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Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112
    Register


    January 24th Program
    2019 State of the Chapter & Social

    Join us at the 2019 State of the Chapter & Social on January 24th as we kick off programming for the year!  This FREE event – open to members and non-members – is one of the highlights of our year.

    • Meet Chapter members and connect with representatives from the board of directors and committees.
    • Learn about highlights from the past year and plans for the upcoming year.
    • Celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing volunteers.
    • Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers.
    • Participate in the silent auction.
    • Find out how you can engage with USGBC-MGC to contribute to a positive future for our community.

    We hope you’ll join us in welcoming the New Year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment!

    WHEN
    Thursday, January 24 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    5:30-6:15 pm – Complimentary Wine/Beer, Appetizers, Registration & Networking
    6:15-7:00 pm – Formal Presentation
    7:00-7:30 pm – Additional Networking 

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

    ENTER the building via the South Entrance.

    PARKING is available in lots on the east and west of the building, and on the streets throughout the park.

    FEE
    Free event for all attendees.

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

    THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

    BSI Constructors

    Ecotec Surfaces

    Roof Top Sedums, L.L.C.

    Rosemann & Associates, P.C.

    St. Louis Earth Day, Recycling on the Go

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

    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, 3830 South Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118
    Register


    February 5, 2019
    Benchmarking 101

    Presented in partnership with the City of St. Louis, BOMA St Louis, Downtown STL, Inc., and IFMA St. Louis Chapter.

    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 April 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.  

    Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for Benchmarking 101, an overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis.

    This event is free to all, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.

    AGENDA

    • Welcome
    • Overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance
    • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including common issues and answers to frequently asked questions
    • Data Collection
    • Reporting Data to the City of St. Louis
    • Q&A

    WHEN
    Tuesday, February 5, 12:00—1:30 pm

    WHERE

    Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, 3830 South Grand, 63118 (map)

    FEE
    Free to all

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

    QUESTIONS

    USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
    City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-3616


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    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 6311
    Register

    In-Depth Seminar 
    Key Changes to City of St. Louis Building Codes: 2018 IBC, IEBC, IECC & IRC

    In August of 2018 the City of St. Louis became the first municipality in the region to adopt the International Code Council’s suite of 2018 building codes. In this in-depth seminar, we’ll review the key changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Residential Code (IRC), with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

    Prior versions of the city codes heavily amended the insulation requirements in the Energy Conservation Code. The adopted 2018 codes uphold the original code language for commercial insulation requirements and include just two major amendments to the residential insulation requirements.

    In addition to more stringent insulation requirements, the new codes introduce significant changes to air-sealing requirements and require mandatory air-leakage testing. We’ll review some of the new air-sealing requirements, and learn the importance of air-sealing for energy-efficiency, comfort and healthy indoor air-quality.

    Finally, we’ll review special considerations for implementing the 2018 codes in existing buildings and share technical resources for upgrade solutions that are appropriate for historic renovations.

    Learning Objectives:

      • Describe the key changes to the 2018 IBC, IEBC, IECC and IRC, with an emphasis on energy efficiency.
      • Review special considerations for implementing the 2018 codes in existing buildings and historic renovations. 
      • Identify critical requirements for air-sealing the building enclosure and mandatory air-leakage testing.
      • Explain the local St. Louis code development process and locally adopted amendments.

      SPEAKERS
      Jessica Deem, Architect at Virescent
      Jessica Deem is a licensed architect and owner of Virescent, a design firm specializing in sustainably-minded historic renovations and contemporary new construction. Jessica is a native St. Louisan and city dweller. Prior to moving back to St. Louis, Jessica worked as a sustainable building consultant in Zürich, Switzerland where she secured the certification for the first LEED Platinum building in Switzerland.

      Gretchen Waddell Barwick, Assistant Chapter Director, Missouri Sierra Club
      Gretchen Waddell Barwick is the Assistant Chapter Director of the Missouri Sierra Club. Gretchen has lived in St. Louis for 20 years and has lived in Missouri nearly her entire life. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University and has worked as a professional in social justice and advocacy for 9 years. Gretchen loves to read, knit, cross stitch, hike, and spend time with family in her free time. She is a mediocre but enthusiastic gardener and mother to an adventurous 1 year old.  

