Archive for February, 2018

WELL AP Exam Prep

The June 28th WELL AP Course has been cancelled. A course will be scheduled during the second half of 2018. If you are interested in enrolling, please email hope.gribble@mobot.org regarding scheduling for the next course. 

Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of WELL, including the seven concepts that provide the framework for the building standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.

INSTRUCTOR
Monica Miller, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Sustainable Design Manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

monica-34-b-2-bwMonica Miller is ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Sustainable Design Manager and serves ThyssenKrupp as a resource for all LEED project requests for information. Monica is also a licensed landscape architect. Her previous experience as a project manager for design and construction projects both internationally and in the United States, allows her to fully understand the construction and design process. She has participated on LEED project teams and led ThyssenKrupp’s manufacturing facility to achieve LEED Gold in 2015. Monica is also a Living Building Challenge Ambassador advocating for the growth of the Living Building Challenge.

Other projects Monica is working on include: developing Health Product Declarations, a Declare label for Living Building Challenge projects, and working with manufacturing to continually develop healthy materials. As well as facilitating LEED Gold certification for ThyssenKrupp’s almost 700,000 square feet manufacturing facility, in Middleton, TN.

WHEN
Thursday, June 28, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Professional Office Environments, Inc. (POE)
222 Millwell Drive, St. Louis, MO 63043

REQUIRED TEXT
WELL AP Exam Preparation Guide, 2nd Edition, International WELL Building Institute, available for purchase here.

FEE
$200 for USGBC-MGC Members
$250 for Non-members

Fee does not include required texts or exam fees.
Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – FALL 2018

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  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course content includes:

  • 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

Participants will receive access to an online practice exam to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. 

WHEN
Friday, November 30 2018
9:00am-5:00pm
Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am

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 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

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 2018

This course has been cancelled. Our next LEED Green Assoc. Exam Prep Course will be held on November 30, 2018. Details here. 

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  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course content includes:

  • 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

Participants will receive access to an online exam simulator to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. 

WHEN
Friday, Augst 24th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am 

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 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

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




Noise Control, Acoustics & LEED v4

“The world is getting noisier, and our health and productivity are suffering as a result” and that is “why architects need to design with their ears.” – Julian Treasure, The Sound Agency

In this seminar, we will review the critical impact noise and sound has on the built environment and the people that occupy these spaces. Increased noise levels and poor acoustics have been linked to a range of health-related complaints, from high blood pressure and heart disease to insomnia, irritability and poor short-term memory. It significantly impacts employee productivity, communication and attendance. In education, there is documented evidence siting the profound impact of poor acoustics on learning outcomes and test scores.

We will review the environmental, structural, mechanical, architectural and room design considerations and provide insight to categorically identify noise sources, consideration for alternative noise mitigation methods, unconventional architectural design solutions and best practices that deliver optimal performance criteria that promotes occupants’ well-being, learning, healing, productivity and communication through effective acoustic design.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explore how noise impacts building occupants.
  • Examine the intent and requirements of EQ credit Acoustic Performance in LEED v4 BD+C rating system.
  • Identify the intent and requirements of EQ credit Acoustic Performance in LEED v4 ID+C rating system.
  • Discuss HVAC background noise levels, sound transmission, reverberation time, and sound reinforcement and masking systems as they relate to the requirements of EQ credit Acoustic Performance in LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C.

SPEAKER
Gregory Cuddihee, Gaus Acoustics
Gregory Cuddihee received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. His professional experience includes both design and education. Since 2003 he has been an adjunct faculty member at Washington University and currently an Associate professor at Maryville University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate students in representation and the construction of diverse building types. Gregory has an extensive range of architectural experience, from mixed-use and commercial, to educational and institutional, produced with award winning firms. His passion for detail is further realized in his art where he has exhibited in galleries from Paris, France to New York, Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
2 LEED Specific (BD+C, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours
2 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
November 1, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Washington University
Danforth University Center – Room 234
6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Map & Directions

LOCATING THE PRESENTATION ROOM
DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the south end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left and another left, then a right before walking past the Fun Room and stairwell.

