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  October 2014 E-Newsletter
Green Building Tour of Urban Chestnut Brewery
Sustainapalooza Returns to Columbia
Call for Proposals: 2015 Educational Programs
A Flooding St Louis?
Thanks for a Great ECORIDE!
Announcing the 3rd USGBC-MGC Photo Contest
Chapter Board Elections
Heartland Regional Commission Recognizes Volunteer Superstars
Missouri's Comprehensive State Energy Plan
Experiential Education Exchange Fall Gathering
Metro East Air & Health Forum
Interested in Learning More About LEED v4?
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

Green Building Tour of Urban Chestnut Brewery 
Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 - 7:30 

The former Renard Paper Co. warehouse and distribution building in the Grove was recently converted into a new brewery for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. This project, which is pursuing LEED certification, transformed the existing space- reopening bricked over windows, opening up the middle of the building, and making significant improvements to the building's exterior. Join us to tour this green building! 

Sponsored by Green Street St Louis, HBD Construction, Solutions AEC and Trivers Associates
Sustainapalooza returns to Columbia!
Friday, October 17, 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.
Call for Proposals: 2015 Educational Programs
Due Sunday, October 26, 11:59 pm  

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for educational programs to be offered in 2015. We are particularly seeking in-depth workshops - extended consideration of topics to build upon green building professionals' existing knowledge. Think outside of the box and support USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's efforts to offer a diverse selection of programs to educate our members and community on current green building principles and practices! Proposals are due by Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST.

A Flooding St Louis?
Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 - 9:00 am  
How do we develop a resilient St. Louis community in the face of a changing environment? Whether it's flood-plain development, a changing insurance landscape, or uncertain government regulation, part of the answer will be how we approach the relationship between water and our built environment. Panelists from diverse perspectives will discuss the current status and future implications of these topics.
Co-sponsors by the American Planning Association - Missouri Chapter, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, and the Urban Land Institute - St. Louis
Thanks for a great ECORIDE!
Thanks to the riders, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors for making this year's ECORIDE a success! All proceeds support our scholarship program- providing green building & sustainability education to those who would not normally have access. 
2014 ECORIDE Sponsors
Racing Sponsors:
Bworks * Icon Mechanical * Whole Foods

Touring Sponsors: Aegis Metal Framing * Better Life 
Great Rivers Greenway
* M3 Engineering Group
Unico System  

Cruiser Sponsors: Big Shark Bicycle Company
Cowell Engineering * Pedro's Planet 

Announcing the 3rd USGBC-MGC Photo Contest!

Have a photo of a green building or a sustainable practice to share? Enter the Chapter's third photo contest! We're looking for photos that celebrate the transformation of the built environment into a more environmentally friendly, prosperous, and healthy place to live, work, and learn. The contest is open to all residents of the Missouri Gateway Chapter territory. Submissions are due on December 1, 2014. Prizes will include restaurant gift cards, framed prints of winning photos, a free year of USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership, and more!  

Chapter Board Elections

USGBC-Missouri Gateway will hold board elections online November 6 - 12, 2014. Please note that in order to vote in the elections, you must be a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter member in good standing on Friday, October 31, 2014.  

Heartland Regional Committee recognizes Volunteer Superstars

The USGBC's Heartland Regional Committee recognized several USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteers as Volunteer Superstars! Kevin Gates, Tim Michels, Ryan Walsh, Lynn Larkin, Jan Niehaus, Lawrence Lile, and Chelsea Madden were originally recognized as Above + Beyond Volunteers, for devoting time and talents "above and beyond" on a particular project or program. 

Missouri's Comprehensive State Energy Plan
The Missouri Division of Energy recently announced the members of the Comprehensive State Energy Plan Steering Committee and the schedule of statewide public meetings.

Congratulations to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board Advisor Jim Curran of Electrical Connection, Chapter member Rick Hunter of Microgrid Solar, Chapter member Marc Lopata of Azimuth Energy, and to the many partners of the Chapter who were selected to participate in the Steering Committee.

The Missouri Division of Energy is now accepting comments for the State Energy Plan, and will hold seven public meetings across the state during the month of October.
Experiential Education Exchange Fall Gathering
Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm     
The Experiential Education Exchange invites all environmental, adventure, classroom, outdoor, & indoor educators; supporters of experiential education; and sustainability advocates to join us for a fun-filled evening to share inspiring ideas, network with friends and colleagues in the field, and engage in experiential education first-hand!
Metro East Air & Health Forum
Friday, October 17, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm  
Join the Metro East Community Air Project on October 17 for the Metro East Air & Health Forum, a free collaborative effort to highlight the impacts of air quality on health! Lunch will be provided.
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
Thanks to our New & Renewing Supporters

NewGround - 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


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