Emerging Professionals

December Energy Care

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals are recent graduates, young professionals and those new to the green building industry. EPs get together each month to network, share experiences and give back to the community.

Emerging Professionals are eligible for the discounted $35 Emerging Professionals level membership. Join today and get involved in all the EPs have going on!

Sign up to receive EP emails online here, and plan to join the Emerging Professionals at an upcoming event!

2018 EP Events


January 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
State of the Chapter & Social
SLU’s Grand Hall
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at the 2018 State of the Chapter & Social on January 9th as we kick off programming for the year! This FREE event – open to members and non-members – is one of the highlights of our year. Look for the Emerging Professionals Table to connect with us!
Full details and registration online here


February 15, 5:30 pm
Happy Hour
Westport Social, 910 Westport Plaza Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146
The Higher Ed & Emerging Professionals Committee will be meeting immediately before the happy hour. Join us at 4:30 pm at Westport Social to get involved in planning!

More coming soon


April 7, 2018
Tour of Missouri S&T’s Solar Village


Emerging Professionals met in St. Louis and carpooled to Rolla, Missouri for a tour of Missouri University of Science and Technology Solar Village which features several homes designed and built for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.




May 2nd, 2018
Give STL Day Happy Hour

Join EarthWays and USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter as we co-host a happy hour in celebration of sustainability, green building, and philanthropy on Give STL Day!

We’ll have access to play darts and pool. Bring your friends and anyone you know who loves the environment and our community.

Urban Chestnut will have plenty of delicious beers on tap as well as food available for purchase. Look for us in the Game Room! It is towards the front entrance.

Full Details and RSVP here


June 29th, 2018

Cardinals 4 A Greener Game: St. Louis Cardinals v Atlanta Braves

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Emerging Professionals as they volunteer with the St. Louis Cardinals Green Team!

Volunteers will walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.

In exchange for your services, you’re able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game.

Full Details and Registration Here


July 19, 5:30 pm

Happy Hour

Lulu’s Local Eatery 3201 S Grand Ave St. Louis, MO 63118

The Higher Ed & Emerging Professionals Committee will be meeting immediately before the happy hour. Join us at 4:30 pm at Lulu’s to get involved in planning future EP activities!


Careers in Sustainability Networking Opportunity

USGBC-MGC’s Higher Education & Emerging Professionals Committees invites students and recent graduates to attend a special networking session before the October 9 Monthly Evening Program – From EnergyStar to EcoDistricts: Sustainable Affordable Housing.

Join us from 5:00-5:30 pm before the October Program to connect with professionals active in green building and sustainability. Participants will rotate in groups between the sustainability professionals to discuss their career path and involvement in sustainability. Full time students and emerging professionals can attend free of charge.

From EnergyStar to EcoDistricts: Evolution of Sustainable Affordable Housing

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Careers in Sustainability Networking Session
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking – Continue the conversation and enjoy light appetizers
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

Harris Stowe State University
William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Center
10 N Compton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Free for USGBC-MGC Members
Free for Students & Emerging Professionals
$20 for Non-Members

Please register for the monthly evening program via the link below if you plan to participate in the Careers in Sustainability Networking Session. Choose the “full time student” level to register free of charge.




New Member Welcome Social
a USGBC-MGC Members-Only Event!

New and Existing USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members are invited to come socialize! Join us at Facilitec Corporate Furnishings to enjoy complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers.

Full details and registration online here


Weatherization with Energy Care

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Past Service Projects

Weatherization with Energy Care

December Energy Care

For the past several years, Emerging Professionals have spent a Saturday in December weatherizing with EnergyCare. This St. Louis area non profit works to protect low-income, homebound people—especially the elderly, and seriously ill or physically disabled adults and children—from illness, hospitalization or death from summer heat or winter cold. Weatherization improves comfort, and reduces energy consumption, and the associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Three cheers to our Emerging Professionals for their hard work!

Material Reuse Station at EarthDance Farms

img_3572On Saturday August 13, 2016 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals gathered at EarthDance Organic Farm School. Our EPs had worked throughout the summer to design a materials reuse station for the farm and that morning they got to work constructing it!

The farm had an abundance of materials that could be reused, but prior to the service day they were jumbled and unorganized. After a day of hard work, the Emerging Professionals left the farm with a station to sort and protect resources for future use. Three cheers for their ingenuity, hard work and service!

 Little Free Libraries for Ford Elementary


In 2015, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals spent Green Apple Day of Service at Perennial constructing 3 Little Free Libraries out of reclaimed materials.

The Libraries were headed to the hallways of Ford Elementary, a St. Louis Public school in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Emerging Professionals then collecting children’s books to stock these libraries.