Archive for June, 2009

Green Building 101 – New Event presented by the USGBC-STL Advocacy Committee

Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Lewis and Clark Community College’s Historic N.O. Nelson Campus –
Leclaire Room 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Learn the basics of green building and its impact on the environment including a discussion on issues like carbon footprints and global warming, an overview of USGBC and the basics of the LEED Certification process 

Speakers: Ralph Bicknese, Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects, USGBC-STL Green Schools Advocate; JoAnn Brookes, HOK, USGBC-STL Treasurer

Register: This event is free and open to the public – please RSVP to or 314-577-0854

More information: See the event flyer.

LEED Homes Developments: Building Economies of Scale

Thursday, July 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
NOTE DATE CHANGE (due to All Star Game)

Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr., Steinberg Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

In an economically challenged homebuilding industry, investment in LEED-H and other residential certifications can build capacity for both affordable and custom construction firms – and increase how the public values green building. Builder presentations and facilitated discussion will spotlight planning processes, cost issues, customer relations.

Presenters: Habitat for Humanity-St. Louis, McCormick Baron Salazar (invited); St. Louis County’s Patrician Place, and Stitt Homes (invited). Panel will be moderated by Jean Ponzi, Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center and USGBC-STL’s Residential Green Building Advocate.

Fee: Free to USGBC-STL members and students; $20.00 for non-members

Parking: Paid parking is available by permit in the Washington University parking garage or in the Visitor Parking behind the Kemper Art Museum (near Skinker and Brookings Drive). Metered parking is available along Brookings Drive. Free parking is available in nearby Forest Park. Carpooling & Metrolink are encouraged.

Register: or calling (314) 577-0225.

More information: See the program announcement.