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Continuing Education Blitz: Water Justice

CE Blitz - 2017 Water

 

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Alexandra L. Campbell-Ferrari
Alexandra C-F 2Alexandra 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

Colin Wellenkamp, Executive Director, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative

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

Janet Buchanan, Project Manager, HeartLands Conservancy

Nick Reding, Journalist (Moderator)

Additional presenters to be announced! 

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

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

WHERE
Washington University in St. Louis (full location details TBA)

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

REGISTER

Click here to register online.

THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR!

WashU

 

 




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.

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.

CBEC Map 6.22.17

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.




Sustainability in Construction Administration

Presented in partnership with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) – Greater St. Louis.

Click here to view a list of attendees (PDF)

Join USGBC-MGC and CSI Greater St. Louis for a lunchtime program on sustainability in construction administration! The presentation will kick off with a discussion on creating construction administration documentation that incorporates both sustainability and LEED requirements as well as successful document submission. Attendees will then examine best practices for educating the construction team, site procedure impact, and record keeping from a contractor’s perspective. Presenters will  use the LEED Gold Washington University Olin Business School expansion as a reference point throughout the presentation. The expansion was completed in spring 2014 under an aggressive 20-month schedule for which Tarlton served as construction manager and William Tao & Associates as mechanical engineer.

PRESENTERS
Lisa Sombart, President & CEO, William Tao & Associates, Inc.
Sondra Rotty, Senior Project Manager, Tarlton Corporation

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA LU/CES

WHEN
April 19, 2017
11:00am-1:00pm

Lunch included from 11-11:30, presentation  from 11:30-1:00.

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

FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$30 for NAWIC Members 
$45 for Non-members
Free for CSI members
***Lunch included***

REGISTER
USGBC-MGC Members and Non-Members, click here to register online.

CSI Members, click here to register.

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

KONE Inc.




WELL AP Exam Prep

Designed to prepare individuals for the WELL AP exam, this course will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the WELL Building Standard (WELL), including the seven concepts that provide the framework for the building standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam.

INSTRUCTOR
Monica Miller, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Sustainable Design Manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

monica-34-b-2-bwMonica Miller is ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Sustainable Design Manager and serves ThyssenKrupp as a resource for all LEED project requests for information. Monica is also a licensed landscape architect. Her previous experience as a project manager for design and construction projects both internationally and in the United States, allows her to fully understand the construction and design process. She has participated on LEED project teams and led ThyssenKrupp’s manufacturing facility to achieve LEED Gold in 2015. Monica is also a Living Building Challenge Ambassador advocating for the growth of the Living Building Challenge.

Other projects Monica is working on include: developing Health Product Declarations, a Declare label for Living Building Challenge projects, and working with manufacturing to continually develop healthy materials. As well as facilitating LEED Gold certification for ThyssenKrupp’s almost 700,000 square feet manufacturing facility, in Middleton, TN. 

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

WHEN
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

WHERE
Professional Office Environments (POE)
222 Millwell Drive
Maryland Heights, MO, 6304

FEE
$200 for USGBC-MGC Members
$250 for Non-members
Fee does not include required texts or exam fees
Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

REQUIRED TEXT
Building Green’s WELL AP Exam Study Guide and Practice Exams, available for purchase here. Please email hope.gribble@mobot.org with any questions.

REGISTER
Click here to register online!




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – Winter 2017

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, December 8, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.
2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

PLEASE NOTE This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED Green Associate exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks.  Registering and taking the LEED Green Associate exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.

This course prepares participants for the Green Associate credentialing exam as well as the first part of the LEED AP Specialty credential. The Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

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

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – Summer 2017

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, August 25, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.
2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

PLEASE NOTE This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED Green Associate exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks.  Registering and taking the LEED Green Associate exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.

This course prepares participants for the Green Associate credentialing exam as well as the first part of the LEED AP Specialty credential. The Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

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

This program is supported in part by the

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources




Building Optimization: From Tactical to Strategic, From Sporadic to Continuous

Owners often take a project-by-project approach to optimizing the performance of the buildings. This session will share how some Owners have taken a more proactive approach, one that is based on an overall energy strategy that becomes a continuous process for optimizing the performance of their buildings. The results are maximum savings, optimum comfort and health, and minimized carbon emissions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the components and design of an energy strategy that continuously optimizes building performance
  • Discuss the implementation, maintenance, and measurement of a continuous building optimization strategy.
  • Examine  case studies of buildings that have implemented continuous building optimization strategies

SPEAKERS
Erik Merker, Director of Energy Services at Sitton Energy Solutions
James Dice, Director of Energy Analytics at Sitton Energy Solutions

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

WHEN
Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:00 – 5:00 pm 

WHERE
TBA 

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

REGISTER
Click here to register online!