Archive for January, 2020

Energy Efficiency Measures with Resiliency Benefits

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In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

LEED Fellow Jenny Carney will introduce tools and case studies for getting more than energy savings from efficiency projects. Key indicators and strategies for resiliency to the physical, reputation, and social risks of climate change in buildings; resources for integrating resiliency evaluations into efficiency assessments; and energy efficiency approaches most conducive to resiliency co-benefits will be discussed.

SPEAKER
Jenny Carney, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA
Jenny is a Vice President at WSP and Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change practice leader. She’s been working in the realm of sustainability in the built environment since 2004, pivoting from her early work as a field ecologist. Jenny oversees WSP project work related to enhancing the performance of real estate portfolios, including performance-based benchmarking, sustainability programming and reporting, building occupant and operator engagement.

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

WHEN
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 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
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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

 




WELL AP Exam Prep

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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 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
July 24, 2020

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE
TBD

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 

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LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

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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, December 11, 2020
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.

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

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, August 28, 2020
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.

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 by email or phone (314) 577-0225. 

 




LEED and Existing Buildings: Understanding Certification, Performance and LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance

This workshop will provide participants with a deep look into LEED v4.1 O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding certification options, best practices for sustainable operations and maintenance, and the new options available through the LEED v4.1 beta using the Arc platform.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry with an outcome-based approach to LEED certification. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, represents a series of upgrades that will update the referenced standards to encourage leadership, respond to market feedback, and make the LEED rating system more accessible than ever before.

We will share success stories in case studies of certification to inspire users that you too can bring LEED to your portfolio of existing buildings.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe a performance driven approach to LEED certification for existing buildings and interiors
  • Identify the intent and requirements of key LEED v4.1 O+M prerequisites and credits for success
  • Identify how LEED v4.1 O+M increases accessibility throughout the rating system and positions LEED to continue to drive market transformation
  • Identify opportunities for continued building performance through LEED Recertification and the Arc platform

CONTINUING EDUCATION
3 LEED Specific O+M GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 – 5:00 pm

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

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

 




Understanding Living Building Challenge 4.0 + an Intro to Core

The International Living Future Institute (ILLFI) believes that regenerative design should be attainable to everyone, everywhere. In that spirit, ILFI has two new certifications to fit any project, at any scale, in any location around the world: LBC 4.0 & Core.

LBC 4.0, the latest release of the Living Building Challenge, addresses the fact that not all projects face the same challenges or share the same opportunities while the newly introduced Core Green Building Certification℠ seeks to rapidly diminish the gap between the highest levels of established green building certification programs and the aspirations of the LBC.

In this workshop, you’ll explore how LBC 4.0 focuses on the relationship between impact and effort and maximizes the positive impacts specific to a project’s place, community, and culture. You’ll discover how Core certification positions equity, connection to nature, and the need for a building to be loved as important as water, energy and materials concerns. You’ll leave with an understanding of the requirements of both LBC 4.0 and Core certification and successful strategies for achieving the certification that is best suited for your project.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
4 Foundational LFA CE credits and 4 AIA LU|HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Networking happy hour to follow from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

WHERE
Tyson Research Center (a Living Building Certified building!)
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka, MO 63025 

FEE
General registration is $150.
LFI Members and current ILFI Ambassadors receive a 10% discount on registration.

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

 




Living Building Charette

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Dig into the Living Building Challenge through an interactive exploration of how this sustainable design framework might be applied to a building within the St. Louis region.

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

WHEN
Thursday, October 29, 2020
8:00 – 10:00 am 

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

 




Women in Green

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A panel of women will present on work they are engaged in which aligns with solutions highlighted in Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. 

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

WHEN
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 

ENTER the building via the South Entrance (which faces the park).

PARKING
Limited parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, including several accessible parking spaces. An additional 400 free parking spaces can be found in the nearby Twin Lots, located directly across from the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center and alongside the Dwight Davis Tennis Center. Street parking is also permitted throughout Forest Park.

Keep in mind a short walk may be required.

METROLINK
The Missouri History Museum is a roughly five-minute walk south from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. Head south on DeBaliviere Ave. toward Forest Park Pkwy. The Missouri History Museum will be straight ahead. You can use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your transit in advance.

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

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

 




Strategy & Beyond

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Featuring USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam

USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will be touring the country this year with a stop in St. Louis to share USGBC’s vision and strategy, update our community on new programs and products and hear from local individuals in the region who have led in green buildings and sustainable communities.

SPEAKER
Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council
Mahesh Ramanujam is proving that building a more sustainable world is no longer a dream, but a global evolution. As president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), he leads a community of 13 million people that’s growing every day. Transformative thought programs, partnerships, and initiatives continue to be at the heart of Ramanujam’s work today. He believes that sustainable living is not just about the physical building and rebuilding of our communities, but ultimately about our willingness to reimagine the way we treat each other. He envisions a world where construction is as much about compassion as it is about the convenience and efficiency of the structures themselves. And most importantly, behind every strategy, he emphasizes our universal responsibility to prioritize health and wellness, to make a commitment to the longevity of our planet, and to create a better quality of life for ourselves and future generations.

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

WHEN
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 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 and full time students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online! 

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

 




BIT Building Case Studies

Lessons learned from the first certified projects

BIT is a building performance improvement program for existing buildings encouraging the adoption high-performance best practices.

Launched in 2018, with the first certified project being award in December 2019, BIT contains 16 industry best practices that are cost-effective, practical and effective. It is structured to enable building operators to participate on their own schedules and within their own budgets, and offers third-party recognition for improvements.

Learn how diverse portfolios within the US and internationally are using BIT to drive facility-level continuous improvement as we explore lessons learned from the first certified projects.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the 16 O&M best practices covered by the BIT Building framework
  • Explain the relationship between BIT and other sustainability tools, such as Energy Star and GRESB
  • Consider the role of building-level certifications in achieving corporate and portfolio sustainability goals
  • Prioritize implementation of green O&M strategies that are aligned with budgeting and contracting cycles

SPEAKER
Jenny Carney, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA
Jenny is a Vice President at WSP and Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change practice leader. She’s been working in the realm of sustainability in the built environment since 2004, pivoting from her early work as a field ecologist. Jenny oversees WSP project work related to enhancing the performance of real estate portfolios, including performance-based benchmarking, sustainability programming and reporting, building occupant and operator engagement. She is a co-founder of the BIT Building framework.

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

WHEN
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

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

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

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