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
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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
Thompson Coburn, LLC
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Husch Blackwell, LLC
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Koch Air, LLC
Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
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11th Annual LEED Showcase
The 11th Annual LEED Green Building Showcase features presentations on three local projects that are pursuing or have recently achieved LEED certification:
The Lofts of Washington University is a mixed-use development under construction in the Delmar Loop. When finished, it will house 550-600 residents and 22,000 sq ft of new retail space; this project is pursing LEED Platinum Certification.
Dancing Rabbit Eco-village's Green Community Center is in the design phase and features a straw bale interior and passive design. The Green Community Center is pursing both LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certifications.
@4240 in the Cortex Development is built for flexible tenant solutions including customized labs for both large and small molecule research, dry labs for electronic, medical device or IT or software research, and modern office space. A Certified LEED Platinum building, @4240 is surrounded by what employees want most including walking distance to green spaces, cafes, and living areas.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
5:30-6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm - Formal Presentation
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)
Free to all attendees!
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH
REGISTER: Register online here.
Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 577-0225.
Thanks to our Program Sponsors!
Free Energy Audits for Congregations!
This is part of the 25 x 20 Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign. Audits are courtesy of a grant from the national USGBC.
Congregations chosen to receive energy audits must also commit to on-going benchmarking of their building by participating in the 25 x 20 Energy Benchmarking Campaign. MO IPL and USGBC-MGC volunteers can provide assistance with this process. Additionally, there is an ENERGY STAR for Congregations tool, specific to places of worship.
USGBC-MGC and MO IPL are hosting a free ENERGY STAR For Congregations workshop on August 25. Stay tuned for more details!
Energy Audit Applications are due by 5 PM on August 29, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of award by September 15, 2014 and the audits should take place in fall 2014. APPLY NOW!
Make a Difference: Environmental Action for your Home & House of Worship
Join the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council), Missouri Interfaith Power & Light and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a discussion on making a difference by greening your home and your house of worship.
Featuring Keynote Speakers:
- Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, Interfaith Power & Light Board Member, former Pastor of the historic providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta and Civil Rights Leader
- Mike Roberts, Meteorologist with KSDK Channel 5
Keynote addresses will be followed by breakout sessions that will cover the basics of greening your home and greening your house of worship. WHEN
: Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm - Registration & Networking
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Program WHERE
: St. Louis Community College - Forest Park Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts
, Room T203
St. Louis, MO 63110 This event is free, but registration is required online here.
Green Schools Quest featured on
Growing Green St. Louis
The Green Schools Quest was featured on "Growing Green St. Louis" on KTRS 550 AM on Sunday, June 29!
Host "Green" Jean Ponzi spoke with Hope Gribble, USGBC-MO Gateway's Education & Green Schools Coordinator. Hope was joined by Tiffany Tibbs, parent at Kennard Classical Junior Academy; Carolyn Green, USGBC-MGC Green Mentor and parent with Maplewood-Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center; and Anne Marie Lodholz, teacher at St. Louis University High School. Take a listen to the show!
Interested in supporting Green Schools? Apply to participate in the 2014- 2015 Green Schools Quest as a Volunteer Green Schools Mentor!
What Goes In, Must Come Out
There are many opportunities for increasing sustainability of healthcare environments ranging from green building to greening facility operations, administrative practices, supply chain, and cafeterias.
This course will discuss the triple bottom line approach to greening supply chain, waste streams, and food service.
This course is intended for a broad audience ranging from healthcare administrators and practitioners to facilities employees and healthcare design professionals.
: Lois Sechrist, Senior Analyst, Ascension Health
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 - 9:30 am
WHERE: St. Louis Community College Corporate Campus
3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC Member, $45/Non-member
REGISTER: Learn more & register online here.
Winners Announced in 2014 Ebie Awards
The Urban Green Council recently celebrated the winners of it's third annual Ebie (EE-bies; short for Existing Buildings) awards, a national juried competition that puts the spotlight on the innovations and achievements of facility owners, building managers and others responsible for the performance of existing buildings! BuildingGreen.com published a summary of the 2014 winners- check it out
to learn more about their impressive accomplishments! The Ebies will again be accepting entries in January of 2015. Are you a building owner or operator reducing waste, cutting energy and water use, making lighting more efficient, or engaging tenants and occupants in sustainability initiatives?
Submit your project next year and make our region proud!
Thanks to our New & Renewing Supporters!
Thompson Coburn LLC- NEW Silver sponsor
Arcturis - Renewing Green sponsor
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.