PARKING
Visitor parking is available for a charge at the DUC parking garage located underneath the building. Visitors pull a ticket and can pay hourly using a credit card, debit card or cash.

FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

 




Best.Drive.EVer: Electric Vehicle Marketplace, Infrastructure, Opportunities and Best Practices

ev 2Electric vehicles are now ready for prime time and automakers worldwide are investing billions of dollars in new electric vehicle options.  Get an overview of the fast-growing EV marketplace, including EV history, car manufacturers and models, and benefits of electric drives.

Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE), commonly known as “charging stations,” are an important part of the marketplace yet there is general lack of understanding about many considerations that should go into a well-designed installation.  We’ll cover the different types of charging and the design, installation, and operational considerations you should consider.

And thinking about our future, we’ll dive into the topic of how buildings can best accommodate autonomous vehicles that are probably coming sooner than you may realize.

Additionally, you’ll learn what Electrify America and the State of Missouri are doing with the funds from the VW settlement issue related to diesel emissions.

SPEAKERS
pat justis (2)Pat Justis, Ameren Missouri
Pat Justis is a manager with Ameren Missouri’s Energy Services Team and leads the company’s electric vehicle initiative.  Pat joined Ameren in 2008, when he was hired to help launch the Company’s first major energy efficiency program.  Pat is currently Board President for the Set the PACE St. Louis program in the city.  He is a founding member of and spent several years on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter.  Pat earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri – Columbia and an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington.

 

saleemSaleem Ahmad, Jrop
Saleem Ahmad has been active in Canada’s entrepreneurial community since 2008. His strong understanding of technology trends led him to found Jrop, whose mission is to help real estate developers manage the disruption that driverless cars will bring. Saleem is primarily tasked with expanding the service portfolio of the company to provide a steady stream of innovative offerings such as: parking demand reduction, monetizing on-site traffic, and smart city integration. Prior to founding Jrop, he consulted for early stage tech startups, helping them find market fit and funding.

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

WHEN
October 24, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
L. Keeley Construction
500 S Ewing Ave, Suite G
St Louis, MO 63103

 FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

 REGISTER
Click here to register online!




JPLC Living Building

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

Experience the Jan Phillips Learning Center first hand and learn how the building incorporates principles of regenerative design and the Living Building Challenge to meet The College School’s mission to engage and captivate students through hands on nature-based experiential learning.

JPLC solar array raingarden

Multiple elements of the center represent stories connecting visitors to nature and the community with a focus on creating opportunities for multi-sensory experiences and for curriculum integration.

The building arrangement provides optimal orientation for passive solar heating, solar electric panels, and natural ventilation and offers 360-degree views. Strategically placed windows and skylights provide natural ventilation and admit daylight that constantly shifts in patterns, colors, and intensities throughout the day. The layout of the community building and pavilion/outdoor classroom are based on the Golden Section with the axis of each centered on the communal plaza which features a functioning daily and seasonal sundial.

Water is featured in multiple ways including with a “watershed divide” that bisects the plaza, an interactive “stream wall” / aqueduct that channels rainwater from the roof to spill into a series of connected rain gardens inspired by beaver ponds, and a cistern used to irrigate the garden and orchard.

Materials are Red list free to provide a healthful interior environment. A stone ‘geowall’ placed in layers of local limestone and sandstone represents the geologic strata of the region. The pavilion fireplace includes handpicked stones from natural environments. Salvaged materials from a variety of local sources are highlighted. Repurposed Douglas fir from the imploded St. Louis Arena furnishes the lobby wainscoting and ceiling. The main floor is made of salvaged white oak with an accent stripe of walnut salvaged from the site – presenting a unique decorative floor detail that ties to the plaza. Columns, beams and trusses salvaged from fallen trees at Jefferson Barracks support the buildings. Every piece of wood used is either certified sustainable, or salvaged, and is from within the region.

