New LEED certified projects in St. Louis!

USGBC-STL recently awarded a LEED plaque to Enterprise Holdings for their LEED Certified Contact Center (see photo below). Accepting the plaque on behalf Enterprise Holdings were Cindy Oberkirsch, General Contact Center Manager and Ken Kreh, Vice President. As you can see from the photo a number of the project team members also joined us.

Pictured from left to right: L-R  Gary Adelman, Haworth; Randy McLaren, Landco Construction; Daniel Raftery, Enterprise Holdings; Cindy Oberkirsch, Enterprise Holdings; Emily Andrews, USGBC-STL; Michael Ratliff, Arcturis; Ken Kreh, Enterprise Holdings; Brian Waite, Arcturis; Paul Braundmeier, William Tao and Associates; Christine Ramsdell, Enterprise Holdings

Pictured from left to right: L-R Gary Adelman, Haworth; Randy McLaren, Landco Construction; Daniel Raftery, Enterprise Holdings; Cindy Oberkirsch, Enterprise Holdings; Emily Andrews, USGBC-STL; Michael Ratliff, Arcturis; Ken Kreh, Enterprise Holdings; Brian Waite, Arcturis; Paul Braundmeier, William Tao and Associates; Christine Ramsdell, Enterprise Holdings

This is when I take great pleasure from my job as the Chapter Executive Director. After months and months (and sometimes years) of working on a project, the reward of official recognition from the USGBC with a LEED plaque and certificate bring smiles to most faces. The Chapter is always honored and excited to be involved in LEED plaque presentations!

Congratulations to Enterprise Holdings for the LEED certification of their second building! The 66,000 square foot building houses Enterprise’s St. Louis Contact Center, which processes reservations and roadside assistance calls from customers. Among other green features, the building has water-efficient faucets, low-flush toilets and HVAC systems that minimize energy consumption. Employee health and wellness was important to the project. White noise eliminates excess noise and makes taking calls easier; a walking track around the perimeter of the building encourages physical activity and indoor air quality is monitored.

Other projects that recently achieved LEED certification include:

Cannon Design Powerhouse – GOLD. Check out Cannon Design’s new headquarters on our annual LEED Building Tour on September 9.

Commerce Bank O’Fallon Branch – CERTIFIED. Commerce Bank participated in USGBC’S LEED for New Construction Retail Pilot, an exciting effort to provide real market feedback on how to apply LEED to retail spaces. The O’Fallon, MO branch features clerestory windows to help reduce or eliminate electrical lighting during the day; energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems; ENERGY STAR appliances; an ENERGY STAR white roof coating to reduce heat gain in the building and Forest Stewardship Council wood products in built-in wood cabinetry, wood paneling and trim work

Midwest Testing – SILVER. Midwest Testing, located next door to Alberici’s LEED Platinum Headquarters, is a two-story, 25,000-square-foot facility with 14,000 square feet of office space and 11,000 square feet of lab and support facilities. The building features mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems designed to reduce energy costs by 30%; a reflective white roof; a 5,000 gallon cistern to collect rainwater and significantly offset potable water used for landscaping; and a crushed concrete aggregate pavement for the storage yard that not only includes recycled content, but will also reduce the heat island effect and reduce stormwater runoff by being permeable.

Gateway Commercial – 8610 Page – GOLD (Core & Shell)

Washington University – Seigle Hall – CERTIFIED

The Chapter is currently collecting information and statistics on all the LEED certified projects in the St. Louis area in order to post project profiles for each project. Additionally, the LEED page of the website will soon feature a map of all LEED certified projects in the St. Louis area!

– Submitted by Emily Andrews, USGBC-STL Executive Director

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