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Upcoming events

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 125

    In-Depth Seminar 
    Jumping in to JUST 

    Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrants are welcomed at the door of the event.

    JUST is a voluntary disclosure tool developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) intended to help organizations optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement. It requires reporting on a range of organization- and employee-related indicators, including how the organization treats their employees and where they make financial and community investments. Each of the indicator metrics asks for simple yet specific and measurable accountabilities in order for the organization to be recognized at a One, Two, or Three Star Level, which is then summarized on a label.

    Jumping in to JUST will begin with a brief overview of ILFI, then dive in to the JUST program. Attendees will learn about the benefits of social equity and its relation to people, planet, profit. Overlap with the LEED Social Equity Credits will also be covered.

    The second half of the session will be an interactive workshop, giving participants an opportunity to understand the applicability of the JUST label and LEED Social Equity Credits. Attendees will be given scorecards and asked to assess their own organizations in groups. The working session will conclude with an open discussion of successes and challenges of the program.

      SPEAKERS
      Madeline Smith // LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Fitwel Ambassador
      Associate, Sustainable Development Manager // Technical Assurance Group 

      Paul Todd Merrill // PE LEED® Fellow/BD+C AP
      Director of Electrical Preconstruction and Sustainable Construction

      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

      WHEN
      Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      3:00 – 5:00 pm

      WHERE
      Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 125

      PARKING & ENTRANCE DETAILS:
      Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.
      Click here to view a map detailing the location of the WEST entrance to the building.

      FEE
      $30 for USGBC-MGC Members
      $45 for Non-members

      REGISTER
      Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

      QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

      CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE. 

      • 27 Feb 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
      Register


      Green Schools Quest
      Mentor Meet Up

      We are hosting a Mentor Meet-Up for Mentors in the Green Schools Quest. Attendance is optional.

      The Mentor Meet-Up will be an opportunity to:

      • Share updates on your project with fellow mentors
      • Seek suggestions/resources from fellow mentors if needed
      • Provide general input on the program

      Coffee, juice, and light breakfast snacks will be provided.

      WHEN 
      Thursday, February 27, 2020
      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      WHERE
      Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education 
      4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110 (USGBC-MGC Conference Room)

      Please park and enter on the WEST side of the building. 
      Click here to view a map of the location.

      REGISTER: Click on the register button on the left side of this page to register.

      QUESTIONS?
      Contact Hope Gribble, USGBC-MGC Education & Green Schools Manager, at hope.gribble@mobot.org or 314-577-0225.

      CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE

      • 10 Mar 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114
      Register

      March 10 Evening Program

      Charlotte’s Transition to a Circular Economy

      The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Envision Charlotte, has made the commitment to transition to a circular economy.  

      Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, will explore what this commitment means for Charlotte, including short and long term plans, community participation, and benefits for the city and its citizens.

      After a brief introduction to the concept of a Circular Economy, attendees will learn about a study of the city’s waste stream conducted by a firm out of the Netherlands and specific strategies developed as a result for Charlotte to make this transition. Initial projects currently underway such as the Innovation Barn, an organics program, and the Send Me on My Way campaign will be discussed, as well as the complimentary nature of the Circular Economy strategy to other existing initiatives, such as the City SEAP (Strategic Energy Action Plan) which has goals to reduce CO2 to 7.2 tons per person by 2030, will also be touched upon.

      SPEAKER
      Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte
      Amy has spent 25 years of her career influencing and bringing together individuals, companies and groups to reach a variety of milestones including large fundraising efforts, substantial sales achievements and most importantly, meaningful community goals.  Over the last six years, Amy has led one of the most effective sustainability nonprofits in Charlotte – Envision Charlotte.  With her leadership, the organization has successfully implemented groundbreaking projects that have positively impacted the community and been internationally recognized.  Her most recent project with the City of Charlotte will lead the effort for Charlotte to become a leader in the Circular Economy.  Over her career she has been honored with many awards including Business Journal’s Top Women in Business as well as being named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.


      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hours & 1 AIA/CES LU.


      WHEN
      Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
      5:30 – 6:15 – Registration & Networking
      6:15 - 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


      WHERE

      Alberici Headquarters

      8800 Page Ave.

      St. Louis, MO 63114


      FEE
      Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full-time students
      $20 for Non-Members


      REGISTER
      Click the register button on the left side of this screen.


      QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

      Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

      Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

      CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

      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.

