Archive for November, 2014

Green Building Experts – Jan Niehaus published in tED magazine

In “The Microgrid Market Gains Power,” author Jan Niehaus forecast the continuing growth of renewable power and both grid-tied and “island” microgrids in response to climate change, power reliability issues, and economic concerns. Experts quoted in her article include Chapter members Marc Lopata, then President of Microgrid Energy, and Nick Arb, Energy Solutions Specialist with Frost Electric.

You can read the full article in tED magazine here. Learn more about Jan in her Chapter membership profile.
Explore the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter member directory to learn more about our members!

Congratulations to new Chapter Board Members!

USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Board Elections were held November 6 – 12 and we are pleased to announce the results!

Three elected seats were available. Tim Gaidis and Jen Kissinger were elected. James Dice & Kim Eilerts tied with exactly the same number of votes – a first in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter history! At the Board of Directors’ regular meeting, they determined that both candidates are valuable to the organization and created an additional advisor seat. James Dice will serve in the third elected seat and Kim Eilerts will serve in the Advisor seat.

Congratulations to all! We are excited to have James, Kim, Tim and Jen join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway board in 2015 – 2016.

Thanks to our outgoing board members:

  • Jaime Kelley (2 years)
  • Lynn Larkin (1 year)
  • Luis Naranjo (2 years)
  • Nancy Rodney (3 years)

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – SEMO

Join Southeast Missouri State University’s USGBC Student Group for a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course!

Passing the Green Associate exam will allow you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and it is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional.

The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s  two-day LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.  Course content includes an introduction to USGBC and LEED, LEED v4 Core Concepts, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Regional Priority, Test Taking Tips, & Practice Exam.

February 21 & 22, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm (Sat & Sun)

Southeast Missouri State University
Mark Scully Building, room 224 (next to Subway)
1115 Woodlawn Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Shelby S. Hicks, MFA, NCIDQ , LEED Green Associate
Interior Design Instructor, Department of Human Environmental Studies, SEMO

FREE for students who are a member of or join the USGBC Student Group / R3

FREE for SEMO facilities staff

$200 for non-students and students who are not USGBC Student Group members

1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC

2) LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide, LEED v4 Edition
Both of which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website:

3) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within:

Must purchase books prior to prep course (not avail at site)

PREREQUISITES Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

Click here to register online.
Deadline for registration is February 15th

PLEASE NOTE This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED Green Associate exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks.  Registering and taking the LEED Green Associate exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.

This course prepares participants for the Green Associate credentialing exam as well as the first part of the LEED AP Specialty credential. The Specialty exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.