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Check out our 2014 Annual Report!









We believe that everyone deserves to live, work and learn in a green and healthy building. Our volunteers and staff work to advance the quality of life in our region – educating about green building, advocating for healthier environments, and establishing partnerships to improve our built environment. Every year, we make progress towards the goal of transforming the built environment. And 2014 was no exception. We are excited to share our 2014 Annual Report with you!

Here are a few highlights from last year:

  • 180 volunteers contributed over 3,500 hours to our mission!
  • Wrapped up the inaugural Green Schools Quest. 24 school / mentor teams had nearly 3,000 staff & student participants and reached over 15,000 students, staff and community members! The second round of the Quest (2014-2015) paired 38 schools with 40 mentors.
  • Launched the 25 x 2o Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the St. Louis High Performance Building Initiative, and Missouri Interfaith Power & Light.
  • 30 Chapter Volunteers completed our 2nd LEED Community Project, giving over 550 hours to the greening of the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center in Forest Park.
  • Awarded 10 complimentary energy audits for congregations in partnership with Missouri Interfaith Power & Light.

Thanks to our leadership, committees, volunteers, members, sponsors and donors for making 2014 a success!

You can view or download the entire 2014 Annual Report as a PDF or as an online magazine.

Forest Park Forever Partners in LEED Community Project

We’re excited to announce that Forest Park Forever and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter will be partnering through the LEED Community Project to certify the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park!

The LEED Community Project harnesses volunteers to green non-profit building operations through the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. The LEED Community Project began as a pilot in October 2011 working with the Missouri Botanical Garden on the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education – where the Chapter offices are headquartered.  Through the hard work of the volunteer team, the facility achieved LEED Silver certification in December 2012.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter volunteers will be gathering on December 12th to start the documentation process for the Forest Park Visitor Center. Volunteers will earn continuing education hours and  the eligibility to apply for a LEED AP exam while helping a treasured cultural institution green their building operations.

Interested in participating in the LEED Community Project as a volunteer?

Volunteer Benefits

  • Earn Continuing Education for your LEED Professional Credential
  • Earn eligibility to apply for a LEED AP Exam
  • Help a treasured cultural institution green their building operations
  • Help the USGBC- Missouri Gateway as we work to make every building a green building

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member or a participant in the RCGA St. Louis Green Business Challenge.
  • Basic knowledge of LEED EB:O&M (review resources available on LEED Community Project page)
  • Attend project kickoff: Register
  • Participate through entirety of project, taking responsibility for at least one LEED credit, and attending monthly check-in meetings.