      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      Submitted for approval of 1.5 GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA LU 

      WHEN
      February 7, 2019
      3:30 – 5:00 pm

      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.

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

      • 12 Feb 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
      • Webinar viewed from your desk
      Register


      Webinar
      Getting LEED Specific: Materials Transparency and LEED

      This deep dive into the nitty gritty of the three Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits in LEED version 4 BD+C and ID+C provides the rationale for why product choices are so important, and the details on how to achieve points within the three credits.

      Products and materials choices represent a major opportunity to address today’s environmental and health threats. The three Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits in LEED version 4 BD+C and ID+C are a good place to begin. These credits are new to this version of LEED, and contain many unfamiliar terms, programs and requirements. They offer some LEED points that are relatively easy for most projects, and others that are very challenging. This presentation will walk you through the key things you need to know to pursue these credits, including what criteria products have to meet to comply, and which options within the credits are more or less achievable given the current status of the industry.

      SPEAKER
      Nadav Malin, President, BuildingGreen, Inc.

      CONTINUING EDUCATION
      1  LEED Specific (BD+C and ID+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

      WHEN
      Tuesday, February 12, 2019
      12:00 PM – 1:15 PM CST (1 hour program, plus 15 minutes Q&A)

      WHERE
      Webinar which can be viewed from your desk. Webex login information will be sent in a confirmation email after you register.

      FEE
      $10 for USGBC-MGC Members
      $30 for Non-members

      Not a member? Join here!

      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. 

      • 12 Feb 2019
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center (main campus), 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
      Register


         February 12 Program

      Calculating Tree Benefits: Easy as One, Two, Tree

      IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and Academy of Science-St. Louis.

      We know trees provide significant ecosystem services on a project, but these benefits are often overlooked. Now, using tools in the iTree suite of software from the USDA Forest Service, planners and designers can easily calculate the air, water, and energy impacts of existing, proposed, and newly planted trees on a project. Additionally, growing scientific research demonstrates the positive impact of trees on public health and well-being.

      Using this data, we can show how trees improve key community challenges like air and water quality, crime, residential home values, youth education, and local economies. As the St. Louis region continues to invest in strategic community planning, we can leverage the quantitative and qualitative benefits of trees as a tool to improve environmental conditions and overall well-being of vulnerable communities in low canopy areas - elevating trees from a nicety to a necessity.

      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

      • Examine the diverse ways community trees can increase economic, environmental, and social benefits.
      • Calculate the value of trees on a project.
      • Incorporate tree benefits into project promotion and community engagement.

      SPEAKERS
      Meridith Perkins, Senior Urban Forestry Consultant, Davey Resource Group

      Meridith manages the Missouri Urban Forestry Consortium for Davey Resource Group. She has spent 20 years helping municipal governments across the country better understand, care for, and benefit from their community trees. Meridith has a forestry degree from the University of Missouri and is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, qualified as a Tree Risk Assessor and Municipal Specialist.

      Tom Ebeling, Community Forester, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
      As Community Forester, Tom’s responsibilities include community outreach and education, volunteer coordination, oversight of the Plant MOre Trees app, assisting with forestry programs operation, and teaching forestry related courses. Tom has a Bachelors in Urban Forestry and a Minor in Plant Sciences from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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

      WHEN
      Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

      5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
      6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

      WHERE
      Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center (main campus)
      4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

      FEE
      Free for all attendees!

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

      THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

      Great Rivers Greenway

      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.

      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.

       

      • 20 Feb 2019
      • 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


      February 20, 2019
      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 April 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, February 20, 3 - 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

      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: 


      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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      • 27 Feb 2019
      • 8:30 AM
      • 28 Feb 2019
      • 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 not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase 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: Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28
      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.

      Cost: $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.

      Instructors:
      Doug Miller, City of St. Louis Building Division, Mechanical Inspection Supervisor
      Chris Schlumm, City of St. Louis Building Division Building Inspection Manager
      Johanna Schweiss, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

      What Students Learn: 

      Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green (4 hours)

      • Economic and health benefits from green buildings
      • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
      • Transitioning to sustainable operations
      • Complying with green codes and standards
      • Understanding LEED
      • Overview of green building strategies
      • The importance of commissioning

      Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials (8 hours)

      • Using building metrics to improve performance
      • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
      • Reducing water use
      • Employing strategies for efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems
      • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality
      • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort
      • Reducing waste

      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. 


