Archive for January, 2015

LEED Showcase: A Look at Performance

The 2015 LEED Showcase will revisit several buildings that were previously showcased and have achieved LEED certification for a discussion on building performance. Projects include the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 building, Alberici Headquarters, and the home of Maren Engelmohr.

Presentations will exhibit the successes and realities of operating LEED buildings after construction. Presenters will explore lessons learned in the transition from construction to owner takeover and keeping efficiency and conservation methods in place during real use.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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) map

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

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

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

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Dynamic Controls Inc.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course (Winter)

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, December 10 & Friday, December 11, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

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

Park and enter on the WEST side of the building. 

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 Course (Fall)

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, September 17 & Friday, September 18, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education,
4651 Shaw Blvd. 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 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publicationspage 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.
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 Course (Summer)

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, July 23 & Friday, July 24, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
TBA in St. Louis

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.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course (Spring)

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, April 30 & Friday, May 01, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

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

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




Successful Energy Management Plans

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Presented in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers – St. Louis Chapter.

Presenters will provide an overview of successful energy management plans that have been implemented at higher education campuses. Topics of discussion will include an explanation of the energy areas monitored, how areas were targeted, and possible future efforts.

SPEAKERS:
Pilar Karlen, Energy Manager, Missouri State University
Jim Stueber, Senior Director of Facilities Operations at Washington University School of Medicine
Brandon Verhoff, Director of Sustainability & Benchmarking at Saint Louis University

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE Hours
2 AIA/CES LU HSW

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

FEE:
$30/USGBC-MGC & Association of Energy Engineers Members
$30/Higher Education Institution Employee
$45/Non-members 

REGISTER:
Click Here
to registar online.

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




High Performance Urban Ecosystems

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Presented in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects-St. Louis Chapter, Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and the Academy of Science of St. Louis. 

More than half of our planet’s 7 billion people now live in cities. As our urban areas expand, so does the need for high performance landscapes and regenerative design.

In this presentation we will discuss the interrelated nature between soils, plants, humans and ecosystem function. Site design and maintenance strategies that provide multiple ecosystem services and improve human health and well-being will be discussed, along with case studies illustrating project success and failures.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss future population projections and the need for high performance landscapes.
  • Explain the value of high performance urban ecosystems.
  • Generate examples of plant and soil restoration and maintenance practices that improve ecosystem function and human health.
  • Determine the most relevant performance metrics for their projects. 

SPEAKER:
Heather Venhaus, Principal at Regenerative Environmental Design (Austin, Texas)

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU HSW

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 am

WHERE: MBG’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. 63110 (Park and enter on the WEST side of the building)

FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC Members, ASLA, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Academy of Science Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER: Click here to register online.

FREE EVENING PROGRAM THE EVENING BEFORE
Upcycling our Urban Ecosystems
A free evening program on the topic of Upcycling Our Urban Ecosystems will be offered from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The program will begin with appetizers and networking, then presenter Heather Venhaus will challenge attendees to think broadly about all outdoor spaces and recognize their untapped potential. Click here to learn more!

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

 




Rainwater Harvesting Case Study

rainwater storage tank MICDS

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Mary Institute and Country Day School captures rainwater in a 10,000 gallon storage tank, where it is held before being utilized in plumbing fixtures throughout the school. This session will begin with an overview of the system and associated resource savings, followed by a discussion of the day-to-day operations/maintenance, then touching upon construction and cost considerations, and end with a tour showcasing the holding tanks. Integration into curriculum will be touched upon as well.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss rainwater harvesting and use within a PK-12 school, including integration into the curriculum.
  • Explore the Mary Institute and Country Day School rainwater harvesting and storage facility, including an overview of the system and associated resource savings.
  • Examine day-to-day operations and maintenance of the rainwater capturing and distribution system.
  • Discuss the construction and cost considerations of this rainwater harvesting system. 

SPEAKERS: Jim Barciszewski, Director of Maintenance, Becky Young, CFO & Bob Shaw, Director of Environmental Sustainability at Mary Institute and Country Day School, and Bruce Levitt, Executive Vice President at William Tao & Associates

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
1.5 GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
3:30 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Mary Institute and Country Day School, 101 North Warson Road 63124, STEM Building, Classroom 202
Click here for map of school grounds, including parking and entrance instructions.

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

REGISTER: Click here to register online.

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




Green Design + Human Health + Social Equity

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Where are the intersections of health and sustainability?  This lecture delves into two LEED pilot credits that are built upon access to physical activity and nutrition.  Exercise is medicine, as agreed by medical and health professionals globally. The built environment is a key part of promoting exercise.

A new pilot credit called “Design for Active Occupants” will demonstrate ways to expend human energy rather than fossil fuel through active design.  Urban Agriculture reduces food miles traveled, increases resiliency and improves nutrition. The “Local Food Production” pilot credit was also launched in 2013.

Included in the presentation are three new social equity credits launched since Greenbuild 2014 to augment how green buildings positively impact communities.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Examine the “Design for Active Occupants” LEED Pilot Credit.
  • Demonstrate ways to expend human energy rather than fossil fuel through active design as called for in the “Design for Active Occupants” LEED Pilot Credit.
  • Determine how urban agriculture increases resiliency and improves nutrition.
  • Examine how three new social equity LEED credits launched since Greenbuild 2014 augment how green buildings positively impact communities.
  • Examine the “Local Food Production” LEED Pilot Credit.

Joyce LeeSPEAKER: Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, IndigoJLD, (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Joyce is president of IndigoJLD providing green health, design and planning services on leading edge projects. She has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health and one of the first LEED accredited professionals in New York City. Joyce served under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg. She was the Chief Architect at the New York City OMB overseeing the survey of major city-owned buildings and waterfronts with the goals of enhancing long-term planning and identifying green design and development opportunities. She was then the first Active Design Director, with a focus on design excellence, in New York City before relocating with her family to Michigan. Recently, one of her programs enjoyed the support of two Great Lakes state governors in Michigan and Illinois. Joyce currently sits on the Advisory Council at the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health and the Global Environment.

The Active Design Guidelines, a publication she co-authored, had won recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as the Sustainable Building Industry Council. Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards including the Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Public Architect award from the American Institute of Architects New York, and the Aga Khan Award from Harvard/MIT.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE LEED Specific (BD+C) Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 am

WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 N. Warson Rd. 63132

FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC, APA and NOMA Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER: Click Here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Green Design + Human Health + Social Equity event listing.

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




RCx Best Practices & What to Expect as an Owner

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This comprehensive and interactive seminar will cover a variety of topics including: An Overview of Retro-Commissioning, Use of Benchmarking an Energy Profiles to Identify Opportunities, Typical RCx Measures, Case Studies from Recent Projects, Project Procurement and Implementation, Funding Opportunities, and Measurement and Verification. Participants will walk-away with a good understanding of Retro-Commissioning and how building owners and operators can benefit from these efforts.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify typical retro-commissioning measures. 
  • Discuss how energy benchmarking can be used to identify opportunities to improve a buildings performance.
  • Explore case studies of several recent retro-commissioning projects. 
  • Determine how building owners and operators can benefit from retro-commissioning. 

SPEAKERS: Ryan Walsh, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Ross & Baruzzini

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: (NEW LOCATION)
Missouri Botanical Garden’s
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building. 

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

REGISTER: Click Here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the RCx Best Practices & What to Expect as an Owner event listing.

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