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  April 3013 E-Newsletter

Sustainability in Higher Education
Congratulations 2013 Growing Green Awardees!
LEED EBOM Education Series - Starts April 25
Spring into these Volunteer Opportunities with USGBC!
4th Annual Green Ball - April 26
Register to Vote for LEEDv4
Congratulations to newly certified LEED Projects
OneSTL: Many Communities. One Future
Thanks to New & Renewing Sponsors!


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.


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ECO Recycling, Inc.

Enterprise Holdings

Johnson Controls

KONE, Inc.

Lighting Associates, Inc.

McCormack Baron Salazar

Microgrid Solar

National Design Build Services, LLC

Parsons Brinkerhoff


St. Louis Electrical Connection

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Open Field Designs, Inc.

PayneCrest Electric

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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.

Sustainability in Higher Education - April 9  

USGBC-Missouri Gateway is pleased to co-present this program with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) featuring presentations by
Missouri Science & Technology and
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville!

Attendees will learn about Missouri S&T's campus sustainability initiatives including a campus-wide geothermal energy project and the comprehensive environmental management system (EMS). Students from from the Missouri S&T Solar House Team will also share information about their entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. SIU-E will discuss projects ranging from a successful bikeshare program to six LEED projects now under construction on their campus.



  • Angela B. Rolufs, Director, Office of Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engagement at the Missouri S&T
  • Emily Vandivert, Project Manager for the Missouri S&T Solar House Team
  • Robert Folk, Public Relations Lead for the Missouri S&T Solar House Team
  • Kevin Adkins, Sustainability Officer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 pm     

WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) map 

FEE: Free USGBC-MGC and CSI Members and full-time students. $20 for non members.  

REGISTER:Click here to register online.


 CMP logoCONTINUING EDUCATION: Approved for 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LUs. 



Learn more about the program here .

Thanks to our program sponsors:





Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Congratulations to our
2013 Growing Green Awardees!

And the Awardees are:

Emerging Leader: Courtney Howard - Cannon Design


Education: Southwestern Illinois College


Operational Excellence: Parkway School District


Restoration: Patty Maher - Tiger Lily Development 


Innovation: SWT Design   

with an Honorable Mention to Cannon Design


Community Champion: Old North St. Louis Restoration Group

Pictured above from left to right: Sean Thomas, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group; Michael Smith, Southwestern Illinois College; Erik Lueders, Parkway School District; Hunter Beckham, SWT Design; Patty Maher, Tiger Lily Development; Tino Ochoa, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group; Jim Wolterman, SWT Design; Brock Piglia, SWT Design and Ted Spaid, SWT Design. Congrats!

Download a list of all the  2013 Growing Green Award Nominees! Or check out our Facebook and Twitter
feeds where we highlighted nominees leading up to the event! 

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Thanks to our Growing Green Awards Sponsors:

St. Louis Electrical Connection  

Arcturis * Cannon Design * Microgrid Energy *
Paric Corporation * Straight Up Solar

M360 * Novus International, Inc. * Rosemann & Associates

St. Louis Green * The Healthy Planet 

Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc. *
Be Your Brand * Wiegmann Associates


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


LEED for Existing Buildings Education Series -
Kicks Off April 25

This 5 part educational series will introduce attendees to the process, tools and resources used during the Chapter's Pilot LEED Community Project which resulted in LEED Silver certification of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education.
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LEED Community Project Volunteers 

The April 25th introductory session will provide a brief overview of the project as well as team background and their expertise, resources, key players, support sources, setting up LEED Online, scheduling (performance period), and baseline assessment.

Each of the following four sessions will focus on the LEED credit categories. During these sessions, presenters will review a brief explanation of credit intent and requirements, reason for pursuing or not pursing a credit, data collection/monitoring, plans, policies, procedures, data submission/template, performance period, as well as review comments and lesson's learned. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about lessons from the field - directly from the volunteers who worked in our first LEED Community Project!

WHEN: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
April 25 - Introduction 
WHERE: Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. (63110), Room 126


FEE: Series Pass (all 5 sessions) - $40/USGBC-MGC Members, $60/Non-Members; Individual sessions are $10/Member, $15/Non-Member


Spring into Volunteer Opportunity with
USGBC - Missouri Gateway Chapter!

Do you have a few hours to spare?  

