Archive for February, 2013

Establishing a Culture of Performance: Part II – Performance

Subject matter experts will discuss best practices for performance tracking and explore the ongoing requirements for projects. By first understanding dynamic and recurring performance requirements, teams can ensure their approach is most effective during the performance period. This session is aimed at both new construction and existing buildings project teams.


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) 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
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here to register for this single session.

Click here to purchase a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED pass.

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: Establishing a Culture of Performance: Part I – Establishment

Explore the establishment requirements of the LEED for Existing Buildings: O+M rating system.  Our subject matter experts will discuss how to assess your project’s physical assets and create policies and plans that will set a project up for success.  By first understanding foundational and static establishment requirements, teams can ensure their approach is most effective before entering the performance period.  This session is aimed at both new construction and existing buildings project teams.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) 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
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here to register for this single session.

Click here to purchase a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only to the original purchaser.

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




St. Louis EcoFaith Meet-Up – March 3

Saint Louis area residents engaged in sustainability and environmental efforts are gathering for Meet-Up #3 of St. Louis EcoFaith.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Schlafly’s Taproom 2100 Locust Street
RSVP: Please RSVP to ecofaithstl@gmail.com

St. Louis EcoFaith Meet-up is a gathering to share  resources, to launch new possibilities and have fun,while building a green interfaith network in the St. Louis region.

Working to make best use of our resources, find collaborative partners and discover new possibilities, St.Louis Eco-Faith provides a space and place to support the growth of environmental awareness and action by religious and spiritual people.

Share resources. Make connections. Have fun!

More info at http://www.ecofaith.info/




Corks for a Cause – Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

Corks for a Cause is a wine tasting event in honor of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, sponsored by R.E.A. Homes and The Design Source Ltd. Both HFHSL and R.E.A. Homes build energy-efficient homes and promote a lifestyle of building and living green. I.O. Metro is providing furniture for the event.

When: Sunday, February 24th from 3-6pm
Where: 11 Sherwyn Lane, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Check out the event flier here!

Individual tickets are $75 each and include heavy appetizers, cheese, wine, and desserts. Guests will enjoy complimentary valet service and coat check as well as the opportunity to bid on several silent auction items. There will also be wine for sale and the chance to win raffle and give-away items. Tickets are fully tax deductible, and all proceeds go directly to HFHSL. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets!

 




Members in the News – Erik Lueders

Erik Lueders, the Sustainability & Purchasing Manager for the Parkway School District, was featured on Fox2 News. Erik was interviewed while getting ready for Parkway’s Solar Dedication Event on February 19 at Pierremont Elementary School. Parkway’s solar installation, which includes 33 schools, is collectively the largest installation in Missouri.

Kudos to Erik and Parkway. Not only are students able to experience real-time data on how much energy the school is using, but the district will save $15,000 in the first year after installation.

Check out Erik in the news here.




Members in the News – Rick Hunter & Mary Ostafi, 40 Under 40 Class of 2013!

Congratulations to Chapter Members Rick Hunter & Mary Ostafi for being named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013!

Rick Hunter, CEO of Microgrid Solar, is recognized for his company’s growth from $500,000 in revenue in 2010 to $10.8 million in 2012, doing work with the St. Louis Cardinals and Fort Riley in Kansas. Rick is a long-time member of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and previously served as Advocacy Committee Chair and on the board of directors.

Mary Ostafi, Sustainability Specialist at HOK, is recognized for leading HOK’s firm wide occupant engagement program, through which she’s engaged over 15,000 employees in 6 million square feet of space and saved 2.5 million kilowatts of energy. Mary is also recognized as founder and chair of Urban Harvest STL a non-profit that promotes urban agriculture. Mary has been a member of USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter since 2010. She currently serves on our Program Committee where she just finished up a two-year term as committee chair.

Check out the February 1 issue of the St. Louis Business Journal for more information about Mary, Rick and other 40 Under 40 winners!




Members in the News – Jeff Bogard

Jeff Bogard, with R.E.A. Homes, was featured in the Shoptalk section of the February 1 issue of the St. Louis Business Journal. Jeff gets kudos from St. Louis Blues forward Andy McDonald for building a home for McDonald’s family that is energy efficient, healthy and comfortable!




LEED v4 Technical Update

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USGBC’s LEED green building rating system has been a significant driver for market transformation since its debut in 2000.  USGBC is currently developing the version of LEED (v4) for release this year.  This session will provide an update of the development process, a general overview of the technical changes proposed and information of specific interest to the chapter. It will also include an early look at supporting tools and resources for the LEED v4 program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

•             Articulate the overarching environmental priorities of the LEED v4 program.

•             Describe the new credits within the LEED v4 program and their environmental value.

•             List the new market sectors that LEED v4 accommodates.

•             Summarize the technical changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4.

 

SPEAKER
Dara Zycherman, Director, Current Versions of LEED, USGBC
Dara has been with the U.S. Green Building Council for almost ten years. She oversees LEED project team support for current rating systems, which includes LEED Online, education and addenda/interpretations. For LEED v4, she leads Reference Guide and education development. Previously, she managed the LEED-ND Pilot Program, the LEED-ND 2009 launch and the Affordable Neighborhoods Grant Program. She graduated from the Honors program at the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science in Environmental Science and Policy.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours (LEED Specific for
BD+C, ID+C, and O+M) and 1.5 AIA LUs.

GBCI CE Hours for this presentation will need to be self-reported.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) map

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full-time students; $20 for non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register!

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

Thanks to our Event Sponsor!

Washington University in St. Louis