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  March 2014 E-Newsletter

Community & Resilience: Learning from NOLA
Tickets on Sale for Growing Green Awards
Spring Student Event: Free Bowling & Pizza at the Pin-Up Bowl!
St. Louis Earth Day Symposium
Welcome New Chapter Members!
BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland Call for Education Proposals
Ebie Awards Celebrate Existing Building Heroes
Thanks to our New & Renewing Sponsors!


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Christner, Inc.

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Electrical Connection

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts

French Gerleman

Guarantee Electrical Company

Hastings & Chivetta


Johnson Controls

KONE, Inc.

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Microgrid Solar

National Design Build Services, LLC

New Ground

Oates Associates

Parsons Brinkerhoff


Sunwheel Energy, a McCormack Baron Salazar company



U.S. Bank

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HDR, Inc

Husch Blackwell, LLC

KAI Design & Build

Koch Air, LLC

PayneCrest Electric

Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.


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Community & Resilience: Learning from NOLA
March 11 

New Orleans has a front-row seat to climate change, disappearing coasts, and extreme weather events.  It also is a case study in how community drives resiliency. In this talk, speaker Z Smith will take a look at how New Orleans actually came back after Katrina and is transforming itself into a 21st century city while preserving its culture, and the role a design firm can play in supporting moves towards a more resilient city.


SPEAKER: Z Smith, Principal/ Director of Sustainability & Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30-7:30 pm  


WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) 


FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH


REGISTER: Click here 

to learn more and register online.   

Thanks to our program sponsors:
Farnsworth Group, Inc
Tickets on Sale for Growing Green Awards
Join us to celebrate the 2014 Growing Green Award Nominees and Winners! Visit our website for a list of the 2014 Growing Green Award Nominees or check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds where we've been highlighting the nominees regularly. 

We are proud to feature Katie Swenson as our keynote speaker - a national leader in sustainable design for low-income communities. She oversees National Design Initiatives for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., directing the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, nurturing a new generation of community architects through hands-on experience and high-impact projects.

Tickets to the Growing Green Awards include cocktails, dinner, dessert, on-site parking, and keynote address. Prices increase from $75 to $85 beginning Wednesday, March 19th after 4:00 pm, so purchase your tickets now

Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:30 -9:30 pm   
WHERE: Mad Art Gallery in Soulard  
2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118

FEE: $75 per ticket through Wednesday, March 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
Price increases to $85 per ticket beginning Wednesday, March 19 after 4:00 pm. Purchase Tickets


Is your organization interested in supporting the Growing Green Awards? Consider our sponsorship opportunities!
Attention Students and Emerging  

Experience a day in the life of a green professional!

Looking to learn more about the green industry? Apply to our Green Shadow Mentorship Program! This program connects students with green professionals for a one day job shadow. 

Applications are due March 20th. Apply online or attend our March 20th Student Event at the Pin-Up Bowl to apply in person!


Join us for free bowling, pizza, & green building resources!


On Thursday, March 20th, the USGBC - Missouri Gateway Chapter and the St. Louis Higher Ed Sustainability Consortium are hosting a get-together at the Pin-Up Bowl!   


All students of higher education institutions and emerging professionals are welcome. This is a great way to connect with students interested in sustainability... and get your bowl on!


WHEN: March 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


WHERE: Pin-Up Bowl, 6191 Delmar Blvd, 63112


Click here to visit our Facebook event page and RSVP. 


April Program &
St. Louis Earth Day Symposium

USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter April Program

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, St. Louis Earth Day, and the Construction Specifications Institute have partnered to combine the Chapter's April Program with the April 1st Plenary of the St. Louis Earth Day Symposium.

Join us for a presentation by Cole Roberts, Associate Principle of Energy & Resource Sustainability at Arup and co-author of "Two Degrees- Our Built Environment and the Changing Climate."
Cole will discuss risk, vulnerability and integrated adaptation as they relate to climate change, as well as the notion of climate positive communities. The presentation will explore what to focus on today for future resilience. Please note the unique timing and location of this program!
WHEN: April 1, 1:15 - 2:00 pm - Formal Presentation
please arrive and check-in at 1:00 pm 
While networking and food will not be provided for those only attending the plenary presentation, registrants are welcomed to pay a fee of $20 for lunch if interested in attending the Symposium's lunch and networking period (12:00 - 1:15 pm).

: Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragswold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

FEE: Free to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members,
students, and Symposium attendees.

REGISTER: USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and students only attending the April 1st plenary should register on our website. All others may register for the Symposium, details are included below.
2014 St. Louis Earth Day Symposium 

The Earth Day Symposium provides educational and networking opportunities for local government officials, community leaders, and professionals from diverse backgrounds in the planning and environmental fields.

The theme of the 2014 Symposium, "Regional Sustainability; Vision and Reality" uses the goals and objectives of the newly adopted regional plan for sustainable development (OneSTL) as a starting point; presentations will share case studies, best practices and strategies for implementing projects and plans that will contribute to achieving sustainability goals. Meet this year's  keynote speakers and view the agenda.

WHEN: April 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, April 2: 8:30 am - 2 pm

: Powder Valley Nature Center,
11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Full Conference (April 1-2)
$100 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members
$125 for non-members

$45 for students

Single Day:
April 1: $75 for Chapter members, $85 for non-members,
$30 for students
April 2: $50 for Chapter members, $60 for non-members,
$20 for students
Welcome New Chapter Members!

