LEED Showcase: LEED v4 & Living Buildings

  • 10 May 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63103


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

Registration is closed

May 10 Program

LEED Showcase: LEED v4 & Living Buildings

The 13th Annual LEED Showcase will examine projects that have taken the plunge and decided to pursue either LEED Version 4 or Living Building Challenge Certification.

The Jan Phillips Learning Center at The College School is one of a handful of projects in the nation that is pursuing the Living Building Challenge. The learning center will boast net-zero energy use, net-zero water use, solar arrays, composting toilets, locally sourced materials, natural ventilation, and zero use of “Red List” chemicals in building materials.

The Maplewood Fire Station is one of the first projects in the Chapter’s territory pursing LEED v4 which, starting in October of this year, will be the only available LEED rating system available for registration. The new station will replace the existing fifty-year-old station, and provide a new home for the Maplewood's fire fighters.

HOK's St. Louis office is aiming to become the city's first LEED v4 Commercial Interiors (CI) certification. The vintage building housing their new office space has been transformed using a variety of sustainable design strategies. Features include daylight harvesting, energy-efficient lighting, open office layout, bike storage, use of local, recycled, renewable and low-emitting interior materials, and more.

We will hear about their motivations to use these rating systems, design and construction features helping them to achieve these certifications, and any hurdles that they have had to overcome.

Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific (BD+C & ID+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU HSW

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)

Free for USGBC-MGC Members, St. Louis Green Business Challenge Participants & Full-time Students;
$20 for Non-members

Click here to register online.

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

Thanks to our Evening Program Sponsors!


Compi Distributors / Wilsonart

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.