Archive for October, 2009

USGBC-STL 09 Election Webinar

The webinar about USGBC-STL 2009 Elections is now available! To learn more about the positions open for nomination this year, check out our recent blog post on the topic.

Credentialing Maintenance Program for LEED Professionals – Informational Session

The Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) is designed to expand the knowledge and experience base of LEED Professionals and to facilitate a LEED Professional’s continuing professional development.

All LEED Green Associates and LEED APs with specialty must maintain their credential on a 2-year cycle through the accumulation of continuing education (CE) hours.   LEED APs without specialty may opt to enroll in the CMP during their enrollment window.

What does this mean for you???

Join us for an informational session exploring the CMP!

  • Roles of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) versus USGBC
  • LEED AP without specialty enrollment options  – Why and how to enroll
  • CE hours – How many are required and what activities count
  • Recording and reporting CE hours – Your responsibility
  • Renewal, audits, and fees

Tuesday, December 15
7:30 – 9:00 am

Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114

$15 for USGBC-STL Chapter Members
$30 for Non-Members

Go to Eventbrite
Tickets purchased on Eventbrite are non-refundable

Email or call (314) 577-0225

Thank You to our Program Sponsor!

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New Member Welcome Event

The U.S. Green Building Council – St. Louis Regional Chapter is hosting a special New Member only event open to individuals who joined the Chapter between March and November of 2009.

New Members are welcomed to come socialize and get acquainted over breakfast. Chapter officers, past and present, will be on hand to share the chapter’s history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions.

What USGBC-STL New Member Welcome Event
When Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 – 9:00 am
Where Arcturis, 720 Olive, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63101

Attendees may stick around for an Exclusive New Member tour of the LEED Silver Facility.

RSVP & Location Details
Space is limited & RSVP is required
Please call Hope at (314) 577-0225 for more information and to RSVP

Arcturis is located at 720 Olive, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63101
Click here for a map with directions (PDF)

When you arrive, take the elevator or stairs up to the 2nd floor and meet in the lobby.

The parking garage is located on the NE corner of 7th & Pine. Enter the first lot on Pine when traveling from 7th street (not the Laclede Gas lot). The cost is $1.00 for 20 minutes with a max of $12.00. Metered street parking and additional garages are available nearby as well.

OR take the Metrolink to the 8th and Pine station.

Thank you to our event host and sponsor!

Greening the Heartland Call for Presenters

GTH2010logoGreening the Heartland 2010 Call for Presenters is now open! Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 30.

Greening the Heartland 2010 will be co-hosted byUSGBC-Minnesota and Minnesota Green Communities May 19-21 in Minneapolis, MN. The  theme is BRIDGING and conference planners are particularly interested in proposals that:

  • Address the specific challenges of sustainable residential development
  • Provide technical, “how-to” green building sessions to help builders and developers successfully achieve green building goals
  • Present tools and strategies for policy makers to achieve sustainability goals

See specific information on the Call for Presenters or visit for general conference information.

USGBC-STL Elections Webinar

USGBC-STL’s Board of Directors will host a webinar to give an overview of our recent transition to a Dynamic Governance structure as it is related to this year’s board nominations and elections.

Download the Webinar PPT.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, noon – 1 pm

WHERE: From your computer!

COST: Free

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: USGBC-STL Members interested in becoming Chapter leaders or learning more about how the Chapter is organized.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: The webinar is free and there’s no need to RSVP. Simply turn on your computer and follow these instructions.

For more information, election guidelines, job descriptions and nomination forms, please check out the recent blog post:  USGBC-STL Board Nominatinos Now Open


USGBC-STL Board Nominations Now Open!

Check out the blog post for more information!

USGBC-STL Board Nominations Now Open!

Like clockwork, it’s that time of year again. While local and national elections aren’t nearly as hot as last year, we hope you’ll still pay attention to the Chapter elections!

USGBC-STL is seeking nominations for six (6) Board Members and one (1) Heartland Regional Council at-large representative. Nominations are due by midnight, Sunday, November 8. Elections will be held on-line November 17 – 25.

See Election Guidelines, Nomination Form and Job Descriptions at the bottom of this post.

As some of you may know, USGBC-STL has transitioned to a Dynamic Governance Structure this year. Dynamic Governance is an organizational management process that <!–[endif]–>puts power in the group of people who interact regularly around a common aim. We hope it will encourage more and equal participation, improve productivity and increase opportunities for members to participate in the Chapter.

The transition to Dynamic Governance means a lot of things, but important to nominations and elections, it means that we’ll be doing things a little differently this year. For one, we are accepting nominations and holding elections only for general board positions (rather than officers). Once elected board members will select officers through dynamic elections.

Secondly, we will not be accepting nominations for committee chairs. In the Dynamic Governance transition, we’ve split the board from the committee chairs. The Board of Directors will focus on strategic policy for the Chapter, while the new Leadership Circle – made up of committee chairs and one additional representative from each committee – will focus on Chapter operations. Committee chairs will be nominated by each committee and approved by the Leadership Circle. Check out our new structure – with lots of opportunity for participation! If you’re interested in serving on the Leadership Circle, get involved in a Chapter committee.

We’ll be discussing elections and our new organizational structure during a webinar on Tuesday, October 20 at noon. Keep your eyes and ears open for details on how to participate! Or contact Chapter Chair, Pat Justis for more information.

Election Guidelines

Nomination Form (MS Word Form)

Job Descriptions:

– Submitted by Emily Andrews, Executive Director

LEED Core Concepts and Strategies

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

University of Missouri – MU Campus Facilities, Room 194A/B
180 General Services Building – Columbia, MO 65211

This workshop provides essential knowledge of the LEED Rating Systems and sustainable building concepts for those seeking a better understanding of LEED or pursuing GBCI’s LEED Green Associate (Tier I) credential. By presenting LEED concepts at the credit category level – across building types and rating systems – and basics on the building certification process, this workshop provides the foundation required for any 300-level LEED education offering. Real project examples help demonstrate and reinforce learning.

Instructors: Rico Cedro and Michelle Halle-Stern

Early Bird Workshop Fees: $345 for USGBC national members, $375 for non-members. Late Registration fees (begin November 24): $445 for USGBC Members, $495 for non-member.


More Information: See the workshop flyer.

8th Annual Missouri Environmental Summit

Join the Missouri Votes Conservation Education Fund, USGBC-STL and other leaders from Missouri’s environmental and conservation communities at this 8th Annual Statewide Environmental Summit. The Summit is an opportunity to hear from leaders in key issue areas about specific environmental legislation they plan to pursue in 2010 General Assembly. Learn the specifics of proposed legislation, and play a key role in improving environmental policies in Missouri!

Learn more about the summit.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
WHERE: William Woods University in Fulton, MO
COST: $25 (students $15), includes lunch.
Register online.