * SWT Design
Restoration: Patty Maher - Tiger Lily Development * Paric Corporation
Download a list of all the 2013 Growing Green Award Nominees!
Coming soon: nominees highlighted on the Chapter's Facebook and Twitter feeds!
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Winners will be announced at the
5th Annual Growing Green Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Palladium
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: "Green" Jean Ponzi
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Emily Pilloton
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Thanks to our Growing Green Awards Sponsors:
St. Louis Electrical Connection
Arcturis * Microgrid Energy *
Paric Corporation * Straight Up Solar
Cannon Design * M360 * Novus International, Inc.
Sponsorships are available at all levels for the 2013
Proceeds from the Growing Green Awards Celebration fund the Chapter's on-going education and outreach efforts so that everyone has access to green buildings and green communities!
For more information about the Growing Green Awards, including a listing of previous winners, visit
|Greening the Heartland Call for Proposals |
Extended to February 15!
Greening the Heartland 2013 will be held in Chicago September 9 - 12 in collaboration with Building Chicago.
The conference advisory committee is currently accepting proposals for presenters and topics and has extended the deadline to Friday, February 12 at midnight CST.
In this tenth anniversary of Greening the Heartland
, the U.S. Green Building Council's Midwest regional conference, the Illinois Chapter aims to encourage robust discussion of how the Heartland's building industry is evolving to embed resilience into its solutions for the built environment as focused in the topic following topic areas: Health & Environmental Quality, High Performance Buildings & Building Science, Design for Resilience, Green Technologies & Materials, Natural Capitalism, Sustainable Community & Campus, Process, and more.
Visit the Greening the Heartland 2013 website
USGBC Student Engagement Event - February 21
Connect with students from all over St. Louis!
Find out more about careers in sustainability!
Eat, bowl, and have fun!
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 6 - 8 pm
WHERE: Pin-Up Bowl
RSVP: Event is free, but please register online here!
Many thanks to Joe Edwards, Pi Pizza, and the Pin-Up Bowl!
Hosted by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Higher Education Committee.
A Deeper Look at Energy Efficiency Incentives
Learn about the energyefficiency incentives from Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas that can lowerthe cost of raising the performance of your building with:
Tom Nigh, Ameren Missouri - Business Development Lead
Jim Travis - Laclede Gas Company - Project Support Specialist, Utilization Engineering
WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 - 9:30 am
WHERE: Raymond E. Maritz Theater at 1400 South Highway Drive in Fenton (63099).
RSVP: Free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Learn more here. Or download the event flyer below!
The St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative (HPBI) is regional project organized by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC-MGC), and supported by 19 additional stakeholders, to increase the square footage of third-party verified green space in the St. Louis region. For more information about the HPBI, visit http://stlhighperformbldg.org/.
Earth Day Action Grants - Due March 1
St. Louis Earth Day is seeking applications for it's inaugural Earth Day Action Grants!
Applications should be relevant to at least one of the three principal goals of the Earth Day Action Grants:
- Provide an opportunity for people to "take action" on an environmental issue.
- Provide support for small groups and non-profit organizations seeking to implement an Earth Day program or project.
- Provide support for small groups and non-profit organizations that implement Earth Day-aligned programs, projects or services throughout the year.
Applications are due March 1, 2013. Review the full call for proposals
Grants will be publicly announced at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Thanks to the following Contributor Members!
The Contributor level of membership allows individuals to provide additional support for our mission.
Roger Denny, Polsinelli Shughart PC
Eric Vavere, Green Life Carpet Cleaning
And a big welcome to all of our members who have
joined between November 2012 and January 2013!
Erin Allan, SustainEdge
Matthew Asselmeier, City of Alton, Illinois
Robert Didriksen, MO State Recycling Program
Matthew Diller, The College School
Travis Downing, S.M. Wilson & Co.
Michael Everhardt, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Katherine Golden, Earthways Center with MBG
William Ham, Ham Associates, Records Management and Preservation
Lindsey Harding, Arcturis
John Hartley, TKH, Inc.
Jessica Hoagland, Green Spiral Tours
Donald Jeffries, Mariposa Men's Wellness Institute
Chelsea Madden, Design Extra
Angela Malone, Darwin Chambers Company, LLC
Dana McCarty, Design Extra, LLC
Margaret McDonald, Arcturis
Patrick McSalley, PayneCrest Electric, Inc.
Ron Morlen, Recent graduate
Luis Naranjo, Wells Fargo Advisors
Elise Novak, Washington University in St. Louis
Sue ONeal, Graybar
Robert Rossfeld, United Infrastructure Corporation - Environmental Consultants
Steve Rotskoff, CRESCENT PLUMBING SUPPLY CO.
Mead Ruesing, City of St. Louis, USGBC-MGC Intern
James Russell, TR,i Architects
Robert Turck, GMA Architects, Inc.
Todd Turner, Like New Construction
Michelle Veremakis, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Paul A. Williams, RideFinders, a service of Madison County Transit
Karla Wilson, EcoWorks Unlimited
Tim Wood, College School
Ann Young, Grass Elements LLC
A comprehensive list of all USGBC-MGC members is available online via our searchable Member Directory.
Not a member yet?
Click here to learn more about Chapter Membership!
USGBC-MGC 2013 Scholarships -
Applications due March 15
The purpose of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter scholarship program is to provide green building & sustainability education and training to emerging and young professionals who may not normally have access or afford it.
Thanks to our 2012 ECORIDE, we have raised enough funds to provide two full scholarships to Greening the Heartland 2013 in Chicago, IL and three scholarships towards the LEED Green Associate Exam.
Applications are due Friday, March 15 by 5 PM CST.
ABOVE: Carolyn Gaidis, Scholarship Task Force Chair
and ECORIDE Planner, on the Riverfront Trail last fall.
Be sure to join us in October 2013 for our 4th Annual ECORIDE and help raise money for 2014 scholarships!
Thanks to New & Renewing 2013 Chapter Sponsors!
Alberici / Vertegy - Renewing Restorative
HOK - Renewing Gold
Parsons Brinkerhoff - NEW Silver
Ride Finders - NEW Green Schools
St. Louis Electrical Connection - Renewing Silver
William A. Kerr Foundation - Renewing Platinum
Your financial support and participation - as a member
- is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings.
Learn about 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities!
What Your Company Gains as a USGBC - MGC Sponsor:
EXPAND: Grow the knowledge of green building and sustainability in our community.
PARTICIPATE: Get involved in educational programs, special events and volunteer committees to showcase your company's leadership.
EXPOSURE: As a Chapter Sponsor, your company will be:
- Listed on our website which receives 5500 visitors and 39,000 page views per month.
- Included in our monthly e-newsletter with nearly 5,000 subscribers.
- Recognized at monthly programs, with an average attendance of 100.
LEARN: Keep up with the latest green building trends and technologies and earn continuing education hours.
ALIGN: Differentiate your company as a leader in the sustainability movement in your community.
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Sponsorships includes numerous benefits - from complimentary Chapter memberships and monthly program passes to exposure on the Chapter website, e-news and at events.