      • 01 Mar 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • 30
      Register


      WELL AP Exam Prep Course

      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.

      WHEN
      Friday, March 1, 2019

      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      WHERE
      TBD

      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: 

      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.

      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

      • 12 Mar 2019
      • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114
      Register



      In-Depth Seminar

      Life Cycle Assessment Demystified

      Life cycle assessment (LCA) involves systems analysis of the full range of environmental impacts, product life cycles, and supply chains. More recently, social impacts are also being addressed in life cycles and supply chains, leading to the definition of life cycle sustainability assessment. This seminar will provide a general introduction to LCA - including history, essential concepts, and an overview on how LCA are developed – then dig into how to apply LCA to attendees' work in an impactful way. Suggested tools will also be discussed.

        SPEAKER
        Gregory A. Norris, PhD
        Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
        Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute

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

        WHEN
        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
        3:30-5:30 pm

        Gregory Norris will also be presenting on 'Handprints & Footprints' immediately following to this event, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here for details.

        WHERE
        Alberici Headquarters
        8800 Page Ave.
        St. Louis, MO 63114

        FEE
        $30 for USGBC-MGC Members
        $45 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.

         

        • 12 Mar 2019
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114
        Register



        March 12 Monthly Program

        Handprints and Footprints

        Visionary Gregory Norris will share his concept of “handprints,” an optimistic philosophy for addressing the challenge of sustainability. The approach aims to engage people not only in reducing their footprints (negative environmental impacts), but also in creating a net-positive impact on the environment through their handprints. 

        Norris is co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net-Positive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard School for Public Health, and chief scientist at the International Living Future Institute. His concept of ‘Handprints’ was featured on the front page of Time Magazine in 2012.

          SPEAKER
          Gregory A. Norris, PhD
          Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
          Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, March 12, 2019
          5:30-6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
          6:15-7:30 pm - Formal Presentation

          Gregory Norris will also be presenting an in-depth seminar on 'Life Cycle Assessment Demystified' immediately prior to this event, from 3:30-5:30 pm.

          WHERE
          Alberici Headquarters
          8800 Page Ave.
          St. Louis, MO 63114

          FEE
          Free for USGBC-MGC Members & 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 2019
          • 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, 2019
          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 April 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, March 19, 9 - 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

          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: 


          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

          • 28 Mar 2019
          • 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 28, 2019
          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 and financing solutions. 

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

          Speaker Lineup to be announced. Interested speakers can complete this simple form. 

          WHEN

          Thursday, March 28, 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

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

          QUESTIONS

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

          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

          • 03 Apr 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
          Register


          April 3 Program
          12th Annual Green Schools Event

          Join us at the 12th 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 2018-19 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.

          59 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 2019-20 Green Schools Quest, as schools or mentors.

          Pre-event registration is requested. 

          CONTINUING EDUCATION
          Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour

          WHEN
          Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
          5:30-6:15 pm – Networking, Poster Displays & School Tours
          6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

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

          ENTER the building via the South Entrance.

          PARKING is available in lots on the east and west of the building, and on the streets throughout the park.

          FEE
          Free event for all attendees.

          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

          THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

          BSI Constructors, Inc.

          St. Louis Earth Day, Recycling on the Go

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

          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.

           

          • 18 Apr 2019
          • 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 18, 2019
          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 April 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 18, 9 - 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

          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: 


          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 May 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • TBA
          Register



          May 14 Program

          Regional Green Building Challenges and Successes - How Can We Improve?

          A panel of design, construction, development and business ownership professionals will discuss national and regional green building progress to date, regional success stories and challenges, as well as opportunities to build momentum. Audience members will be engaged in actively examining how we can learn from today's successes and challenges to better guide clients towards pursuing best practices in sustainable design and construction.

