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Continue the Quest! A Primer on the 2020-21 Format and Themes

Are you interested in participating in the Green Schools Quest as a school or mentor this year? We hope so!

Regardless of whether you are a past participant, or new to the Green Schools Quest; whether you are currently registered to participate this year, or still debating if you will sign up – this webinar will help you better understand the reimagined format for 2020-21 and provide an introduction to the monthly themes. 

During this webinar, you will:

  • Review the program adaptations for the 2020-21 school year aimed at providing more flexibility for schools.
  • Discuss the primary challenge for 2020-21: To integrate sustainability into students’ learning.
  • Explore the monthly themes which represent principles of the Rainbow of Sustainability, a tool for applying the lens of sustainability to curriculum. 
  • Identify what qualifies as a Green Schools Quest project this year.
  • Ask any lingering questions you may have.

PRESENTERS
Hope Gribble, USGBC-MGC, Green Schools Quest program manager

Kat Golden, Missouri Botanical Garden EarthWays Center, Past Green Schools Quest Mentor, & Member of the GSQ Committee

Traci Jansen, Keysor Elementary School (Kirkwood School District), Past Green Schools Quest Participant, & Member of the GSQ Committee

WHEN
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE
Virtually, of course!
You’ll receive the Zoom login details after registering. 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THE GREEN SCHOOLS QUEST PROGRAM
Each year, the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter challenges public and private schools across the region to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no- or low-cost sustainable practices for their schools. Rather than complete comprehensive six-month projects, as Green Schools Quest participants have done in the past, for the 2020-21 school year, participating schools are invited to integrate sustainability into students’ learning through the lens of a monthly theme. We are currently seeking both School and Mentor participants. Applications are due September 30th.




Call for Proposals: 2021 Educational Programs

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for 2021 educational programs.

While proposals on all topics related to green building and sustainable communities will be considered, preference will be given to those that address one or more of the following:

  • Climate Solutions: Action Beyond Commitments
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Equity & Inclusion

Engaging, interactive approaches to enhance learning are desired.

Timeline

  • Call for Proposals Issued July 22, 2020.
  • Proposals due by Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Selected Speakers notified by December 4, 2020.


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO USGBC-MGC!




LEED v4.1 EBOM Technical Workshop

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Hosted in partnership with USGBC West North Central Region.

LEED and Existing Buildings: Understanding certification, performance and LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance.

This virtual workshop will provide participants with a deep look into LEED v4.1 O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding certification options, best practices for sustainable operations and maintenance, and the new options available through the LEED v4.1 beta using the Arc platform.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry with an outcome-based approach to LEED certification. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, represents a series of upgrades that will update the referenced standards to encourage leadership, respond to market feedback, and make the LEED rating system more accessible than ever before.

We will share success stories in regional case studies of certification to inspire users that you too can bring LEED to your portfolio of existing buildings.

INSTRUCTOR
Stefanie Young, Vice President, Technical Solutions

CONTINUING EDUCATION
GBCI Credit: 3 CE hours LEED Specific O+M
AIA Credit: 3 LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, September 9, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: There is also a LEEDv4.1 BD+C & ID+C Workshop being held on 9/8/20

WHERE
Virtual event.
Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.

FEE
$45 for USGBC-MGC Members
$60 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register now.




The Next Evolution of LEED: v4.1 (BD+C, ID+C)

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Hosted in partnership with USGBC West North Central Region.

This presentation will provide participants with a look into LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, O+M and the information needed to pursue certification.

