Archive for February, 2012

Member in the News

Allison Carmen, founder of MaterialMix and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter member has recently been featured in the business section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The article, Startups require lots of legwork, discusses how an idea can become a business for a young entrepreneur like Carmen. Her plan was to find a place for old, outdated monitors and circuit boards, salvaging valuable parts such as gold and silver. With a background in environmental policies, business waste and recycling, Carmen applied her ideas well and her business has been a success! To read more about MaterialMix and the high demands of entrepreneurship, click here.

 




Lunch ‘n LEED 405 Howard Street, A Case Study in Cost Effective Strategies for Success

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Multi-tenant building owners and managers are presented with unique challenges and opportunities when pursuing LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M certification.

405 Howard St , a multi-tenant office building in San Franciscoachieved platinum certification by pursuing cost effective operational strategies with direct benefit to the bottom line. Join us as the professionals closest to this effort – the building owner, property manager, and LEED consultant – highlight the process, strategies, and decision making that contributed to this successful project. Attendees will leave this training with a better understanding of LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M, through innovative operational strategies and key advice on overcoming challenges in the process.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH
1.5 GBCI CE Hours (General, NOT LEED Specific)

This is an in-person, group viewing at the location specified below.  Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the webinar viewing.

WHEN
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR
$100/
USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Unlimited Webinar Pass is only $90/Chapter Member if purchased by March 31!

REGISTRATION
Visit our event registration page and click on the Register button under the appropriate event listing.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.


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




Lunch ‘n LEED Building & Material Reuse: Understanding the Challenges, Celebrating the Success

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The LEED credits related to building reuse (Materials & Resources Credits 1.1 and 1.2) and material reuse (Materials & Resources Credits 3.1 and 3.2) are some of the least utilized credits within the rating system. In a time of increasingly limited resources and a growing awareness around sustainable stewardship, however, building and material reuse represents one of the ultimate forms of resource conservation. The reuse of existing built fabric can be economically pragmatic, nurture communities, and provide vision of how to live more sustainably.  Join us for this exciting webinar session, addressing reuse and credit challenges and opportunities, innovative tools and resources available, and strategies to utilize reuse as a vehicle for creativity and sustainability.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH
1.5 GBCI CE Hours: LEED Specific for BD+C

This is an in-person, group viewing at the location specified below.  Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the webinar viewing.

WHEN
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR
$100/
USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Unlimited Webinar  Pass

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Unlimited Webinar Pass is only $90/Chapter Member if purchased by March 31!

REGISTRATION
Visit our event registration page and click on the Register button under the appropriate event listing.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

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

 




Sustainable Specifications…by the Numbers

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway and Construction Specifications Institute – Greater St. Louis.
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View Ross Spiegel’s Presentation

The key to successfully incorporating LEED requirements into a project’s contract documents is the preparation of the Division 01 General Requirements sections of the specifications. The Division 01 specification sections apply to all technical specification sections in Divisions 02-49 and set the stage for administration of the LEED certification efforts during bidding and construction. In this presentation, attendees will learn what LEED provisions to include in Division 01 specification sections, how these provisions are linked to the technical specifications, and how LEED provisions in Part 3 Execution of the technical specifications assist in the LEED certification process without interfering with the contractor’s means and methods.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify how to incorporate LEED certification provisions in Division 01 specification sections.
  • Discuss how to link Division 01 LEED certification provisions to the technical specifications.
  • Explain what LEED provisions to include in Part 3 Execution of the specifications.
  • Measure the effectiveness of Division 01 LEED provisions to the certification effort.

SPEAKER: Ross G. Spiegel, Associate & Senior Specification Writer at Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Ross is responsible for creating written construction documents as well as establishing technical standards and processes for Fletcher-Thompson, guiding the LEED Certification process on the firm’s projects, and he leads the firm’s Green Team.

In 1994, Ross was appointed as the Construction Specification Institute’s liaison to the U.S. Green Building Council, a position he continues to serve in today. He has served in numerous leadership positions within USGBC, including serving on the USGBC Board of Directors and LEED Steering Committee.

Additionally, Ross is co-author of the book Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification which has been called “an essential tool for designing environmentally friendly buildings.”

