Achieve Net Zero Cost Effectively

This event is postponed – please stay tuned as we rework our schedule!

Participants will be challenged to imagine opportunities for approaching the climate challenge through solid economics. A wide range of foundational topics will be discussed, including Policy Development for ensuring success, Site Energy Master Planning; goal setting, prioritization, and; economics for energy efficiency and renewable energy; community scale opportunities; funding sources; and more.

Energy Efficiency (EE) has always been “cost effective”.  Renewable Energy (RE) is now “cost effective”.  So why haven’t these really taken off.  Beyond the technical components, the seminar attempts to re-examine and recalibrate our mindsets so that we can build attitudes and mental constructs that truly support amplifying EE and RE efforts.  We have to re-vision the world as we know it in order to devise successful solutions to address the climate challenge and the existential threat/opportunity it presents.

Tim Michels, President, Energy Resources Group, Inc.
Since 1975, Mr. Michels has been a principal of the firms that he has been involved with.  The common thread among the firms is their focus on Energy Efficiency, Appropriate Technologies, Renewable Energy and solutions to environmental problems.  He is a registered architect in the State of Missouri. He has taught courses in Solar Energy Design, Energy in Architecture, and Mechanical Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, and is presently teaching a graduate course on Energy and Buildings as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Energy, Environment and Chemical Engineering. Mr. Michels lectures widely on Energy Efficiency and on Solar Energy to lay and technical groups.  He has served on the ASHRAE Standards Project Committee 90.1, Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings, developing energy Efficiency standards for construction of new commercial buildings.

Submitted for approval of 2 AIA LU 

Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:00 – 10:00 am

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

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.

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.

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

Click here to register online!

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.

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