       

      • 19 Mar 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
      Register


      March 19, 2020
      Benchmarking Help Session

      Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis. 

      This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 

      Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. 

      Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information (see list below).

      ABOUT THE BUILDING ENERGY AWARENESS ORDINANCE

      On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

      Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com


      WHEN
      Thursday, March 19, 9 am - 11 am
      Attendees may drop in at any point during the timeframe of the help session. 


      WHERE

      Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
      4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

      Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


      FEE
      Free to all


      REGISTER
      Click the "register" button on the left side of this page


      VOLUNTEER:
      Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.


      QUESTIONS
      USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
      City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689


      TO BRING

      Each attendee should bring a Laptop or Tablet, as well as all information needed for benchmarking, below. 

      • Property Use Details: 
      • Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
      • Historic Utility Data 
        • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building: 
          • Water 
          • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
          • Natural Gas
          • District Steam
          • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
        • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:  
          • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
          • Usage
          • Cost (optional)
        • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: 

      Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

      Ameren Missouri 

      Spire Energy

      Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
      Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

      Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

      • 21 Mar 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • TBA
      Register


      Emerging Professionals Service Project
      Community Garden Workday


      Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals to participate in a morning of outdoor gardening work. Help the North Newstead Association prepare some of their community garden beds for the spring season.

      The North Newstead Association (NNA) is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation designated by the City of St.   Louis as a Community Based Development Organization, or “CBDO” for purposes of the Community Development Block Grant Program and it is designated by the City of St. Louis as a Community Housing Development Organization, or “CHDO” for purposes of Home Investment Partnerships Program. Its mission is to bring community partners together to promote economic well being in the North Newstead Association geographic area by providing affordable housing and family support services to the areas low and moderate-income residents


      WHEN
      Saturday, March 21, 2020
      9 a.m.-noon


      WHERE
      TBA


      Register

      Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.


      Questions? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0884


      Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
      Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

      CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE

      • 25 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
      Register


      March 25, 2020
      Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency Carousel

      Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects. 

      Presentations topics will include:   

      • Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives
      • Lighting Upgrades
      • RetroCommissioning
      • Financing Building Improvements
      • And MORE
      If you're interested in providing a presentation, please complete this short interest form - we are always looking for new ideas!

        This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 


        WHEN

        Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 - 10:00 am

         

        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
        4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110


        FEE
        Free to all


        QUESTIONS

        USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
        City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689


        Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

        Ameren Missouri 

        Spire Energy


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.


        Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

        • 14 Apr 2020
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        April 14, 2020
        Benchmarking Help Session


        Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis. 

        This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 

        Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. 

        Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information (see list below).

        ABOUT THE BUILDING ENERGY AWARENESS ORDINANCE

        On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

        Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com


        WHEN
        Tuesday, April 14, 3 pm - 5 pm
        Attendees may drop in at any point during the timeframe of the help session. 


        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
        4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        FEE
        Free to all


        REGISTER
        Click the "register" button on the left side of this page


        VOLUNTEER:
        Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.


        QUESTIONS
        USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
        City of St. Louis | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689

        TO BRING

        Each attendee should bring a Laptop or Tablet, as well as all information needed for benchmarking, below. 

        • Property Use Details: 
        • Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
        • Historic Utility Data 
          • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building: 
            • Water 
            • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
            • Natural Gas
            • District Steam
            • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
          • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:  
            • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
            • Usage
            • Cost (optional)
          • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: 

        Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

        Ameren Missouri 

        Spire Energy

        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

        • 15 Apr 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
        Register


        April 15 Program
        13th Annual Green Schools Event

        Join us at the 13th Annual Green Schools Event to celebrate student-driven sustainability projects in local schools!

        This free event, which is open to the public, is the culmination of the 2019-20 Green Schools Quest – a project-based challenge to K-12 schools to implement a sustainability project over 6 months with the help of a USGBC-MGC Green Mentor.

        69 school/mentor teams in the St. Louis region are participating this school year.

        Winners will be announced at the event and participating schools will display posters detailing their projects. Several winning schools will take the stage to tell the fun and inspiring stories of their experiences. Attendees will find out how they can participate in the 2020-21 Green Schools Quest, as schools or mentors.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION
        Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour


        WHEN
        Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


        WHERE
        Missouri History Museum
        5700 Lindell Blvd
        St. Louis, MO 63112 map

        ENTER the building via the South Entrance (which faces the park). 


