Archive for January, 2014

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep (DEC 2014)

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 it 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-day LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.  Course content includes an introduction to USGBC and LEED, LEED v4 Core Concepts, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Regional Priority, Test Taking Tips, & Practice Exam.

WHEN
Thursday, December 11 & Friday, December 12, 2014
8:30am-5:00pm 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 Members
$250.00 for Non-members

*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.

2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within.

PREREQUISITES Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

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

PLEASE NOTE This 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 Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

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

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep (OCT 2014)

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 it 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-day LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course has been updated to include LEED v4 content and 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
Thursday & Friday, October 2 & 3, 2014
8:30am-5:00pm both days

WHERE
Paric
77 Westport Plaza, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63146

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members

*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC
which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.

2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined on pages 15 & 16 of the handbook.

PREREQUISITES Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

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

PLEASE NOTE This 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 Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

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

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep (MAY 2014)

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 it 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
Thursday, May 8 & Friday, May 9, 2014
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:00 – 8:30am

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

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members

*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

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.

3) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined on pages 10 & 11 of the handbook.

PREREQUISITES Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

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

PLEASE NOTE This 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 Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

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

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 




January Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition

The 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 Jan Niehaus of Communication by Design for her dedicated efforts to promote the Chapter’s soon-to-be launched Green Building Experts program!

Jan was nominated by Steve O’Rourke, Chair of the Marketing Committee, for her efforts to create the Green Building Experts program.  Jan conceived the idea, bringing it back to the Marketing Committee and Chapter leadership for buy-in.

Steve said “She created a draft of the concept and execution plan, and lead the team that fleshed out the details.  This project required integration with our website and back-end membership database, creating a number of technical hurdles to overcome.  Without her leadership, this project would not have been the success that it ultimately will be!” The USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter couldn’t agree more- Jan’s work on this project has been instrumental.

Jan has been a dedicated volunteer for several years, and has previously served as Chair of the Marketing Committee and as the Leadership Circle Representative to the Board. In addition, she was recognized as an Above & Beyond volunteer in 2010. Congratulations to Jan and thanks for all of your hard work!




Building Energy Data Analytics

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

This presentation will explore the emerging field of building data analytics. Increased computing power and accessibility via the cloud have combined with decreased data storage costs to allow existing data streams to help us make better decisions when managing our buildings. Presenters will discuss the features and capabilities of facility analytics services, especially as they relate to building performance, energy management, maintenance, and more. Join us, and learn why building owners, building operators, and energy managers love data analytics!

SPEAKERS
James Dice, Energy Systems Group

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

FEE
$30/USGBC-MGC Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

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

Thanks to our In-Depth Education Seminar Sponsors!

 




Shedding Light on LED Lighting

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This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the state of LED Lighting for a variety of project types, from area lighting and warehouses, to retail and office lighting. Presenters will explain what types of fixtures are currently available and their price ranges. Additionally, presenters will dispel myths about LED Lighting, including their unreliability and poor color options.

Detailed information on where the industry is currently positioned will be discussed, as well as things to watch for in specifying LED products and where the industry is going in the very near future.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare and contrast the various types of LED sources available in today’s marketplace.
  • Explore how to apply the appropriate LED source to a particular project type.
  • Examine lighting quality and how to critically assess product data sheets to identify important quality markers of an LED source.
  • Identify how to prioritize lighting quality characteristics for a particular project type, and how to specify the right LED based on these lighting quality priorities.

SPEAKERS
Caryl Kinsey Fox, Straight Up Solar
Lisa J. Reed, Envision Lighting Design, LLC

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

WHEN
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

FEE
$30/USGBC-MGC Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

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

Thanks to our In-Depth Education Seminar Sponsors!




Biodiversity Assessment & Evaluation: A Case Study

In 2012, SWT Design became the first design firm to achieve SITES certification for its own campus headquarters located in St. Louis, MO. The firm is currently developing a framework to further evaluate the biodiversity of its projects throughout the region. As a pilot study that will initially take place over the next year, the firm will study and evaluate the immediate two-mile radius surrounding its campus using assumptions based upon landscape typologies found in the region.

According to the California Biodiversity Council, biodiversity is defined as the variety of plants, animals and other living things in a particular area or region. In practice, biodiversity suggests sustaining the diversity of species in each ecosystem as we plan human activities that affect the use of land and natural resources.

By using its campus and surrounding area as a case study, SWT Design intends to contrast this evaluation with a projection of the biodiversity possible if those landscape typologies were reworked to function at the level of sustainable case studies. By incorporating a biodiversity assessment into a typical project’s timeline, we will have the ability to produce design solutions that are better integrated in the ecosystems by which they are surrounded.


