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USGBC First Friday Webinars in 2020

USGBC national is offering a First Friday webinar series in 2020 which offers LEED Specific CE Hours.

FEE FOR EACH WEBINAR:
$10 for USGBC-MGC members and non-members (USGBC Community membership discounts for these webinars do not apply to USGBC-Missouri Gateway members.)
Employees of USGBC National member organizations may contact national USGBC staff to get a free promo code.

WHEN:
11:15 am – 12:30 pm CST. Login From your computer.

  • February 7
    The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Scoring in Arc

    LEED Specific for O+M, Green Assoc
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  • March 6
    LEED and Human Health
    LEED Specific for BD+C, O+M, ID+C, Green Assoc
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  • April 3
    LEED Residential – The Evolution Towards Higher Performing Homes
    LEED Specific for BD+C, Homes, Green Assoc)
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  • May 1
    LEED Performance at The Alliance Center

    LEED Specific for O+M, Green Assoc
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  • June 5
    Approaching Net Zero: Solutions for Commercial Buildings

    LEED Specific for BD+C, LEED Green Assoc
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  • July 10
    Sustainable Synergy: How Manufacturers and Scientists Can Collaborate

    LEED Specific for BD+C, Green Assoc
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  • August 7
    Green Code for High Performance Healthcare

    LEED Specific for BD+C, Green Assoc
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  • September 4
    LEED for Existing Buildings

    LEED Specific for O+M, Green Assoc
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  • October 2
    Keep Your Construction Materials Sustainable

    LEED Specific for BD+C, O+M, ID+C, Green Assoc
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  • November 6
    Be Cool – How Designers Can Improve Thermal Comfort With HVLS Fans

    LEED Specific for BD+C, Green Assoc
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  • December 4
    Introduction to Fully Ducted Heat Pumps for All Electric Heating and Cooling

    LEED Specific for Homes, Green Assoc
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Charlotte’s Transition to a Circular Economy

The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Envision Charlotte, has made the commitment to transition to a circular economy. 

Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, will explore what this commitment means for Charlotte, including short and long term plans, community participation, and benefits for the city and its citizens.

After a brief introduction to the concept of a Circular Economy, attendees will learn about a study of the city’s waste stream conducted by a firm out of the Netherlands and specific strategies developed as a result for Charlotte to make this transition. Initial projects currently underway such as the Innovation Barn, an organics program, and the Send Me on My Way campaign will be discussed, as well as the complimentary nature of the Circular Economy strategy to other existing initiatives, such as the City SEAP (Strategic Energy Action Plan) which has goals to reduce CO2 to 7.2 tons per person by 2030, will also be touched upon.

SPEAKER
Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte
Amy has spent 25 years of her career influencing and bringing together individuals, companies and groups to reach a variety of milestones including large fundraising efforts, substantial sales achievements and most importantly, meaningful community goals.  Over the last six years, Amy has led one of the most effective sustainability nonprofits in Charlotte – Envision Charlotte.  With her leadership, the organization has successfully implemented groundbreaking projects that have positively impacted the community and been internationally recognized.  Her most recent project with the City of Charlotte will lead the effort for Charlotte to become a leader in the Circular Economy.  Over her career she has been honored with many awards including Business Journal’s Top Women in Business as well as being named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hours & 1 AIA/CES LU.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 – 6:15 – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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

REGISTER
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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, February 21, 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
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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




Jumping in to JUST

JUST is a voluntary disclosure tool developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) intended to help organizations optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement. It requires reporting on a range of organization- and employee-related indicators, including how the organization treats their employees and where they make financial and community investments. Each of the indicator metrics asks for simple yet specific and measurable accountabilities in order for the organization to be recognized at a One, Two, or Three Star Level, which is then summarized on a label.

Jumping in to JUST will begin with a brief overview of ILFI, then dive in to the JUST program. Attendees will learn about the benefits of social equity and its relation to people, planet, profit. Overlap with the LEED Social Equity Credits will also be covered.

