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ILFI-St. Louis Collaborative Launch Event

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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.




USGBC-MGC home to International Living Future Institute-St. Louis Collaborative

ILFI logoWe are excited to announce that USGBC-MGC will now house the St. Louis Region Collaborative of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). We hope you’ll join us at the ILFI- St. Louis Launch Event on August 2nd and get involved with our new ILFI committee!

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 Challenge, Declare 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 August 2nd launch event will take place from 4 to 6 pm at the Jan Phillips Learning Center (JPLC), a living example of the ILFI’s programs. The JPLC, owned by The College School and located in Pacific, MO, is currently seeking the Living Building Challenge Certification. The learning center features semi-permeable pavers, wind and solar energy, 360-degree views and a strong commitment to hands on learning for students. The launch event will follow a seminar on the Living Building Challenge, highlighting features within the JPLC that make it a truly living building.

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.

As an affiliate of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), all members of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter receive a FREE Basic Living Future Institute Membership.

Basic Membership with the International Living Future Institute offers valuable benefits, including complimentary online education about the Living Building Challenge, ability to become a Living Future Ambassador, and discounts on workshops, books, and more. Current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members can log in here to access instructions on how to redeem their complimentary Living Future Institute membership.

Click here information on the JPLC  Living Building Seminar and ILFI-St. Louis Launch Event. If you’re interested in getting involved with our new ILFI committee, please contact hope.gribble@mobot.org.




JPLC Living Building

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Experience the Jan Phillips Learning Center first hand and learn how the building incorporates principles of regenerative design and the Living Building Challenge to meet The College School’s mission to engage and captivate students through hands on nature-based experiential learning.

JPLC solar array raingarden

Multiple elements of the center represent stories connecting visitors to nature and the community with a focus on creating opportunities for multi-sensory experiences and for curriculum integration.

The building arrangement provides optimal orientation for passive solar heating, solar electric panels, and natural ventilation and offers 360-degree views. Strategically placed windows and skylights provide natural ventilation and admit daylight that constantly shifts in patterns, colors, and intensities throughout the day. The layout of the community building and pavilion/outdoor classroom are based on the Golden Section with the axis of each centered on the communal plaza which features a functioning daily and seasonal sundial.

Water is featured in multiple ways including with a “watershed divide” that bisects the plaza, an interactive “stream wall” / aqueduct that channels rainwater from the roof to spill into a series of connected rain gardens inspired by beaver ponds, and a cistern used to irrigate the garden and orchard.

Materials are Red list free to provide a healthful interior environment. A stone ‘geowall’ placed in layers of local limestone and sandstone represents the geologic strata of the region. The pavilion fireplace includes handpicked stones from natural environments. Salvaged materials from a variety of local sources are highlighted. Repurposed Douglas fir from the imploded St. Louis Arena furnishes the lobby wainscoting and ceiling. The main floor is made of salvaged white oak with an accent stripe of walnut salvaged from the site – presenting a unique decorative floor detail that ties to the plaza. Columns, beams and trusses salvaged from fallen trees at Jefferson Barracks support the buildings. Every piece of wood used is either certified sustainable, or salvaged, and is from within the region.

Naturalized landscaping supports the curriculum as it also regenerates habitat and native plant, insect and animal species.

The Jan Phillips Learning Center is in its performance period seeking full “Living” certification in the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Achieving certification would make this the second Living Building Challenge certified project in the St. Louis area.

SPEAKERS
Ralph Bicknese, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow, Principal, Hellmuth + Bicknese, and
John McElwain, Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs, The College School

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

 WHEN
August 2, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Following the seminar, join us for the launch of the International Living Future Institute – St. Louis Collaborative from 4:00-6:00 pm. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. More details and registration here.

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

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

 REGISTER
Click here to register online!

 




“Living Building Challenge in Practice” USGBC-MGC’s Latest Online Course Offering

As a USGBC Education Partner, USGBC-Missouri Gateway produces several online courses each year hosted on the Education@USGBC platform.

Our latest course, “The Living Building Challenge in Practice,” consists of a two-part podcast in which Ralph Bicknese, LEED Fellow and interviewer Jean Ponzi discuss the basic principles and criteria of the Living Building Challenge through an exploration of multiple Living Building case studies.

The course, which offers 1 GBCI CE Hour, is available within the Education@USGBC Subscription or for individual purchase.

Click here to learn more about The Living Building Challenge in Practice. Click on the links below to view our additional online courses.

Don’t Throw Out the Baby OR The Bathwater: Young children as a key piece of the sustainable building

Regenerative Landscape Design – Why & How




Living Buildings & Communities

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The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building certification program with rigorous green standards; certification from this program denotes the highest levels of sustainability and efficiency for the built environment. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy. Three levels of certification exist: Living Building Certification, Petal Certification, and Net Zero Energy Building Certification. Projects obtain Living Building Certification by attaining all twenty Imperatives; Petal Certification by satisfying the requirements of three or more Petals, including at least one of the following: Water, Energy or Materials; or Net Zero Energy Building Certification by achieving four specific Imperatives, including net zero energy. There are currently 40 certified projects spread throughout more than a dozen countries around the world.

The Living Community Challenge takes this one step further by applying LBC concepts to entire communities or cities.

In this seminar, attendees will examine a variety of buildings at educational institutions in the Midwestern and Southeastern US which are pursuing or have achieved Living Building Certification, including: The College School’s Jan Phillips Learning Center, a pre-K-8th learning center located on the school’s LaBarque Creek campus with added educational features to teach students about sustainability; Knox College’s Green Oaks Biological Field Station which is located off-campus among native forest, grassland, and one of the Midwest’s most successful prairie restorations; Washington University’s Living Learning Center which tied to be the world’s first Living Building; and Berea College’s Deep Green Residence Hall. The concept of Living Communities will also be explored in this lecture.

SPEAKER
Ralph Bicknese, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow, Principal at hellmuth + bicknese architects

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

WHEN
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 PM

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126.
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

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.




LEED Showcase: LEED v4 & Living Buildings

The 13th Annual LEED Showcase will examine projects that have taken the plunge and decided to pursue either LEED Version 4 or Living Building Challenge Certification.

JPLC 2The Jan Phillips Learning Center at The College School is one of a handful of projects in the nation that is pursuing the Living Building Challenge. The learning center will boast net-zero energy use, net-zero water use, solar arrays, composting toilets, locally sourced materials, natural ventilation, and zero use of “Red List” chemicals in building materials.

Maplewood Massing_3.skpThe Maplewood Fire Station is one of the first projects in the Chapter’s territory pursing LEED v4 which, starting in October of this year, will be the only available LEED rating system available for registration. The new station will replace the existing fifty-year-old station, and provide a new home for Maplewood’s fire fighters.

HOK-St.-Louis-StairwayHOK’s St. Louis office is aiming to become the city’s first LEED v4 Commercial Interiors (CI) certification. The vintage building housing their new office space has been transformed using a variety of sustainable design strategies. Features include daylight harvesting, energy-efficient lighting, open office layout, bike storage, use of local, recycled, renewable and low-emitting interior materials, and more.

We will hear about their motivations to use these rating systems, design and construction features helping them to achieve these certifications, and any hurdles that they have had to overcome.

SPEAKERS
Ed Maggart, Head of School, The College School
Tim Wood, Sustainability Coordinator, The College School
Jon Emert, Partner, JEMA
Ron Finney, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainable Design Specialist, HOK

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific (BD+C & ID+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 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 (63103)

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members, St. Louis Green Business Challenge Participants, & Full-time Students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTRATION
Click here to register online.

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

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