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

  • 14 May 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • HOK, 10 S. Broadway Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63102


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May 14 Program

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

Take on the challenge of crafting an effective case for green building.

A panel of design, construction, development and business ownership professionals will kick the evening off with a discussion on national and regional green building progress to date, regional success stories and challenges, as well as opportunities to build momentum.

Equipped with this knowledge and their own perspectives, attendees will then break into small groups to role play client/consultant scenarios encompassing a wide variety of project types.

More than a lecture, this fun, hands-on event will result in:

  • Uncovering new or innovative ideas on how to promote green building practices
  • Developing strategies for presenting relevant research data to a customer
  • Creating a "business case for green" for the customer

Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served during the shortened networking period from 5:30-6 pm.

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, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Mastercard

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:00 pm –Registration & Networking
6:00-7:30 pm – Panel and Small Group Discussions

* Note shortened networking period. Presentation portion will begin earlier than usual (at 6 pm). 

Note updated venue:

HOK, 10 S. Broadway Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63102 map

ENTER via the patio on the corner of 4th & Market. (click to view image of patio entrance location.)

PARKING is available for a small fee in the Stadium East garage immediately south of HOK’s office building. There is also street parking on Market Street next to the Ballpark Hilton and on the Kiener Plaza side as well. 

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

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Thanks to our Event Sponsor!

StraightUp Solar

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.

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