        PARKING
        Limited parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, including several accessible parking spaces. An additional 400 free parking spaces can be found in the nearby Twin Lots, located directly across from the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center and alongside the Dwight Davis Tennis Center. Street parking is also permitted throughout Forest Park.

        Keep in mind a short walk may be required.


        METROLINK
        The Missouri History Museum is a roughly five-minute walk south from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. Head south on DeBaliviere Ave. toward Forest Park Pkwy. The Missouri History Museum will be straight ahead. You can use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your transit in advance.


        FEE
        Free event for all attendees.


        REGISTER
        Click the registration button on the left side of the page.

         

        THANKS TO OUR GREEN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS!

        Ameren Missouri

        St. Louis County Department of Public Health

         

        THANKS TO OUR GREEN SCHOOLS SUPPORTERS!

        Innovative Technology Education Fund

        Trane

        This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        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.

         

        • 29 Apr 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        April 29, 2020
        Benchmarking Help Session


        Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis. 

        This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 

        Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. 

        Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information (see list below).

        ABOUT THE BUILDING ENERGY AWARENESS ORDINANCE

        On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

        Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com


        WHEN
        Wednesday, April 29, 9 am - 11 am
        Attendees may drop in at any point during the timeframe of the help session. 


        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
        4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        FEE
        Free to all


        REGISTER
        Click the "register" button on the left side of this page


        VOLUNTEER:
        Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.


        QUESTIONS
        USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
        City of St. Louis | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689


        TO BRING

        Each attendee should bring a Laptop or Tablet, as well as all information needed for benchmarking, below. 

        • Property Use Details: 
        • Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
        • Historic Utility Data 
          • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building: 
            • Water 
            • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
            • Natural Gas
            • District Steam
            • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
          • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:  
            • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
            • Usage
            • Cost (optional)
          • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: 

        Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

        Ameren Missouri 

        Spire Energy

        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

        • 30 Apr 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Washington University Danforth University Center – Room 234 6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
        Register

        In-Depth Seminar

        Achieve Net Zero Cost Effectively

        Participants will be challenged to imagine opportunities for approaching the climate challenge through solid economics. A wide range of foundational topics will be discussed, including Policy Development for ensuring success, Site Energy Master Planning; goal setting, prioritization, and; economics for energy efficiency and renewable energy; community scale opportunities; funding sources; and more. 

        Energy Efficiency (EE) has always been “cost effective”.  Renewable Energy (RE) is now “cost effective”.  So why haven’t these really taken off.  Beyond the technical components, the seminar attempts to re-examine and recalibrate our mindsets so that we can build attitudes and mental constructs that truly support amplifying EE and RE efforts.  We have to re-vision the world as we know it in order to devise successful solutions to address the climate challenge and the existential threat/opportunity it presents.


        SPEAKER

        Tim Michels, President, Energy Resources Group, Inc.

        Since 1975, Mr. Michels has been a principal of the firms that he has been involved with.  The common thread among the firms is their focus on Energy Efficiency, Appropriate Technologies, Renewable Energy and solutions to environmental problems.  He is a registered architect in the State of Missouri. He has taught courses in Solar Energy Design, Energy in Architecture, and Mechanical Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, and is presently teaching a graduate course on Energy and Buildings as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Energy, Environment and Chemical Engineering. Mr. Michels lectures widely on Energy Efficiency and on Solar Energy to lay and technical groups.  He has served on the ASHRAE Standards Project Committee 90.1, Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings, developing energy Efficiency standards for construction of new commercial buildings.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU


        WHEN

        Thursday, April 30, 2020

        8:00 – 10:00 am


        WHERE

        Washington University

        Danforth University Center – Room 234

        6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

        Map & Directions


        LOCATING THE PRESENTATION ROOM DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the south end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left and another left, then a right before walking past the Fun Room and stairwell.

        PARKING Visitor parking is available for a charge at the DUC parking garage located underneath the building. Visitors pull a ticket and can pay hourly using a credit card, debit card or cash. 


        FEE

        $30 for USGBC-MGC Members
        $45 for Non-members


        REGISTER

        Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE. 

        • 12 May 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Bayer Center 4500 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        May 12 Evening Program

        Green Building Showcase 2020

        Explore the designs and sustainable attributes of three projects underway in the St. Louis area: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Jack C. Taylor Visitors Center (seeking LEED certification), Forest Park Forever Nature Playscape and the Forest Park Waterways project (seeking Sustainable SITES certification.)