The second half of the session will be an interactive workshop, giving participants an opportunity to understand the applicability of the JUST label and LEED Social Equity Credits. Attendees will be given scorecards and asked to assess their own organizations in groups. The working session will conclude with an open discussion of successes and challenges of the program.

SPEAKERS
Madeline Smith, 
LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Fitwel Ambassador
Associate, Sustainable Development Manager // Technical Assurance Group 

Paul Todd Merrill, PE LEED Fellow/BD+C AP
Director of Electrical Preconstruction and Sustainable Construction

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

WHEN
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 125

PARKING & ENTRANCE DETAILS:
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
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Reversing Global Warming through Material Specification

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Explore practical strategies for prioritizing embodied carbon when selecting products and materials. 

The building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% of total global GHG emissions. Although operational emissions account for more of a building’s carbon footprint over its entire life, between now and 2030, almost 75% of the carbon footprint of that 900 B ft2 will be embodied carbon, NOT operational emissions. Building products can reduce their carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

This session will equip manufacturers, architects, designers, and other building industry professionals with specific and practical strategies for selecting products and materials that reduce embodied carbon emissions and move the industry toward making buildings part of the solution instead of less of the problem.

Learning from experts in climate-friendly design, construction, and product manufacturing, participants will be empowered to ensure that their daily work contributes to creating a balanced climate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the importance of addressing embodied carbon in building products and how it relates to global warming
  • Identify tools that can help to measure and compare the carbon footprint of different products
  • Share best practices for considering embodied carbon in specifications
  • Identify gap opportunities for carbon footprint disclosure advocacy

SPEAKERS
Lisa Conway, VP Sustainability, Americas, Interface.
Lisa Conway is the VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface – the global flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. She and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company’s mission: Climate Take Back. They’re also responsible for driving higher levels of transparency and embodied carbon prioritization in specifications for the building industry as well as training internal associates and external stakeholders on the interconnectedness of environmental sustainability and human health. Lisa serves on the Sustainable Advisory Board for Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business, is one of “CoreNet’s 36 Under 36”, and founded the materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN).

(Joining Remotely:) Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington, and 15 years in the architecture and construction professions. Her resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington State as well as the first project in the world to be certified under Living Building Version 2.0 standards. At Skanska, Stacy leads sustainable initiatives and opportunities, and is considered a subject matter expert in LEED and Living Building Challenge certifications, with a passion for reducing materials toxicity and carbon emissions associated with construction. She is the co-creator of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), an industry wide, open source tool for quantifying and reducing the carbon of building materials. Stacy is committed to educating and engaging the AEC community on sustainable design and construction, and has served in various advisory and leadership roles, including: Chair of the Washington Businesses for Climate Action; Advisory Board Member for the University of Washington Carbon Leadership Forum; Construction Taskforce Chair for the Embodied Carbon Network; Founding member of the Materials Carbon Action Network; Advisory Group Member for AIA Materials Working Group; Membership Chair for Cascadia Green Building Council; and Emerging Professional Regional Chair for USGBC. She is an experienced speaker, and a 2012 Living Building Challenge Hero.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hours & 1 AIA/CES LU.

WHEN
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 – 6:15 – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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.




2020 State of the Chapter & Social

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This event is still on, regardless of rain or snow! 

Click here for important details regarding the event ENTRANCE and PARKING.

Online registration is now closed, though walk-in registrants are welcomed at the door of the event.

Join us at the State of the Chapter & Social on January 23rd as we kick off our 2020 programming!  This FREE event – open to members and non-members – is one of the highlights of our year.

  • Meet Chapter members and connect with representatives from the board of directors and committees.
  • Learn about highlights from the past year and plans for the upcoming year.
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing volunteers.
  • Enjoy complimentary beer (thanks to Urban Chestnut Brewing Company!), wine (thanks to WFF Facility Services and Scout & Cellar!), and appetizers.
  • Find out how you can engage with USGBC-MGC to contribute to a positive future for our community.
  • Participate in the silent auction (see list below!)

