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  August 2014 E-Newsletter


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.


Registration is now open for Greening the Heartland and for Greenbuild!
Greening the Heartland 2014

Greenbuild 2014

Sustainability as a National Strategic Imperative
Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 - 7:30Mark Mykleby
In partnership with ASHRAE- St. Louis Chapter
Retired U.S. Marine Corp Colonel Mark "Puck" Mckleby was asked by the former Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a new American Grand Strategy. He determined that sustainability needs to become our national strategic imperative if the nation is to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities of the 21st Century. In this presentation, Mykleby will discuss a framework for implementing sustainability policy that connects macro policies with Main Street, USA.
Sponsored by the Saint Louis University's Center for Sustainability and CxE  
LEED for Schools
Thursday, August 7, 3:00 - 5:00 Flance Early Learning Center  
Sustainable schools are healthy learning environments! In this in-depth seminar, school designers will describe the challenging yet engaging process of LEED certification, requiring involvement from and heightened collaboration between designers, constructors, faculty and building owners/operators. This event is taking place at a special location- the Flance Early Learning Center is pursuing LEED certification! An optional tour of the facility will take place before the session from 2:00- 2:45 pm. 
Sponsored by Color Art Integrated Interiors & Paric
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Congregations Workshop
Monday, August 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Is your religious community interested in saving
energy & money? Join Missouri Interfaith Power and Light and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at a free hands-on workshop on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Congregations- a online, interactive energy management tool that allows faith communities to measure and track their house of worship's energy and water consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time. Even better? Participating congregations are eligible to apply for free energy audits! 
Consider becoming a Green Schools Quest Mentor!
Thursday, August 14, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Green Schools Quest mentors assist participating schools to devise and implement low or no cost sustainability projects. Interested in participating? Join us on August 14 to learn more about what is involved with becoming a mentor, hear from past mentors, and ask any questions that are on your mind.
Shedding Light on LED lighting
Wednesday, August 27, 3:00 - 5:00 pm 
This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the state of LED Lighting for a variety of project types, from area lighting and warehouses to retail and office lighting. Presenters will explain what types of fixtures are currently available, dispel LED lighting myths, and share detailed information.
Sponsors: Color Art Integrated Interiors and Paric Corporation

Learn more & RSVP today!  

Member Survey Results
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's member survey guides our work to provide engagement opportunities for our members to become involved with our mission through the our projects, educational programs, and events. Many thanks to the members that took time to complete our survey. Interested to see what they had to say?
Interested in learning more about LEED v4?
LEED version 4 launched last year at Greenbuild, and the Chapter's Speakers Bureau is excited to share the details with you! Are you and your colleagues interested in learning more about how LEED version 4 differs from LEED 2009? Host a speaker for a lunchtime brownbag session!

Contact us to schedule a speaker
Recently Certified LEED Projects
Congratulations to these recently certified LEED Projects!
  • SIUE Science Building, Edwardsville, IL - SILVER (NC)
  • Washington University School of Medicine Orthopedics Office, St. Louis, MO - CERTIFIED (CI)
  • Corporate Woods, Earth City, MO - SILVER (EB)
  • Corporate Woods, Earth City, MO - CERTIFIED (EB)
  • University Suites, Drury University, Springfield, MO - PLATINUM (Homes)
  • @4240, St. Louis, MO - PLATINUM (CS)
  • Converse Factory Store, Chesterfield, MO - CERTIFIED (CI)
  • Army PN75078 Repl Central Rec Warehouse, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO -SILVER (NC)
  • South Springfield, Springfield, MO - SILVER (CI)
  • Clayton Police Station, Clayton, MO - PLATINUM (NC)
  • N Kansas Expy, Springfield, MO - GOLD (CI)
  • Army BCT Complex, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO - SILVER (NC)
Clayton PD
Clayton Police Station, LEED Platinum (NC) 
Do you know of a recently certified project not on this lists? Please contact us and showcase your sustainable achievements!
Thanks to our New & Renewing Supporters
FGM Architects - NEW Green Sponsor

Solutions AEC- RENEWING Silver 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.


Thanks to our GOLD SPONSORS


Acorn Landscape Architecture

Ameren Missouri
Pure Power

BSI Constructors

Christner, Inc.

Color Art Integrated Interiors

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

New Ground 
Oates Associates

Parsons Brinkerhoff

Ross & Baruzzini


Solutions AEC

Sunwheel Energy, a McCormack Baron Salazar company


Thompson Coburn, LLC


U.S. Bank
Thanks to our GREEN SPONSORS


BRiC Partnership

FGM Architects
Green Street St. Louis

HDR, Inc

KAI Design & Build 

Koch Air, LLC
PayneCrest Electric

Wm. B. Ittner, Inc