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  July 2015 E-Newsletter

Tour of Flance Early Learning Center
Save the Date for the first Continuing Education Blitz!
Help plan the Growing Green Awards
Make a Bigger Difference - Environmental Action for Your Life, Your Community, and Your House of Worship
Thank You to our Above and Beyond Volunteers!
Announcing the 4th Annual Photo Contest!
Shaw Professional Landscaping Series
Building the Heartland Early Bird Deadline
Congratulations to these Recently Certified LEED Projects
JCI Symposium on Social Equality
National LEED Committee Call for Volunteers
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.


Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. 
The center's design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified Preschool in the world. Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.

Join us to explore the LEED registered Flance Early Learning Center!


Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Trivers Associates


Save the Date - Continuing Education Blitz
Building Materials, LEED, and Health - Oh My!
Braving the new world of building material selection.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 29 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On September 29, the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter will host its inaugural full-day Continuing Education Blitz: Building Materials, LEED, and Health - Oh My! Braving the new world of building material selection. Spend the day with national sustainability experts representing different product sectors, such as hardware, carpet, textiles, specialty metal fabricators, metal insulated panels, and structural masonry concrete block. Multiple presentation and discussion formats on an important and timely green building topic will contribute 7.0 continuing education units for LEED or AIA professional credentials.  This is an event you won't want to miss! More details and registration to come.

Contribute to the Growing Green Awards!  
Join the volunteers working to make the 2016 Growing Green Awards and 15 year anniversary celebration a success! The Growing Green Awards working group manages the details of the event, solicits nominations, jury selection, and event promotion.
Contact Becky Finch, chair of the Growing Green Awards Working Group, to join the team!

Join the Growing Green Awards Working Group!
Make a Bigger Difference
Environmental Action for Your Life, Your Community, and Your House of Worship
Tuesday, August 25, 6:45 - 9:00 pm 

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Missouri Interfaith Power & Light, and the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council) for a discussion on making a difference by greening your life, your community, and your house of worship. The evening features keynote speaker Don Corrigan, Professor of Environmental Journalism and Global Communication at Webster University and author of Environmental Missouri.

The Keynote address will be followed by two breakout sessions: Greening Your House of Worship: You've Started Recycling, Now What? and Greening Your Life & Community: Being Green Outside Your Home.


Thank You to our Above and Beyond Volunteers!
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents "above and beyond" on a particular project or program. We are happy to recognize Hannah Roth of Washington University for her work on the Continuing Education Blitz and Paul Todd Merrill of Clayco for his work with the membership committee. Many thanks to Paul and Hannah for their hard work and dedication!
Announcing the 4th Annual Photo Contest!
From Recycling to Upcycling
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Marketing Committee invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Photo Contest! For the first time, photographers are invited to share images around a theme - from recycling to upcycling. Submissions are due on August 15.

The Shaw Professional Landscaping Series
Greener Solutions to Municipal Landscape Design

July 15, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center and Shaw Nature Reserve for the Shaw Professional Landscaping Series. Kirkwood Park and Walker Lake will host this Shaw Series Salon, which will focus on developing greener stormwater projects.    


Learn more and register for the Shaw Professional Landscape Series
Building the Heartland
Early Bird Deadline August 1st   

August 31 - September 2  

Now in its third year, BUILDING THE HEARTLAND (formerly BuildingChicago/ Greening the Heartland) is the major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, government officials and community organizations in the Midwest. This year the conference will take place August 31 - September 2 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago, Illinois.

USGBC Chapter members can register for $260 until August 1, discounted from $325.

Register by August 1st to receive early bird discount!

Recently Certified LEED Projects
Congratulations to these recently certified LEED Projects!
  • 1601 S Jefferson Redevelopment, Saint Louis, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • The Broadway, a Doubletree by Hilton, Columbia, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Enterprise Olive Administration, Olivette, MO - GOLD (CI)
  • Gray Design Group, Saint Louis, MO - SILVER (CI)
  • Jaycee Fairgrounds, St. Charles, MO - GOLD (Homes)
  • Kum & Go Store 465, Springfield, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Kum & Go Store 468, Springfield, MO - GOLD (NC)
  • Kum & Go Store 480, Springfield, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • Kum & Go Store 779, Bethany, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • NCR of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO - PLATINUM (Homes)
  • McDonnell Hall and Brauer Hall, Ladue, MO - PLATINUM (Schools)
  • The North Light Building, Columbia, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • OMS/AMSA, Weldon Spring Training Area, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • Maryville University School of Health Professions, Town and Country, MO - SILVER (NC)
  • Shoreline Management Office, Lake Ozark, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • SIUE Engineering Building Addition, Edwardsville, IL - SILVER (NC)
  • Training Building, Weldon Spring Training Area, MO - CERTIFIED (NC)
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Saint Louis, MO - SILVER (CI)
  • WU Loop Living Phase 1, Saint Louis, MO - PLATINUM (NC)
  • Wyndham Branson Sales Center, Branson, MO - CERTIFIED (CI)
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 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's LEED Gold Certified  Art and Design West Building
Do you know of a recently certified project not on this list? Please contact us and showcase your sustainable achievements! 
JCI Symposium on Social Equality
Thursday July 23, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL
Join JCI at the Symposium on Social Equality, focusing on the search for human dignity in the 21st century. This empowering event will unite local, regional, national and international leaders and experts in constructive conversation on how we can sustain social equality for all people.

The Symposium is free to all, but registration is required. 


LEED Committee Call for Volunteers
USGBC is currently seeking professionals who are passionate, inventive, and knowledgeable in the design, construction, and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to serve on the national USGBC's LEED committees. This LEED committee call for volunteers seeks individuals with specific expertise related to the following groups: Pilot Credit Committee, LEED Advisory Committee, and Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). Self-nominations are due by Friday, August 14 at 5:00 pm PST.

Thanks to our Annual Sponsors!
McCarthy Building Companies - RENEWING Gold


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


Ameren Missouri
Pure Power


Bell Electric

BSI Constructors

Christner, Inc.

Dynamic Controls, Inc.

ECO Recycling, Inc.

Electrical Connection

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts

Farnsworth Group
Hastings & Chivetta



Johnson Controls


KONE, Inc.

Lighting Associates, Inc.

Microgrid Solar

M3 Engineering Group

National Design Build S

Oates Associates

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

FGM Architects

Green Street St. Louis 
HBD Construction

HDR, Inc


KAI Design & Build 

The Korte Company
Missouri American Water

Parsons Brinckerhoff

PayneCrest Electric

Wm. B. Ittner, Inc