This year’s event will be hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 where recent renovations to their building and parking lot boast substantial sustainable features. The 40,000 square foot building was built in 1960 and is on the National Register of Historic Places for modernist design. Renovations include a Solar Canopy on their parking lot that provides 160 kWh annually (enough to power 15 average sized homes) and electric vehicle charging stations; new HVAC system projected to save $22,000 annually and reduce kWH usage by more than 200,000; added insulation, a white roof and new windows; and water efficient fixtures.

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming the New Year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment!

WHEN
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 
5:30 – 8:00 pm (note extended timing)

Beginning at 5:30 pm – Complimentary Wine/Beer, Chili Bar & Networking

5:45 pm – Welcome from the host, and sustainable features of the building

7:30 pm – Brief remarks from Chapter Leadership

WHERE
IBEW Local 1 Union Hall
5850 Elizabeth Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110 map

While building’s address is on Elizabeth Ave., the event entrance and parking are accessed via 59th street.

The event may NOT be accessed from the front entrance doors on Elizabeth.

Please look at this map detailing the event entrance and parking.

FEE
Free event for all attendees.

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Bernhard TME

earthday365’s Recycling on the Go

IBEW Local 1 

Integrated Facility Services

Jacobs

Roof Top Sedums, LLC

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS:

  • Sustainable Landscape Design
    Gift card for a Sustainable Landscape Design by Quiet Village Landscaping, valued at $500.
    Retail Value:  $500
    Generously Donated by: Quiet Village Landscaping
  • Gardener’s Delight
    $50 gift certificate to Garden Heights Nursery, rain gauge, gardening gloves, vegetable seeds, coper plant label signs, garden trowel, watering can, and cloth towels.
    Retail Value: $90
    Generously Donated by: Garden Heights Nursery
  • Missouri Wildflowers
    $35 gift certificate, tote bag, t-shirt, and ‘Bringing Nature Home’ book.
    Retail Value: $75
    Generously Donated by: Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, LLC
  • Home Energy Audit
    Detailed inspection and testing of your home in order to determine causes and recommended improvements to solve comfort and efficiency issues related to energy loss.
    Retail Value:  $300
    Generously Donated by: SmartHouse Heating and Cooling
  • Vintage-Inspired Area Rug
    Vintage-inspired area rug reminiscent of an iconic design of the fifties: the Nelson Ball Clock. Add a touch of Mid-Century modernism and transform any room with this retro-style rug! Flor style Hollin Hills, color Flint, size 5’ x 8’ 4”, includes all necessary Tactiles/ Flor Dots to install.
    Retail Value: $420
    Generously Donated by: Interface
  • Home Sweet Home
    $200 gift certificate for Woodard rug/carpet cleaning services
    Assorted goodies including candle, bar soap, cloth towel, and mug.
    Retail Value: $250
    Generously Donated by: Woodard Cleaning and Restoration
  • Wine Tasting
    Private In-Home Sampling Experience for up to 12 People – 90 minutes, Includes 8 bottles of wine and Wine Consultant.
    Retail Value: $300
    Generously Donated by: PRP Wine International
  • Bourbon Box
    Includes Woodford Reserve double oaked bourbon, Long Branch straight bourbon whiskey, Basil Haden’s bourbon whiskey, whiskey candle, savory crackers, Wisconsin cheddar, bruschetta, summer sausage and nuts.
    Retail Value: $175
    Generously Donated by: Kim Chapman at FleishmanHillard and member of the USGBC-MGC board
  • Weekend Getaway at Timber Farms and Ozark Forest Mushrooms
    Weekend stay (Friday and Saturday night) or the equivalent during the week at Beaver Lake House at Timber Farms and Ozark Forest Mushrooms. A tour of the mushroom farm is included!
    Retail Value: $350
    Generously Donated by: Dan Hellmuth & Nicola MacPherson
  • Weekend Getaway in Elsah, IL Cottage
    Weekend (two-nights) at cottage in Elsah, IL.
    Retail Value: $300
    Generously Donated by: Mary Ann Lazarus & Dan Jay
  • Diamond Box for Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
    Four (4) Cardinals baseball tickets in Diamond Box Section 140 (Row J, Seats 1-4) for Monday, April 20, 2020 vs Cincinnati Reds.
    Retail Value: $600
    Generously Donated by: Galt Industries
  • St. Louis Blues Game Jersey
    Retail Value: $90.80
    Generously Donated by: Mark Wilhelms at Midwest Block & Brick
