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  May 2013 E-Newsletter

10th Annual LEED Showcase- May 14th
Green Schools Quest Launched May 1!
Beer for Water - May 11
Loans available for Efficiency Projects
Mid-Missouri Branch Building Envelope Commissioning Program - May 20th
Solar PV Installation Fundamentals - Begins May 20
C&D Panel - May 23
St. Louis Excels in ENERGY STAR!
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Congrats to 2013 Scholarship Recipients
Thanks to our Supporters!


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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KONE, Inc.

Lighting Associates, Inc.

McCormack Baron Salazar

Microgrid Solar

National Design Build Services, LLC

Oates Associates

Parsons Brinkerhoff


St. Louis Electrical Connection

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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.

10th Annual LEED Showcase- May 14th 


The Annual LEED Showcase features presentations on several local projects that are pursuing or have recently achieved LEED certification. This year we are excited to celebrate three local projects and the Showcase's 10th anniversary!



  • 10 S. Brentwood renovation/additon, home of the new Clayton Police Station
  • St. Louis Art Museum's East Building
  • 6153 Pershing, an urban infill new construction modular residence

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 pm     

WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63103  map 

FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC 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/CES CEH. 

Thanks to our program sponsors:

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Lawrence Group


Pinnacle Contracting, Inc.

USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter launches the Green Schools Quest!



May 1st marked the launch of the Green Schools Quest! The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is challenging public and private schools within the Chapter's territory to devise and implement the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools. Participating schools are asked to form a Green Team which may be a single classroom, a grade level, an entire school, or a student club.


To assist the schools, a USGBC-MGC Green Mentor will be assigned to each school's Green Team to help with project ideas, implementation, documentation, and resources. School Green Teams and their mentors will work together throughout the 2013-2014 school year to engage in sustainability projects fitting the schools' unique needs and resources.

Through the Green Schools Quest, we hope to empower students and communities to be good stewards of their environments while facilitating a connection between the green building/sustainability professional community and younger generations.


Interested in becoming a green mentor? Is your school interested in joining the Quest? Visit the Green Schools Quest website to learn more!



May, 2013- Official launch of the Green Schools Quest

August 1, 2013- Deadline for mentors to apply

September 16th, 2013- Deadline for schools to apply

March 14th, 2014- Conclude the 2013-2014 Quest

Mid-April-May, 2014- Awards presented


Join us in our quest to improve local learning and teaching environments!  


 Thanks to our 2013 Green Schools Sponsors  

for supporting our Green Schools efforts,  

including the Green Schools Quest!






St. Louis Clean Air Partnership 

Beer for Water- May 11th


Loans Available for Energy Improvement in Missouri


The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is making five million dollars in low interest loans available to schools, governments, and not-for-profit hospitals for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.


The Department's Division of Energy is accepting loan applications for projects costing between $5,000 and $500,000 from March 1st through August 31st. More information, including application instructions, is available on DNR's Energy Loan Program website.


Building Envelope Commissioning - May 20 in Columbia, MO
Jointly presented by the
USGBC-MGC Mid-Missouri Branch and Mid Missouri AIA
Interested in learning more about the commissioning process and what Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is? If so, you won't want to miss the Mid-Missouri Branch's May 20th program!
David Meyers, a Certified Commissioning Authority, will share standards and guidelines that apply to BECx, examples of activities a BECx agent would execute, and share lessons learned from commissioning a Federal Building in West Virginia. David has lead or has been part of the commissioning process for over 9.2 million square feet and currently works for Jacobs Engineering.
WHEN: May 20th, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
WHERE: Hampton Inn, Truman Boardroom, 1225 Fellows Pl, Columbia, MO (map)
FEE: USGBC-MGC members or AIA members- Free
non-members- $10.00
REGISTER: Click here to register online.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: USGBC-MGC and AIA members will be eligible for Continuing Education credits.

Solar Photovoltaic Installation Fundamentals Course at St. Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College's Solar Photovoltaic Installation Fundamentals Course is a veteren's priority program meant to prepare participants for entry-level employment in the solar industry.  
Graduates of the 96 hour program have the opportunity to take the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practictioners) PV Entry Level Exam and will earn their OSHA 10 certification.
Visit STLCC's Solar Photovoltaic Training website or contact Denise Austin at (314)513-4612 or [email protected] for more information.   

Panel on Construction & Demolition:  

LEEDv4, Diversion Best Practices, and Deconstruction, Oh My! 



Join us for a free educational panel on Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials hosted by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.


With support from St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management, USGBC-Missouri Gateway recently conducted two small research projects to learn more about the C&D credits in LEEDv4 and to study some of the C&D materials that are more difficult to reuse and recycle.


