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Evening Educational Program: Net Zero Building Showcase

  • 13 Sep 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • IBEW Local One, 5850 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


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Evening Educational Program

Net Zero Building Showcase

Hybrid ZOOM link will be emailed @ 3:00 pm today.

You are building and interacting with your environment every day please join in with your Green Buildings Are Better community and REGISTER for an upcoming Evening Educational Program or event, today!


  • An understanding of the building design paradigm shift needed to meet a campus' net zero goals and the tools and resources to recognize a project's site and climate, then determine the balance of net zero energy, water and emission opportunities. 
  • The perspective of a home buyer, the resources and methods, plus obstacles to implementation of designing and constructing a residential net zero home in St. Louis County.
  • A first-look at a construction-concrete company's ambitious, science-based emissions reduction targets and take aways of achievable strategies to implement in your corporation to work towards net zero. Ability to identify key construction-related factors of building electrification and net zero and full understanding Science Based Target Initiatives (SBTi) and the Net Zero Standard. 


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You Work to Solve the Problems You Created - meeting campus net zero goals with a paradigm shift in building design

    In the traditional approach to building design, the design solution creates other problems and creates a chain reaction of resource hungry solutions. Focusing on a paradigm shift from this traditional approach, James Moler, Mechanical Engineering Specialist and Kyle Nottmeier, Sr. Design Architect of Jacobs will provide a small aspect of the building design shift needed and process that went into their recent design of an international net zero technology campusPresenting their insight on the balance of Quality, Quantity, and Budget; how they defined the difference between resources and limited resources, and how they used this insight to constrain and form the design in order to meet the net zero goals of this technology campus.

    My Journey to a Net Zero Single Family Home - continuing the conversation of building decarbonization

      Returning to the podium this month is Greg Carl, a panelist from August's evening program, Building Decarbonization: Why Does It Matter and Where do YOU Fit In?

      Greg Carl will be discussing the net zero resources and methods used building his residential home in Olivette, Missouri and the obstacles to implementation. Presenting energy programs and tax credits applicable to achieve net zero locally and the design, build, and implementation solutions from both the viewpoint of a casual buyer and highly motivated buyer.

      Our Corporate Commitment to Net Zero - developing a corporate strategy to meet Science Based Target Initiatives

      Working as a Sr. Sustainable Development Manager, Madeline Smith of Clayco is presenting the realities of an on-site net zero strategy; the cost perspective of making a corporate commitment to net-zero; and the process of using project-based work to develop their action plan to meet Science Based Target Initiatives (SBTi). Discussing the challenges that come with net zero based on diversity, equity, and inclusion and address electrification and net zero impacts on cost, schedule, and procurement. 


      James Moler, Mechanical Engineering Specialist, Jacobs 

      James Moler is a graduate of the nation’s premier Architectural Engineering degree program at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in six states, a Member of American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers and a LEED® AP.

      Jim acquired unique experience through a 50-year practice in design, construction and project management for a broad range of building types. With collaborators, Jim contributed to the Green Guide for Health Care™ the first, free self-certifying tool kit for sustainable hospital design and construction that became the foundation document for LEED® for Health Care. He has presented content at national meetings of ASHRAE, ASHE, university sustainability symposia, Gulf Coast Green and other conferences and web meetings. Jim has served for three years as a local USGBC Gateway Chapter Green Schools Mentor.

      Kyle Nottmeier, Sr. Design Architect, Jacobs 

      Kyle Nottmeier, AIA, NCARB, is a Senior Design Architect at Jacobs in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of Drury University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2002. He is a licensed architect in Missouri and Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects. 

      Kyle brings expertise in designing a diverse range of project types and scales. He takes pride in his versatility and ability to adapt to the scale and complexity of an individual project or problem and enjoys leading multidisciplinary teams through the design process. His innate ability to balance artistic vision and technical sensibilities has led to many successful projects and award-winning design.

      Kyle is an avid cyclist and loves to spend time being active outdoors with his family. He spends much of his personal time dedicated to his passion and profession as a Faculty Assistant with Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University and providing volunteer design services for local not-for-profit groups. 

      J. Gregory Carl, City Council Member & Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Olivette, Missouri

      Greg Carl earned a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University. As a Systems engineer and consultant for Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), he worked with both internal and external customers from around the world; successfully leading diverse constituencies to complete large IT projects. Currently, Greg serves as a Council Member for the City of Olivette, bringing with him community empowerment and equity; advocating the Olivette City Council to be more inclusive, transparent, and accessible.

      Greg has served on the City of Olivette’s Planning and Community Design Commission since 2008 before becoming a Council Member in 2014. He leads Olivette’s sustainability initiative; working to achieve the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative Silver Measure Level by completing a third-party verified greenhouse gas inventory for the city.

      Greg Carl bought his first home in Olivette and is a proud resident of more than 30 years. So much so, he is currently building a new one on the same lot and as Council Member has reviewed approximately 200 new home developments in Olivette, representing approximately 5% of the City’s single family housing stock. In order for the City of Olivette to achieve climate neutrality Greg proposes giving local contractors experience in building homes of; Economic Disaster Resistance and Life Safety, Flexible and Universal Design for disability and aging in place, and Advanced Home Automation; influencing local building practices and local governments.

      Madeline Smith, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Fitwel Ambassador, Senior Associate, Sustainable Development Manager, Clayco enterprise

      Madeline works to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment. She focuses on third party certifications, innovative sustainable technologies, building energy analysis, and assists in internal corporate responsibility. Her most recent accomplishment at Clayco includes the LEED Gold certification of the Washington University School of Medicine/BJC Mid Campus Center where, “from design to commissioning, the whole team remained focused on bringing a facility to life that would have substantial impact not only on the health of the overall environment but also with its occupants.”


      • To be announced 


      Submitted for AIA CES credit approval

      Eligible for 1 GBCI CE self-reported hour


      Tuesday, September 13, 2022

      5:30 - 7:30 pm


      IBEW Local One

      5850 Elizabeth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

      Directions via Google Maps 

      Save on carbon, take public transit via Metro: #30, #31, #90, #95 


      FREE for USGBC-MGC Members

      FREE for Full-Time Students

      $25.00 for Non-Members



      Thank you to our event sponsor: 

      Evening Educational Programs are held 5:30 to 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month online until summer 2022 or at locations around the Gateway Region. Registration is required; all programs are FREE to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and full-time students; $25 for non-members. View previously recorded events here


      USGBC-Missouri Gateway is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education

      under Provider Number R341. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

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