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  December 2014 E-Newsletter
Annual State of the Chapter & Social
Thank you to our #GivingTuesday Supporters!
Board of Directors Election Results
25x20 Participants Highlighted on GBIG
Congratulations to these recently Certified LEED Projects!
Perspectives on LEED version 4
River City Recycling Rewards Program
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.

December 11 & 12
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

January 13
State of the Chapter & Social


Annual State of the Chapter & Social
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm  
It's that time again! We're kicking off the new year with our annual State of the Chapter & Social on January 13, 2014!

Meet Chapter members and leaders and enjoy complimentary beer and wine while taking a look back at 2014 and look forward at plans for the upcoming year. We hope you'll join us in welcoming the new year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment!

Save the date and stay tuned for more details about this event!
Thank you to our #GivingTuesday Donors!
Many thanks to the generous donors who supported us on Giving Tuesday! The support of our donors, sponsors, and members makes our work to transform the built environment possible.

We are 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.

Throughout December, we'll be reflecting on our community programs and the members and partners that make them possible. Watch our Facebook page for updates, and remember that
your support makes this important work of providing everyone with access to green buildings and green communities possible!

Chapter Board of Directors Election Results
Congratulations to the following Chapter members who have been elected to the Board of Directors- Tim Gaidis, Jen Kissinger, Kim Eilerts and James Dice.


Three elected seats were available, and Tim Gaidis and Jen Kissinger were elected. James Dice & Kim Eilerts tied with exactly the same number of votes - a first in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter history! At the Board of Directors' regular meeting, the board determined that both candidates are valuable to the organization and created an additional board advisor seat.

Thanks to our outgoing board members: Jaime Kelley, Lynn Larkin, Luis Naranjo, and Nancy Rodney. We appreciate your contributions and service to our mission!
25x20 Participants Highlighted on GBIG
The St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative's 25x20 Campaign is challenging buildings in our region to benchmark their energy use.

Recently, 25x20 Campaign Participants were highlighted in a collection on the Green Building Information Gateway, an global platform for exploring the green dimensions of the built environment. Visit GBIG to explore the 25x20 collection!

Congratulations and thank you to these recent 25x20 Participants!
  • CBRE
  • EPC, Inc
  • Global Products, Inc
  • Lawrence Group
  • Microgrid Energy
  • Missouri American Water Company
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Tarlton
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Recently Certified LEED Projects
Congratulations to these recently certified LEED Projects!
  • 145226 St Louis F L Building, St. Louis, MO - GOLD (EB)
  • ARMY PN57194 Perm Party Barracks V, Fort Leonard Wood, MO - GOLD (NC)
  • Fifth Third Bank, Des Peres, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • John Burroughs School, Ladue, MO - SILVER (Schools)
  • Missouri State University Rec Center, Springfield, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • Student Design Center, Rolla, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • SWIC Liberal Arts Building Addition, Belleville, IL - GOLD (NC)
The USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter website showcases profiles of local LEED projects. Visit our website to check out the most recently completed profile highlighting the accomplishments of LEED Platinum Certified Sheet Metal Workers Local 36! Have a project you'd like to showcase? Contact us!

 Visit our website to see more local LEED projects  

Perspectives on LEED version 4
As we shared in our last e-newsletter, USGBC recently announced that it will allow projects to register under the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016, extending the original deadline by over a year.

Nadav Malin, USGBC LEED Faculty and president of Building Green, Inc, recently shared his thoughts on the change, reminding readers that LEED is a leadership standard. In his words "If we wait until the market is ready, what are we transforming?"   

 Read the full piece here 

River City Recycling Rewards Program
The City of St. Louis has launched a new city-wide waste reduction effort: The River City Recycling Rewards Program. The program seeks to increase recycling though education and community-based rewards, activating 20-30 neighborhood-based recycling programs. Participating neighborhood groups will be eligible for incentives from local businesses, as well as cash prizes each month from the program.  

Learn more about the River City Recycling Rewards Program

Thanks to our Supporters
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