Archive for June, 2015

Make a Bigger Difference: Environmental Action for Your Life, Your Community, and Your House of Worship

Join the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council), Missouri Interfaith Power & Light, and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a discussion on making a difference by greening your life, your community, and your house of worship.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Don Corrigan, Professor of Media Law, Global and Environmental Journalism at Webster University and author of Environmental Missouri.

The Keynote address will be followed by two breakout sessions: Greening Your House of Worship: You’ve Started Recycling, Now What? and Greening Your Life & Community: Being Green Outside Your Home.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration & Networking
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Program

WHERE: The Ethical Society of Saint Louis
9001 Clayton Road,
Saint Louis, MO 63117 (map)


REGISTER: Online Registration is now closed. In-person registration will be available at the event. 

Event co-sponsored by the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council), Missouri Interfaith Power & Light, and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter.


This event is supported by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.

BUILDING THE HEARTLAND Discount for Chapter Members

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Now in its third year, BUILDING THE HEARTLAND (formerly BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland) is the major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, government officials and community organizations in the Midwest. This year the conference will take place August 31 – September 2 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago, Illinois.

The conference will offer two keynote speakers and one keynote panel in addition to approximately 50 accredited learning sessions that will offer AIA CES or Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) learning units — and, in most cases, both. The program will feature four tracks: Technology, Owner/Developer/Occupant Panels, High-Performance Buildings, and Green Building Tools & Strategies.This unique, three-day event is sponsored by SGC Horizon’s Building Design+Construction magazine, AIA Chicago, and USGBC-Illinois.

Members of USGBC Chapters can register for $260 until August 1, discounted from $325. Members of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter can contact Johanna Schweiss for the coupon code. Learn more and register here.


LEED v4 Series

LEED v4 title slideThe LEED rating system continuously improves, guiding the market towards more environmentally sustainable strategies and decisions, and responding to continuous advances in technology. This is accomplished in a number of ways through changes to the rating system requirements.

The LEED v4 update included changes to most credits in the system, and has engaged stakeholders from all parts of the green building industry. It will have the biggest impact on CO2 emissions of any rating system developed by USGBC and it takes an unprecedented stand on human health. LEED v4 changes the way project teams think, integrate, plan, execute, and operate their buildings.

USGBC-MGC is pleased to offer a presentation series which will explore each credit category within the LEED v4 rating system. The LEED v4 series will take place from noon to 1:30 pm on Wednesdays July 29 – Aug 26, and be presented by members of the USGBC-MGC Speakers Bureau. Attend one or all.

12:00-1:30pm on the following dates:

July 29, 2015 –Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites
Speakers: Dan Hellmuth, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects & Rob Maltby, Greenstreet Development

Click here to see a list of attendees for the SS & LT session.

August 5, 2015 – Water Efficiency
Speaker: Lindsey Evans, PGAV, Inc 

Click here to see a list of attendees for the WE session.

August 12, 2015 – Indoor Environmental Quality
Speaker: Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco

Click here to see a list of attendees for the IEQ session.

August 19, 2015 – Materials & Resources
Speaker: JoAnn Brookes, Kromm Rikimaru & Johansen Inc

Click here to see a list of attendees for the MR session.

August 26, 2015 – Energy & Atmosphere
Speaker: Nick Bristow, Forum Studio

Click here to see a list of attendees for the EA session.

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. (63110)

Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

Each seminar offers 1.5 LEED Specific (BD+C, O+M, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA/CES LU (HSW/SD)

The LEED v4 Users Guide will be referred to throughout the series. This e-book offers charts detailing changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4 and outlines a Credit-by-Credit summary of changes from 2009. Click here to view the LEED v4 Users Guide e-book!

Per session: $15/USGBC-MGC Members; $20/Non-members
Entire series: $60/USGBC-MGC Members; $80/Non-members

Click here to register for the ENTIRE SERIES.
Click on the session titles above to register for individual sessions.

This program is supported in part by the 

St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District 

and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

LEED Project Profile – SIUE Art & Design Building Expansion

SIUE Art and Design WestSouthern Illinois University’s Art & Design Building Expansion is the latest LEED project to be featured in a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter LEED Project Profile.

The project earned 63 total points, earning Gold in LEED for New Construction and exceeding the University’s goal of earning LEED Silver. Learn more about the building’s sustainable strategies, the project team, and SIUE in the profile here, or visit our Local LEED Projects page explore more LEED profiles!