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17th Annual Green Building Showcase

  • 10 May 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Evening Educational Program

Annual Green Building Showcase

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Confirmed Projects to be featured at this year's 17th Annual Green Building Showcase include: 


  • Mastercard's Path to Zero - LEED v4 Operations + Maintenance: Existing Buildings PLATINUM LEED Zero Certification 

    Lindsey LaGesse, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Mastercard

    Mastercard's Operations Center, headquartered in O'Fallon, Missouri - contributes to their commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050; receiving a LEED v4 O+M Platinum certification in April 2021. Focusing on Mastercard's overarching sustainability goals, Lindsey LaGesse will dive into how their commitment to net-zero emissions led to achieving green building, wellness, and waste certifications.

    Currently all Mastercard owned properties in the U.S. are fitted with solar panels and all owned properties across the world are LEED certified. Mastercard operates close to 180 facilities across the world and is prioritizing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, including the expanded use of solar panels in data centers, which account for more than 50 percent of energy usage across the company.

    • A Call to Action - Promoting Inclusive Sustainability, Environmental Equity & Eco-Action in our Schools 

    Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent of Schools, The School District of University City

    Joy and Well-Being is one of the five key objectives in The School District of University City's strategic vision of Learning Reimagined. Children learn best when they, their families and their teachers are well and thriving. In a district that is more than 80 percent African American and qualifies for 100 percent free lunch, Well-Being and Joy simply cannot be achieved without addressing racial inequity, resource disparities, and social emotional health. The University City School District recognizes environmental justice, student environmental advocacy, community inclusion, conservation, and sustainability; fully embedded in its PreK-12 curriculum, these are powerful drivers of Joy and Well-Being for students, families and teachers. 

    Dr. Hardin-Bartley will discuss "the work" involved in creating healthy, eco-friendly and highly empowered students prepared to recognize, act and solve the critical environmental challenges in their futures.

    This Earth Day, 2022 the U.S. Department of Education announced the 2022 Green Ribbon Schools honorees, including University City School District, in recognition of their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. These honorees were named from a pool of candidates from 19 states, and were nominated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with Missouri Green Schools which is joint program of the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter and Missouri Environmental Education Association.

    • Adaptive Reuse - The Butler Brothers Building Historic Renovation for Sustainable and Affordable Redevelopment

    Gary Prosterman, President and CEO, Development Services Group, Inc.

    St. Louis' Downtown West neighborhood is home to the Butler Brothers Building, the site of the first official World Chess Championship of 1886. Built in 1906 this century old multistory warehouse will be converted to modern multifamily living after sitting vacant for over 3 decades. Redevelopment on a massive scale, 735,000 square-feet spanning an entire block at 1717 Olive Street, the historic renovation will be achieved using sustainable and affordable design - from accounting for embodied carbon to integrated community health and well-being. 

    "The greenest building is one that is already built," analyzing the critical factors in a community, surrounding economic growth, and cooperative governmental agencies and financing, Gary Prosterman and architects of Trivers will detail the inherent complexities of large-scale historic redevelopment to meet sustainable and affordable design needs.

    Joel Fuoss, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Trivers

    Joel believes that as members of our communities, we should never take more than we give. This mindset is the basis of Joel’s approach to architectural design and practice and his drive to improve our world and built environment.

    In his leadership role at Trivers, Joel consistently champions thoughtful, creative design solutions throughout every phase of the project. He has been pivotal in some of the firm’s most visible, complex projects including the Gateway Arch Museum, Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, Woodward Lofts, the Art & Design Building Expansion and Renovation at Southern Illinois University and the University of Pikeville Health Professions Education Building in Kentucky, all of which were recognized with design awards from the American Institute of Architects.

    Joel is an advisor to the board of directors for St. Louis ArtWorks and a board member at Citizens for Modern Transit on their TOD Committee. He has also dedicated time as a visiting critic at the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, and Washington University.

        • Roadmap to Economic Justice - St. Louis Development Corporation 

        Daffney Moore, Chief of Staff / Director of Equity & Inclusion, St. Louis Development Corporation 

        Daffney Moore is a catalyst for positive change with proven ability to develop and translate an organization’s administrative vision into specific action plans that produce measurable and sustainable accomplishments. She is a skilled presenter and motivator with a propensity to build winning environments for individuals and organizations. A passion for providing solutions to improve the quality of life for people by removing barriers through inclusion, education, volunteerism and program implementation.

        Daffney is the former City Manager of East St. Louis. She works on projects to address problems with urban growth, revitalization, housing and commercial development in order to address social and economic issues in the community. As City Manager, she worked to reduce the city’s budget deficit, restructure day-to-day operations, bring creditability to city, complete three audits, reduced contracts by $1.5 million, and secured five Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investment and create jobs in low-income areas.

        During her time as City Administrator for the City of Dellwood, Missouri, she led the ongoing recovery efforts after the Ferguson, Missouri civil unrest and achieved great success in revitalizing the city and areas along the West Florissant Avenue Commercial Corridor. Ms. Moore previously worked as the Economic Development Director for the City of Berkeley, Missouri and for the City of St. Louis as an Urban Planner.

        Neal Richardson, Chairman & Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation 

        Richardson has spent 10 years at US Bank in an ascending series of responsibilities, from negotiating and underwriting complex tax credit investments to leading financial education strategy. In his current role as Director of the Business Impact Group, Richardson leads a team focused on closing economic gaps and creating equitable access to capital for women, people of color and those in disinvested communities.

        Richardson is also the President of Dream Builders 4 Equity, which hires minority contractors and students to rehabilitate derelict North City properties. Youth participants earn a living wage and journal about their experiences over the summer, after which it is published and sold with students receiving profits. A percentage of the property’s sale is then given to students and placed towards college savings. The organization to date has served more than 65 students and contributed $350,000 in direct financial benefits to students through scholarships, employment and book sale proceeds, and provided home repair and landscaping support to over 50 seniors across the city.

        Richardson is a member of the FOCUS St. Louis Board of Directors, Artspace Board of Directors, and an advisory member in the development of the Equitable Economic Development Strategic Framework. He was the recipient of LaunchCode Dreamers award in 2020 and was named 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2019.


        • Evaluate the inherent complexities of large-scale historic renovation projects by examining the requirements of Historic Tax Credits compared to sustainability and affordability, including the embodied carbon of materials and the integration of community and occupant health and well-being. 

        • Assess how pursuing and achieving LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance Platinum and LEED Zero supports sustainability goals and a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 at the large-scale, global corporate level.

        • Investigate the necessary connections between creating healthy, eco-friendly and highly empowered students; continuous improvement of school building environmental quality (air, light, ventilation, classroom environments, green space, etc.); and addressing racial inequity, resource disparities and social emotional health.

        • Breakdown the St. Louis Development Corporation's Economic Justice Action Plan, which sets a new equity-centered standard for economic development.

        **In order to receive full CEU's for AIA and GBCI - participants must be present at this LIVE event and engaged until the end of the educational program. Attendance is recorded.**


        Submitted for AIA CES credit approval

        Eligible for 1.5 GBCI CE self-reported hour


        Tuesday, May 10, 2022

        5:30 - 7:30 pm


        Virtual event via Zoom.

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        Recording and presentation details will be emailed following the event. 


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