        SPEAKERS

        Tao & Lee Architects, local architects of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Jack C. Taylor Visitors Center 

        Frank Kartmann, Senior Vice President, Park Operations, Forest Park Forever

        Frank Kartmann leads Forest Park Forever’s Park Operations division, overseeing the organization’s Department of Land Management (horticulture, nature reserves) and Department of Planning & Projects (capital projects, hardscape maintenance). Kartmann joined Forest Park Forever in spring 2016 after a 26-year career with Missouri American Water Company, including six years as its President. He was a founding member of the Metro Water Infrastructure Partnership (MWI Partnership), a regional water and wastewater infrastructure education organization based in the St. Louis metro area that has been cited as a national model by the Water Environment Federation. Kartmann's community awards include the World Bird Sanctuary’s Wildlife Conservation Award, Fete du Feather (2015), and the Missouri DNR Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence (2014). He is a registered professional engineer, licensed in the state of Missouri.

        Ted Spaid, Partner and Founder, SWT Design

        Ted is known around the country for his tacit knowledge of park planning, landscape design, horticulture, environmental planning, and landscape maintenance best practices. His vision and talent is infused in his firm’s practice, ever challenging accepted standards and methodologies. Ted was named ASLA Fellow in 2018 and, in 2012, he was awarded the Robert Goetz Award for this contribution to the profession of landscape architecture.

        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW


        WHEN
        Tuesday, May 12, 2020 
        5:30 – 7:30 pm

        5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking

        6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Bayer Center

        4500 Shaw Blvd.

        St. Louis, MO 63110


        FEE

        Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students
        $20 for Non-members


        REGISTER

        Click on the Register button on the left-hand side of this page.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

        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.

         

        • 14 May 2020
        • 8:30 AM
        • 15 May 2020
        • 4:30 PM
        • 4651 Shaw St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        GPRO Operations + Maintenance (O+M) Essentials Training
        Green Professional Building Skills Training - Operations & Maintenance Essentials


        What type of lighting is best for your building – LED, fluorescent, or halogen? How do you detect and fix hidden leaks in mechanical systems?

        Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings reduces operating costs and increases occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. GPRO O+M Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

        This course is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.


        When

        Thursday & Friday, May 14 & 15
        8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days


        Where

        Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 126-127

        4651 Shaw | St. Louis, MO 63110
        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        Fee

        $300 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members / $350 for non-members - includes course materials, breakfast & lunch both days, and certificate exam

        Scholarships may be available. Please contact Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 to inquire.


        Continuing Education Hours
        12 GBCI CE Hours, AIA/LU, and PDH credits


        Instructors: TBA


        Course Objectives: 

        • Take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining your building
        • Evaluate the performance of your building
        • Describe at least three immediately actionable measures that will improve the health, energy or water efficiency of your building and the next steps needed to achieve them.
        • Explain the costs and benefits of those measures.


        Topics Covered:

        • Fundamentals of Building Green
        • O&M in Green Buildings
        • Building Performance Metrics
        • Building Envelope
        • Water Use
        • Heating, Cooling & Hot Water
        • Indoor Air Quality
        • Lighting
        • Waste Reduction
        • Resilience
        • Commissioning Existing Buildings
        • Action Plan


        Questions? 

        Contact Emily Andrews with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at emily.andrews@mobot.org or 314-577-0854 or Rajiv Ravulapati with the City Building Division at ravulapatir@stlouis-mo.gov or 314-622-3616. 


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.


        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE. 

        • 19 May 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        May 19, 2020
        Benchmarking Help Session

        Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis. 

        This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 

        Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. 

        Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information (see list below).

        ABOUT THE BUILDING ENERGY AWARENESS ORDINANCE

        On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

        Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data annually by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com


        WHEN
        Tuesday, May 19, 9 am - 11 am
        Attendees may drop in at any point during the timeframe of the help session. 


        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
        4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        FEE
        Free to all


        REGISTER
        Click the "register" button on the left side of this page


        VOLUNTEER:
        Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is requested. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.


        QUESTIONS
        USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
        City of St. Louis | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689


        TO BRING

        Each attendee should bring a Laptop or Tablet, as well as all information needed for benchmarking, below. 

