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Green Schools Quest MENTOR Info Session

Considering Becoming a Mentor?

Learn more about this exciting opportunity to join the Green Schools movement and positively impact our community!

Since the Green Schools Quest launched four years ago, over 100 schools have participated – many for multiple years. Student-driven projects at these schools have impacted nearly 100,000 students, teachers, and community members.

Participating schools and mentors can’t say enough about the positive impact this program is having in advancing their schools’ sustainability initiatives.

As we gear up for the 2018-19 school year, we are seeking Green Mentors to work with local schools. 

We invite you to join us and learn more about this exciting opportunity! A brief overview of the Green Schools Quest program and mentor responsibilities will be presented, followed by the opportunity to hear directly from past mentors as they share their experiences.

Light appetizers will be served. 

WHEN
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

WHERE
Saint Louis Lighting Group
7414 Manchester Rd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

FEE
Free!

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

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




Continuing Education Blitz: Water Infrastructure

Exploring Current Advances and Innovation in Water Management and Quality

From region to region and around the world the issues surrounding water vary. Communities large and small within the Mississippi River Basin confront issues of water abundance and flooding while other parts of the U.S. face water scarcity and drought. Differing building types and locations require unique approaches to water use and wastewater management.

This full-day program will use case studies to highlight new advancements in strategies and innovative techniques to address water use, management, and quality in a variety of settings.

Keynote Pete A. Munoz of Biohabitats will present cutting edge design and engineering for Hassalo on Eighth, a large multi-use residential urban redevelopment project in Portland, Oregon that treats its wastewater for reuse onsite (60,000 gallons per day), redirecting it away from stressed city sewer infrastructure.

A large health care network will discuss the special requirements of hospitals including: health considerations, the necessity of water conservation in different geographic locations, and the network’s environmentally sustainable energy and water benchmarking goals.

Water quality is a multifaceted discussion. While the water leaving a municipal water treatment facility may be excellent, the water coming out of a building’s faucet within that water district may not be of excellent quality. What happened? Detailed conversations regarding new water quality testing and the dilemmas of why and how contaminants lodge in piping are also covered in the day’s agenda.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Pete A. Munoz, Senior Engineer, Biohabitats
pete munozPete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes them work. With degrees in Biosystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pete has been asked to speak around the country on a variety of topics including green infrastructure, regenerative design, and climate change solutions. Pete is a partner in the Alliance for Regeneration and he teaches several water related courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build in Warren, Vermont.

PRESENTERS
Mike Carlson, Director of Energy and Fluids, Anheuser-Busch

Traci Lichtenberg, Environmental Compliance Manager, Missouri American Water

Lois Sechrist, LEED AP, Environmental Stewardship Manager, Ascension Environmental Stewardship Program, Medexcel

Curtis Skouby, Director, Department of Public Utilities and Water Commissioner, City of St. Louis

Donald R. Summers, Jr., Assistant Director of Training, UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

Michael Willis, FAIA Architect

Stay tuned for additional presenters!

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 7 GBCI CE Hours and 7 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

FEE
$100 for USGBC-MGC Members
$150 for Non-Members
$75 for Emerging Professionals
$50 for Full-time Students

REGISTER

Click here to register online.

THANKS TO OUR EXHIBITING SPONSOR!

MISSOURI-American-Water




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

hellmuth + bicknese architects

Negwer Materials 




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

Click here to view Josh Jacobs’ presentation
Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

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

hellmuth + bicknese 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!