Sweet Sustainability

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The U.S. is the world’s largest chocolate market. Mars Chocolate North America has set a goal to make their offices and factories “Sustainable in a Generation” and, since 2011, Mars, Incorporated has aimed to achieve LEED Gold certification for all new major buildings globally.

MarsTopeka_Colorbatchtanks_reducedA shining example of this commitment is their state of the art 500,000-square-foot LEED Gold confectionery manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas.  One of several of Mars factories to have achieved zero waste to landfill, this facility boasts a wide range of sustainable features, including 100 percent renewable electricity, state- of-the art heat recovery systems, rainwater harvesting for sewage transfer in the office area and for landscape irrigation, low-emitting local and regional materials, and more.

Join us on July 12th to hear the sustainable story behind Food Engineering Magazine’s 2015 Plant of the Year. M&Ms produced in the plant will of course be served!

For those participating in the St. Louis Green Business Challenge: Attending this event earns 5 points on the Challenge’s High Performance Building Initiative Scorecard!

Dave Peterson, Mechanical Engineer, CRB
Dave has over 34 years of experience in HVAC and utilities design for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Laboratory, Animal and other light industrial and research type facilities.  He has been responsible for all phases of projects starting from conceptual design through start-up and commissioning.  He has been with CRB for 24 years serving as a senior technical mechanical engineer and project manager.  He is a member of ASHRAE and ASME and also teaches at the University of Kansas.

Keith Higgins, PE, LEED AP is an Associate with CRB and has more than 10 years of experience as a Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer.  Keith recently relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles to support CRB’s Los Angeles office which opened in June 2014.  Keith has worked on a variety of projects with a concentration in the Laboratory/Life Sciences, Vivarium, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology fields. Keith is a member of ISPE, ASHRAE and the USGBC.

1 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 12, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE:  Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114 map

Free for USGBC-MGC Members, St. Louis Green Business Challenge Participants, and Full-time Students;
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org  or (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to Our Event Sponsor!


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