Archive for March, 2018

Take action with the Drawdown EcoChallenge

Drawdown EcoChallenge Media Kit

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s team in the Drawdown EcoChallenge to take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming!

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Drawdown EcoChallenge Team

Paul Hawken’s Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming  mapped, measured, and modeled 80 research-based actions that, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, offer humans the means to transform our climate crisis into just, livable world conditions. Project Drawdown’s research shows that rather than stopping global warming at 1.5-2 degrees Celsius, we can actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050, using technologies and practices that already exist and are scaling today.

That is why Project Drawdown and EcoChallenge are coming together to offer the Drawdown EcoChallenge from April 4 – April 25, 2018 (you can join at any point during the challenge.) Drawdown EcoChallenge is focused on carbon reduction and is a fun and social way to learn about and take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.

Check out a quick video to learn how to play!

video tutorial

 

St. Louis is lucky that the Northwest Earth Institute collected an extensive list of resources specific to our region!

 




LEED Tour: Maplewood Fire Station

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature the new Maplewood Fire Station which is seeking LEED certification under the v4 rating system.

The former Maplewood Fire Station was embedded within the existing City Hall and Police Station municipal complex located along Manchester Road. The decades-old station no longer met the needs of a modern fire-fighting force, so Maplewood recognized that a new energy efficient building was needed to properly serve the community.

The new 20,500 sq. ft. facility is located on a prominent corner site at the intersection of Manchester Road and Bredell Avenue. Integrating the building into the steep grade while providing a drive-through apparatus bay and maintaining strict sustainability standards presented a significant design challenge. The mission critical headquarters is structurally hardened to better withstand natural disasters like tornadoes and seismic events, all while seeking LEED certification.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific BD+C GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Brief Remarks & Building Tour

WHERE
Registration and networking at Maplewood City Hall, 7601 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143. Attendees will then walk next door to the Fire Station for the tour.

PARKING
On-site parking is limited. The first place to check is the east parking lot available behind city hall; once it is full, then the pool parking lot which is accessible behind the fire station/city hall, adjacent streets (Bredell, Lohmeyer) and the high school parking lot as a last resort north of the high school on Lohmeyer.

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!

JEMA

S.M. Wilson

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

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

Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
Registration/attendance at, or participation in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee’s image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

 




USGBC-MGC Seeks Benchmarking Intern

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter seeks a Benchmarking Intern to assist with our regional voluntary energy benchmarking efforts.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by midnight on Sunday, March 18. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to emily.andrews@mobot.org. Include contact information for two references with resume.

The Benchmarking Intern will assist USGBC-Missouri Gateway Staff and Advocacy Committee volunteers with outreach to local municipalities and other building owners to encourage participation in the Chapter’s voluntary benchmarking campaign. Work will primarily focus on assisting building owners with the process of benchmarking buildings in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Please review the full Benchmarking Intern Job Description here.

To learn more about USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s benchmarking work, please visit: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/benchmarking.