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  April 2015 E-Newsletter
Monthly Evening Program: 8th Annual Green Schools Event
Materials Specification Considerations, offering 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour
Save the Date! Give STL Day is May 5
USGBC Student Groups Step Up!
2015 Green Business Challenge Kick Off Meeting
Green Building Experts Program Recognizes Members
Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors!


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.


Monthly Evening Program
8th Annual Green Schools Event
Celebrating Green Schools Quest participants!  
Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm    


At each of the 38 schools participating in the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest, Green Teams have been hard at work devising and implementing - with the help of a USGBC-MGC Green Mentor - creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their school.

Join us on April 15 as we announce the winners and celebrate participants of the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest!
  • Celebrate the winners and participants of the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest.
  • Explore a variety of green school projects that local schools engaged in.
  • Find out how you can participate in the 2015-16 Green Schools Quest - as a school or mentor.
  • Learn about the Kirkwood School District's sustainability efforts and tour their Project IDEA space.
  • Learn about the Green Apple movement and plan for Green Apple Day of Service.
  • Discover green resources for schools
In Depth Seminar 
Materials Specification Considerations & LEED v4  
offering 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE hour
Wednesday, April 29, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This special lunch program offers 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour, and is presented in partnership with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Greater St. Louis Chapter.


Speaker Paul Bertram will discuss basic material evaluation and specification considerations from the specifier's perspective in relation to LEED v4. Potential legal ramifications, qualified assessors, LEED v4 Material Transparency, as well as tools and resources for navigating this topic will be explored.


Save the Date: GiveStL Day is May 5
Once again, the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation is joining hundreds of community foundations across the country for the biggest giving day in history. Mark your calendars for May 5th and remember to support the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's work to transform the built environment!

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 the Green Schools Quest, the LEED Community Project, and the Scholarship Program.

Your support is vital to our work to give everyone access to green buildings and green communities!
USGBC Student Groups Step Up!
In March, the Sustainable Students Organization from Southeast Missouri State University presented a session titled "Studio to Emerging Professional: Supporting the Momentum" at the USGBC Student Chapter Region 7 conference at the University of Cincinnati.

SSO was awarded SEMO's Student Life & Leadership Council's Outstanding Student Organization Award, which recognizes student organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the betterment of the University community.
The Maryville University USGBC Student group recently hosted the Chapter's Emerging Professionals for a tour of LEED Silver certified Walker Hall and for a green fashion show featuring clothing made from recycled and re-purposed materials.

Now Maryville students are busy preparing for their annual Goat Week. This initiative of the Maryville University Honeysuckle Project investigates long-term solutions to invasive bush honeysuckle and features Kurt Vonnegoat, Lady Baba & baby Barat.

Great work USGBC Student Groups!
2015 Green Business Challenge Launch
Presented by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Green Business Challenge delivers "triple-bottom" line results (financial, social, and environmental) to companies and organizations across the St. Louis region. The 2015 Challenge will start the year with a kick off meeting on Thursday, April 9th! 
Visit the Green Business Challenge website to learn about the new scorecard, the Apprentices, Leaders and Champions tracks for 2015, register for the kick-off event, and enroll in the 2015 Challenge.

Green Building Experts Recognizes Members
The Green Building Experts program celebrates Chapter members who have achieved third-party recognition for their green building expertise within the past year.

A Chapter member is considered a Green Building Expert when she or he is: published; quoted; acts as a speaker, panelist, moderator, instructor or facilitator of a presentation or course; judges a  competition; wins an award; is elected or appointed to a leadership role in an organization; or earns a LEED credential. Submit your recent recognition to be highlighted as a Green Building Expert!

Jen Kissinger was recognized as a Green Building Expert in March.  

Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors!
Azimuth Energy - NEW Green Sponsor

BRiC Partnership- RENEWING Green Sponsor

Green Street St. Louis- RENEWING Green Sponsor

HBD Construction- NEW Green Sponsor

Missouri American Water- NEW Green Sponsor

National Design Build Services- RENEWING Silver Sponsor

Oates Associates- RENEWING Silver Sponsor

Ride Finders- RENEWING Green Schools Sponsor

William B Ittner- RENEWING Green Sponsor
The financial support of our sponsors is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings. Learn more about 2015 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.    

You can learn more by downloading our  2015 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854.



Thanks to our GOLD SPONSORS


Acorn Landscape Architecture

Ameren Missouri
Pure Power


BSI Constructors

Christner, Inc.

Color Art Integrated Interiors

Dynamic Controls, Inc.

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Electrical Connection

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts 
Farnsworth Group

FGM Architects

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

Azimuth Energy

BRiC Partnership 
Custom Engineering

Green Street St. Louis 
HBD Construction

HDR, Inc

KAI Design & Build 

Koch Air, LLC

The Korte Company
Missouri American Water

PayneCrest Electric

Wm. B. Ittner, Inc