Call for Proposals: USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter 2011 Educational Programs

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. CST

How to Submit
All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal management system, available at Mailed, faxed, or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for educational programs to be offered in 2011.  USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter strives to offer a diverse selection of educational programs to educate our members and community on current green building principles and practices and to expand the opportunities for LEED Professionals to gain continuing education hours.

Presentation Topics
In alignment with the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s goal to expand local opportunities for LEED Professionals to gain CE Hours to fulfill Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) requirements put forth by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), proposals which support education in the CMP categories accepted for CE Hours are encouraged. These categories are listed below in bold font, followed by examples of topics which fall under each category. Program topics may fit into more than one category.

  • Project Site Factors
    • Considerations for Site Selection
    • Community Connectivity
    • Development
    • Zoning Requirements
    • Climate Conditions
    • Green Management
  • Water Management
    • Types and Quality of Water
    • Water Management
    • Water Treatment
    • Stormwater
    • Irrigation Demand
    • Chemical Management
    • Specialized Equipment Needs
  • Project Systems and Energy Impacts
    • Environmental Concerns
    • Green Power
    • Energy Performance Policies
    • Building Components
    • On-Site Renewable Energy
    • Third-Party Relationships
    • Energy Performance Measurement
    • Energy Tradeoffs
    • Sources
    • Energy Usage
    • Specialized Equipment Power Needs
  • Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
    • Recycled Materials
    • Locally (regionally) Harvested and Manufactured Materials
    • Construction Waste Management
    • Building Reuse
    • Rapidly Renewable Materials
    • Food Materials
    • Material Acquisition
    • Chemical Management Policy and Audit
    • Environmental Management Plan
    • Neutral Homes
  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
    • Minimum Ventilation Requirement
    • Tobacco Smoke Control
    • Air Quality
    • Ventilation Effectiveness
    • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
    • Low-Emitting Materials
    • Indoor/Outdoor Chemical and Pollutant Control
    • Lighting Controls
    • Thermal Controls
    • Views
    • Types of Building Spaces
    • Ergonomics
    • Acoustics
    • Residential Requirements
  • Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
    • Integrated Project Team Criteria
    • Durability Planning and Management
    • Innovative and Regional Design
    • Design Workshop/Charrette
    • Ways to Earn Credit
    • Education of Building Manager and Operations Staff
    • Education of the Homeowner or Tenant
  • Project Surrounding and Public Outreach
    • Codes
    • Infrastructure
    • Zoning Requirements
    • Government Planning Agencies
    • Public–Private Partnership
    • Traffic Studies
    • Reduced Parking Methods
    • ADA/Universal Access
    • Transit-Oriented Development
    • Pedestrian-Oriented Streetscape Design
    • Information on Available Community Resources
    • Preferred Location
    • Site Selection in Collaboration with Developer
    • Planning Terminology
    • Land Development Phases
    • Development Footprint Reduction Methods
    • Streetscape Planning
  • Synergistic Opportunities and LEED Application Process
    • Project Requirements
    • Costs
    • Green Resources
    • Standards that support LEED Credit
    • Credit Interactions
    • Credit Interpretation Rulings/Requests and precedents that lead to exemplary performance credits
    • Components of LEED Online and Project Registration
    • Components of LEED Score Card
    • Components of Letter Templates
    • Strategies to Achieve Credit
    • Project Boundary; LEED Boundary; Property Boundary
    • Prerequisites and/or Minimum Program Requirements for LEED Certification
    • Preliminary Rating
    • Multiple Certifications for Same Building
    • Occupancy Requirements
    • USGBC Policies
    • Requirements to Earn LEED AP Credit

Session Formats
The following formats have been successful for past events and are recommended. Other formats will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Evening Program
    • 1 hour lecture presentation
  • Breakfast/Lunch Program
    • 1 – 1 ½ hour seminar
  • In-Depth Workshop
    • 2 hour seminar
    • 4 hour seminar
  • Green Building Tour
    • Brief presentation followed by tour of building

Educational Level
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter strives to offer a diverse selection of programs to reach a variety of educational levels. Please indicate the level of technical depth of your proposed educational program as described below.

  • 100-level (Awareness) Courses are designed for individuals who have limited or no prior knowledge of green building practices. Introduction of issues; general information.
  • 200-level (Understanding) Courses are designed for individuals familiar with green building principles. Presentations enhance understanding of the meaning of informational materials and explores general topic areas.
  • 300-level (Application) Courses are designed for individuals who are implementing and applying green building practices and principles. The use of previously learned information in new and concrete situations to solve problems that have single or best answers. Extended consideration of a topic.
  • 400-level (Mastery) Courses designed for individuals who have extensive prerequisite knowledge, skills or coursework. Sustained attention given to topic of concern (technique, process, theory etc). Creatively or divergently applying prior knowledge and skills to produce a new or original whole.

How to Submit
All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal management system, available at Mailed, faxed, or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

Program Policies

  • All proposals must be complete and inclusive when submitted.
  • Presentations must be delivered without endorsement, bias, marketing or sales orientation.
  • Upon acceptance of a proposal, presenters must agree to submit any additional information requested by the planning committee, such as outlines and presentation slides, in the requested timeframe. This information is necessary to secure continuing education units (CEUs) for various professions, including GBCI’s CMP requirements for LEED APs and LEED Green Associates.
  • Proposals are received with the understanding that speakers are providing their services without compensation.
  • USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter may request for a presentation to be modified in order to:
    • Fulfill CMP requirements.
    • Adhere to venue restrictions.
    • Reflect relevance of topic.
    • Fit within the allotted time scheduled.
    • Combine proposals as appropriate.

Submission Evaluation and Selection
All proposals will be reviewed by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee. Reviewers will rate proposals using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter educational objectives
  • Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) category relevance
  • Timeliness of topic
  • Subject matter appeal
  • Practical application
  • Appropriate educational level
  • Speaker qualifications

Preference will be given to those who have not presented at a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter event in past years. New ideas and topics are encouraged and will be given preference in the selection process.

Proposal Timeline
Call for Educational Program Proposals Released:  September 10, 2010
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. CST

For more information on submitting a proposal, contact Hope Breidenbach, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership & Education Coordinator, at or (314) 577-0225.

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