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Local Government Green Team Meet-Up

The USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter is providing an opportunity for local government green teams to share best practices and learn from one another!

Plan to join us for the Local Government Green Team Meet Up on June 20 at the Green Homes Festival. This year the Festival has a NEW location- the Butterfly House and Faust Park!

GH Logo 2015 FINAL

– Schedule of Events –
Saturday, June 20, 2015

9:00 to 9:15 am
Registration & Networking

9:15 to 10:15 am
Sharing of Best Practices

10:15 to 10:30 am
Networking & Adjourn to Festival – Open until 4 pm!

www.mobot.org/greenhomesfest

– NEW Location –
Butterfly House & Faust Park
15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield Mo. 63017

  – Fee –
Free!

Attendance to the Green Homes Festival is also free.

– RSVP –
Please RSVP by clicking here.
Have an experience you’d like to share with the group? Include it in the “any special topic you’d like to address?” box when you RSVP!




Emerging Professionals Event: EarthDance Farm Tour & Happy Hour

EarthDance FarmsJoin the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Emerging Professionals for a tour of EarthDance Farm, the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi. EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Complimentary beer generously provided by Ferguson Brewing Company!

WHEN
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 pm

WHERE
EarthDance Farm, 233 S. Dade Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63135 (map).

Interested in carpooling to EarthDance from the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Office or from Downtown St. Louis? Register online via the link below for more information.

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

 




New Member Welcome Event

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

Gray Design - Studio Looking SoutheastThe U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter invites 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 Gray Design Group’s LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver Certified space, and learn about  the sustainable design, construction, and operation features that contributed to the space’s certification.

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Event

When: Thursday, May 28, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Where: Gray Design Group,Nine Sunnen Drive, Suite 110, Saint Louis, MO  63143

RSVP: Click here to register online

Questions? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter staff at johanna.schweiss@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.




Materials Specification Considerations and LEED v4

Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.
Click here to view a list of attendees.

This special lunch program offers 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour, and is presented in partnership with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Greater St. Louis Chapter.

Speaker Paul Bertram will discuss basic material evaluation and specification considerations from the specifier’s perspective in relation to LEED v4. Potential legal ramifications, qualified assessors, LEED v4 Material Transparency, as well as tools and resources for navigating this topic will be explored. 

SPEAKER:
Paul  Bertram, FCSI, CSI – CSC Lifetime member, CDT, LEED AP- BD+C, GGP

Paul is the Director of Environment & Sustainability at Kingspan Insulated Panels North America and President of PRB Connect accepting special assignments. He participates in Kingspan’s green initiatives including Kingspan’s Global mandate of Net Zero Energy by 2020 and GRI Sustainability reporting. His responsibilities include LEED® projects, material transparency through LCA/EPD reporting and he was responsible for coordinating the first of its kind EPD that was UL certified. Additionally, he led Kingspan as a BETA participant in the HPD (Health Product Declaration) reporting.  Paul is a Fellow and Lifetime member of CSI – Construction Specifications Institute and CSC – Construction Specifications Canada and a Past President of the CSI Institute.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE
Engineer’s Club, 4359 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 map

FEE
Includes Lunch!
$10/USGBC-MGC Members; $20/Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED Showcase: A Look at Performance

The 2015 LEED Showcase will revisit several buildings that were previously showcased and have achieved LEED certification for a discussion on building performance. Projects include the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 building, Alberici Headquarters, and the home of Maren Engelmohr.

Presentations will exhibit the successes and realities of operating LEED buildings after construction. Presenters will explore lessons learned in the transition from construction to owner takeover and keeping efficiency and conservation methods in place during real use.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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) map

FEE
Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Dynamic Controls Inc.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course (Winter)

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 two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.

Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction and Core Concepts

·        Sustainable Sites

·        Water Efficiency

·        Energy and Atmosphere

·        Materials and Resources

·        Indoor Environmental Quality

·        Test Taking Tips

·        Practice Exam

WHEN:
Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
TBA in St. Louis

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

PREREQUISITES: Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

REGISTER
Click here to register online.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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 (Fall)

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 two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.

Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction and Core Concepts

·        Sustainable Sites

·        Water Efficiency

·        Energy and Atmosphere

·        Materials and Resources

·        Indoor Environmental Quality

·        Test Taking Tips

·        Practice Exam

WHEN:
Thursday, September 17 & Friday, September 18, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
TBA in St. Louis

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

PREREQUISITES: Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

REGISTER:
Click here to register.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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)

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 two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.

Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction and Core Concepts

·        Sustainable Sites

·        Water Efficiency

·        Energy and Atmosphere

·        Materials and Resources

·        Indoor Environmental Quality

·        Test Taking Tips

·        Practice Exam

WHEN:
Thursday, July 23 & Friday, July 24, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
TBA in St. Louis

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

PREREQUISITES: Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

REGISTER:
Click here to register online.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course (Spring)

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 two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips.

Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction and Core Concepts

·        Sustainable Sites

·        Water Efficiency

·        Energy and Atmosphere

·        Materials and Resources

·        Indoor Environmental Quality

·        Test Taking Tips

·        Practice Exam

WHEN:
Thursday, April 30 & Friday, May 01, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm both days
Please arrive and check in between 8:15 – 8:30am

WHERE:
Color Art Integrated Interiors
1325 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132 

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

PREREQUISITES Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

REGISTER
Click here to register online.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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




Successful Energy Management Plan

Presenters will provide an overview of successful energy management plans that have been implemented at local campuses. Topics of discussion will include an explanation of the energy areas monitored, how areas were targeted, and possible future efforts. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Define components of a successful energy management plan. 
  • Examine energy management plans being implemented at three higher education campuses located in Missouri. 
  • Discuss the energy areas monitored on three campuses and how these areas were targeted.
  • Explore possible future energy management efforts.

SPEAKER: Brandon Verhoff

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

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 am

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. 63110

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

REGISTER: Click Here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Successful Energy Management Plan event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.