USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER MISSION
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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GREEN SCHOOLS SPONSORS
St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
Thanks to our
Acorn Landscape Architecture
Color Art Integrated Interiors
ECO Recycling, Inc.
Guarantee Electrical Company
Hastings & Chivetta
Lighting Associates, Inc.
National Design Build Services, LLC
Ross & Baruzzini
Sunwheel Energy, a McCormack Baron Salazar company
Thanks to our
Green Street St. Louis
Husch Blackwell, LLC
KAI Design & Build
Koch Air, LLC
Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Wm. B. Ittner, Inc
Congratulations to the
2014 Growing Green Awardees!
We are so pleased to be able to recognize individuals and organizations in our community that share our mission and vision to make every building a green building and every community a green community!
Awards were presented at the 6th Annual Growing Green Awards on March 27 to:
Emerging Leader: Maryville University's USGBC Student Group
Operational Excellence: St. Louis Zoo
Restoration: Green Street St. Louis
Innovation: Gary Steps, Butterfly Energy Works
Community Champion: Deb Frank, Missouri Botanical Garden
Pictured above, top row from left to right: Emily Andrews, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter; Sarah Green, Maryville University; Bob Shaw, MICDS; Mary Bryan, Maryville University; Gary Steps, Butterfly Energy Works; Laura Rodgers, Maryville University; Rob Maltby, Brian Pratt, and Phil Hulse, Green Street St. Louis. Bottom Row: Mariya Khezri, Maryville University; Deb Frank, Missouri Botanical Garden; Wanda Evans, St. Louis Zoo; and Liz Austin, Green Street St. Louis.
Download a list of all the 2014 Growing Green Award Nominees!
Check out our Facebook page for photos of the event.
Thanks to our Growing Green Awards Sponsors:
St. Louis Electrical Connection
Cannon Design * Microgrid Solar * Paric Corporation
Foam Engineers LLC * Green Street St. Louis
KONE, Inc * M360 * Rosemann & Associates, P.C.
ASERusa * ASSA ABLOY * Butterfly Energy Works
C&R Mechanical * Microgrid Solar
Rock Hill Mechanical Corp. * Shade, Shades & More
Tiger Lily Development * Straight Up Solar
The Healthy Planet
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
7th Annual Green Schools Event:
Celebrating Sustainability in Schools
Join us at the 7th Annual Green Schools Event to:
- Celebrate the winners and participants of the 2013-14 Green Schools Quest
- Find out how you can participate in the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest- as a school or mentor!
- Tour sustainable features of MICDS's new STEM Building, pursuing LEED Certification
- Learn about the Green Apple global movement and Green Apple Day of Service
- Discover green resources for YOUR school!
GUEST SPEAKER: We are thrilled to welcome Emily Riordan, Community Programs Manager for the Center for Green Schools to St. Louis! Emily will lend a national perspective on opportunities to transform our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places. Topics of discussion will include the Green Apple Day of Service and newly released National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability.
WHEN: April 29, 3:30- 6:30 pm
WHERE: Mary Institute & Saint Louis Country Day School
101 N. Warson Road, Saint Louis, MO 63142
REGISTER: Click here to learn more and register
Now Accepting Greenbuild Scholarship Applications!
We raised enough money at our annual ECORIDE in October 2013 to provide several scholarships to 2014 Greenbuild Conference in New Orleans, LA October 22 - 24
! We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to those living and/or working within our Chapter territory
Scholarships are available in two tracks:
- Track 1 - Full Scholarship (1 available)
- Track 2 - Student or Emerging Professional Scholarship (3 available)
Scholarship applications are due April 15, 2014.
25 x 20 Benchmarking Campaign
The St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative is challenging the region to reduce energy consumption 25% by the year 2020!
The first step to reducing energy use: figuring out where you stand and how you stack up using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The process of comparing your performance to that of your peers is called Benchmarking
Join us at these upcoming events to learn more and kick off this campaign! April 10: ENERGY STAR Overview &
25 x 20 Energy Benchmarking Kickoff
Join us to kickoff the region's 25x20 Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign and learn about ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager with Mike Zatz, Chief of ENERGY STAR's Commercial & Industrial Branch. Learn more & register here. May 6: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Workshop
During this hands-on workshop, participants will establish their building's profile in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and benchmark their energy & water use. Local Utilities may be able to provide utility data for advanced registrants! Learn more & register here.
This educational series is supported by
"Chasing Ice" Viewing & Discussion
After you've attended our Green Schools Event, head over to Missouri Interfaith Power & Light
and St. John's United Church of Christ's
viewing of the documentary Chasing Ice! Following the film, climate reality leaders Ken Denson and Larry Lazar will lead a discussion. WHEN
: April 29, 7:00 - 9:15 pm, doors open at 6:45WHERE
: St. John's United Church of Christ
15370 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
or St. John's
National Call for LEED Committee Members
The USGBC is calling for volunteers to serve on LEED Technical Advisory Groups.
LEED committee volunteers play a critical role in developing and maintaining the LEED rating system. This is your chance to put your hat in the ring and offer your expertise to future LEED development! Learn more and apply today (nominations close on 4/10)!
Newly Certified LEED Projects
Congratulations to the following buildings who have achieved LEED certification since our last update in November.
- 2215 W 27th Street, Joplin, MO - GOLD (Homes)
- ARMY PN64520 Dial Central Facility 406,
Fort Leonard Wood, MO - SILVER (NC)
- ARMY PN65009 Tech Escort Addition 3230,
Fort Leonard Wood, MO - GOLD (NC)
- CBRE - St. Louis, Clayton, MO - SILVER (CI)
- Doling Aquatics Center, Springfield, MO - SILVER (NC)
- Jeffries Elementary School Addition,
Springfield, MO - SILVER (Schools)
- UMHC- Patient Care Tower, Columbia, MO - GOLD (NC)
- Wildwood City Hall, Wildwood, MO - GOLD (NC)
Wildwood City Hall, LEED Gold
Do you know of a recently certified project not on this list? Ordo 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!
ASHRAE St. Louis Short Course:
Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1- 2013
Join ASHRAE St. Louis for their annual HRATEC event! This year's course topic is "Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1- 2013."
Since 1975, the various versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 have been the benchmarks for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for standards in more than 15 countries around the world. The 2013 update of Standard 90.1 is a major revision, containing more than 100 changes from the 2010 version.
This course is highly interactive and includes several in-class exercises with problems that participants can solve individually or in teams. More detailed information about this course is available here.
WHAT: ASHRAE HRATEC "Complying with Standard 90.1-2013"
McHenry "Mack" Wallace, Jr., P.E., LEEDŽ AP
Joseph Deringer, AIA, LEEDŽ AP
WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 8 am - 4:00 pm
12031 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146
ASHRAE- St. Louis Chapter Member: $125
late registration (after 4/21/14): $200REGISTER: Click here to register online
Thanks to our New & Renewing 2014 Chapter Sponsors!
Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc - NEW Green Schools
BRiC Partnership - NEW Green
Color Art Integrated Interiors- renewing Silver
National Design Build Services LLC - renewing Silver
RideFinders - renewing Green Schools
Ross & Baruzzini- renewing Silver
Wm. B. Ittner, 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.