Archive for October, 2015

Congratulations to 4th Annual Photo Contest Winners!

The winners of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s 4th Annual Photo Contest have been announced! We received over 20 photos in response to the theme of “From Upcycling to Recycling.” The contest was open to all residents of the Missouri Gateway Chapter Territory, and winners were announced at the Water Energy Nexus on Tuesday, October 13th.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Photo Contest Winners

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Timothy Farmer, first place winner
Tim won one year of complimentary Chapter membership, his choice of a Chapter pint glass, water bottle or hat, and got to select a gift card generously donated by a local business.

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Paul Todd Merrill, second place winner
Paul won a complimentary pass to one In-depth Educational Session,  his choice of a Chapter pint glass, water bottle or hat, and got to select a gift card generously donated by a local business.

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John Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, third place and people’s choice award winner
John won his choice of a Chapter pint glass, water bottle or hat, and got to select a gift card generously donated by a local business.

Thank you to all who submitted photos to the 4th Annual Photo Contest!
Thank you to the local businesses that donated gift cards for our photo contest!
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Emerging Professionals collecting Children’s Books for Little Free Libraries

IMG_4191USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals spent Green Apple Day of Service constructing 3 Little Free Libraries out of reclaimed material.

The Libraries are headed to the hallways of Ford Elementary, a St. Louis Public school in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Emerging Professionals are collecting children’s books to stock these libraries. Bring new or used children’s books to EP events or the Chapter office before November 13 help fill the libraries!

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New Member Welcome Event

A special New Member only event for members who have joined the Chapter within the last six months!

The U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter welcomes new members to come socialize and get acquainted with the Chapter!  Chapter officers, past and present, will be on hand to share the chapter’s history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions.

After new members have learned about the Chapter, they will tour William Tao & Associates’s LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold Certified space, and learn about  the sustainable design, construction, and operation features that contributed to the space’s certification.

What: USGBC-Missouri Gateway New Member Welcome Event

When: Thursday, November 12, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where: William Tao & Associates, 7955 Manchester Rd Suite 125, St. Louis, MO 63143

Register: Click here to register

Thanks to our Event Host & Sponsor!

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Questions? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter staff at or (314) 577-0884.

Vote for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteers to win USGBC’s Malcolm Lewis IMPACT award!

malcolm lewis infographic-01USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter volunteers are in the running for the national USGBC’s Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award. Named in memory of Malcolm Lewis, the award recognizes high-impact, volunteer-driven work that support USGBC’s vision.

19 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter volunteers were nominated for their work to support congregations green their houses of worship at the Green Your House of Worship Workshop, a pilot of USGBC’s ADVANCE platform. You can cote for their efforts by liking the photo on Facebook!

The volunteer project receiving the most likes by October 20 will be crowned the 2015 IMPACT! Award winner, and will be recognized at the Greenbuild Leadership Awards Luncheon on November 19. Only likes on the original Facebook post will be counted toward the final tally.