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Coffee Break with Green Mentors - Sustainable Design & Engineering Professions

  • 29 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtually, of course!


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Coffee Break

Green Mentors in the Sustainable Design & Engineering Professions
with guests, Ralph Bicknese & Chad Coker

Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day? Join us for a Coffee Break! 

The U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter Higher Education & Emerging Professionals Committee hosts a plethora of events throughout the year, from volunteering and happy hours, to networking and green building tours. In addition to events, the committee organizes the USGBC-MGC Green Shadow Program to expose students and emerging professionals to green jobs within the Gateway region. Typically, we have done an informational interview, half day shadow, or one day shadow of local professionals in the green building, sustainability, and community fields.

We're hoping you can help us mix-it-up and improve the program to better suit your career passions and curiosities... in the meantime, join us for two 30-minute coffee breaks featuring local Green Shadow Mentors sharing insight into their careers and how and why they got there!

DAY 1 - 10/15: Sustainability Education & Community Professions 
DAY 2 - 10/29: Sustainable Design & Engineering Professions


Ralph Bicknese
, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, Member, Committee for Climate Action & Design Excellence (CCADE) at The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Ralph Bicknese is a nationally recognized sustainable design leader with over 40 years of experience and is a principal and co-founder of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects. Ralph’s objective is for every act of design and construction to enrich life.

Ralph is an ardent champion and advocate for transformative green building at local, state and federal levels. He has served and continues to serve on several boards and committees dedicated to widespread sustainability, has participated in several publications and is a frequent mentor, juror and panelist for students at K-12 schools, universities and colleges and frequently lectures on numerous facets of green building

Chad D. Coker, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Director - Operations - St. Louis Higher Education & Research, Ross & Baruzzini

Chad Coker has over 13 years of experience managing projects and analyzing & designing mechanical systems, with a focus on science & technology facilities for the higher education, healthcare, and commercial markets. His areas of expertise include air side systems, chiller plants, boiler plants, heat recovery systems, building automation systems, plumbing, and fire protection, with an emphasis on sustainability. Chad has served and continues to serve on the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories St. Louis Chapter Board and the USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter Higher Education and Emerging Professionals committee.

Friday, October 29, 2021
10:00 - 10:30 am

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Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at
 fbrandt@mobot.org or 314-577-0884. 

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