Archive for May, 2012

Renew your membership automatically!

We’re excited to now offer the option for members to elect auto-renewal for their Chapter membership. During the months of June and July 2012, any new or existing member who signs up for auto renewal will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to Local Harvest donated by our Membership Committee Chair.

*New Members ~ Visit www.usgbc-mogateway.org/join*

*Existing members ~ Contact Hope Gribble at hope.gribble@mobot.org to switch to auto renewal*

 

 

 




LEED Certification: Think Like A Reviewer (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Click here to view a list of attendees of 8.29.12(PDF)

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Click here to view a list of attendees 9.19.12 (PDF)

Session 4 of the LEED Certification Webinar Series

This series consists of 4 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays August 29 – September 19. This exciting four-part webinar series explores the importance of LEED Certification and provides the strategies necessary to successfully achieve LEED Certification in your projects.  The  four different webinars will focus on why attaining LEED Certification is valuable, the details of MPRs and Rating System Selection, best practices when creating summary and overview documentation, and how to avoid the most common pit-falls in the LEED Certification process.

Can you imagine getting LEED Certification upon your project’s preliminary review? It can be done! This module goes in-depth on how to write clear and concise narrative comments and provide the right documentation to ensure certification success. You will get a “behind-the-scenes” look into the mind of real LEED Certification Reviewers to learn the most common pit-falls in LEED Certification.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours

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, September 19, 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
$30/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $45/Non-member for a LEED Certification
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

 REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an LEED Certification Webinar Series Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of the page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an 2012 Unlimited  Webinar  Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of the page. 

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

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




LEED Certification: Summary and Overview Documentation (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Session 3 of the LEED Certification Webinar Series

Click here to view a list of Attendees (PDF)

This series consists of 4 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays August 29 – September 19. This exciting four-part webinar series explores the importance of LEED Certification and provides the strategies necessary to successfully achieve LEED Certification in your projects.  The  four different webinars will focus on why attaining LEED Certification is valuable, the details of MPRs and Rating System Selection, best practices when creating summary and overview documentation, and how to avoid the most common pit-falls in the LEED Certification process.

Projects can be deemed ineligible for certification even before Certification Reviewers look at the strategies and credits attempted.  Accurate and consistent summary and overview documentation about a project seeking LEED Certification is imperative.  This information can determine if a project is eligible for certification and if the appropriate LEED Rating System has been selected.  In this third webinar in the LEED Certification series, we learn best practices for submitting consistent content into LEED Online, and how to correctly calculate baselines.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours

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, September 12, 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
$30/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $45/Non-member for a LEED Certification
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session, click the “Register” button on the left side of the page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED Certification  Webinar Series Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of the page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an 2012 Unlimited  Webinar  Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of the page.

 Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225. 



LEED Certification: Project Scoping (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Session 2 of the LEED Certification Webinar Series

Click here to view a list of Attendees (PDF)

This series consists of 4 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays August 29 – September 19. This exciting four-part webinar series explores the importance of LEED Certification and provides the strategies necessary to successfully achieve LEED Certification in your projects.  The  four different webinars will focus on why attaining LEED Certification is valuable, the details of MPRs and Rating System Selection, best practices when creating summary and overview documentation, and how to avoid the most common pit-falls in the LEED Certification process.

Satisfying Minimum Project Requirements (MPRs) and selecting the correct rating system for your project is fundamental for success in LEED Certification.  In part 2 of the LEED Certification webinar series, we explore the details of MPRs and Rating System Selection.  Applications for multiple buildings and building type adaptations will be discussed.  Certification Reviewers will share tips and common pitfalls experienced in the initial scoping of LEED projects. 

  CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours
  
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, September 5, 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
$30/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $45/Non-member for a LEED Certification
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Unlimited Webinar Series Pass  

REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an LEED Certification Webinar Series Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

**Click here if you are interested in purchasing an 2012 Uimited  Webinar  Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page. 

 Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 




LEED Certification: Why, How, and Who (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Session 1 of the LEED Certification Webinar Series 
 

 
This series consists of 4 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays August 29 – September 19. This exciting four-part webinar series explores the importance of LEED Certification and provides the strategies necessary to successfully achieve LEED Certification in your projects.  The  four different webinars will focus on why attaining LEED Certification is valuable, the details of MPRs and Rating System Selection, best practices when creating summary and overview documentation, and how to avoid the most common pit-falls in the LEED Certification process.
Why is LEED Certification important? LEED Certification is an investment of both time and money — but the benefits pay off.  In this first of four, 90-minute webinars, we explore the reasons why LEED Certification is valuable, and introduce some tips and best practices project teams have employed to maximize that investment throughout the certification process.
 
 CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours
 
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, August 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
$30/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $45/Non-member for a LEED Certification
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

**Click here if you are interested in purchasing an LEED Certification  Webinar Series Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page. 

**Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2012 Unlimited  Webinar  Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

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

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

Click here to view a list of Attendees (PDF)



Renewable Energy & EA Credits 1 and 2: Top 5 Strategies to Meet Energy Demand (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Session 3 of the EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series 

Click here to view a list of Attendees (PDF)”

 

The  EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series consists of 3 webinars throughout 3 consecutive weeks during July and August.  This three-part webinar series brings you the strategies necessary to successfully achieve EA Credit 1 and energy efficiency through integrated design.  During this webinar series, attendees will learn about the best practices and top strategies for energy load reduction, energy demand reduction, and renewable energy.

This session (Renewable Energy & EA Credits 1 and 2: Top 5 Strategies to Meet Energy Demand) will assess on-site renewable energy as the cleanest souce of meeting energy demands of the building.  Presenters will assess various design tools and keys to successfully implementing EA Credit 1 and Credit 2.   