        • Property Use Details: 
        • Additional required information varies by building type. Refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager's Data Collection Worksheet.
        • Historic Utility Data 
          • You will need to gather historic data for water and all energy types used in the building: 
            • Water 
            • Electricity: purchased or generated onsite
            • Natural Gas
            • District Steam
            • Energy purchased in bulk: fuel oil, propane, diesel, etc
          • The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance requires that buildings report annual data: January 1 - December 31. Gather the following data for at least that period:  
            • Start and End Dates of each Billing Period
            • Usage
            • Cost (optional)
          • Access historical energy use data using your past bills, or by setting up accounts on your utility websites: 

        Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

        Ameren Missouri 

        Spire Energy

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        Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

        • 20 May 2020
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Growing Green Inc. 800 Edwin St, St. Louis, MO 63103
        Register

        May Member Social

        A members-only event

        The U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter invites new and existing members to come socialize and get acquainted! Chapter officers, past and present, will discuss the chapter’s history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions. 

        Join us at Growing Green Inc. to enjoy complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers. Learn how your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership can help you build connections, build your knowledge and build your community. Enjoy socializing while learning about Growing Green, through the world of botanical names and horticultural designs. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a short tour of the Growing Green showroom and greenhouse.

        We will then participate in a Sips & Succulents DIY activity to make your very own succulent bowl. We hope you can make it!

        What: May Member Social 

        When: Wednesday, May 20, 2029, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

        Where: Growing Green Inc. 800 Edwin St, St. Louis, MO 63103 (map)

        RSVP: Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.

        Thanks to our Event Host! 



        Thanks to our Beer & Wine Donor!

        br+a consulting engineers


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        Questions? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.


        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE MAIN USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER WEBSITE.
        • 09 Jun 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114
        Register



        June 9 Evening Program

        Regenerative Design as a Bridge between Sustainability and Resilience

        The Rockefeller Foundation states: “We live in a world of increasing dynamism and volatility, where technology and greater interconnectedness have accelerated change and altered the way people live. Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events—both natural and man-made—and able to bounce back more quickly and emerge stronger from these shocks and stresses.”

        The building community is trying to reconcile the progress made in creating sustainable design over the last twenty years with the new goal of “resilience.” There is a danger that as strategies are developed for resilience, the design community will forget about sustainability. In addition, there is the potential that some strategies developed for “high-performance” and sustainability in the current paradigm may decrease the resilience. It is important to find a pathway forward that creates both “resilience” and “sustainability.” Emerging focus on regenerative design presents the potential to create resilience and sustainability in the built environment.


        LEARNING OBJECTIVES

        ·Explore the connections between regenerative design and resilience

        ·Develop regenerative design strategies

        ·Review the implications of future climate models on energy design in the built environment

        ·Analyze the role of different building types in a community resilience strategy

        SPEAKER

        Richard Graves, AIA, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), University of Minnesota, College of Design

        Richard is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and an associate professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.  From 2012 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, leading the operations and strategic efforts around all of the Institute's signature programs. His research focuses on regenerative design as a fundamentally new approach that must be required of architecture across scales (from the building to the neighborhood to the city) to achieve sustainable and resilient urban development in a dynamic world.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU


        WHEN

        Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm

        5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking

        6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


        WHERE

        Alberici Headquarters

        8800 Page Ave.

        St. Louis, MO 63114


        FEE

        Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students

        $20 for Non-members


        REGISTER

        Click on the Register button on the left-hand side of this page.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

        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.

         

        • 10 Jun 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register

        In-Depth Seminar 

        21st Century Development: Regeneration, Sustainability and Equity

        Regenerative design in the 21st century strives to provide sustainable development: a healthy environment for all people and living systems now and in a dynamic future. Professionals from architecture, engineering and other fields are partnering with public officials, private sector and nonprofit leaders to reimagine the practice of development and bring 21st Century Development concepts to life around the world.

        LEARNING OBJECTIVES

        ·         Describe how regenerative design can be integrated into any community development project at all scales.

        ·         Examine the Living Community Challenge as a tool to guide the creation of regenerative development goals.

        ·         Develop a process to integrate regeneration, sustainability and equity into the design of a development.

        ·         Connect regenerative design to sustainable and equitable development.


        SPEAKER

        Richard Graves, AIA, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), University of Minnesota, College of Design

        Richard is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and an associate professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.  From 2012 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, leading the operations and strategic efforts around all of the Institute's signature programs. His research focuses on regenerative design as a fundamentally new approach that must be required of architecture across scales (from the building to the neighborhood to the city) to achieve sustainable and resilient urban development in a dynamic world.

