Archive for March, 2015

Jen Kissinger Named to St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2015

Jen Kissinger 4Jen Kissinger, at large member of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors and Paric Corporation Project Manager and Director of Corporate Sustainability, was recently named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2015. The recognition highlighted Jen’s leadership of Paric’s environmental sustainability program and her work to recycle more than 90,000 tons of construction waste.

Jen’s recognition can be viewed in full on the St. Louis Business Journal’s website here, and you can learn more about Jen in her Chapter member profile.

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Steve O’Rourke’s Article “Sustainability: A National Strategic Narrative” Published in Spirit Seeker Magazine

Steve O’Rourke, VP with Microgrid Energy and USGBC-MGC Marketing Committee chair, published an article titled “Sustainability: A National Strategic Narrative.” The article summarizes Col. Mark Mykleby’s presentation to the chapter in August 2014 along with his 2011 paper about the strategic implications of sustainability.

Steve’s article can be found on page 7 in the February 2015 issue of “Spirit Seeker” magazine here. You can learn more about Steve in his Chapter member profile.

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Seeking Energy Efficiency & Carbon Pollution Intern

As part of the Regional Environmental Internship Program (REIP), USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is currently seeking an intern to work with the City of Creve Coeur on a Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Climate Action Plan. This is a full-time, paid internship that will start in late May / early June and last until the end of 2015.

Electronic applications are due by Friday, April 3. Please review the job description below for more details.




The Story of a Congregational Energy Audit

In 2014 Missouri Interfaith Power & Light and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter awarded complementary energy audits to ten congregations, funded by a USGBC Impact grant. Since that time, energy auditors have been hard at work.

Recently, the national EdenKeeper Blog posted a three part series of stories about St. John’s Episcopal Church’s experience with their energy audit, written by local blogger and congregation member Jeff McIntire-Strassburg.

Ross & Baruzzini’s Sustainability Team completed a pro-bono energy audit for Grace and Peace Fellowship, a Presbyterian church located in the Loop. Annie Smith, a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter member and volunteer, wrote about the Sustainability Team’s experience completing the audit on Ross & Baruzzini’s blog. Check out her story here.