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  September 2014 E-Newsletter

Green Remodeling & Interiors
Building Energy Data Analytics
Participate in the Green Schools Quest!
Green Products & Services EXPO
We Stand for Green Building
Support Scholarships at the ECORIDE
Save the Date for Sustainapalooza
LEED v4 for Homes Webinar Series
Interested in Learning more about LEED v4?
Welcome New Chapter members!
Thanks to our Supporters!


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.


5th annual Green Ball
to benefit
the EarthWays Center

Friday, November 14

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

Greenbuild 2014

Green Remodeling & Interiors -
A Cure for the Common House 
Tuesday, September 9, 5:30 - 7:30
In partnership with HBA St. Louis and ASID St. Louis 
A lively panel discussion with experienced practitioners of green home remodeling- from historic rehabs to affordable remodels to sustainable interiors. Join us to learn more about USGBC or ASID's ReGreen program, the Green Remodel Path National Green Building Standard, and the USGBC's Green Home Guide.

During the networking portion of the evening, we will be raffling off a $50 Big Shark gift card! Raffle tickets will be $5 each, or $20 for five. All proceeds support the Chapter's scholarship program.
Sponsored by CertainTEED & HomeNav by Sustaining Spaces
Building Energy Data Analytics
Tuesday, September 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm  
In this in-depth seminar James Dice of Energy Systems Group will discuss the features and capabilities of facility analytics services, especially as they relate to building performance, energy management, maintenance, and more. Join us and learn why building owners, building operators, and energy managers love data analytics!
Participate in the Green Schools Quest! 
School Applications due Monday, September 15 Green Schools Quest
We are challenging public and private schools within the Chapter Territory 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!

Applications for schools are open until September 15- encourage your neighborhood school, your alma mater or your children's school to apply!
Green Products & Services EXPO +
High Performing People & Buildings Seminar
Friday, September 5, Seminar 8:00 - 9:30 am, Expo 9:30 - noon 
Join the St. Louis Green Business Challenge for their annual Green Products & Services EXPO and a seminar on High Performing People and Buildings featuring the Chapter's LEED Community Project. Free to all!
We Stand for Green Building!
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and partners believe in sustainability and stand for green building. Their photos, taken by the Marketing Committee at our August Program, were featured on the national USGBC's website! Do you stand with them?

Check out the photos and learn how you can stand with our members! 
Support Scholarships at the ECORIDE
Sunday, October 5, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, and join the fun at the Fifth Annual ECORIDE! Choose between  long and short bike rides and a walking tour of Soulard. And NEW this year, the bike routes will go south to Jefferson Barracks Park!

Proceeds from the ECORIDE benefit the Chapter's scholarship fund
, which provides green building & sustainability education and training for those who normally would not have access.

You can also support our scholarship fund at our September 9th program! We will be raffling off a $50 Big Shark gift card. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, or get five tickets for $20!
Save the Date for Sustainapalooza!
Friday, October 17 &
Saturday, October 18th, Columbia MO 

Sustainapalooza, a conference on sustainable building practices for architects, engineers, builders and homeowners,  is returning to Columbia!


This year, USGBC-MGC Mid-Missouri Branch and AIA Mid-Missouri are excited to partner with Columbia's Sustainable Living Fair. Friday will feature presentations on sustainable building design, construction and maintenance. Saturday activities include green building tours, presentations & a product expo.

LEED v4 for Homes Online Webinar Series
Each Wednesday from Sept 3 - Nov 5th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm EST  
The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability is offering members of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter discounts on their upcoming 8 week webinar series, "Understanding LEED for Homes v4." The series will review real case studies from the version 4 pilot, credit by credit interpretations, market acceptance, and cost benefit analysis and comparisons to the old rating system.
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
Welcome to these new Chapter Members!
A big welcome to all of our members who have joined between March and August 2014!

David Ake, Bethesda Health Group Inc. 

John Allen, St. Louis Earth Day 

JB Anderson, Green Construction Consultants 

Stephanie Andrasko, Southwestern Illinois College 

Nick Arb, Frost Supply 

Jeff Avery, Grainger 

Jake Barnett, Morgan Stanley 

Marnie Bermingham, Independent Contractor 

Mike Boyd, Bethesda Health Group 

Michael Brasher

Alexis Brown, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 

Jennifer Carter

Sheldon Chesky, BioSpan Technologies, Inc. 

Kathryn Crider

Jason Daniels, Code Consultants, Inc. 

Joe Davis, Custom Engineering 

Ryan Davis, Oppenheimer & Co Inc 

Natasha Dunwoody, Christner, Inc. 

Olivia Engel, St. Louis Earth Day 

Erik Froehlich, Ameresco, Inc. 

 Leslie Garner, Hastings + Chivetta Architects 

 Laura Gaska, Jacobs

 Patrick Gilmore, Recycled Granite St Louis 

 James Gooden, Baysinger Architects, LLC 

Joyce Gorrell, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center  

Kevin Gremmelsbacher, HDA 

 Mike Grossheim, Saint Louis Community College 

 Ashley Hesjedal

Chrystal Holmes, Madison County Transit

Jason Hrdlicka, St. Louis County  

Erik Illies, FGM Architects

Alice Kauss

Rob Kennedy, EarthWays Center

Terry King

Eric Kirberg, Kirberg Company

Richard Kurzawa, Jacobs

Steven Kveton, PureTi St. Louis

Francois Lavere, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Keri Luly, Allsteel

Danny McGrail, Ross and Baruzzni

Aaron Michels, Energy Resources Group

Carol Minton, Steven E. Minton/Carol Penninger Minton AIA

Gwen Mizell, GSM Development 

Angela Montgomery, Custom Engineering

Katherine Palmer, Shoeman Water Projects

Yin Pan, BSA LifeStructures

Yvette Paris, Louer Facility Planning, Inc.

Kris Parsons, Webster University

Kevin Petersen, University of Michigan Law School

Daniel Phelan, Ross & Baruzzini

Robert Rasp, Cx Consultants LLC

Rich Ringis, Ford Hotel Supply

Jonathan Roper, Saint Louis University

Gordon Schweitzer III, Microgrid Energy

Eric Sepulveda, Erico Construction

Soe Shwe, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Karen Tobin, BSA Lifestructures

Brad Tretter, Cassidy Turley

Don Truax, The Laclede Group

Taylor Vickroy, Signature Craft

David Wilson, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Brian Wright, FGM Architects 

A comprehensive list of all USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members is available online via our
searchable Member Directory.

Not a member yet? Join us!
Thanks to our New & Renewing Supporters

Christner, Inc. - RENEWING Silver Sponsors
Custom Engineering - NEW Green Sponsor
M3 Engineering Group - NEW Silver Sponsor
St. Louis Regional Chamber - NEW Gold Sponsor
The Korte Company - RENEWING Green Sponsor
Trane- RENEWING Silver 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.


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

M3 Engineering Group

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

Custom Engineering

FGM Architects
Green Street St. Louis

HDR, Inc

KAI Design & Build 

Koch Air, LLC 
The Korte Company

PayneCrest Electric

Wm. B. Ittner, Inc