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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) 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 & 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.

Thanks to our Evening Program Sponsors!

Anova

Compi Distributors / Wilsonart




New Member Welcome Event

A special New Member only event for members who have joined the Chapter within the last six months!

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The U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter welcomes new members to come socialize and get acquainted with the Chapter!  Chapter officers, past and present, will be on hand to share the chapter’s history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions.

After new members have learned about the Chapter, they will tour LEED Silver Cupples 9, home to Mackey Mitchell Architects, and learn about  the sustainable design, construction, and operation features that contributed to the building’s certification.

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Event

When: Thursday, May 26, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Where: Mackey Mitchell Architects, 900 Spruce Street, Suite 500, St. Louis MO 63102 (map)

Parking and Entrance Instructions: Parking instructions to come. Attendees should access the building lobby through the Flying Saucer and proceed to the 5th floor.

Register: Click here to register

Thanks to our Event Host & Sponsor!

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Questions? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0854.




Big Rivers, Big Problems, Big Solutions

Presented in partnership with the Construction Specifications Institute – Greater St. Louis Chapter.

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)
Click here to view David Wilson’s presentation on the Private Rewards and Public Risks of Flood Plain In-fill Development (PDF)

In just the past few years, the St. Louis region has been impacted by extreme weather events, more frequently than possibly any other time in the region’s history. These are not just related to major floods (2011, 2015), but major droughts as well (2012). As a result, it must be understood that climate change is not just a coastal phenomenon, but hits the St. Louis region hard as well. To better adapt to the “new normal,” we need to foster an holistic understanding of the Mississippi river basin, one that includes multiple scales, multiple disciplines and multiple interest groups and communities.

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway and Greater St. Louis CSI for an exploration of the history, management, and development of the Mississippi River Basin. Presenter Nick Reding will provide a narrative overview of how modern river and flood plain management came into being, with an emphasis on James Eads and the early formation of the Corps of Engineers in the 1860s; the story of the Great Flood of 1927; and the New Deal and its legacy, primarily as it relates to the creation of suburbs. Derek Hoeferlin will discuss a holistic view of the Mississippi river basin, pulling upon collaborative research he and his students have conducted. David Wilson will examine the private rewards and public risks of flood plain in-fill development. Referencing the 2015 flood on the Meramec, he will use a case study approach to focus on sites where floodplain infill development has had or can have big impact on the river in flood stage and on adjoining properties.

SPEAKERS:

Derek Hoeferlin, AIA Principal, [dhd] derek hoeferlin design; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis
Derek Hoeferlin is a registered architect with his teaching, research, and professional work awarded, presented, and published internationally. Since 2008, he and his students have collaborated with University of Toronto on “Gutter to Gulf,” advocating for integrated water management strategies for New Orleans. His students currently are researching and proposing alternate eco-industries integrated with St. Louis’ river system and water infrastructure. Hoeferlin directs “Deltas + Watersheds (D+W),” conducting collaborative research on global comparative deltas and watersheds—primarily focused on the Mekong, Mississippi and the Rhine—to inform adaptive design strategies. Hoeferlin received his post-professional MArch from Yale University; and MArch and BArch from Tulane University.

Nick Reding, Journalist
Nick Reding is author of the New York Times Best Selling book, Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town, and The Last Cowboys at the End of the World. A native of St. Louis, Nick lived in New York City for thirteen years, where he worked as a magazine editor, a graduate school professor, and a freelance writer. He has written for Harper’s, Food and Wine, Outside, Fast Company, and Details. He is currently working on his third book, Heartland, about what the Midwest will look like in fifty years. Nick serves on the board of directors of the Great Rivers Habitat Alliance and The Soulard School. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from Northwestern University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from N.Y.U.

David Wilson, Senior Manager, Environment and Community Planning, East-West Gateway Council of Governments
David Wilson has a wealth of experience in regional planning and community education focused on sustainable practices and  water resource management. He is a past member of the executive board of the American Planning Association-Missouri Chapter, and adjunct professor in Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Webster University. He led efforts to develop OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development. David received his BA from Yale University and MA from Washington University.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1.5 GBCI CE Hours & 1.5 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Registration & Networking – 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Formal Presentation – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Provided

WHERE
Engineers Club of St. Louis
4359 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

FEE
$10 – USGBC-MGC Members
$15 – Non-members
Fee includes lunch

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS?
Contact USGBC-MGC staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or 314-577-0225




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – May 2016

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, May 13, 2016
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 Publicationspage 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




Live, Online LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

USGBC-Colorado Chapter will host a live and online prep course which will be held twice a week for three weeks beginning March 15, 2016.

This course is being offered to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members for the ‘Member Rate’ of $250. Interested members may contact USGBC-MGC staff member Hope Gribble at hope.gribble@mobot.org to receive the promo code.