SPEAKER
Hunter Beckham,
Principal, SWT Design

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours
and 2 AIA LU


WHEN

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

FEE
$30/USGBC-MGC & Missouri Botanical Garden Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

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

Thanks to our In-Depth Education Seminar Sponsor!

 




Energy Efficiency Housing Contest Winners

The St. Louis Association of REALTORS and Housing and Community Solutions recently announced the five winners in the 2013 Energy Efficient Housing Contest, and several Chapter members were among them!

Chapter member Patty Maher, Owner of Tiger Lily Development, won first place in the Historic Rehab Category for the green restoration of 3457-3459 Wyoming in Tower Grove East. She is pictured above with Don Roe, Director of the City of St. Louis’s Planning & Urban Design Agency.

Ralph Wafer of Ralph Elgin Wafer, AIA Architecture +Planning and Gary Steps of Butterfly Energy Works, both Chapter members, and Anthony Garavaglia of Trumpet Constructors won first place in the New Construction Category for their work on 1455 Gregg, the St. Louis Region’s first Passive House. Gary, Ralph, and Anthony are pictured above with Lou Abboussie, assistant to U.S. Rep William Lacy Clay.

Tim Montgomery, architect and LEED AP, won second place in the design-only category for his design of 4805 Northland, Kingsway East, St. Louis City. He is pictured above with Alderman Sam Moore.

Congratulations to all of those involved!

2013 Energy Efficient Housing Contest Winners

Design-Only, First Place
120 E. Ripa and 143 E. Cartwright, Lemay
Mark O’Bryan, President, Art & Architecture

Design-Only, Second Place
4805 Northland, Kinsway East, St. Louis City
Sam Moore, Alderman
Tim Montgomery architect LEED AP

Historic Rehab, First Place
3457-3459 Wyoming, Tower Grove East, St. Louis City
Stephen Conway, Alderman
Patty Maher, Owner of Tiger Lily Development, a Green & Historic Developer

Historic Rehab, Second Place
Carol Howard, Alderwoman
4012 Itaska, Bevo Mill, St. Louis City
Allman Builders

New Construction, First Place
1455 Gregg, Clayton/Tamm, St. Louis City
Scott Ogilvie, Alderman

  • Ralph Wafer, AIA, LEED AP
    Ralph Elgin Wafer, AIA Architecture + Planning
  • Gary Steps, PMP, LEED AP
    Butterfly Energy Works
  • Anthony Garavaglia, LEED AP
    Trumpet Constructors, LLC

 




Green Building Tour: Urban Chestnut Brewery

Click here to see a list of program attendees. (PDF)

The former Renard Paper Co. warehouse and distribution building in Forest Park Southeast (the “Grove”) has recently been converted into a new brewery for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC).

This project, which is pursuing LEED certification, will give UCBC the largest footprint of any craft brewer in St. Louis. The adaptive reuse of the building will transform the existing space- reopening bricked over windows, opening up the middle of the building, and making significant improvements to the building’s exterior.

WHEN
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Brief Presentation & Building Tour

WHERE
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 4465 Manchester Avenue (63110)

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

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

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: USGBC-MGC PINT GLASS
Did you know that USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter has pint glasses with our logo for sale? USGBC-MGC pint glasses are being sold at the special rate of $5/each for this event (regularly $7). Attendees with a USGBC-MGC pint glass will receive a discount on any beers purchased at the bar during this event. You can purchase your pint glass via the online event registration process, or at the door of the event. If purchased in advance, you can pick your glass up at the registration desk at the event.

REGISTER
Click here to visit our Event Registration page.

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

Thanks to our Event Sponsors!

Green Street St. Louis

HBD Construction

Solutions AEC

Trivers Associates

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources




Green Remodeling and Interiors- A Cure for the Common House


In Partnership with Home Builders Association St. Louis & Eastern MO Green Building Council and American Society of Interior Designers St. Louis Chapter
A lively panel discussion with experienced practitioners of green home remodeling- from historic rehabs to affordable remodels to sustainable interiors. Join us to learn more about these programs, tools, and experiences:
  • ReGreen from U.S. Green Building Council and American Society of Interior Designers
  • Green Remodel Path National Green Building Standard
  • Green Home Guide from U.S. Green Building Council
SPEAKERS
Moderated by Marla Esser, HomeNav by Sustaining Spaces
Kay Hagan, Hagan Associated, Inc.
Patty Maher, Tiger Lily Development
Brad Roell, Blue-Brick Renovation & Construction, LLC

WHEN

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)

FEE

Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students;
$20 for Non-members

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

REGISTER
Click here to visit our Event Registration page.

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

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

CertainTeed

Compi Distributors, Inc. / Wilsonart International

HomeNav by Sustaining Spaces

Schaeffer Marketing Group / Holt Energy

 

This program is supported in part by the
St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources