Archive for June, 2013

Green Schools Quest – now accepting submissions for educational presentations


Green Schools Quest Educational Presentations / Activities

Issued June 11, 2013, Proposals due June 28, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council ‐ Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC‐MGC) has launched the Green Schools Quest which challenges public and private schools within the Chapter’s territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools.

More information about USGBC‐MGC and the Green Schools Quest is available at:


USGBC‐MGC is requesting proposals for the development of three (3), twenty (20) minute educational presentations or activities that Green Mentors can use to teach participating students about the environmental, social and economic impacts of buildings as well as green building concepts and benefits. Separate educational material should be prepared for each of the following grade level audiences:

  • Kindergarten/elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School


All proposals must be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5 MB and sent to by 5pm CST on Friday, June 28, 2013. Respondents are responsible for ensuring their submissions have been received by USGBC-MGC before the deadline.

Click Here for more information regarding the required content and deadlines for proposals.


Please contact Emily Andrews at (314) 577-0854

Innovations in Materials

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway in partnership with American Society of Interior Designers-Missouri East, International Interior Design Association-St. Louis City Center and Retail Design Institute – St. Louis.

Click here for a list of all event attendees

This program will explore what is new in the design industry with regards to sustainable products and what companies are doing to implement long-term environmental practices and encourage the use of environmentally sound and eco-friendly products and materials. Four panelists will represent four different materials: wood furniture and systems, broadloom carpeting and carpet tiles, surface materials and paint and wall coverings.


  • Explore product developments in several industries that may utilize renewable resources
  • Examine the drivers behind the design and composition of new products or materials?
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the chemistry behind furniture and interior finish products, including chemicals of concerns and any tradeoffs between environmental responsibility and durability or quality.
  • Recognize opportunities for waste minimization in the shipping, packaging and production of different building materials.
  • Explore different indoor air quality standards as they relate to LEED requirements.


  • Randall Lewis, Director of Operations at Walsh & Associates Inc.
  • Steven Brewster, Operations Project Manager for Kimball Office
  • Kelly Bartz, General Manager at Intectural
  • Paul Murray, Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at Shaw Industries Group Inc.


JoAnn Brooks, AIA, LEED AP, CDT Project Manager at Washington University

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:30–6:15pm – Registration & Networking, 6:15–7:30pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE:Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, (63103)

FEE: Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway & ASID,  IIDA, RDI Members and Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Innovations in Materials event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0854.


Thanks to our Program Sponsors:

Compi Distributors


Shaw Contract Group

This program is also supported in part by the
St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.