  • Marathon or Half Marathon, plus VIP Tent
    One complimentary Marathon or Half Marathon entry, complete with VIP tent access, for the 2020 GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend, set for March 29, 2020.
    Retail Value: $160
    Generously Donated by: GO! St. Louis
  • Custom Skateboard
    Made by and Generously Donated by: Paul Todd Merrill
  • Summer Camp at The College School
    Enrollment for one week of summer camp during the ‘Red, White & Blue Week’ (Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2) at The College School, a Green Ribbon School rooted in experiential education located Webster Groves.
    Retail Value: $200
    Generously donated by: The College School
  • The Screech Owl Box…The “Ultimate Green Building”
    Incorporate native habitats into your yard! This locally made box will have the correct design elements according to MO Dept of Conservation and Audubon, include a predator guard at opening, be easy to open for cleanout, proper drainage and ventilation, made of recommended long-lasting cedar, and include a “cleat hanging system” for easy installation.
    Generously Donated by: Membership & Marketing Committee Members and Penny Holtzmann
  • “Night on the Town” Basket
    Fox Club tickets for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (includes 4 seats in Box K, club amenities, free parking, and private canopied entrance), two bottles of wine, a $35 Bailey’s restaurants gift card and $30 Uber gift card.
    Retail Value: $500 Generously Donated by: Higher Education and Emerging Professionals Committee Members
  • Chocolate Basket
    Generously Donated by: Education Committee Members
  • ‘Tech the Halls’ Basket
    This technology-themed basket includes: Siemens RDS120 Residential/Light Commercial Smart Thermostat, Dual band gigabit wireless router, Paradigm portable speaker, Solar-Powered toy car, Smart (sound activated) LED lightbulbs (x2), Smart Plug (x2), Smart Camera, and a $50 voucher for Home Depot.
    Retail Value: $640
    Generously Donated by: Advocacy Committee Members
  • “Zero Waste” Basket
    Including a TENbyTHREE handmade basket for shopping, Bee’s Wax reusable food wraps, reusable produce bags, Wool dryer balls, shampoo bar, cotton towels, travel coffee mug, water bottle, bamboo utensils, and a book: ‘Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash’.
    Retail Value: $140
    Donated by: Green Schools Quest Committee Members
  • Foodie Gift Card Collection
    $20 Companion Gift Card
    $20 Whisk Gift Card
    $25 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Gift Card
    $25 Boat House at Forest Park Gift Card
    $25 Mission Taco gift card
    Retail Value: $115
    Generously Donated by: Companion Bakery, Whisk Sustainable Bake Shop, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, The Boat House/Sugarfire, and Mission Taco.
  • JBL – Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    Waterproof rating and rugged housing provide protection against water splashes or immersion, and voice-assistant integration lets you access Siri or Google Now from a mobile device. Built-in microphone accepts hands-free calls through the speaker. Connect to two devices simultaneously with this JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker for alternating playback.
    Retail Value: $80
    Generously Donated by: Lighting Associates, Inc



USGBC First Friday Webinars

Several communities (regions) of USGBC national are offering a First Friday webinar series on aspects of LEED.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is excited to promote this opportunity to earn LEED Specific CE Hours!


 Understanding Water Credits in LEED

WHEN: November 1, 2019 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm CST
CE HOURS: 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour for BD+C, O+M, ID+C and LEED Green Associate, and 1 AIA LU.
FEE: $10
Please note that USGBC-MGC members and non-members will be required to pay the nominal $10 webinar fee (USGBC Community membership discounts for this webinar does not apply to USGBC-Missouri Gateway members.)
REGISTERClick here to learn more and register.


 Materials Transparency and LEED

WHEN: December 6, 2019 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm CST
CE HOURS: 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour for BD+C, ID+C and LEED Green Associate.
FEE: $10
Please note that USGBC-MGC members and non-members will be required to pay the nominal $10 webinar fee (USGBC Community membership discounts for this webinar does not apply to USGBC-Missouri Gateway members.)
REGISTER: Click here to learn more and register.




