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SPOT ‒ Sustainable Product Database

Streamline and simplify the product selection process for your green building projects.

USGBC and UL (Underwriters Laboratory) recently announced a collaboration to develop digital tools that help  architects, designers and buyers identify products in UL’s SPOT™ database that contribute to LEED v4 requirements.

SPOT is a free online product database that contains more than 45,000 products searchable by Master Format number, manufacturer, certification programs such as UL GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO Certification, or sustainable building credits in green rating systems such as LEED, Green Globes, WELL Building and others. SPOT can help design professionals identify sustainable products for green buildings during the design and specification phases.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the barriers to finding products for sustainable building and operation
  • Learn about a new free tool to find sustainable products
  • How to search for products based on your specifications or sustainable criteria
  • How to include team decision making in product selection

SPEAKER
Josh Jacobs, Director of Environmental Codes & Standards for UL Environment.
In this role, Josh helps develop and track the environmental and codes, rating systems, and purchasing programs that are being utilized and developed throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, he has been able to assist architects, designers, specifiers, and builders understand how to utilize products to build a more sustainable project. Josh has served on over 20 sustainable committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, 2012 & 2015 NAHB National Green Building Standard, ANSI/BIFMA E3 joint committee, USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee and LEED Steering Committee, and he served on the original water and IEQ work group that developed the first public draft of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Please note this presentation does NOT offer Continuing Education Hours.

WHEN
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
4:00-5:30 pm

Our July evening program, Health and Wellbeing in Green Building, will take place immediately following the SPOT seminar from 5:30-7:30 pm. More details on the evening program are available here.

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

FEE
$20 for USGBC-MGC Members
$30 for Non-Members (includes complimentary attendance to evening program that follows seminar, a $20 value.)

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Fox Architects

Negwer Materials 




ILFI-St. Louis Collaborative Launch Event

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) – St. Louis Region Collaborative is now a part of USGBC-Missouri Gateway!

ILFI logoJoin us to celebrate this exciting partnership and the launch of our new ILFI committee on August 2nd at the area’s newest building pursuing Living Building Certification, the Jan Phillips Learning Center!

The International Living Future Institute, based out of the Pacific Northwest, is the creator of a number of forward-thinking certifications and initiatives related to the built environment – including the Living Building ChallengeDeclare Label, and JUST program.  All of these programs are rooted in ILFI’s mission to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

The Jan Phillips Learning Center is a living example of the ILFI’s programs. Owned by The College School, the building is currently seeking Living Building Challenge Certification and features semi-permeable pavers, rainwater collection systems, solar energy, 360-degree views and a strong commitment to hands on learning for students.

By combining resources, USGBC-MGC and ILFI will collaborate to continue promoting green building design, construction and operations – and to fortify consideration for not just our buildings, but also the people inside them and the surrounding communities.

WHEN
Thursday, August 2, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Please note this event takes place immediately after our 2-4 pm seminar on the Living Building Challenge and the host building, which is offered for a fee. More info on the 2-4 pm JPLC Living Building seminar available here.

WHERE
Jan Phillips Learning Center
4180 Doc Sargent Road
Pacific, MO 63069

FEE
The Launch event is FREE!
Drinks and light appetizers provided.

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, or you’re interested in getting involved with our new ILFI committee, please contact hope.gribble@mobot.org.




Missouri History Museum’s Benchmarking and Energy Conservation Efforts Honored With American Alliance of Museums Sustainability Excellence Award

The Missouri Historical Society’s energy benchmarking and energy conservation achievements were recently honored with an American Alliance of Museums Sustainability Excellence Award!

Participation in the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s voluntary energy benchmarking campaign, now Better Buildings Through Benchmarking, drove the Missouri Historical Society to pledge to reduce their energy use by 25% by 2020. Through energy benchmarking, an energy audit, and implementation of facility improvement measures, the Missouri Historical Society has conserved energy, realized operational cost savings, and extended the life of their operational equipment.

From the case study:

The Missouri Historical Society is a proud steward of sustainable practices in the St. Louis community. We strive to be educators at the forefront of sustainability, and we are constantly finding new ways to reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009, MHS took its first steps toward increased sustainability through employee and community engagement. Three years later in 2012, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, Missouri Gateway Chapter, we took a pledge to reduce our energy usage by 25% by the year 2020. That pledge led MHS to take a closer look at our energy consumption and consider how we can better serve our community, our donors, and our world. We recognized that we needed to make fundamental changes to fulfill our promise, so we commissioned an energy audit of the Missouri History Museum. Its results compelled us to honor our commitment to minimize consumption of energy and materials and reduce our operational costs associated with energy usage.