 CONTINUING EDUCATION: 1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD, 1.5 BD+C Hours – LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours

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, August 1, 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
$20/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $30/Non-member for a EA Credit 1
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

 REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an EA Credit 1 Webinar Series Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

  **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an Unlimited  Webinar  Pass, click the “Register” button on the left side of this page. 

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

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




Systems Design & EA Credit 1: Top 10 Energy Efficiency Measures for Demand Reduction (Lunch ‘n LEED)

Session 2 of the EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series
 
Click here to view a list of Attendees (PDF)”

The  EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series consists of 3 webinars throughout 3 consecutive weeks during July and August.  This three-part webinar series brings you the strategies necessary to successfully achieve EA Credit 1 and energy efficiency through integrated design.  During this webinar series, attendees will learn about the best practices and top strategies for energy load reduction, energy demand reduction, and renewable energy.

This session (Systems Design & EA Credit 1: Top 10 Energy Efficiency Measures for Demand Reduction) is all about reducing energy demand on the building’s systems.  Innovative and appropriate systems’ design can reduce the energy the system uses to do the same amount of work.  Presenters will explore energy modeling as a design tool and key to successfully implementing EA Credit 1.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 GBCI BD+C Hours – LEED Specific GBCI CE Hours
 
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, July 25, 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
$20/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $30/Non-member for a EA Credit 1
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

REGISTRATION
**Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

**Click here if you are interested in purchasing an EA Credit 1 Webinar Series Pass. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page. 

 **Click here if you are interested in purchasing an Unlimited  Webinar  Pass. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page. 

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

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




Energy Consumption and EA Credit 1: Top 10 Energy Efficiency Measures for Load Reduction (Lunch ‘n LEED)

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Session 1 of the EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series

The  EA Credit 1: Successful Implementation Beyond Baseline Performance Webinar Series consists of 3 webinars throughout 3 consecutive weeks during July and August.  This three-part webinar series brings you the strategies necessary to successfully achieve EA Credit 1 and energy efficiency through integrated design.  During this webinar series, attendees will learn about the best practices and top strategies for energy load reduction, energy demand reduction, and renewable energy.

This session (Energy Consumption & EA Credit 1: Top 10 Energy Efficiency Measures for Load Reduction) will explore the first step for reducing energy consumption of a building: reducing energy loads.  Presenters will highlight energy simulation as a design tool and key to successfully implementing EA Credit 1. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize energy load reduction techniques that support energy efficient building design and help earn credits under LEED-NC : EA Credit 1.
  • Assess opportunities for integrating energy modeling at initial design stages, decision making, and planning process.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of energy modeling as a design tool for complying with LEED criteria.
  • Discuss cost impact of load reduction measures by evaluating case-specific examples.


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
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, July 18, 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
$20/ USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $30/Non-member for a EA Credit 1
 Webinar Series Pass OR
$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2012 Webinar Series Pass  

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing an EA Credit 1 Webinar Series Pass. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

 Click here if you are interested in purchasing an Unlimited  Webinar  Pass. Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

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

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

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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

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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 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 two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.  Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.

Subject areas covered include:

  • Introduction and Core Concepts
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Practice Exam

WHEN
Friday, July 20 and Monday, July 23, 2012
8:30am-5pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:00-8:30am

WHERE
Color Art Integrated Interiors
1325 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
Map

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

aia logoCONTINUING EDUCATION
15 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD


REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 2nd Edition, USGBC
2) USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide, USGBC
Both of which may be purchased on the USGBC Publicationspage of the USGBC website. Please plan for shipping time.
3) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined on page 12 of the handbook.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam, including meeting exam eligibility requirements.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.  Students will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course which may be submitted to meet eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam.

 

REGISTER
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
Click here to register online.

INSTRUCTORS
Jaime Kelley, LEED AP is an environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in sustainable urban planning and project management. She is a strategic, innovative thinker who brings sustainable development and design expertise to the implementation and management of both small and large projects. Jaime offers experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications through her past leadership on several LEED-registered buildings. Jaime currently serves as at-large member on the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Board of Directors.

Lois Sechrist, LEED AP ID+C works in the field of sustainability at Ascension Health.  She previously ran an independent sustainability consulting business and has over 25 years of experience in interior architecture and project management.  Lois was the project manager for two LEED-certified projects, has served on the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Green Schools Subcommittee and is chair of the University City Green Practices Commission.


PLEASE NOTE
This exam prep 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 LEED AP Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty portion.

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




Greenbuild Scholarships for Higher Ed Sector

All-expense paid trips to the 2012 Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be awarded to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders within the higher education sector. The Center for Green Schools and USGBC distribute scholarships to promote diversity and social equity within the green building industry and the green schools movement.

Benefits for 2012 scholarship awardees include:

  • All-expense paid trip to Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco from Nov. 13-16
  • Meet and connect with high-level professionals in the green building industry
  • Network with other college and university representatives
  • Participate in special on-site programming at Greenbuild that will include complimentary breakfasts, speaker presentations and an honorary dinner
  • Receive training and support from USGBC staff and other green building professionals
  • Free access to LEED 101 and LEED 201 online courses
  • Earn continuing education hours to satisfy GBCI’s LEED professional credential maintenance requirements
  • Play an integral role in advancing social equity within the green schools movement

Students interested in Greenbuild scholarships should also consider applying for mentorship opportunities with USGBC Board members. Board members support students in pursuing studies and careers in fields related to sustainability by offering professional advice, networking opportunities and career building experiences.

Apply now for this great experience. The deadline to apply is August 10, 2012.