Submit a Proposal for the 2020 IMPACT Conference

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Do you have a sustainability success story to share? Consider submitting a proposal for USGBC’s Midwest IMPACT Conference. The 2020 conference will be May 6 in St. Paul, Minnesota. You can also participate as a peer reviewer.

Applications are due on October 28, 2019:

To learn more about the conference, visit www.impact.usgbc.org.

 




Intro to EcoDistricts

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Within the world of green rating systems, LEED provides a model for building-level sustainability, for single-entity controlled community developments, for campuses, and for cities, but it does not have a model for neighborhoods/districts that are undergoing major redevelopment.  EcoDistricts is a way for districts and neighborhoods to guide urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods and cities trying to achieve these goals can follow the EcoDistricts’ “Protocol” to take a collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve rigorous, meaningful performance outcomes that matter to people and planet.

In addition, EcoDistricts has just released a certification program to recognize those districts that have achieved the goals established through the protocol and an accreditation for people working to create and sustain EcoDistricts.

This session will walk through the EcoDistrict Protocol, provide an introduction to the certification process and introduce the accreditation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the fundamental goals and principles of an EcoDistrict
  • Explain the main components of the EcoDistricts Protocol
  • Apply basic concepts of an EcoDistrict in order to begin formation of an EcoDistrict
  •  Illustrate the importance of regional sustainability efforts

SPEAKER
Cady Scott Seabaugh, Vice President – Communications & Sustainability, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
Cady Seabaugh manages communications across the company and externally with funders, government partners, resident partners and the media. In this role, she oversees public relations, new business development, funding applications, social and new media, and internal communications. In addition, as a LEED Accredited Professional, she assists Project Managers and the Design and Construction team in ensuring that all sustainability goals and performances are met.

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

WHEN
November 12, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 125

PARKING & ENTRANCE DETAILS
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




It’s What We Do: Creating a Culture Where Sustainable Practices Are the New Normal

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Architects, engineers and builders have become increasingly effective at designing and delivering high performance buildings. Now if only we had people who were ready to live and work appropriately in these great buildings! It’s not impossible!

Leveraging insights from social science you can influence human behaviors and ultimately you can facilitate a culture where saving energy and reducing waste is “just what people like us do.”

Join us for a lively discussion and lots of practical examples of how you can inspire changes that ultimately create a new normal.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Articulate at least three benefits of inspiring building occupants to adopt sustainable practices.
  • Describe at least three strategies for engaging people and be familiar with examples of each strategy in action. 
  • Examine the efficacy of positive reinforcement as an engagement strategy.
  • Identify at least one way to increase engagement in your own work.

SPEAKER
Kathy Kuntz, 
Kanndo Consulting LLC
Kathy Kuntz has nearly 30 years of experience influencing consumers, businesses and whole communities to adopt sustainable practices and technologies. Her work spans energy and water efficiency, transportation, waste reduction, beneficial electrification, and renewable energy. Her expertise, regardless of the resource or technology, is to make change happen.

From 2010 to 2019 she was the executive director of Cool Choices, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that inspires individuals, communities, and businesses to adopt sustainable practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under Kathy’s leadership, Cool Choices collaborated with hundreds of private businesses and public entities across the globe to engage thousands of people in sustainability, promoting changes at work and at home via a fun online platform. Prior to Cool Choices, Kathy led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.

PRE-EVENT CAREERS IN SUSTAINABILITY NETWORKING SESSION

USGBC-MGC’s Higher Education & Emerging Professionals Committees invites students and recent graduates to attend a special networking session!

Join us from 5:00-5:30 pm before the October Program to connect with professionals active in green building and sustainability. Participants will rotate in groups between the sustainability professionals to discuss their career path and involvement in sustainability. Full time students and emerging professionals can attend the networking session and program free of charge. Register using the link below.

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

WHEN
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:00-5:30 pm – Careers in Sustainability Networking Session
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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

REGISTER

click here to register online

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

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