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Climate Change Theatre Action

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That Uppity Theatre Company, in conjunction with US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter, and Missouri Interfaith Power & Light present “Playhouse Emissions: A Climate Change Theatre Action”

Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays, presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings).

Produced by Joan Lipkin and Pamela Reckamp, “Playhouse Emissions: A Climate Change Theatre Action” will feature a sampling of the CCTA international collection of short plays inspired by climate change and prevailing attitudes towards science.

Read by some of the leading actors in St Louis, the plays will be selected from over 25 cultures, from industrialized and developing countries and urban and rural areas. These perspectives include low lying nations threatened by sea level change and countries facing severe heatwaves, floods or droughts. The evening will also include a performance from Ashley Tate of Ashliane Dance Company, and a vocal performance by popular local cabaret performer Ken Haller.

The play readings will be followed by a community tabling event, with numerous groups including  Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Earthdance Farms, Central Reform Congregation, Organizing for Action, Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, the Sierra Club and more. 

WHEN: Monday, November 6, 2017
Registration & Networking: 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Program: 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Resource Tables: 8:45 – 9:30 pm

WHERE: The Ethical Society of Saint Louis
9001 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117 (map)

FEE: This event is free for all, but registration is required online or at the door. Click here to register online. 

REGISTERClick here to register online

 




New Member Welcome Social

An exclusive event for members who have joined the Chapter within the last six months!

The 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 at HERA laboratory planners’ LEED Silver Certified St. Louis Office Space to learn how your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership can help you build connections, build your knowledge and build your community.

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Social

When: Tuesday, November 7th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Where: HERA Laboratory Planners
411 North Tenth Street, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63101 (map)

RSVP: Click here to register online

Thanks to our Event Host & Sponsor!

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




Benchmarking 101

Presented in partnership with the City of St. Louis, BOMA St Louis, Downtown STL, Inc., and IFMA St. Louis Chapter. 

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for Benchmarking 101, an overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis.

This event is free to all, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.


AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including common issues and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Data Collection
  • Reporting Data to the City of St. Louis
  • Q&A

WHEN
Thursday, November 30, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Metropolitan Square, 9th Floor Conference Room 211 North Broadway, Suite 990, St. Louis MO 63102 

FEE
Free to all

REGISTER
Click here to register online

QUESTIONS
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-3616


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Benchmarking Jam

In partnership with the City of St. Louis, BOMA St Louis, Downtown STL, Inc., and IFMA St. Louis Chapter. 

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Jam. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

This event is free to all. Space is limited and registration is required.

WHEN
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O’Connell’s
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

FEE
Free to all

REGISTER
Click here to register online

QUESTIONS
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-3616


AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including common issues and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Reporting Data to the City of St. Louis
  • Hands-on Help Session: Get hands-on assistance using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

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

  • Laptop or Tablet
  • Energy Use Data 
    • Attendees should bring at least 13 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building. Bring 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 website, and requested from Laclede Gas‘s customer service team.
  • Water Use Data
    • Attendees should bring water usage and cost data for a period that covers at least 13 consecutive months.
    • Water data can be requested from St. Louis City’s Water Division‘s customer service center.
  • Property Use Details: 

 

Property Use Details by Building Type

All building types are welcome at the Benchmarking Jam. See the list below for common building types. All other building types should refer to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s Data Collection Worksheet. 

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)

Multifamily

  • Total Number of Residential Living Units
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a Low-rise Setting (1-4 stories)
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a Mid-rise Setting (5-9 stories)
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a High-rise Setting (10 or more stories)
  • Number of Bedrooms

College/University:

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

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)

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

For more details or for property use details needed for other building types, refer to this list.


Presented by:

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Benchmarking 101

Presented in partnership with the City of St. Louis, BOMA St Louis, Downtown STL, Inc., and IFMA St. Louis Chapter. 

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for Benchmarking 101, an overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis.

This event is free to all, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.


AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including common issues and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Data Collection
  • Reporting Data to the City of St. Louis
  • Q&A

WHEN
Wednesday, October 25, 12:00—1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O’Connell’s
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

FEE
Free to all

REGISTER
Click here to register online

QUESTIONS
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter | usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org | 314-577-0854
City of St. Louis  | benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov | 314-622-3616


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Continuing Education Blitz: Water Justice

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Click here to view a list of attendees.

From the Philosophical to the Spigot . . . 

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a full-day Continuing Education Blitz focused on water policies, use, access, and quality in the Mississippi River Basin.

Who owns water in the United States? Who determines its use? Who protects it? The answers to these questions are, in some ways, both everyone and no one.

And yet in a time of increased demand and growing climate instability, not just in the United States, but around the world, the answers–and the questions–are more important all the time.

On October 17, 2017, 8:00AM-5:00PM, join us for an exploration of water justice through the perspective of river systems – from local to global, urban to agricultural, individual to corporate – trying along the way to determine a better future for our most valuable resource.

