Members in the News- Feast Magazine

The September issue of Feast highlighted several USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members in their feature “Low Impact, High Design: St. Louis Architects Build Green Restaurants From the Ground Up

photo by Demond Meek

Past Chapter Board Chair Marc Lopata, president and principle at Microgrid Solar, was interviewed about the solar-panel roof covering the New Moon Room of the Moonrise Hotel. “This is the first restaurant, or normally occupied public space, we know of in the country that has an active solar-panel roof” Marc told Feast.

Photo by Demond Meek

Chapter member Peder Hulse of Green Street St. Louis is featured in a piece about Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s expansion into the Renard Paper Company building in the Grove. Projected to open in early 2014, Urban Chestnut has partnered with Green Street St. Louis- owner of the building and developer of the project. The article highlights the project’s LEED for Commercial Interiors Certification Checklist, which includes strategies such as reusing a building in a densely populated area, installing low flow water fixtures and energy efficient lights and appliances, diverting construction waste, installing solar, and utilizing low-VOC paints, sealants and coatings.

Rendering Courtesy of HOK

The article also mentions the Urban Harvest STL’s FOOD ROOF project. Mary Ostafi of HOK, an active Chapter member and founding director of Urban Harvest STL is interviewed about Downtown’s new community garden. “Locating a farm on a rooftop on a rooftop has many environmental benefits such as building energy load reduction, heat island mitigation, storm water management, and enhanced biodiversity in the City. The FOOD ROOF will be a fully functioning urban farm,” Mary told Feast.

Thanks to Feast for the great write up and congratulations to all the Chapter members featured in this article. Make sure to check out the September issue of Feast to read the full story!

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