         

        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

         

        WHEN

        Wednesday, June 10, 2020

        8:00 – 10:00 am


        WHERE

        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education,

        4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

        Click here to view a map detailing the location of the WEST entrance to the building.


        FEE

        $30 for USGBC-MGC Members

        $45 for Non-members


        REGISTER
        Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE. 

        • 14 Jul 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
        Register



         July 14 Evening Program

        LEED Tour: Maryland Heights Community Center


        A Dynamic Spot for Sport, Wellness & Engagement


        Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature the LEED Silver Maryland Heights Community Center where the building’s striking exterior was inspired by the importance of access to natural light for human health and wellness. 

        During the event, the project team will discuss the highly interactive feasibility study that served as the basis for sustainable design to meet the needs of current and future citizens and then give a facility tour that highlights the special attention to noise reduction from nearby I-270 traffic; the surrounding park that was designed to perform double duty serving as alfresco spaces for events like craft fairs, and the effort to retain as much outdoor space as possible.


        SPEAKERS INCLUDE

        Tracey Anderson, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Maryland Heights

        Tracey leads all operations of the department and its staff as they develop and administer a wide variety of parks and recreation programming in the City’s seven parks and the new community center on behalf of the 27,000 Maryland Heights residents.

        Colin Hale, Mechanical Engineer, CannonDesign

        Colin Hale is a mechanical and commissioning engineer at CannonDesign. Colin also serves as the engineering sustainability leader for CannonDesign’s St. Louis office, executing and supervising sustainability efforts including building performance analysis, energy modeling, life cycle cost analysis, and 3rd party sustainability certification for campus-wide and singular building projects.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION
        Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific BD+C GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW


        WHEN
        Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
        5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
        6:15-7:30 pm – Brief Remarks & Building Tour


        WHERE
        Maryland Heights Community Center

        2300 McKelvey Rd,

        Maryland Heights, MO 63043


        FEE
        Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full time students;
        $20 for Non-members


        REGISTER
        Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

        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.

         

        • 24 Jul 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • TBD
        • 30
        Register

        Well AP Exam Prep 

        Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

        The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of WELL, including the seven concepts that provide the framework for the building standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.


        INSTRUCTOR

        Monica Miller, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Sustainable Design Manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

        Monica Miller is ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Sustainable Design Manager and serves ThyssenKrupp as a resource for all LEED project requests for information. Monica is also a licensed landscape architect. Her previous experience as a project manager for design and construction projects both internationally and in the United States, allows her to fully understand the construction and design process. She has participated on LEED project teams and led ThyssenKrupp’s manufacturing facility to achieve LEED Gold in 2015. Monica is also a Living Building Challenge Ambassador advocating for the growth of the Living Building Challenge.

        Other projects Monica is working on include: developing Health Product Declarations, a Declare label for Living Building Challenge projects, and working with manufacturing to continually develop healthy materials. As well as facilitating LEED Gold certification for ThyssenKrupp’s almost 700,000 square feet manufacturing facility, in Middleton, TN.


        SUGGESTED STUDY MATERIALS

        Additional study outside of the exam prep course will be required to prepare for the exam. The following are two suggested resources. The instructor will briefly describe each during the course and attendees are encouraged to then choose one to purchase for continued study:

         

        WHEN

        July 24, 2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


        WHERE

        TBD


        Questions

        Please email hope.gribble@mobot.org with any questions.


        FEE

        $200 for USGBC-MGC Members$250 for Non-members

        Fee does not include required texts or exam fees.Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 


        REGISTER

        Click on the Register button on the left-hand side of this page.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        • 11 Aug 2020
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63103
        Register

        In-Depth Seminar 

        BIT Building Case Studies 

        Lessons learned from the first certified projects 

        BIT is a building performance improvement program for existing buildings encouraging the adoption high-performance best practices.

        Launched in 2018, with the first certified project being award in December 2019, BIT contains 16 industry best practices that are cost-effective, practical and effective. It is structured to enable building operators to participate on their own schedules and within their own budgets, and offers third-party recognition for improvements.

        Learn how diverse portfolios within the US and internationally are using BIT to drive facility-level continuous improvement as we explore lessons learned from the first certified projects.


