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  May 2014 E-Newsletter

Program & In-depth Session featuring Gail Vittori
Support the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on Give STL Day!
Applications Open for Green Schools Quest!
Take the 25x20 Benchmarking Pledge
Last Chance- LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
2014 Emerging Professionals Events
Local Government Green Team Meet-up
2014 TreeKeepers Class
Thanks to our New & Renewing Sponsors!


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Program & In-depth Session
Featuring Gail Vittori, National Leader in Sustainable Healthcare Design  

We are thrilled to welcome Gail Vittori for two upcoming events!   

Gail Vittori, recognized as one of "Twenty Who Are Making A Difference in Healthcare" in Healthcare Design Magazine, has been a catalyst for several national initiatives focused on greening the health care sector and advancing environmental health considerations in green building since 2000.


Co-director of the Center for Maximum Performance Building Systems, Gail is former chair of USGBC, founding chair of the LEED for Healthcare Core Committee; convener and co-coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care; and co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture.

May 13 Program
Sustainable Healthcare
plus book signing 
Presented in partnership with Ascension Health & IIDA

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Networking & Book Signing
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Formal Presentation

WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page, St. Louis, MO 63114

FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC & IIDA Members, Ascension Health staff & students; $20/ Non-members

: Click here to register online

May 14 In-depth Seminar 
Demystifying the Costs & Benefits of Green Healthcare Facilities
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 - 10:00 am

WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 North Warson Rd, (63132)

FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members; $45 for non-members

REGISTER: Click here to register online

Thank you to our Program Partners & Sponsors! 
Partners: Ascension Health & IIDA
Sponsors: Color Art Integrated Interiors/Steelcase/ Nurture, Ross & Baruzzini, and Siemens
Support the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on Give STL Day - TOMORROW!

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is one of over 500 nonprofits that is participating in Give STL Day- the largest giving day in St. Louis History!

On Tuesday May 6th (tomorrow!) from midnight to midnight
, donate to support our important work of providing everyone with access to green buildings and green communities. All levels of contributions are appreciated!

Donors will be eligible for hourly prize drawings. Donate during one of the following POWER HOURS to have your donation matched: 
  • 8:00 -9:00 am 
  • 10:00 -11:00 am
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  •  2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm 
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is much more than a member group or a professional organization. Along with providing valuable education and networking opportunities, we provide a wide range of community projects, like our Green Schools Quest, the LEED Community Project, and our Scholarship Program. Together, we call these projects Community Build. Support these programs, in any amount, on Give STL Day!

Applications open for
2014-15 Green Schools Quest!
Green Schools Quest We are again challenging public and private schools within our Chapter territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools- because where we learn matters!

Each school participating in the Green Schools Quest will be encouraged to form a Green Team. Teams may be a single classroom, a student club, a grade level, or an entire school. Each team will select a low or no cost project to begin in October 2014 and conclude in March 2015.

A USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Green Mentor will be assigned to assist to each Green Team. The mentor will help with ideas, documentation, and community resources. Each Green Team will document their project's impacts and submit outcomes for judging in March 2015.

Cash Awards ($750 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place) and trophies will be presented to three participants in each category: elementary school, middle/junior high school, and high school.

Applications for schools and green mentors opened on May 1st! Visit our website to learn more and apply. 

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 winners! Photos of the winners and our Green Schools event are on our Facebook page. 
Take the 25 x 20 Benchmarking Pledge!

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.

All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, non-profits, congregations, schools, governments, etc.

Learn more & take the pledge today at www.25x20.org!

Last Chance: Take the LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course before the exam changes!
The LEED Credential exams will integrate LEED version 4 content starting in July 2014. Our May 8-9 LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course is the Chapter's last live course offering before these changes go into effect!

USGBC-Missouri Gateway's two full-day (16 hours green associate logototal) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.  Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.


It's not to late to register- visit our website to learn more.  
2014 Emerging Professionals Events  
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Emerging Professionals (EPs) are young professionals, recent graduates, and those new to green building industries.

The task force aims to engage and welcome EPs into the Chapter, facilitate the integration of future leaders into Chapter groups and committees, and create community-building events for EPs.

Check out the recently released calendar of 2014 EP Events! Interested in learning more or joining our EPs? Contact James Dice & Katie Dieckhaus to be added to the Emerging Professionals distribution list.  
Local Government Green Team Meet-Up
at the Green Homes Festival!  

The USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter, The Clean Air Partnership, and RideFinders are providing an opportunity for local government green teams to share best practices and learn from one another!


Join us for a Local Government Green Team Meet-Up on June 7, 2014 at the Green Homes Festival, hosted by the Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.


Attendees will receive free admission to the Garden and the Festival!  


WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 9:00 - 10:30 

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard

FEE: Free! Attendees also receive free admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Green Homes Festival.

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here   


2014 TreeKeepers Classes 

The 2014 TreeKeepers classes, presented by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and sponsored in part by the Missouri 

Department of Conservation, have been scheduled for Saturdays, May 24th through June 28th.   

This free class educates citizens about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas: identification, biology, soils, planting, pruning, and insects and diseases. No prior experience required. Graduates are asked to provide 24 hours of volunteer service to Forest ReLeaf or in forestry-related projects in their community.


The class is free of charge and limited to the first 50 registrants. Classes will meet in the Powder Valley Nature Center auditorium from 10:00am-12:00pm. The final class will be held at CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Maryland Heights (weather permitting). To register, please email [email protected] or call 314-533-5323

Thanks to our 2014 Supporters! 


Your financial support and participation - as amember, sponsor or donor - is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings.


 Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities!   


Support the Chapter on Give STL Day!  


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.