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  December 2013 E-Newsletter

Today is #GivingTuesday!
Forest Park Forever Partners in LEED Community Project
Save the Date: Annual State of the Chapter & Social
Chapter Board Election Results
Growing Green Award Nominations Open Tommorrow
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Greenbuild 2013
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.
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

December 12:
LEED Community Project Kickoff

January 14:
State of the Chapter & Social


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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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Today is Giving Tuesday!

You've survived one day for giving thanks and two days for getting deals, but you might not know that there's a new day in the Holiday Season- a day to give back! Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving.

If you are thinking of making year-end charitable contributions, 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 support local governments, emerging professionals, community organizations, and the public to continue along the path to sustainability.

Throughout November we shared the stories of our Community Build projects on social media. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or website to read more about the people and communities that have been impacted by these projects.

So today, on Giving Tuesday, 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. 
Forest Park Forever Partners in LEED Community Project
We're excited to announce that Forest Park Forever and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter will be partnering through the LEED Community Project to certify the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park!


In the LEED Community Project, volunteers work together to green non-profit building operations using the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. Volunteers 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.


Interested in participating in the LEED Community Project as a volunteer? Complete the volunteer application and register for our project kickoff meeting!


Apply to volunteer  


Register for our Project Kickoff Meeting
December 12, 7:30-9:30 am  


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

Save the Date
Annual State of the Chapter & Social: January 14, 2014

It's that time again - we're kicking off the new year with our annual State of the Chapter & Social on January 14, 2014!


Meet Chapter members and leaders while taking a look back at 2013 and a look forward at plans for the upcoming year, while enjoying complimentary wine and beer. Committee chairs will highlight upcoming activities and present a multitude of opportunities for you to get involved in 2014.


We hope you'll join us in welcoming the new year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment!


WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
5:30-6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15-7:00 pm - Formal Presentation
7:00-7:30 pm - Additional Networking


WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) map  


FEE: Free to all attendees!


REGISTER:Click here to register online.
Chapter Board Election Results 
Congratulations to the following Chapter members who have been elected to the board for a 2-year term starting in 2015! We're pleased to have Barb and Christy return to the board and that Nick and George will join us as new board members.  


Pictured above from left to right:
  • Barb Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C - Oates Associates

  • Nick Bristow, LEED AP BD+C, CBCP - Clayco / Forum Studio

  • Christy Cunningham, LEED AP BD+C

  • George Fujii, LEED AP - Tarlton Corporation  


Many thanks to our 2013 outgoing board members: JoAnn Brookes, Maren Engelmohr, Marc Lopata, Jay Swoboda, and Megan Ridgeway - we appreciate your contributions and service to our mission! 


Growing Green Award Nominations
Open on Wednesday, December 3rd 

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The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Growing Green Awards celebrate and recognize the people and organizations that are actively transforming the built environment while sharing their knowledge of green building and sustainable practices.    

Nominations for the 2014 Growing Green Awards begin tomorrow, December 4th! Starting tomorrow, you can submit a Growing Green Awards Nomination on our website.

This year's awards will be held on March 27th, 2014. Information about previous awardees, current sponsorship opportunities, and this year's event are also available on our website.


Welcome New Chapter Members! 
Thanks to the following Contributor Members!
The Contributor level of membership allows individuals to provide additional support for our mission.

Jennifer Clark, Spec-Rite Designs
Theresa Samples, Mueller Prost PC
Dan Shifley, Dogwood Solar
Annie Smith, Ross & Baruzzini

And a big welcome to all of our members who have joined between May and December 2013!

Abigail Adams, Edward Jones

Alicia Alarie, Student

Jeff Arnold, Honeywell

Jim Baker, B & G Drafting, Inc.

John Baragiola, Falcon Technologies Inc

Elizabeth Beckerle

Eric Bothe, City of St. Louis

Melissa Breed-Parks, MRH school district

Jessica Bruce, Mercy Health

Mary Bryan, Maryville University

Xin Chen, University of Missouri Columbia

Stacey Clear, Clear Architecture LLC

Christian Clerc, Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.

