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  November 2013 E-Newsletter

Volunteer with the LEED Community Project
Remember the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on #GivingTuesday
Congratulations to these LEED Certified Projects
Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conferece: November 14th & 15th
Thanks for a great ECORIDE
Siemens LIfe Sciences Seminar
Will we see you at Greenbuild?
Energy Efficient Housing Contest Deadline Extended
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.

LEEDv4 O+M Water Efficiency Webinar scheduled for
October 31st
has been rescheduled for December 5th.


November 7:
LEEDv4 O+M Webinar

November 14:
LEEDv4 O+M Webinar

November 15:
EE Housing Contest Deadline Extended

November 21:

LEEDv4 O+M Webinar

December 3:
#Giving Tuesday

December 5:
LEEDv4 O+M Webinar
(rescheduled from October 31)

December 9:

Open Office Hours

December 12:
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep


Thanks to our RESTORATIVE

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  Thanks to our

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Healthy Planet
Thanks to our

St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
Thanks to our 

Acorn Landscape Architecture

BSI Constructors

Christner, Inc.

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Electrical Connection

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts

French Gerleman

Guarantee Electrical Company

Johnson Controls

KONE, Inc.

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Microgrid Solar

National Design Build Services, LLC

New Ground

Oates Associates

Parsons Brinkerhoff


S.M. Wilson

Sunwheel Energy, a McCormack Baron Salazar company



U.S. Bank

Thanks to our GREEN SPONSORS

Husch Blackwell, LLC

Koch Air, LLC

Open Field Designs, Inc.

PayneCrest Electric

Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.

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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.

LEED Community Project to Kick-off in December!


The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's LEED Community Project aims to assist other non-profits interested in greening their buildings by seeking certification using LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.  


Together, Chapter volunteers work to complete LEED EB:O+M documentation. They gain valuable LEED project experience and the eligibility to sit for any of the LEED AP exams, and the non-profit gets a healthier, more environmentally and fiscally responsible building.


Are you a Chapter member looking to gain experience working on a LEED Project or looking to earn continuing education hours? Apply to volunteer and save the date for the December 12th kickoff!


Save the Date 

Project Kickoff and Volunteer Orientation 
December 12th, 7:30- 9:30 am

Apply to volunteer today!  


Questions? Contact Johanna Schweiss, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, (314)577-0884 or johanna.schweiss@mobot.org 

Consider the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on Giving Tuesday

You've heard of Black Friday and maybe Cyber Monday? Well there's a new day in the Holiday Season- a day to give back!  Giving Tuesday is a special call to action, a day dedicated to giving during the annual shopping season.

This year, when you are thinking of making a year-end charitable contribution, keep the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter in mind.

Founded in 2001, we are much more than a member group or a professional organization. Along with providing valuable education and networking opportunities for members and non-members alike, we provide a wide-range of community projects, such as our Green Schools Quest, the LEED Community Project and our Green Shadow Program. Together we call these projects Community Build.

So on December 3rd, 2013 we hope you consider supporting our work to provide everyone with access to green buildings and green communities. Visit our website to make a donation. 
Congratulations to Recently Certified LEED Projects!
SIUE Art & Design West Building, LEED GOld
Congratulations to these recently certified LEED Projects!

  • Charles and Mary Lukas Athletics Annex, Edwardsville, IL - SILVER (NC)
  • Construct Animal Resources Center, Columbia - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Cupples 9 Renovation, Saint Louis - SILVER (CS)
  • SIUE Art and Design West, Edwardsville, IL - GOLD (NC)
  • St. Louis County John C. Murphy Health Center, St. Louis - GOLD (NC)
  • Training Barracks Building 756, Fort Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • Training Barracks Building 755, Fort Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • Training Barracks Building 815, Fort Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • Training Barracks Building 747, Fort Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • Training Barracks Building 757, Fort Leonard Wood - SILVER (NC)
  • Wells Fargo F Building-Floor 6, St. Louis - GOLD (CI)
Do you know of a recently certified project not on this list?
Please contact Emily Andrews, Executive Director of USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and showcase your sustainable achievements!
Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference
November 14- 15
Saint Louis University's Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference brings together experts from many different fields to explore and advance ideas, efforts and innovations in sustainable disaster planning, response, and recovery.

Join Emily Andrews, executive director of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, John Aliberti, member of the Chapter's Technical Committee, and Mary Ann Lazarus, HOK Sustainable Design Leader for a session on the USGBC's role in Sustainable Disaster Response. Other sessions include discussions on the role of government in sustainable disaster recovery, resilient building, grassroots disaster recovery, and more!

Steve Hewitt, City Manager of Clinton, Oklahoma and former City Administrator of Greensburg, Kansas will speak on integrating sustainable rebuilding into community disaster planning in Thursday's Keynote Address. Lisa Ladue, Assistant Director of Field Education at Colorado State University School of Social Work will speak on personal and community resilience at Friday's Keynote address.

2013 Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference
WHEN: November 14-15, 2013
WHERE: Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center: 20 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
FEE: $200 ($40 for students)
REGISTER: Visit the conference website to learn more and register
Thanks for a Great ECORIDE!  
Thanks to all of our riders, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors for making this year's ECORIDE a success!Your participation in the ECORIDE supports our scholarship program- providing green building & sustainability education to emerging and young professionals who would not normally have access. 

Visit our Facebook Page to view more photos from this year's ECORIDE!
Thanks to our ECORIDE Sponsors!

Racing Sponsors:
Bworks * M3 Engineering * Whole Foods


Touring Sponsors:
Aegis Metal Framing * Better Life
Great Rivers Greenway * L.A.N.D + LLC
LoftWorks * Pedros Planet * Pizzo & Associates  

Cruiser Sponsors:
Big Shark Bicycle Company

Siemens Life Sciences Seminar
Join Siemens on November 14th at 1:00 pm for a unique Life Science thought leadership event. Hear subject matter experts discuss the latest industry trends on topics such as Green Lab Solutions, Heathcare Retro-commissioning,  Environmental monitoring in regulated facilities, and more!

WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 1:00 - 4:30, followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a tabletop tradeshow.
WHERE: Hilton Plaza Frontenac, 1335 S. Lindberg Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.
FEE: Free
REGISTER: Visit the event website to learn more and register

Will we see you at Greenbuild?

Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, is taking over the City of Brotherly Love this fall!

Will we see you there? Register now to be invigorated and inspired by three days of invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings! You'll be joining thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business.

Can't make it? There are numerous ways to stay connected. Like the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep in touch as we experience the conference of the year! 

Energy Efficient Housing Contest Deadline Extended
until November 15th 

nullThe deadline for the St. Louis Association of REALTORS Energy Efficient Housing Contest has been extended until midnight on Friday, November 15th due to several unforeseen circumstances.

Contest entrants who have submitted their materials may revise and upload their entries before the new deadline if they wish. Otherwise, entries will be judged as submitted.

Have an energy efficient housing design?  Hoping to build an energy efficient home? You still have time to enter the design-only and design-build portions of this contest! Prizes for the design-build contest include vacant lots; winners of the design-only competition will receive cash awards.

Visit the Energy Efficient Housing Contest Website to learn more.

Thanks to New & Renewing 2013 Chapter Sponsors! 

New Ground - NEW Silver


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.