          PANELISTS
          Moderator: Dennis Lower, President & CEO at Cortex Innovation Community
          Ralph Bicknese, AIA, LEED Fellow, AP BD+C, Principal, hellmuth + bicknese architects
          Paul Todd Merrill, PE LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Engineer and Director of Sustainable Construction, Clayco
          Cady Scott Seabaugh, Vice President – Communications & Sustainability, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
          Athanasia Xeros, Global Sustainability Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, May 14, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
          5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
          6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

          WHERE
          TBA 
          S
          t. Louis, MO

          FEE
          Free for USGBC-MGC Members and 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.

           

          • 16 May 2019
          • 8:30 AM
          • 17 May 2019
          • 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 not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase 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, May 16 and Friday, May 17
          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.

          Cost: $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.

          Instructors:
          TBA

          What Students Learn: 

          Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green (4 hours)

          • Economic and health benefits from green buildings
          • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
          • Transitioning to sustainable operations
          • Complying with green codes and standards
          • Understanding LEED
          • Overview of green building strategies
          • The importance of commissioning

          Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials (8 hours)

          • Using building metrics to improve performance
          • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
          • Reducing water use
          • Employing strategies for efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems
          • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality
          • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort
          • Reducing waste

          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. 


          • 21 May 2019
          • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
          • TBA
          Register

          In-Depth Seminar 
          Supporting Global Goals Locally through Green Buildings

          The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 to “promote prosperity while protecting the planet.” The 17 Goals are wide-ranging, challenging humanity to decouple economic growth from climate change, poverty, and inequality.

          Green building supports many of the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing waste and contributing to healthier physical environments, but also by educating, creating jobs, reducing inequalities, and strengthening communities. At this in-depth session, learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, their relevance to the St. Louis-area green building industry, and how to use them to better communicate and advance partnerships.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          • Describe the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to the St. Louis-area green building industry.
          • Understand how green building supports and contributes to the achievement of specific UN Sustainable Development Goals.
          • Connect specific building functions to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
          • Apply UN Sustainable Development Goals to your own projects.

          SPEAKER
          Lacy Cagle, Director of Learning, Northwest Earth Institute 
          Lacy Cagle is the Director of Learning for the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) where she oversees the development of course books, EcoChallenge, and educational materials. She also oversees the development of the Drawdown EcoChallenge, a partnership with Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown. Lacy provides services and training to faculty and staff in higher education throughout North America.

          In addition to her work at NWEI, Lacy teaches Foundations and Practice of Sustainability at Washington University. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy with a focus on Leadership in Sustainability Education from Portland State University and a Permaculture Design Certificate. She has been the director at the Zahniser Institute since 2010. Lacy is based in St. Louis and deeply involved in the OneSTL initiative (regional plan for sustainable development), and on the USGBC Missouri Gateway committee for Green Schools.

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

          WHEN
          May  21, 2019
          3:30 – 5:00 pm

          WHERE
          TBA
          St. Louis, MO 

          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 Jun 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63114
          Register



          June 11 Program

          Green Building Slam

          Four projects. Ten minutes each. That's all there is to it: the Green Building Slam.  We're shaking things up a bit for year's Showcase. Keep an eye out - more details on the featured projects will be released soon.

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, June 11, 2018, 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 registration button on the left side of this screen.

          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 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.

           

          • 09 Jul 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • St. Louis Community College – Forest Park Center for Nursing and Health Sciences 5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
          Register



          July 9 Program
          LEED Tour: St. Louis Community College Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

          Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature St. Louis Community College’s new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences Facility which is seeking LEED certification under the v4 rating system.

          Located on the College’s Forest Park campus, this 96,000 square feet building will serve as a state-of-the-art learning center featuring science laboratories and classrooms, dental clinics, and innovative classrooms spaces.  The Center will serve approximately 900 students in nursing and health sciences programs and will be the first new academic building constructed on the Forest Park campus in nearly 20 years.  The design team (KAI) carefully integrated the old with the new, referencing the existing buildings in masonry detail, while incorporating curtainwall, storefront, metal, and technology to tie past to present.  The design capitalizes on surrounding density and diverse uses, water use reduction, optimization of energy performance, and open space, among other items.  The construction focus is on materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. 

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
          5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
          6:15-7:30 pm – Brief Remarks & Building Tour

          WHERE
          St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
          Center for Nursing and Health Sciences
          5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

          Visitors should park on the south asphalt parking lots and walk north toward the building.