Help us make every building a GREEN building by  

VOLUNTEERING with the Chapter!  


We can use volunteers for the
following events and programs:    


Sunday, April 21 - Volunteer at our Booth at the 24th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park.  


Thursday, April 25 - Attend the Introductory Session for our LEED EBOM Education Session to learn more about volunteering for the next LEED Community Project!  


Saturday, May 4 - Volunteer at our Booth at the Ground for Hope Event at Christ Church Cathedral.  



  • Help us out in the office - not only are we fun to hang out with, we always need help with data entry, administrative work and more.
  • Check out volunteer opportunities with our standing committees.
If you interested in helping out with any of the above volunteer opportunities, please contact Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 or emily.andrews@mobot.org.  


4th Annual Green Ball - April 26 



Get your GREEN on at the fourth annual Green Ball,  
A celebration of all things GREEN in St. Louis benefiting the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Friday, April 26, 7-11 p.m.  at the Moonrise Hotel  


Tickets include an evening full of fun: creative cocktails, beer and wine, local-food delicacies and desserts, Lindy-hopping to music of The Trip Daddys and the chance to mix with our town's mover-and-shaker champions of Green. Other event highlights include the fabulous and funky Green Fashion Contest, tasting tables of local shops,and raffle tickets for premium baskets featuring eco-friendly goods.

Purchase your Green Ball tickets

online at www.mobot.org/greenball or by calling 314-577-0291.  


Tickets are $50 for the general public and $40 for Missouri Botanical Garden members.

Register to Vote . . . for LEED v4 between April 1 - 30! 


Established in 2000, the LEED Green Building Rating System provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED was designed to incorporate a continuous improvement cycle in order to drive innovation and expand its reach across market sectors and geographic boundaries. LEED v4 is the next version of LEED. Learn more here.

You have until April 30, 2013 to register to vote for the next version of LEED. By registering to vote, you'll have access to a webcast series about LEED v4 that begins on April 10. Topics include an overview of LEED v4 Credit Categories; LEED v4 Homes Overview; Live Chat with LEED v4 subject matters and more!


All employees of a USGBC national member, whose membership has been in good standing since March 1, 2013, are eligible to vote. 

Newly Certified LEED Projects 

Congratulations to the following buildings who have achieved LEED certification since our last update in November 2012.   

  • City of Springfield Solid Waste Management Office Renovation - GOLD (NC)
  • Clayton High School Classrooms Addition in St. Louis - SILVER (Schools)
  • Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at Missouri Botanical Garden - SILVER (EB: O&M)
  • Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO - GOLD (NC)
  • Greenwood Science Scholars Laboratory in Springfield, MO- SILVER (Schools)
  • Jordan Valley Park Maintenance Facility in Springfield - SILVER (NC)
  • Laurel Apartments / Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis - SILVER (NC)                               
  • Nestle Purina Danforth Center in Saint Louis - GOLD (NC)
  • Springfield Police/Fire Training Center - GOLD (NC)
  • Stribling Hall   at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • The Monroe in Springfield, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Trainee Barracks 3 South - Phase I at Ft. Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • UMB Bank - Centene Plaza in St. Louis - CERTIFIED (CI)

Pictured above: Laurel Hotels / Embassy Suites featured for
USGBC-Missouri Gateway's Annual Building Tour in July 2012!

Do you know of a recently certified project not on this list? Or 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 and showcase your sustainable achievements!

OneSTL: Many Communities. One Future.  

OneSTL - Regional Plan for Sustainability - Saint Louis, MOFormerly known as the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD), OneSTL aims to advance a prosperous, healthy and vibrant future for St. Louis communities and the entire region. OneSTL, managed by East-West Gateway Council of Governments with 10 core partners is now in the final stages of a three-year planning process to create a regional sustainability plan for St. Louis. And they have recently rebranded and renamed the plan in order to better capture and honor the collaboration that has occured through the project so far - between residents, local governments, and many regional organizations and advocates. Learn more or get involved at OneSTL.org. 

Thanks to New & Renewing 2013 Chapter Sponsors!   

KONE, Inc - NEW Silver

National Design Build Services, LLC - Renewing Silver

Paric - NEW Gold

Ross & Baruzzini, Inc. - NEW Green

Your financial support and participation - as a member, sponsor or donor - is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings.


 Learn about 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.

You can learn more by downloading our 2013 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854.