This panel will include a discussion of the Chapter's recent research as well as two local case studies - one on opportunities for C&D diversion at a Washington University project and the second on deconstruction as an alternative to demolition.


WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 pm

WHERE: 6301 Knox Industrial Drive (63139), Second Floor Assembly Room (map)

FEE: Free!

REGISTER: Online through USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter. Or through AGC of St. Louis. 


St. Louis Excels in ENERGY STAR's Battle of the Buildings!

St. Louis is home to two of the top buildings participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 ENERGY STAR "Battle of the Buildings" National Building Competition. Walsh & Associates finished first among all warehouses in the competition and the St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium earned second place among all entertainment venues.


Walsh & Associates, Inc., a chemical distributor, reduced its energy consumption by 34%, and prevented 43 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the year, equal to conserving 4,821 gallons of gasoline.


The St. Louis Cardinals reduced their energy usage at Busch Stadium by 10.5% and prevented 919 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the year. This reduction resulted in an estimated savings of $103,000. Check out all the Cardinals energy and waste savings initiatives at 4 A Greener Game.


Across the St. Louis region, 24 buildings entered the Competition and saved nearly half a million dollars in energy costs! To see how the St. Louis area National Building Competitors fared and for more information on registering for next year's competition go to the National Building Competition Website.


YOU TOO can bring glory & honor to St. Louis with your energy saving prowess. Deadline to enter the 2013 National Building Contest is May 31, 2013. Learn how at a free webinar on May 22!  

Welcome New Chapter Members!

Thanks to the following Contributor Members!
The Contributor level of membership allows individuals to provide additional support for our mission.
Daniel Harper, H.B.D. Construction
And a big welcome to all of our members who have joined between February and April 2013!
Melissa Allen, The Lawrence Group
Marquida Bacon, The Bacon Group LLC
Jim Baker, B&G Drafting, Inc.
Jeff Barber, University of Missouri Extension
Larry Becker, Green Gate Farms
Ayele Belayneh, Kwame Building Group
Adam Bray, KONE Inc.
Lydia Brooks, Hood Rich
Jeff Brueggemann, Ameren Missouri
Chad Coker, KJWW Engineering
BO Cooper, Alberici
Claudia Gabay-Jones, Ameren Missouri's BizSavers Program
Justin Gathright, Watts Radiant
Michael Hanley, Elkay Manufacturing Co.
Greg Helton, Washington University in St. Louis
Jason Hibbits, Koch Air
Bryan Holdmeyer, M360, Inc.
Micah Holper, Rapids Foodservice Contract & Design
Mariya Khezri, Maryville University
Dan Laurent, Ameren Missouri
Bradley Lohrum, United Infrastructure Corporation - Environmental Consultants
John Lombard, GreenAirBarrier.net
Sean Madden, St. Louis YouthBuild/AmeriCorps
Laura Morrison, Interior Investments
Carol Lane Nesler, Southeast Missouri State University
Jessica Obernuefemann, Missouri State University
Joe Page, SmartHouse Home Performance Experts
Lauren Pattan
Scott Phillips, Blue Chip Pest Services
Jennifer Pruitt, Fontbonne University College Student
Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design, LLC
Laura Rodgers, Maryville University
Katie Rosenkranz, Stevens Institute of Business & Arts
Megan Snyder, STLCC
Mike Swanson, Ross & Baruzzini
Nisha Tailor, Nisha Tailor Interior Design,LLC
Leo Tevlin, GoGreenSolarLighting and STLOUISLEDS
Sam Welge, M360
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!
Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Recipients!

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our  

2013 Scholarships!  


Greening the Heartland Scholarships: 

  • Krystal Chandler
  • Admo Ogun

LEED Green Associate Scholarships:

  • Eugene Taylor
  • Joseph Davidson
  • Todd Turner

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 afforEcoRide Logod it. Every fall we host our annual ECORIDE - a family friendly, recreational bike ride - to raise funds for our scholarship program.




Save the date for our 2013 ECORIDE on Sunday, October 20. New this year, we'll be starting from BWorks in Soulard!    


You can make a donation anytime of the year to support the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Scholarship Fund! Just visit our donation page and designate your donation by making a note in the comment section of the online form. For information about 2013 ECORIDE Sponsorship, please see our 2013 Sponsorship Package. Opportunities are available at the Cruiser ($100), Touring ($250) and Racer ($500) levels!   


Thanks to New & Renewing 2013 Chapter Sponsors!   

 Oates Associates - NEW Silver

St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership - NEW Green Schools 
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.