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 5:30–6:15pm – Registration & Networking, 6:15–7:30pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114  map & parking instructions

FEE:  Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway and CSI Members as well as Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Sustainable Specifications…by the Numbers event listing.

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


Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

ASP Enterprises

ASSA ABLOY

 




Healthy Indoor Air by Design

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the American Society of Interior Designers-Missouri East,  International Interior Design Association-St. Louis City Center, and Retail Design Institute.

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This intermediate level presentation is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating. The presentation will include background on the impact of indoor air pollution on human health and economics. Participants will learn to identify sources of indoor air pollutants, illustrated by several case studies that highlight the effects of controlling, versus not controlling, IAQ at the design phase of building construction. Further, the importance of emissions over content of VOC’s will be highlighted and the impact on high performance building program standards and credits. Emphasis will also be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable building projects.

SPEAKER:
Paul Bates, Market Outreach Manager for GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Paul Bates, MBA, LEED AP, is responsible for developing and delivering sustainably oriented education and training programs to a range of audiences including building operations, design students and professionals, professional trade organizations and consumers. He has spoken before more than 100 audiences internationally on topics related to Indoor Air Quality issues that impact market segments such as commercial office, healthcare, education, as well as government and residential.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Approved for 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH (Health, Safety & Welfare), and 0.1 IDCEC CEU

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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 map

FEE:  Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway, ASID, IIDA and RDI Members as well as Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Healthy Indoor Air by Design event listing.

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


Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

Butterfly Energy Works

Compi Distributors

Knoll

Steelcase

 




Members in the News

Emily Andrews, Executive Director of U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter, has been featured in the St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 under 40” article, which showcases St. Louis’ all-stars in the workplace, in the community and at home. Emily has been recognized as a catalyst in promoting energy efficiency, working on sustainable gardens, talking to communities about adopting sustainable guidelines, and partnering with other non-profits in order to achieve success for the local chapter. Since Emily has been with USGBC-Missouri Gateway the number of LEED certified homes throughout the metro area has risen from just a handful to 85 commercial and 65 residential projects. “She’s not just about LEED, she’s got her hands in the whole community…”

Fred Biermann, Director of Pre-Construction at Kozeny-Wagner, and  U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter member, has been featured in the St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 under 40” article, which showcases St. Louis’ all-stars in the workplace, in the community and at home. Fred’s strong drive and passion for building has helped him climb the professional ladder. Impressively, at age 24 he managed the mass excavation project for the new Busch Stadium, one of the largest downtown construction project in decades. “Biermann is a true class act”




Above and Beyond Chapter Volunteer Recognition-February

USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program! This month, we are happy to recognize Andrew Raimist of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Marketing Committee for his myriad accomplishments over the past year!

Andrew Raimist, AIA, founder and principal of Raimist Design, joined USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and our Marketing Committee in early 2011 and revolutionized the Chapter’s media game: For the first time ever, we published video invitations to monthly programs. We are grateful to Andy, who provided the creative concepts and all production services for the entire video series. He’s helped to establish our YouTube channel as a viable means for getting our message out and communicating the Chapter’s mission and vision to a wider audience.

Andy’s assistance during November was truly above and beyond. He produced a promotional video for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s opening of the exhibit “Sustainability and the Built Environment in the St. Louis Region,” an event that the Chapter co-sponsored, positioning it as our November meeting. In response to the Artists’ Guild’s feedback, Andy created an expanded promotional video. While attending the opening, he shot more footage, which he incorporated into a post-event video of the opening and the Chapter’s awards to winning artists in the 2011 Sustainability Art competition. As a thank-you to the Artists’ Guild, Andy also recorded a subsequent panel discussion of sustainability themes.

We are fortunate to have such a talented and generous chapter member as Andy.




New Year, New YOUsgbc

JOIN USGBC-Missouri Gateway during our “New Year, New YOUsgbc” campaign which runs through the months of January and February 2012 and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a FREE 2012 Unlimited Webinar Pass!

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Register for Shaw Professional Landscape Series

Shaw Nature Reserve, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is offering its Professional Landscape Series in collaboration with Alberici. “Innovations in Native Landscaping” will be held on February 7th and 8th at Alberici. The $50 registration fee/day includes lunch, 6 CEU’s,  and a bus tour. Register online at www.shawnature.org/shawseries. For specific workshop information, click here.