          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.

           

          • 31 Jul 2019
          • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
          • TBA
          Register

          In-Depth Seminar 

          Sustainable SITES Review & Case Study

          The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) defines what a sustainable site is and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. The SITES v2 Rating System is a set of guidelines and performance-based metrics that align land development and management with innovative sustainable design, covering areas such as soil, vegetation, water, materials and human health and well-being.

          During this seminar, attendees will review local applications of SITES strategies with an emphasis on storm water management.

          SPEAKERS

          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 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

          WHEN
          July 31, 2019
          3:30 – 5:00 pm

          WHERE
          TBA 

          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. 

          • 07 Aug 2019
          • 8:30 AM
          • 08 Aug 2019
          • 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 not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase 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: Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8
          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.

          Cost: $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.

          Instructors:
          TBA

          What Students Learn: 

          Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green (4 hours)

          • Economic and health benefits from green buildings
          • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
          • Transitioning to sustainable operations
          • Complying with green codes and standards
          • Understanding LEED
          • Overview of green building strategies
          • The importance of commissioning

          Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials (8 hours)

          • Using building metrics to improve performance
          • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
          • Reducing water use
          • Employing strategies for efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems
          • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality
          • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort
          • Reducing waste

          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. 


          • 13 Aug 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63103
          Register



          August 13 Program

          Net Zero Carbon, Water, and Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level

          In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

          District scale projects and campuses lend themselves well for the goals of complete decarbonization and net zero energy and water. Depending on the project type, context, and location, these goals may also represent the best first and lifecycle cost approach. But getting there will involve navigating everything from utility rates, regulations, and connection fees, metering configurations, integrating electric vehicles, district electric and thermal technologies, managing a phasing plan, and managing ongoing operations.

          This session will start by reviewing the various definitions of net zero energy and carbon, and Zero Water and One Water, including those developed by the USGBC and ILFI. It will then provide some context in terms of integrating renewables from the built environment into the larger utility mix, addressing duck curves and evolving rate structures. Lastly, it will walk through a step by step process of evaluating district systems, moving towards a decision of onsite technologies and configurations -- including financial and incentive analysis, evaluating the potential for onsite storage, and partnering with third party entities where appropriate. It will also include best practices regarding performance management so that the project’s ultimate zero carbon and lowest life cycle cost are realized. This will include reference to 3-4 actual projects around the country in various phases of development.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          •    Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
          •    Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
          •    Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
          •  Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.

          SPEAKER

          Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
          Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

          Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

          Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 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.

          THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

          Ross & Baruzzini

          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 Aug 2019
          • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
          • TBA
          Register

          In-Depth Seminar 
          LEED Zero and 4.1: The LEED We’ve Been Waiting For

          With the release of the LEED Zero suite of certifications (Zero Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste), and with the evolution of LEED v4.1, we may have a series of rating systems that provide market-driving direction to lead the sustainability industry. In addition, LEED Zero finally bridges the gap between a great project (LEED Platinum) and the various definitions of Net Zero Energy (NZE) and Carbon that exist out there, and it creates alternate options for defining a great project (say, LEED Silver + NZE). They will also direct buildings to adopt solutions that are supportive of an electric grid that is taking on more and more renewable energy, and to consider their options for energy procurement, including contracting for meaningful offsite renewable resources. 

          This session will review v4.1 (BD+C) along with LEED Zero Energy and Carbon to provide an overview of the various changes, an introduction to the new tools and metrics, and will look at the applicability to a few different project types (e.g. urban high rise versus less dense and non-space constrained). It will also include a discussion and reflection of how well these rating systems capture the current need in the market or whether we should anticipate further changes in the years to come.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Identify changes in LEED v4.1
          • Examine the definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon
          • Discuss how LEED v4.1 and LEED Zero work for various project types
          • Learn to love LEED again!

          SPEAKER
          Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
          Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

          Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

          Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.

          CONTINUING EDUCATION
          Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

          WHEN
          Wednesday, August 14, 2019
          8:00 – 10:00 am

          WHERE
          TBA 

          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. 

          • 22 Aug 2019
          • 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 (Summer 2019)

          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
          Thursday, August 22, 2019
          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 

          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.