Emily Coffman, Arcturis

Bruce Colony, Self Employed

Ian Cook, ArcVision

Joe Davidson, Klitzing Welsch Associates, Inc  

Jessica Deem, Killeen Studio Architects

Matthew Drag, ASSA ABLOY

Andrew Duggan, individual

Michael Duggan, Cerro Flow Products LLC

Timothy Farmer, UMSL

Becky Finch, Microgrid Solar

Markel Fitchpatrick, Brauer Supply Co.

Alyse Garbisch, HOK

Jennifer Gates

Anna Gorman, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Intern 

Ashley Grass, MU Design Services

Carolyn Green, Green Design

Sarah Green, Maryville University

Jill Hamilton, P3forall  

Stan Hampton, Oates Associates

Julia Heutel, Ross & Baruzzini

Shelby S Hicks, Southeast Missouri State University

Paul Johnson, Epoch Design Group

Kurtus Kahle, Washington University in St. Louis

John Kamer, Maryville University

Karen Karabell, Cycling Savvy St. Louis

Karsten Kessler, Vestal Corporation

Mariya Khezri, Maryville University

Sherry Korner, self employed 

Cody Leff, Stanford University

Dave Lundberg, R J I

Susan Maag, SLM Consulting

Jennifer Martin, DRLT

Mark Maynard, International Mulch Company

Semiramez Mende, Ansbach University of Applied Science

Jill Miller, White Caps, Green Collars.com

Kelly Murphy-Maijer, EDM Inc

John O'Brien, SSM Health Care

Brandii Palmisano, Towers Watson

Asha Perez, Maryville University 

Craig Peters, Sandberg Pheonix & Von Gontard P.C. 

James Prince, M360

Daniel Rapp, Superior Building Group

Stephen Rau, Wiegmann Associates

Kathleen Robert, Contract Graphic Design

Marvin Roberts, University of Phoenix 

Laura Rodgers, Maryville University

James Schmidt

Jennifer Schmidt, PolyOne Corporation

Jessica Scott, University of MO, Dept of Geography

Bob Shaw, MICDS

Andrew Sineni, RLJ Construction

Kevin Smith, French Gerleman

Jim Stanec, AC Systems Inc

Antwoine Thomas

Laurie Thompson, Negwer Materials, Inc.

Erica Threnn, Professional Environmental Engineers Inc

Jim Travis, Laclede Gas

Geoffrey Vaughn, OWH Architects

Brandon Walker, Positive & Productive Innovations

Dalton Webb, Southeast Missouri State University

Laura Widholm, Forum Studio

Brad Wolaver, Webster University

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!

 An introduction to Greenbuild Nation
Johanna Schweiss, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, reflects on her first trip to Greenbuild.
Emily Andrews discusses the partnership between the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and Missouri Interfaith Power and Light at the Greenbuild Chapter Forum.
As a relative newcomer to the USGBC community, my first trip to Greenbuild certainly made an impression.

After a week of meeting fellow Chapter leadership, traversing the enormous exhibit hall, and listening to speakers like LEEDUser manager Tristan Roberts, Community-based Sustainability Star Majora Carter, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, and, of course, Hilary Clinton, I left with pages of notes, slightly swollen feet, and a whole lot of inspiration.

After I landed in St. Louis and had a chance to process the experience, there was one message that really stuck with me: now is the time to work together. Now is the time for collaboration. Effective partnerships are the key to really moving toward our goal of transforming the built environment.

And the week highlighted some notable partnerships: at the Chapter level, the Colorado Chapter's partnership with SEED, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council's partnership with YouthBuild, and our own partnership with Missouri Interfaith Power and Light were all showcased as examples. At the national level, USGBC announced its strategic partnership with UL Environment to create Environmental Product Declarations. Overall, the message was clear- it's time to broaden the tent and engage beyond the building community. Because everyone deserves access to green buildings and green communities.

So I'll echo Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC founder and CEO, as I wrap up my reflections here: Join us. Attend an event. Volunteer on a committee. Participate in a community build project. Become a member or a sponsor. Your participation and support are vital as we work to make every building a green building.

Greenbuild Highlights

Thanks to our 2013 Chapter Sponsors! 


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.