        LEARNING OBJECTIVES

        ·         Describe the 16 O&M best practices covered by the BIT Building framework

        ·         Explain the relationship between BIT and other sustainability tools, such as Energy Star and GRESB

        ·         Consider the role of building-level certifications in achieving corporate and portfolio sustainability goals

        ·         Prioritize implementation of green O&M strategies that are aligned with budgeting and contracting cycles


        SPEAKER

        Jenny Carney, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA

        Jenny is a Vice President at WSP and Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change practice leader. She’s been working in the realm of sustainability in the built environment since 2004, pivoting from her early work as a field ecologist. Jenny oversees WSP project work related to enhancing the performance of real estate portfolios, including performance-based benchmarking, sustainability programming and reporting, building occupant and operator engagement. She is a co-founder of the BIT Building framework.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU


        WHEN

        Tuesday, August 11, 2020

        3:00 – 5:00 pm


        WHERE

        Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

        2319 Chouteau, Suite 200

        St. Louis, MO 63103


        FEE

        $30 for USGBC-MGC Members

        $45 for Non-members


        REGISTER

        Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.


        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE. 

        • 11 Aug 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63103
        Register



         August 11 Evening Program

        Energy Efficiency Measures with Resiliency Benefits


        In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

        LEED Fellow Jenny Carney will introduce tools and case studies for getting more than energy savings from efficiency projects. Key indicators and strategies for resiliency to the physical, reputation, and social risks of climate change in buildings; resources for integrating resiliency evaluations into efficiency assessments; and energy efficiency approaches most conducive to resiliency co-benefits will be discussed.


        SPEAKER

        Jenny Carney, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA

        Jenny is a Vice President at WSP and Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change practice leader. She’s been working in the realm of sustainability in the built environment since 2004, pivoting from her early work as a field ecologist. Jenny oversees WSP project work related to enhancing the performance of real estate portfolios, including performance-based benchmarking, sustainability programming and reporting, building occupant and operator engagement.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU


        WHEN

        Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
        5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
        6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


        WHERE

        Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

        2319 Chouteau, Suite 200

        St. Louis, MO 63103


        FEE

        Free for USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE St. Louis Members, and full time students;
        $20 for Non-members


        REGISTER

        Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

        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.

         

        • 25 Aug 2020
        • 8:30 AM
        • 26 Aug 2020
        • 4:30 PM
        • 4651 Shaw St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        GPRO Operations + Maintenance ( O+M) Essentials Training
        Green Professional Building Skills Training - Operations & Maintenance Essentials

        What type of lighting is best for your building – LED, fluorescent, or halogen? How do you detect and fix hidden leaks in mechanical systems?

        Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings reduces operating costs and increases occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. GPRO O+M Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

        This course is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.

        When

        Thursday & Friday, May 14 & 15
        8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days


        Where

        Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 126-127

        4651 Shaw | St. Louis, MO 63110
        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        Fee

        $300 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members / $350 for non-members - includes course materials, breakfast & lunch both days, and certificate exam

        Scholarships may be available. Please contact Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 to inquire.


        Continuing Education Hours
        12 GBCI CE Hours, AIA/LU, and PDH credits


        Instructors: TBA

        Course Objectives: 

        • Take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining your building
        • Evaluate the performance of your building
        • Describe at least three immediately actionable measures that will improve the health, energy or water efficiency of your building and the next steps needed to achieve them.
        • Explain the costs and benefits of those measures.
        Topics Covered:
        • Fundamentals of Building Green
        • O&M in Green Buildings
        • Building Performance Metrics
        • Building Envelope
        • Water Use
        • Heating, Cooling & Hot Water
        • Indoor Air Quality
        • Lighting
        • Waste Reduction
        • Resilience
        • Commissioning Existing Buildings
        • Action Plan

        Questions? 

        Contact Emily Andrews with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at emily.andrews@mobot.org or 314-577-0854 or Rajiv Ravulapati with the City Building Division at ravulapatir@stlouis-mo.gov or 314-622-3616. 


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.


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        • 28 Aug 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. 63110
        • 30
        Register


        LEED Green Associate
        Exam Prep Course

        Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!


        Passing the Green Associate exam will allow you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and it is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional.


        The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.

        USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.


        Course content includes:

        • Introduction to USGBC and LEED
        • LEED v4 Core Concepts
        • Location and Transportation
        • Sustainable Sites
        • Water Efficiency
        • Energy and Atmosphere
        • Materials and Resources
        • Indoor Environmental Quality
        • Innovation and Regional Priority
        • Test Taking Tips
        • Practice Exam

        Participants will receive access to an online exam simulator to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. 


