Archive for August, 2013

Chapter seeking accounting services

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is seeking accounting services to assist with enhancing and streamlining our bookkeeping and accounting. Proposals are due by 5 pm CST on Monday, September 9. Download the Request for Proposals here.




LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Course

For professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings, the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED BD+C Specialty Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED BD+C Specialty exam.  Skilled instructors will discuss categories and credits in the LEED BD&C Rating System, explore methods of sustainable project delivery and green building practices, and offer test taking tips. Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction, Exam Strategy, and BD+C Process
·        Sustainable Sites
·        Water Efficiency
·        Energy and Atmosphere
·        Materials and Resources
·        Indoor Environmental Quality
·        Test Taking Tips
·        Practice Exam

WHEN
Friday and Monday, October 4 & 7, 2013
8:30am – 5:00pm both days

Please arrive and check in between 8:00 – 8:30am

WHERE
Color Art Integrated Interiors
1325 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132 map

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

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS1) USGBC LEED Building Design + Construction Study Guide, USGBC
2) LEED AP BD+C Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined on page 13 of the handbook.
3) LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, USGBC (Not required for this course, but strongly recommended)

The study guide and reference guide may be purchased on the USGBC Store page of the USGBC website. Please plan for shipping time.

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.

REGISTER
Click here to register.

Class size is limited and per-registration is required.

INSTRUCTORS
Nick Bristow, Clayco
Jaime Kelley, Green Dining Alliance

PLEASE NOTE
This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED AP BD+C Specialty exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks and further study.  Registering and taking the LEED AP exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.

This course prepares participants for the specialty portion of the LEED AP BD+C credentialing exam. LEED AP exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty. Candidates must pass both portions of the exam in order to receive LEED Accreditation.

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




Above and Beyond Chapter Volunteer Recognition – August

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 Robert Turck of Wright Construction Services, Inc for his tireless efforts on the Membership Committee!

Robert was nominated by committee chair Paul Todd Merrell for his myriad accomplishments in support of the Membership committee’s goals. A recent addition to the committee, Robert immediately stepped up to accept responsibility and has done an excellent job in the role of recording secretary.

He has actively participated in the committee’s membership drives with great success. He is not afraid to ask for the sell and continues to produce results while contacting new and lapsed Chapter and National members. He does a great job of sharing advice about his process with fellow committee members.

Robert continues to step forward to offer his time and energy to promote membership at Chapter events, at call-a-thons, and through membership drives. And In addition to his work with the Membership Committee, Robert also volunteers with the Chapter’s Speaker’s Bureau!

We are indeed fortunate to have such a hard-working Chapter member. Thanks Robert for your continued efforts on behalf of green building and the Chapter!




Lunch ‘n LEED: November 21

Understanding the Operations & Maintenance LEED v4 Rating System: Indoor Environmental Quality

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.

Explore the LEED Indoor Environmental Quality credits, which address key factors such as indoor air quality, thermal and visual comfort, and occupant satisfaction to promote happier and healthier building occupants.

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Thursday, November 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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 O+M Webinar Series 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: November 7

Understanding the Operations & Maintenance LEED v4 Rating System: Energy Efficiency

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.

Explore the LEED Energy & Atmosphere credits, which approach energy from a holistic perspective, addressing the reduction of energy use, ongoing system performance, and renewable energy applications to improve building operations.

 

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Thursday, November 7, 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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 O+M Webinar Series 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: November 14

Understanding the Operations & Maintenance LEED v4 Rating System: Materials & Resources

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.

Explore the LEED Materials & Resources credits which target reduction of the negative environmental and human health impacts. These credits address the life-cycle of extraction, processing, transportation, use, and disposal of products purchased and waste produced during building operations.

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Thursday, November 14, 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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION

Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 O+M Webinar Series 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: Dec 5

Understanding the Operations & Maintenance LEED v4 Rating System: Water Efficiency

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.

Explore the LEED Water Efficiency credits which focus on addressing water holistically, looking at indoor use, outdoor use, specialized uses, and metering.

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Thursday, December 5, 2013 (Originally scheduled for Oct 31)
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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 O+M Webinar Series 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: October 24

Understanding the Operations & Maintenance LEED v4 Rating System: Introduction, Location + Transportation and Sustainable Sites

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Operations & Maintenance rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.

Explore two credit categories: 1) Location and Transportation, which focuses on the actual transportation patterns of building occupants and takes a single, performance-based approach to evaluating a building’s transportation characteristics; and 2) the Sustainable Sites credits which focus on the environment surrounding the building and the vital relationships between buildings, ecosystems, and ecosystem services. This session also includes an overview of the innovation and regional priority credits, recertification, and the establishment and performance requirements.

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD

1.5 LEED Specific (O+M) GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Thursday, October 24, 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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 O+M Webinar Series 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: October 17

Understanding the Building Design + Construction LEED v4 Rating System: Indoor Environmental Quality

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies within the Building Design and Construction rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.  Synergies and differences to the Interior Design and Construction rating system will also be addressed.

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours
 
WHEN
Thursday, October 17, 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

$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 BD+C Webinar Series 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: October 10

Understanding the Building Design + Construction LEED v4 Rating System: Materials and Resources

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction rating systems.  Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies within the Building Design and Construction rating systems, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process.  Synergies and differences to the Interior Design and Construction rating system will also be addressed.

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.

 
CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW/SD
1.5 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours
 
WHEN
Thursday, October 10, 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
$40/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a 5-part Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click Here to register for this event

Click here to purchase a LEED v4 BD+C Webinar Series 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.