Transforming the built environment into something greener is no easy task. It takes a lot of talent, collaboration and innovative ideas…so join us!

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Contribute to the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s work to make every building a green building!
  • Earn 1 GBCI Continuing Education hour per hour of volunteer work for up to 50% of total CE hours. Hours must be self reported.
  • Attend exclusive volunteers-only professional development trainings
  • Build relationships with fellow Chapter volunteers
  • Earn recognition through the Above + Beyond Volunteer program

Volunteers are required to maintain current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership. Click here to join or renew.

Community Build

The  Chapter’s Community Build Program contains many projects, all with the goal of making green buildings and green building education accessible to all. There are many ways to participate in our Community Build Program, including:

Click here to learn more about the Community Build Program

Benchmarking Mentor

Support building owners and manager to benchmark their energy use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, comply with the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, and pursue energy efficiency improvements.

Interested volunteers should refer to the resources below, then register to volunteer at a Benchmarking Training or contact Chapter staff to be added to the list of interested volunteer.

Benchmarking Resources for Benchmarking Volunteers

Chapter Committees

Promoting, collaborating, recruiting, educating…working committees are the lifeblood of the Missouri Gateway Chapter. Visit our Committee page to learn more.

To join a committee, contact the committee chair or Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Johanna Schweiss, (314) 577-0884.

Advocacy Committee

Chair: Eric Schneider
: 1st Wednesday, 12:00 -1:30 pm,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway office

  • Develop the 25 by 20 Voluntary Benchmarking Campaign
  • Support non-profits and community groups to green their building operations using USGBC’s ADVANCE platform
  • Maintain partnership with Missouri Interfaith Power & Light and support houses of worship to benchmark their building energy use
  • Oversee the Chapter’s Sustainable Project Assistance Program
  • Manage the Speakers Bureau

Contact the committee chair to get involved

Education Committee

Co-Chairs: Julie Cooper, Development Strategies, and Abigail Adams, Edward Jones,
Meets: 1st Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at USGBC-Missouri Gateway office

  • Establishes the yearly education schedule including monthly evening programs, in-depth seminars, tech talks and the new Continuing Education Blitz

Contact the committee chair to get involved

Green Schools Committee

Chair: Carolyn Green, Green Design
Meets: 4th Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway office

  • Outreach to school districts
  • Provide Green Schools Presentations
  • Coordinate Green Schools Events
  • Manage the Green Schools Quest

Contact the committee chair to get involved

Higher Education and Emerging Professionals Committee

Chairs: Chad Coker, Ross + Baruzzini
: 3rd Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Locations vary, check with committee chair for schedule

  • Works to engage and welcome current students, recent graduates and young professionals to hte Chapter
  • Collaborate with the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
  • Oversee the Green Shadow Mentorship Program
  • Create community-building opportunities for students and Emerging Professionals, such as happy hours and green building tours.
  • Promote the adoption of LEED Certification by area campuses for new construction and substantial renovations

Contact the committee chair to get involved

Membership & Marketing Committee

Co-Chairs: Dave Lundberg, RJI, and Jennifer Thomas, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Washington University in St. Louis
Meets: 1st Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Office

  • Develop and Implement Member Recruitment, Member Retention, and Brand Awareness Strategies
  • Organize Biannual New Member Welcome Events
  • Implement Marketing Projects
  • Manage Green Building Experts Program

Contact the committee chair to get involved

Questions? Contact Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Johanna Schweiss, (314) 577-0884.