This facilitated course presents green building concepts and strategies and introduces the ideas and practices that serve as the foundation for a more detailed study of green building, particularly as it relates to the green building rating systems of the LEED program and to individual market segments such as commercial new construction, homes, and neighborhood development.

What’s included?

– Professional live instruction and exam preparation
– Ability to ask questions live to the instructor
– Access to all recorded sessions up to 120 days after last session
– 150 practice exam questions
– Study guide developed by USGBC Colorado staff and volunteers

INSTRUCTOR
Annette Stelmack, USGBC Faculty, LEED AP BD+C
Click here to read Annette’s bio.

FEE
$250.00 USGBC Colorado & Missouri Gateway Chapter Member
$300.00 Non-Member

WHEN
Tuesday, March 15th, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online
Thursday, March 17th, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online
Tuesday March 22nd, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online
Thursday March 24th, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online
Tuesday March 29th, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online
Thursday March 31st, 4pm – 6pm (CST): Live & Online and In-PersonThe last prep session will be offered both live and online and also in-person, highlighting a Q&A portion.

REGISTER
Click here to register online.
USGBC-MGC members, please contact staff member Hope Gribble at hope.gribble@mobot.org in advance to receive the promo code for discounted pricing.

Supplementary Resources Available for Purchase**:

The Fine Print:
**About study materials: Any additional study materials are optional. Best case scenario is to purchase both National’s publications and USGBC Colorado’s guides for full coverage of the materials.

USGBC National’s LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition

USGBC National’s Study Bundle: LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition and LEED Core Concepts Guide

All webinar login information will be sent to registrants the morning of each course date.

For questions, please contact Kathryn Lovda:

kathryn@usgbccolorado.org
303.292.6182




Two Events on the WELL Building Standard

Presented in partnership with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – St. Louis

Picture1Learn about the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness.

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 wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

SPEAKER
Jessica Cooper, Executive Vice President, Delos Solutions

Jessica Cooper is a Provisional WELL AP. She has been involved with the development of WELL as it applies to live projects since its initial ideation phase and has assumed a management role in the implementation of the first WELL Pilot Projects since the public release of WELL in October 2014. She has led architects, developers, and engineers alike to understand the principles and research behind WELL and successfully build WELL Certified spaces.

FOSTERING WELLNESS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
MARCH 8 / 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Placing health and wellness at the heart of design and construction decisions can have a positive impact on human health, social equity, and return on investment. At this session, learn how to engineer spaces for improved community health and increased real estate value.

  • Discuss current issues related to wellness in the built environment
  • Identify design strategies to promote health and well-being
  • Describe the WELL Building Standard as a tool to support health and well-being in the built environment
  • Explain how WELL compliments existing building standards like LEED

WHEN
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. 63114 map

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC & BOMA Members & Full-time Students; $20 for Non-Members

CONTINUING ED
1 GBCI CE Hour, 1 AIA LU HSW

REGISTRATION
Click here to register

 

Thanks to our Evening Program Sponsor!

Louer Facility Planning, Inc.

UNDERSTANDING THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD
MARCH 9 / 8:00 – 10:00 AM
This session will provide an overview of the seven concepts of the WELL Building Standard, as well as an in-depth look at strategies to address human health through design.  Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of WELL, and how our built environment can make a positive impact our health, happiness, and productivity.

  • Examine the WELL Building Standard as a resource and design tool to improve health issues in the built environment
  • Recognize the seven WELL Concepts and affiliated Features
  • Identify strategies to address human health through design
  • Discuss pathways to WELL Certification or Compliance

WHEN
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:00-10:00 AM

WHERE
P.O.E., 222 Millwell Drive
Maryland Heights, MO, 63043 map

FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC & BOMA Members;
$45 for Non-Members

CONTINUING ED
2 GBCI CE Hours, 2 AIA LU HSW

REGISTRATION
Click here to register

 




LEED v4 Continuing Education Blitz

Click here to view a list of program attendees (PDF).

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a full-day Continuing Education Blitz focused on LEED v4!

LEED users have the option to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016. Beginning November 1, 2016, all projects must be registered under LEED v4. Attending the March 1st Continuing Education Blitz is a great way to begin preparing for this shift!

LEED v4 raises the bar – as LEED was designed to do with every update, guiding the market towards more environmentally sustainable strategies and decisions, and responding to continuous advances in technology. But this time, the bar is a lot higher. LEED v4 changes the way project teams think, integrate, plan, execute, and operate their buildings.

From new credit categories (Integrated Design and Location and Linkages) to new prerequisites (Construction & Demolition Waste plan, Water Use, and Building Level Energy Metering) to increased performance benchmarks, it will be more difficult to achieve certification using LEEDv4 and it will require more intentional planning and a truly integrated project team.

