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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
Click here to register now!




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
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.

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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2020 State of the Chapter & Social

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. Click here to register online!

  • 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!

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE

  • Sustainable Landscape Design
    Gift card for a Sustainable Landscape Design by Quiet Village Landscaping, valued at $500
    Generously Donated by: Quiet Village Landscaping
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Color Bowl
    Generously Donated by: Growing Green Inc.
  • 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
  • “Night on the Town” Basket
    Fox Club tickets for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wine, a midtown restaurant gift card and an Uber gift card.
    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 three-pack of Bee’s Wax reusable food wraps, reusable produce bags, travel coffee mug, water bottle, bamboo utensils, and a book: ‘Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash’.
    Donated by: Green Schools Quest Committee Members
  • Gift Cards donated by:
    • Missouri Wildflowers
    • Local Harvest
    • Boat House at Forest Park
    • Mission Taco Joint
    • Companion Bakery
    • Whisk Sustainable Bakeshop
    • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
    • Big Shark Bicycle Co.

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

FEE
Free event for all attendees.

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

earthday365’s Recycling on the Go

IBEW Local 1 

Integrated Facility Services

Jacobs

Roof Top Sedums, LLC

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36




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!

Negwer Materials




Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge

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This interactive workshop with natural elements will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia  on three rating standards: LEED V4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. This presentation will explore various projects with compelling connections to Biophilic Design strategies with significant ROI.  Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
  •  Discuss the Business Case for integrating Biophilic Design in projects
  •  Explore two case studies of Biophilic Design
  •  Identify Biophilic Design Integration into Pilot Credit LEED v4, WELL and Living Building Challenge

SPEAKER
Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Approved for 2 LFA General CE Credits
Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

WHEN
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

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

LOCATING THE PRESENTATION ROOM
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.

PARKING
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.

FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC, IIDA, and Missouri Botanical Garden Members
$45 for Non-members

REGISTER

Click here to register online




Biophilic Design: Designing for Health and Increased Performance

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In partnership with IIDA-St. Louis ChapterMissouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and Academy of Science-St. Louis.

In the built environment, we can use the emerging field of Biophilic Design to create building interiors that connect people to nature; that are connected to their place and mimic the sensory delights of a hike through the woods; that evoke the emotions we feel when immersed in water, that bring nature’s smells, sounds, colors and textures indoors.

This presentation will explore clear and compelling case studies of built projects that illustrate Biophilic Design strategies have a significant ROI in interior spaces. Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
  • Discuss some of the leading reasons to integrate Biophilic Design in projects
  • Explore case studies of Biophilic Design in built projects
  • Identify Biophilic Design benefits by the numbers- data points on ROI

SPEAKER
Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better built environment and CSR Asset Management -turning corporate surplus into community service.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Approved for 1 LFA General CE Credit
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

WHEN
September 10, 2019
5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE
NOTE change in location!
Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

FEE
Free for all attendees!

REGISTER
Click here to register online

Thanks to our Event Sponsor!

Growing Green Inc.

Hastings + Chivetta

Lawrence Group

Roof Top Sedums LLC

Teknion

Tracy will be presenting an additional In-Depth Seminar on Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge’ the following morning (Sept 11, 8-10 a.m.) This interactive workshop with natural elements will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia on three rating standards: LEED V4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. Click here for more details!




LEED Zero and 4.1: The LEED We’ve Been Waiting For

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With the release of the LEED Zero suite of certifications (Zero Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste), and with the evolution of LEED v4.1, we may have a series of rating systems that provide market-driving direction to lead the sustainability industry. In addition, LEED Zero finally bridges the gap between a great project (LEED Platinum) and the various definitions of Net Zero Energy (NZE) and Carbon that exist out there, and it creates alternate options for defining a great project (say, LEED Silver + NZE). They will also direct buildings to adopt solutions that are supportive of an electric grid that is taking on more and more renewable energy, and to consider their options for energy procurement, including contracting for meaningful offsite renewable resources. 

This session will review v4.1 (BD+C) along with LEED Zero Energy and Carbon to provide an overview of the various changes, an introduction to the new tools and metrics, and will look at the applicability to a few different project types (e.g. urban high rise versus less dense and non-space constrained). It will also include a discussion and reflection of how well these rating systems capture the current need in the market or whether we should anticipate further changes in the years to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify changes in LEED v4.1
  • Examine the definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon
  • Discuss how LEED v4.1 and LEED Zero work for various project types
  • Learn to love LEED again!

SPEAKER
Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Approved for 2 LFA General CE Credits
Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

WHEN
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

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

LOCATING THE PRESENTATION ROOM
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.

PARKING
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.

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

REGISTER
Click here to register online!