Read the full case study online here.




New Member Welcome Social: Everly On the Loop

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New Member Welcome Social: Everly on the Loop

An exclusive event for members who have joined the Chapter within the last six months!

Everly Model UnitThe U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter invites new members to come socialize and get acquainted! Chapter officers, past and present, will discuss the chapter’s history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions.

Join us on the beautiful rooftop deck at Everly on the Loop, LEED Certified student apartments (LEED BD+C: New Construction – LEED 2009) .  Attendees will to learn how your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership can help you build connections, build your knowledge and build your community, learn more about the green features that contributed to the Everly’s LEED Certification, and take a short tour.

Everly

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Social

When: Wednesday, June 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Where: Everly on the Loop, 4th floor rooftop deck
6105 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO 63112 (map)

Parking: FREE Parking is available adjacent directly behind the Pageant (adjacent to the Everly). Additional free parking can be found behind the Everly in the Metrolink Delmar Station Park-n-Ride lot. A lighted walkway will take you from the Delmar Station lot to the front of the Everly. Limited street parking is available on Delmar Blvd. This map highlights available parking.

RSVP: Click here to register online

Thanks to our Event Host & Sponsor! 

Everly Logo

 




Health and Wellbeing in Green Building

Wellness in buildings is shown to improve productivity, reduce missed days due to illness, and support overall occupant wellbeing. Green building rating systems and building codes are now incorporating wellness features to support occupant wellness.

This presentation explores the importance of wellness in buildings and looks at wellness criteria in building programs including LEED and Fitwel. Attendees will learn strategies for incorporating wellness into their green building projects.  The speaker will touch upon ASHRAE 189.1, IgCC, and CALGreen in terms of where health and wellbeing is integrated into these sustainable building codes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how health and wellbeing is being defined today in sustainable building.
  • Identify WELL features that align with LEED v4s focus on human health & wellbeing for example WELL feature 04 VOC reduction aligns with EQc Low Emitting Materials.
  • Identify LEED v4 credits that align with WELLs focus on human health & wellbeing for example MRc Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients Option 1 aligns with WELL feature 97.
  • Understand the crosswalk documentation which will help them implement specification decisions for both LEED v4 EBOM and WELL such as Green Cleaning Policy (P) & Green Cleaning – Products & Materials and Feature 9 Cleaning Protocol.

SPEAKER
Josh Jacobs, Director of Environmental Codes & Standards for UL Environment.
In this rolJJ headshot (533x800)e, Josh helps develop and track the environmental and codes, rating systems, and purchasing programs that are being utilized and developed throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, he has been able to assist architects, designers, specifiers, and builders understand how to utilize products to build a more sustainable project. Josh has served on over 20 sustainable committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, 2012 & 2015 NAHB National Green Building Standard, ANSI/BIFMA E3 joint committee, USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee and LEED Steering Committee, and he served on the original water and IEQ work group that developed the first public draft of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 LEED Specific (BD+C, O+M) GBCI CE Hour
1 WELL CE Hour
1 AIA LU
1 IDCEC CE Hour

WHEN
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

Please note, the speaker will present a seminar on SPOT, UL’s Sustainable Product Database, immediately prior to the evening program. More details on the SPOT seminar available here.

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

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members & Full-Time Students
$20 for Non-Members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Fox Architects

Negwer Materials 




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.

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WELL AP Exam Prep

The June 28th WELL AP Course has been cancelled. A course will be scheduled during the second half of 2018. If you are interested in enrolling, please email hope.gribble@mobot.org regarding scheduling for the next course. 

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
Thursday, June 28, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

REQUIRED TEXT
WELL AP Exam Preparation Guide, 2nd Edition, International WELL Building Institute, available for purchase here.

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!

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – FALL 2018

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, November 30 2018
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

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – SUMMER 2018

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, Augst 24th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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




Noise Control & Acoustics & LEED v4

Increasingly, the benefits of quiet spaces are being recognized by LEED, especially for schools and healthcare facilities where additional LEED credits are available for controlling background noise levels, speech intelligibility, and speech privacy.

More details TBA.

SPEAKERS

Tom Gaus, Principal, Gaus & Associates Sound Control Solutions

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN

November 1, 2018

3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE

Washington University (exact location on campus TBA)

FEE

$30 for USGBC-MGC Members

$45 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!