LEED v4 will have the biggest impact on CO2 emissions of any rating system developed by USGBC and it takes an unprecedented stand on human health. In particular, energy performance minimums have significantly increased. And the materials credits have been completely overhauled with a focus on transparency and life cycle analysis.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION & PRESENTERS:

  • Integrative Process and Location & Transportation – Thomas Taylor, Vertegy Consultants
  • Sustainable Sites – Dan Hellmuth, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
  • Water Efficiency – Lindsey Evans, PGAV, Inc.
  • Energy & Atmosphere – Nick Bristow, Forum Studio
  • Materials & Resources – Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, MALeco, LLC
  • Indoor Environmental Quality – Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco

CONTINUING EDUCATION
7 LEED Specific (BD+C, O+M, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours and
7 AIA/CES LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

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.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-MGC staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or 314-577-0225.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Exhibiting Sponsor

SRILOGOCOLOR

This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Presenting and Exhibiting levels. Click here to learn more!




Benchmarking Jam

Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive energy management tool that allows you to measure and track your building’s energy and water consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time.

Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the February 25 Benchmarking Jam! All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, congregations, non-profits and local governments are encouraged to attend.

In order for this event to be a success, each building representative should bring:

  • Laptop or Tablet
  • The building street address, year built, and contact information.
  • 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building.  You will need the number of units of each energy type used, not just the dollar amount of the utility fee. Historical energy use data can be downloaded on the Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas websites with an online account.
  • Additional required information varies by building type. See the list below.

WHEN
Thursday, February 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE
NOTE NEW LOCATION

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

FEE
Free to all.

REGISTER: Click here to register as a participant or a volunteer

VOLUNTEER: Volunteers at the Benchmarking Blitz will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Experience with the free, online tool is required. To participate, select “Benchmarking Volunteer” when registering. Participants can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.

 

Property Use Details needed for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

College/University:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Enrollment
  • Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) workers
  • Number of computers

House of Worship:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Maximum seating capacity
  • Weekdays of operation
  • Hours of operations per week
  • Number of personal computers
  • Presence of cooking facilities (yes/no)
  • Number of commercial refrigeration/freezer units

K-12 Schools:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Gymnasium floor area (square feet)
  • High school – yes/no
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Student seating capacity
  • Months in use
  • Open weekends – yes/no
  • Number of personal computers
  • On-site cooking – yes/no
  • Number of walk-in refrigeration/freezer units
  • Percent of floor area that is cooled in 10% increments (10%, 20%, 30%, etc)
  • Percent of floor area that is heated in 10% increments (10%, 20%, 30%, etc)

Office:

  • Gross floor area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Number of personal computers
  • Percent of floor area that is cooled (>50%, <50%, or none)
  • Percent of floor area that is heated (>50%, <50%, or none)

Restaurant:

  • Gross Floor Area (square feet)
  • Weekly operating hours
  • Number of workers on main shift
  • Number of computers

All other building types should refer to this list




Tour of Danforth Plant Science Center

Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Opening in early 2016, the new 75,000 sqft building addition focused on providing open, flexible, and collaborative spaces to support growth in research. The expansion will provide space for 100 additional researchers and 10 more research teams. The project is currently seeking certification under LEED BD+C: New Construction (v2009).

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

WHEN
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Road (63132).

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members and 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.

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

Christner, Inc.




Understanding the WELL Building Standard

Presented in partnership with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – St. Louis.

Click here to view a list of program attendees (PDF).
Click here to view WELL Building Standard resources on the International WELL Building Institute website.

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 wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

This session will provide an overview of the seven concepts of the WELL Building Standard, as well as an in-depth look at strategies to address human health through design.  Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of WELL and how our built environment can make a positive impact our health, happiness, and productivity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Examine the WELL Building Standard as a resource and design tool to improve health issues in the built environment
  • Recognize the seven WELL Concepts and affiliated Features
  • Identify strategies to address human health through design
  • Discuss pathways to WELL Certification or Compliance

SPEAKER

Jessica Rose Cooper, Executive Vice President, Director of Sustainability, Delos Solutions 
Jessica Cooper is a Provisional WELL Accredited Professional (AP). She has been involved with the development of WELL as it applies to live projects since its initial ideation phase and has assumed a management role in the implementation of the first WELL Pilot Projects since the public release of WELL in October 2014. She has led architects, developers, and engineers alike to understand the principles and research behind WELL and successfully build WELL Certified spaces. Her management and insights have influenced and informed the development and implementation of the WELL Building Standard over the past three years.

Jessica graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis.  She currently serves as a committee member on the Living Building Challenge NYC + NJ Collaborative, the IIDA New York Chapter Sustainability Forum, and Urban Green Council’s Membership Committee.  A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, Jessica maintains her Interior Design and Construction specialty and also holds a certificate in Green Professional Building Skills Training: Construction Management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:00-10:00 AM

WHERE
Professional Office Environments
222 Millwell Drive
Maryland Heights, MO, 63043 map

FEE
$30/USGBC-MGC & BOMA Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTRATION
Click here to register online

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