Thanks to the following Contributor Members!
The Contributor level of membership allows individuals to provide additional support for our mission.
Tristan Scoble, Holt Electrical Supplies
A big welcome to all of our members who have joined between December 2013 and February 2014!

Colleen Autry, Washington University in St. Louis 
Thomas Bruns, The Green House 

Dave Bullington, Air Masters Corp. 

Edward Choklek, FGM Architects 

Leah Dettmers, Madison County Planning & Development 

Kathleen Engel, 3Degrees 

Todd Fisk, Alberici Constructors 

Michael Fogarty Jr, Briner Electric 

John Godar, W.W. Grainger Inc 

Greg Goninan, homeowner 

Ekin Gumustas, HOK 

Kari Haller, Alberici 

Christine Hanson, Sustainability Consultant 

Leonard Harris, Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program 

Nina Jean-Louis, Boeing 

Stacey Johnston 

David Killion, South Side Roofing Co.  

Richard Lackey 

Steve Liescheidt, Langendorf Supply Co 

Robert Maltby, Greenstreet Development 

Chris Marsh, Alberici Constructors Inc.  

Tim Marstall, Paric 

Jonathan Matheny, Lambert St. Louis International Airport 

M. Joyce Mathis, MJM Design Company 

John May

Paul McKnight, Earth First Solar 

Ryan Meyer, Paric Corporation 

Jim Moler, WishArt Corporation 

Joan Newton, Coldwell Banker Gundaker 

Ray Newton, Regions 

Michael Oldani, Southeast Missouri State 

Maria Pressley, Ventas/Lilibridge Healthcare Services 

Kevin Rapp, Zehnder America 

Jake Schanzmeyer, Trane Commercial Systems 

Robert Spiegel, Econowatt 

Gene Steffens, Bilfinger Engineering and Industrial Services 

Julie Villa, Arcturis 

Tabitha Waldron, Thermal Mechanics, Inc 

Ryan Walsh, Ross & Baruzzini 

Ross Welch, Core10 Architecture 

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!
BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland
Call for Education Proposals 
The BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland 2014 Conference is now accepting proposals for presenters and topics. The conference will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America's largest LEED Gold-certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.

In 2014, the conference is looking for programs that highlight innovation, promote best practices, and enhance the knowledge of building design, construction, and management and operations professionals in the Midwest.

Please review the Call for Proposals for full details on the conference's topic preferences and review process before completing the submission form. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 14th at 11:59 pm.   

EBies Celebrate Existing Building Heroes

The Ebie Awards (Ee-bees; short for Existing Buildings) are a national juried competition created by the Urban Green Council (USGBC New York) to recognize the unsung heroes of existing buildings whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded- not just building owners, but operators, facilities managers, engineers, retro-commissioning agents, lighting designers, and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. Complete details can be found at www.EBies.org.


Submissions are accepted until March 20th, 2014. Winners will be announced LIVE at the EBie Awards on June 9, 2014 in New York City.


We hope there will be many submissions from our region!
EBies Celebrate Existing Building Heroes

The Ebie Awards (Ee-bees; short for Existing Buildings) are a national juried competition created by the Urban Green Council (USGBC New York) to recognize the unsung heroes of existing buildings whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded- not just building owners, but operators, facilities managers, engineers, retro-commissioning agents, lighting designers, and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. Complete details can be found at www.EBies.org.


Submissions are accepted until March 20th, 2014. Winners will be announced LIVE at the EBie Awards on June 9, 2014 in New York City.


We hope there will be many submissions from our region!

Thanks to our New & Renewing 2014 Chapter Sponsors! 


Acorn Landscape Architecture / Deweese Design -

renewing Silver


Alberici Group - renewing Platinum


Ameren Missouri - renewing Platinum


Ameren Missouri Pure Power - NEW Silver




Brightergy - renewing Green Schools


BSI Constructors - renewing Silver


Cannon Design - renewing Gold


CLAYCO - renewing Gold


ECO Recycling - renewing Silver


Electrical Connection - renewing Silver


Enterprise Holdings - renewing Silver


Express Scripts - renewing Silver


Green Street Properties - renewing Green


Hastings + Chivetta Architects, Inc. - NEW Silver


HDR - NEW Green


HOK Group - renewing Silver


Johnson Controls - renewing Silver


KAI Design & Build - NEW Green


Koch Air LLC - renewing Green


KONE Inc. - renewing Silver


Laclede Gas Company - renewing Gold


Lighting Associates, Inc. - renewing Silver


Microgrid Solar - renewing Silver


Missouri Botanical Garden - renewing Platinum


Missouri History Museum - renewing Gold 


Oates & Associates - renewing Silver


Paric - renewing Gold


Parsons Brinkerhoff - renewing Silver


PayneCrest Electric - renewing Green


Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 - renewing Platinum


Tarlton - renewing Silver


The Healthy Planet - renewing Gold


Vertegy Consultants - renewing Platinum


Wells Fargo Advisors - renewing Platinum


William A. Kerr Foundation - renewing Platinum


Woolpert, 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 2014 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854.