AGENDA
8:00-9:00 – Registration & Networking
9:00-9:20 – Nick Reding: Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:20-10:20 – Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari: Water Security is a National Priority
10:35-11:05 – Michael Wysession: Definitions, Diagrams &  Ecosystem Services
11:05-11:15 – Derek Hoeferlin: River Animation
11:15-12:00 – Janet Buchanan: Where Rural Meets Urban
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-1:10 – Morning Recap & Afternoon Preview
1:10-1:40 – Bob Menees: Legal Considerations
1:40-2:40 – Derek Hoeferlin: From Mega-Regions to Hydro-Regions
2:55-3:25 – Wanda Evans: Success Stories in Water Conservation at the Saint Louis Zoo
3:25-4:30 – Panel Discussion Moderated by Beth Martin: From the River Basin to the Paris Accord

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Alexandra L. Campbell-Ferrari
HeadshotAlexandra Campbell-Ferrari is the Executive Director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari was a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Spain researching European and Spanish water law and watershed management. After receiving her Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in Environmental Law from George Washington University, Ms. Campbell-Ferrari practiced with Sullivan & Worcester LLP in its Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources practice, where she co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on stormwater issues. She has also worked with the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section; and the Department of Energy. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari’s current scholarship focuses on U.S. and European water law, including interstate water compacts and river basin management. She currently teaches at American University Washington College of Law, George Washington University Law School, and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School.

PRESENTERS

Nick Reding, Journalist (Emcee)

Michael Wysession, Professor, Department of Earth &Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Janet Buchanan, Project Manager, HeartLands Conservancy

Bob Menees, Staff Attorney, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Derek Hoeferlin, AIA, [dhd] derek hoeferlin design
Associate Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Wanda Evans, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator & Construction Project Manager, Saint Louis Zoo

Beth Martin, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Community Engagement Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis

CONTINUING EDUCATION
7 GBCI CE Hours and 7 AIA/CES LU

WHEN
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WHERE
Please note change in event location. The event will now be held at:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s
Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

FEE
$100 for USGBC-MGC Members
$150 for Non-Members
$75 for Emerging Professionals
$50 for Full-time Students
$100 for Washington University Faculty/Staff – FULL DAY
$25 for Washington University Students – FULL DAY
Free for Washington University Students/Faculty/Staff – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ONLY

REGISTER

Click here to register online.

THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS!

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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 2017-18 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, July 26, 2017
11:3 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave,
Maplewood, MO 63143

FEE
Free!

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

In addition to this event, the USGBC-MGC Emerging Professionals July 20th Happy Hour will also focus on the Green Schools Quest – offering another opportunity to informally chat with past mentors. The Happy Hour will take place at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves at 5:30 pm.

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

 




Green Dining Alliance Benchmarking Jam

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Green Dining Alliance present a Benchmarking Jam for restaurants, food sales, and food service buildings.

Join us to gain an understanding of how the amount energy your bar or restaurant uses compares to similar buildings, learn about common ways to save energy and money, and explore available financial incentives.

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Understanding Energy Use in Restaurants: Explore common energy savings measures for restaurants and food service operations and available financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use the free, online benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including answers to common questions
  • Hands-On Help Session: Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.

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.
  • Gross Floor Area (square feet)
  • Energy Use Data
    • Attendees will need at least 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building. Bring 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 website, and requested from Laclede Gas‘s customer service team.
    • Water and Waste can also be tracked in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Interested building owners should collect 12 months of water usage and cost data and 12 months of waste production (volume or weight of waste in all waste streams) and cost data.
  • Property Use Details: Additional required information varies by building type. See the list below.

WHEN
Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

WHERE
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 online


Property Use Details needed for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

For more details or for property use details needed for other building types, refer to this list.

Restaurant, Bar/Nightclub, Fast Food Restaurant:

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

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)

Multifamily

  • Total Number of Residential Living Units
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a Low-rise Setting (1-4 stories)
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a Mid-rise Setting (5-9 stories)
  • Number of Residential Living Units in a High-rise Setting (10 or more stories)
  • Number of Bedrooms

For more details or for property use details needed for other building types, refer to this list.

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




Benchmarking Jam

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Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the St. Louis Green Business Challenge for a 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, water, and waste consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time. All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, institutions, schools, congregations, non-profits and governments are encouraged to attend.

Following an overview of the basics of benchmarking, volunteers will assist building representatives to enter their data into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and review the results.

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Why Benchmark? An overview of the benefits of benchmarking, the 25×20 Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign, and the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance.
  • Benchmarking Basics: Learn how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including answers to common questions
  • Hands-On Help Session: Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.

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.
  • Gross Floor Area (square feet)
  • Energy Use Data
    • Attendees will need at least 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building. Bring 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 website and requested from the Laclede Gas customer service team.
  • Property Use Details: Additional required information varies by building type. See the list below.
  • Portfolio Manager Account: Attendees should create a Portfolio Manager account online here prior to the event.

WHEN
Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

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

Due to construction, google maps and GPS may not be accurate. Please refer to the map and directions in this pdf when planning your trip.

Please Note:

  • You will park and enter on the west side of CBEC, closest to Kingshighway Blvd.
  • Shaw Blvd. is currently closed in both directions as indicated by the orange stripes in the map below, making the main entrance to the west parking lot inaccessible.
  • Visitors should enter into the CBEC east parking lot (closest to Vandeventer), then take the one-lane access drive on the north side of the building to the west parking lot.
  • This pdf includes detailed directions.

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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

Full details are available online here.

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

For more details or for property use details needed for other building types, refer to this list.




New Member Welcome Social

An exclusive event for members who have joined the Chapter within the last six months!

The 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 at Green Dining Alliance Certified Ferguson Brewing Company to learn how your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership can help you build connections, build your knowledge and build your community!

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Social

When: Wednesday, May 24, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Where: Ferguson Brewing Company, 418 S. Florissant Rd, Ferguson MO 63135 (map)

RSVP: Click there to register online

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