Archive for January, 2019

Key Changes to City of St. Louis Building Codes: 2018 IBC, IEBC, IECC & IRC

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In August of 2018 the City of St. Louis became the first municipality in the region to adopt the International Code Council’s suite of 2018 building codes. In this in-depth seminar, we’ll review the key changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Residential Code (IRC), with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

Prior versions of the city codes heavily amended the insulation requirements in the Energy Conservation Code. The adopted 2018 codes uphold the original code language for commercial insulation requirements and include just two major amendments to the residential insulation requirements.

In addition to more stringent insulation requirements, the new codes introduce significant changes to air-sealing requirements and require mandatory air-leakage testing. We’ll review some of the new air-sealing requirements, and learn the importance of air-sealing for energy-efficiency, comfort and healthy indoor air-quality.

Finally, we’ll review special considerations for implementing the 2018 codes in existing buildings and share technical resources for upgrade solutions that are appropriate for historic renovations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the key changes to the 2018 IBC, IEBC, IECC and IRC, with an emphasis on energy efficiency.
  • Review special considerations for implementing the 2018 codes in existing buildings and historic renovations.
  • Identify critical requirements for air-sealing the building enclosure and mandatory air-leakage testing.
  • Explain the local St. Louis code development process and locally adopted amendments.

SPEAKERS
181201 JGDEEM (640x640) (320x320) (160x160)Jessica Deem, Architect at Virescent
Jessica Deem is a licensed architect and owner of Virescent, a design firm specializing in sustainably-minded historic renovations and contemporary new construction. Jessica is a native St. Louisan and city dweller. Prior to moving back to St. Louis, Jessica worked as a sustainable building consultant in Zürich, Switzerland where she secured the certification for the first LEED Platinum building in Switzerland.

 

Gretchen (160x160)Gretchen Waddell Barwick,Assistant Chapter Director, Missouri Sierra Club
Gretchen Waddell Barwick is the Assistant Chapter Director of the Missouri Sierra Club. Gretchen has lived in St. Louis for 20 years and has lived in Missouri nearly her entire life. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University and has worked as a professional in social justice and advocacy for 9 years. Gretchen loves to read, knit, cross stitch, hike, and spend time with family in her free time. She is a mediocre but enthusiastic gardener and mother to an adventurous 1 year old.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1.5 GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA LU

WHEN
February 7, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 pm

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.

Click here to view a map detailing the location of the WEST entrance to the building.

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

REGISTER
Click here to register online.




Online LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Workshop

This webinar course occurs over 4 consecutive Wednesday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm Central Time (March 6, 13, 20, and 27)

The LEED Green Associate is a foundational credential signifying core competency in green building principles.Whether you are just starting your career, or are a seasoned building professional, the LEED Green Associate Credential is the perfect place to start to tell your personal sustainability story. Advance your career by earning your credential, showing to current and future employers your commitment to environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environments!

This LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Workshop is the Place to Start!

An incredible value, this class includes:

  • Access to 600 online practice test questions simulating the LEED Green Associate exam
  • Searchable PDF Study Guide
  • Study sheet with key topics, pertinent vocabulary, and industry acronyms
  • Glossary of terms
  • Study tips to pass the LEED Green Associate exam and practice test review during class

INSTRUCTOR
Asa Posner

WHEN
March 6, 13, 20, and 27
2:00 – 4:00 pm CST

WHERE
Your computer – This is an online event

FEE
$160 for USGBC-MGC Members
$140 for Emerging Professional
$180 for Non-Members

REGISTER
Click here to register now!

After registering for this online course, you will receive WebEx login information.

Learn More:

The LEED Green Associate is a credential offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. To earn the professional credential one must pass the USGBC exam. This process requires an understanding of the LEED Rating System’s core concepts and strategies.

The course includes all LEED v4 changes, and by taking the class it will give you full knowledge of what you need to know to pass the current exam. This class is tailored to a broad audience so that anyone can understand the course content and go on to pass the GA Exam.

The LEED Green Associate credential is proven to make professionals more marketable to employers and clients, as it will confirm your knowledge about the green building industry, and your commitment to sustainability.

This course is offered in partnership with: Sustainable Investment Group

Hosted By USGBC Communities: Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

QUESTIONS? ontact Brent Suski with U.S. Green Building Council – bsuski@usgbc.org, or 763.464.8615.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – Summer 2019

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
Thursday, August 22, 2019

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




WELL AP Exam Prep

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
Friday, March 1, 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

SUGGESTED STUDY MATERIALS
Additional study outside of the exam prep course will be required to prepare for the exam. The following are two suggested resources. The instructor will briefly describe each during the course and attendees are encouraged to then choose one to purchase for continued study:
Please email hope.gribble@mobot.org with any questions.

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!

 




2019 Benchmarking Training Schedule

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners announce multiple opportunities to learn about energy benchmarking and get hands-on assistance with the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking is the process of tracking your building’s energy and/or water use and comparing your performance to similar buildings and to past performance. Benchmarking is the first step in determining how to conserve resources, reduce operating costs, and reduce environmental impacts.

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is a free and secure online tool that tracks energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Any building can use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to understand their energy, water, and waste performance – schools, governments, congregations, businesses and retail stores.


Event Descriptions

Drop-in Benchmarking Help Sessions

Hands-on Help Session

Stop by our office during a drop-in session to receive hands-on help with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Attendees should bring a laptop and all information needed for benchmarking (list available via event links below). This event is free, but registration is requested.

Benchmarking 101

Presentation with Q&A

Benchmarking 101 will provide an overview of the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis. Lunch is provided. This event is free, but registration is requested. 

Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency Carousel

This interactive event will provide real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects and financing solutions. This event is free, but registration is requested.

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Two day in-depth training

Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. Taught by industry experts, the two day GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials Course provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.


Training Schedule

Full details and registration available via the links below.

Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Benchmarking 101

Wednesday, February 20, 3 – 5 pm
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Wednesday, February 27 – Thursday, February 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials

Tuesday, March 19, 9 – 11 am
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am 
Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Carousel

Thursday, April 18, 9 – 11 am
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Wednesday, May 22 & Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials

Thursday, August 8 – Friday, August 9, 8:30 am – 4:0 pm
GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials

Wednesday, August 28, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Tuesday, October 29, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Thursday, November 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session

Thursday, November 14 – Friday, November 15, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days
GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials

Thursday, December 17, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Drop-in Benchmarking Help Session


About the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by May 1 of each year using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Full details about the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com.

About the Better Buildings Through Benchmarking Campaign

The Better Buildings Through Benchmarking Campaign recognizes and supports buildings of all types and sizes to benchmark their energy use, a building management best practice. Over 80 businesses, organizations and institutions have voluntarily pledged to benchmark, the first step to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts. Learn more and join the campaign at www.BetterBuildingsStl.org. 


 

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