        WHEN
        Friday, August 28, 2020
        9:00am-5:00pm
        Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am


        WHERE
        Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
        Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.


        FEE
        $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
        $250.00 for Non-members
        *Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
        *Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 


        REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
        1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.
        2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within 


        REGISTER

        Click on the Register button on the left-hand side of this page.

        PLEASE NOTE This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED Green Associate exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks.  Registering and taking the LEED Green Associate exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.This course prepares participants for the Green Associate credentialing exam as well as the first part of the LEED AP Specialty credential. The Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

        This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources


        QUESTIONS?

        Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225. 


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

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        MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

        • 08 Sep 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63103
        Register



        September 8 Evening Program

        Strategy & Beyond 


        Featuring USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam


        USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will be touring the country this year with a stop in St. Louis to share USGBC’s vision and strategy, update our community on new programs and products and hear from local individuals in the region who have led in green buildings and sustainable communities.


        SPEAKER

        Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

        Mahesh Ramanujam is proving that building a more sustainable world is no longer a dream, but a global evolution. As president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), he leads a community of 13 million people that’s growing every day. Transformative thought programs, partnerships, and initiatives continue to be at the heart of Ramanujam’s work today. He believes that sustainable living is not just about the physical building and rebuilding of our communities, but ultimately about our willingness to reimagine the way we treat each other. He envisions a world where construction is as much about compassion as it is about the convenience and efficiency of the structures themselves. And most importantly, behind every strategy, he emphasizes our universal responsibility to prioritize health and wellness, to make a commitment to the longevity of our planet, and to create a better quality of life for ourselves and future generations.


        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

         

        WHEN

        Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
        5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
        6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


        WHERE

        Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

        2319 Chouteau, Suite 200

        St. Louis, MO 63103


        FEE

        Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full time students;
        $20 for Non-members


        REGISTER
        Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.


        QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


        Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
        Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

        CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

        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.

         

        • 08 Oct 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
        Register


        October 8, 2020
        Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency Carousel


        Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects. 


        Presentations topics will include:   

        • Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives
        • Lighting Upgrades
        • RetroCommissioning
        • Financing Building Improvements
        • And MORE

        If you're interested in providing a presentation, please complete this short interest form - we are always looking for new ideas!


          This event is free to all, but registration is requested. 


          WHEN

          Thursday, October 8, 8:00 - 10:00 am  


          WHERE

          Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 
          4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110


          FEE

          Free to all


          QUESTIONS

          USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
          City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-5689


          Thanks to our Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Sponsors

          Ameren Missouri 

          Spire Energy


          Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
          Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

          Return to the USGBC-MGC Website

          • 14 Oct 2020
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112
          Register



           October 14 Evening Program

          Women in Green 

          A panel of women will present on work they are engaged in which aligns with solutions highlighted in Paul Hawken's Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. 


          CONTINUING EDUCATION

          Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU


          WHEN

          Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
          5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
          6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


          WHERE

          Missouri History Museum

          5700 Lindell Blvd

          St. Louis, MO 63112

           

          ENTER the building via the South Entrance (which faces the park).

           

          PARKING

          Limited parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, including several accessible parking spaces. An additional 400 free parking spaces can be found in the nearby Twin Lots, located directly across from the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center and alongside the Dwight Davis Tennis Center. Street parking is also permitted throughout Forest Park.

           

          Keep in mind a short walk may be required.

           

          METROLINK

          The Missouri History Museum is a roughly five-minute walk south from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. Head south on DeBaliviere Ave. toward Forest Park Pkwy. The Missouri History Museum will be straight ahead. You can use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your transit in advance.

           

          FEE

          Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full time students;
          $20 for Non-members


          REGISTER
          Click on the registration button on the left side of this screen.


          QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.


          Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
          Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee's image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

          CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY WEBSITE.

          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.

           

          • 29 Oct 2020
          • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
          • Danforth University Center – Room 234 6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
          Register

          In-Depth Seminar 

          Living Building Charette

          Dig into the Living Building Challenge through an interactive exploration of how this sustainable design framework might be applied to a building within the St. Louis region.

           

          CONTINUING EDUCATION

          Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

           

          WHEN

          Thursday, October 29, 2020

          8:00 – 10:00 am

           

          WHERE Washington University
          Danforth University Center – Room 234
          6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
          Map & Directions

           

          LOCATING THE PRESENTATION ROOM DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the so