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

          This program is supported in part by the

          St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

          and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

          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 HOMEPAGE

          • 10 Sep 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center (main campus) 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
          Register



          Biophilic Design: Designing for Health and Increased Performance

          In partnership with IIDA-St. Louis Chapter, Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and Academy of Science-St. Louis.

          In the built environment, we can use the emerging field of Biophilic Design to create building interiors that connect people to nature; that are connected to their place and mimic the sensory delights of a hike through the woods; that evoke the emotions we feel when immersed in water, that bring nature’s smells, sounds, colors and textures indoors.

          This presentation will explore clear and compelling case studies of built projects that illustrate Biophilic Design strategies have a significant ROI in interior spaces. Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          • Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
          • Discuss some of the leading reasons to integrate Biophilic Design in projects
          • Explore case studies of Biophilic Design in built projects
          • Identify Biophilic Design benefits by the numbers- data points on ROI

          SPEAKER
          Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
          Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better built environment and CSR Asset Management -turning corporate surplus into community service.

          When
          September 10, 2019
          5:30-7:30 pm

          WHERE
          Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center (main campus)
          4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

          FEE
          Free for all attendees!

          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.

           

          • 11 Sep 2019
          • 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 

          Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge

          This interactive workshop with natural elements will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia  on three rating standards: LEED V4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. This presentation will explore various projects with compelling connections to Biophilic Design strategies with significant ROI.  Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

          Learning Objectives:

          •  Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
          •  Discuss the Business Case for integrating Biophilic Design in projects
          •  Explore two case studies of Biophilic Design
          •  Identify Biophilic Design Integration into Pilot Credit LEED v4, WELL and Living Building Challenge

          SPEAKER
          Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
          Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better

          CONTINUING EDUCATION
          Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

          WHEN
          Wednesday, September 11, 2019
          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.

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

          • 08 Oct 2019
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114
          Register



          May 14 Program

          It’s What We Do: Creating a Culture Where Sustainable Practices Are the New Normal

          Architects, engineers and builders have become increasingly effective at designing and delivering high performance buildings. Now if only we had people who were ready to live and work appropriately in these great buildings! It’s not impossible! Leveraging insights from social science you can influence human behaviors and ultimately you can facilitate a culture where saving energy and reducing waste is “just what people like us do.” Join us for a lively discussion and lots of practical examples of how you can inspire changes that ultimately create a new normal.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          •  Articulate at least three benefits of inspiring building occupants to adopt sustainable practices.
          • Describe at least three strategies for engaging people and be familiar with examples of each strategy in action. 
          •   Examine the efficacy of positive reinforcement as an engagement strategy.
          • Identify at least one way to increase engagement in attendees’ own work.

          SPEAKER
          Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices   
          Kathy Kuntz is the Executive Director of Cool Choices, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that inspires individuals, communities and businesses to adopt sustainable practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cool Choices collaborates with private businesses and public entities to engage employees around sustainability, promoting changes at work and at home via a fun and online platform. Since 2010 Cool Choices has inspired thousands of individuals in hundreds of organizations to adopt more than half a million sustainable practices. Kathy has led Cool Choices since 2010 and has more than two decades of experience with energy efficiency and renewable energy; she previously led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.

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

          WHEN
          Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 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 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.

           

          • 12 Nov 2019
          • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
          • TBA
          Register

          In-Depth Seminar Intro to EcoDistricts

          Within the world of green rating systems, LEED provides a model for building-level sustainability, for single-entity controlled community developments, for campuses, and for cities, but it does not have a model for neighborhoods/districts that are undergoing major redevelopment.  EcoDistricts is a way for districts and neighborhoods to guide urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods.

          Neighborhoods and cities trying to achieve these goals can follow the EcoDistricts’ “Protocol” to take a collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve rigorous, meaningful performance outcomes that matter to people and planet.

          In addition, EcoDistricts has just released a certification program to recognize those districts that have achieved the goals established through the protocol and an accreditation for people working to create and sustain EcoDistricts.

          This session will walk through the EcoDistrict Protocol, provide an introduction to the certification process and introduce the accreditation.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          • Identify the fundamental goals and principles of an EcoDistrict
          • Explain