Chapter Members in the News

USGBC-STL Members Mary Francois Deweese and Don Koster are quoted in the recent St. Louis Post Dispatch article, Businesses take bite out of edible garden trend.  This encouraging article is a perfect compliment to the USGBC-STL March program on Urban Agriculture and Edible Landscapes.

“A handful of area farmers and landscape designers have tapped into the growing appetite for fresh, garden-grown produce by launching businesses that build vegetable gardens and transform urban and suburban yards into edible landscapes. . . ”  Read the entire article.


Chapter member and chair of the USGBC-STL Higher Education Subcommittee, Tony Ruebsam, authored Green school designs can enhance quality, lower costs which appears in the March/April 2010 edition of the Illinois School Board Journal.

“The sustainable construction boom now has school districts evaluating the cost and benefits of building and operating sustainable schools designed to the LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building rating system.

Faced with limited construction budgets and high expectations for student performance, educators are discovering that “green” design of school buildings results in a better learning environment, significant long-term operational cost savings and durable buildings that will last for 30 to 50 years. . .”  Read the entire article.

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