Naturalized landscaping supports the curriculum as it also regenerates habitat and native plant, insect and animal species.

The Jan Phillips Learning Center is in its performance period seeking full “Living” certification in the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Achieving certification would make this the second Living Building Challenge certified project in the St. Louis area.

SPEAKERS
Ralph Bicknese, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow, Principal, Hellmuth + Bicknese, and
John McElwain, Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs, The College School

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

 WHEN
August 2, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Following the seminar, join us for the launch of the International Living Future Institute – St. Louis Collaborative from 4:00-6:00 pm. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. More details and registration here.

 WHERE
Jan Phillips Learning Center
4180 Doc Sargent Road
Pacific, MO 63069

 FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

 REGISTER
Click here to register online!

 




Holistic Sustainable Operations & Beyond

In partnership with IFMA-St. Louis Chapter.

Click here to view a list of attendees.

Join us on September 19th as we dive into why sustainability in facility operations is crucial and how it is possible. The Mastercard Environmental Sustainability team as well as its Facilities team will be leading us through their journey to LEED certification and re-certification. They will also highlight the expansion of solar panels and their carbon-reduction targets.

The event will be held at Mastercard’s LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM) Platinum building – the only LEED EBOM Platinum-certified building in the state. After the event, there will be a guided tour of the building led by the Global Sustainability Manager. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Examine why LEED re-certification is important and how it is possible.
  • Identify carbon-reduction strategies in a large office building and data center.
  • Discuss Science-Based Targets
  • Explore implementing Sustainable Sourcing principles within the build environment and thru the supply chain.

SPEAKERS
Dave Bertorelli, Director, Real Estate Services, Mastercard
Athanasia Xeros, Global Sustainability Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
Matt Prsha, Global Project Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

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

WHEN
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm
4:00 – 4:45 pm – Registration & Networking
4:45 – 6:00 pm – Opening Remarks & Formal Presentation
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Tour (Optional)

*Please note date and time differ from our typical monthly program schedule.

WHERE
Mastercard
2200 Mastercard Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO  63368

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC & IFMA-St. Louis Chapter Members & Students
$20 for Non-Members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

*Due to security measures, all attendees must pre-register by September 17. 




Case Studies in Distributed Energy Systems

In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

Click here to view Graham’s presentation (PDF).
Click here to view a list of program attendees (PDF).

Distributed Energy Systems (DES) is a term which encompasses a diverse array of generation, storage, energy monitoring and control solutions. DES technologies represent a paradigm shift and offer building owners and energy consumers significant opportunities to reduce cost, improve reliability and secure additional revenue through on‐site generation and dynamic load management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss the difference between centralized, unidirectional grid vs. distributed energy and bidirectional energy balancing
  • Define Distributed Energy Systems, including their general capabilities and components
  • Identify how Distributed Energy Systems might be applied to a variety of settings, including campus, industrial and commercial environments
  • Explore the impact of Distributed Energy Systems on wider energy ecosystems
  • Examine several case studies of Distributed Energy System applications

graham morinSPEAKER
Graham Morin, Distributed Energy Systems Specialist, Siemens
Graham has over 20 years of experience delivering energy management and efficiency solutions to industrial, institutional and utility clients.  Most recently he has been involved in the commercialization of battery energy storage technologies for use by utilities and large end-users of electricity to stabilize the electric grid, improve the economics of power delivery and/or improve power quality across the grid.  Graham is experienced in many different forms of distributed generation and the economic drivers that lead to their deployment.

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

WHEN
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63103

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE St. Louis Members, and full time students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

CxE Group

Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.




Cradle to Cradle Inspired Buildings

The topic and speaker for our July 10th program has changed. We will no longer be focused on Cradle to Cradle for this event; rather this program will focus on Health and Wellbeing in Green Building. Click here for details!