The focus of this virtual workshop will be on understanding the goals and outcomes of the LEED v4.1 beta. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, addresses lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams, updates performance thresholds and reference standards to ensure LEED remains a global leadership standard, and expands the marketplace for LEED.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Articulate the main goals of LEED v4.1 technical development
  • List the requirements of key LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C prerequisites and credits for success
  • Identify how LEED v4.1 for BD+C and ID+C increases accessibility throughout the rating system and positions LEED to continue to drive market transformation
  • Identify opportunities for continued building performance through LEED for Operations + Maintenance

INSTRUCTOR
Lisa Stanley, Director, Technical Solutions

CONTINUING EDUCATION
GBCI Credit: 3 CE hours LEED Specific BD+C and ID+C
AIA Credit: 3 LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 pm

NOTE: There is also a LEEDv4.1 O+M Workshop being held on 9/9/20

WHERE
Virtual event.
Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.

FEE
$45 for USGBC-MGC Members
$60 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online.




You Light Up My Life, But is That a Good Thing?

For most of us, light has been something we’ve always controlled with a simple flip of the switch. The convenience of light on demand lengthened our days, and shortened our nights. But today, we are beginning to realize light affects us in more ways than we could have imagined just a few short years ago.

In this course, we will examine the non-visual impact of light in our lives and how this knowledge is changing the way we view light in our world.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss and better understand the science of light.
  • Investigate the non-visual impact light plays in our lives, including on circadian rhythms
  • Review the WELL Building Standard and LRC Circadian Stimulus as it relates to lighting
  • Identify trends around dynamic lighting

SPEAKER
Eric J. Haugaard
Director of Product Technology, Cree Lighting
Eric Haugaard is the Director of Product Technology for Cree Lighting. His career of 33 years includes a variety of positions primarily focused on advanced lighting systems development. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Post-Baccalaureate Program studies completed at NASA/Ames Research Center.  He holds 48 US and 16 foreign patents related to lighting technology.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 AIA/CES LU/HSW

WHEN
July 30, 2020
1:00 – 2:15 pm

WHERE
Virtually via Zoom
Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.

FEE
$10 for USGBC-MGC Members
$15 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register now!




Energy Efficiency Measures with Resiliency Benefits

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In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter.

LEED Fellow Jenny Carney will introduce tools and case studies for getting more than energy savings from efficiency projects. Key indicators and strategies for resiliency to the physical, reputation, and social risks of climate change in buildings; resources for integrating resiliency evaluations into efficiency assessments; and energy efficiency approaches most conducive to resiliency co-benefits will be discussed.

SPEAKER
Jenny Carney, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA
Jenny is a Vice President at WSP and Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change practice leader. She’s been working in the realm of sustainability in the built environment since 2004, pivoting from her early work as a field ecologist. Jenny oversees WSP project work related to enhancing the performance of real estate portfolios, including performance-based benchmarking, sustainability programming and reporting, building occupant and operator engagement.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 AIA LU

WHEN
Tuesday, August 11, 2020,
5:30 – 7:00 pm

WHERE
Virtual event via Zoom.

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE St. Louis Members, 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 Program Sponsor: CxE Group LLC




WELL AP Exam Prep

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Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.

The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of WELL, including the seven concepts that provide the framework for the building standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.

INSTRUCTOR
Monica Miller, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Sustainable Design Manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Monica Miller is ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Sustainable Design Manager and serves ThyssenKrupp as a resource for all LEED project requests for information. Monica is also a licensed landscape architect. Her previous experience as a project manager for design and construction projects both internationally and in the United States, allows her to fully understand the construction and design process. She has participated on LEED project teams and led ThyssenKrupp’s manufacturing facility to achieve LEED Gold in 2015. Monica is also a Living Building Challenge Ambassador advocating for the growth of the Living Building Challenge.

Other projects Monica is working on include: developing Health Product Declarations, a Declare label for Living Building Challenge projects, and working with manufacturing to continually develop healthy materials. As well as facilitating LEED Gold certification for ThyssenKrupp’s almost 700,000 square feet manufacturing facility, in Middleton, TN.

WHEN
July 24, 2020

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE
TBD

SUGGESTED STUDY MATERIALS
Additional study outside of the exam prep course will be required to prepare for the exam. The following are two suggested resources. The instructor will briefly describe each during the course and attendees are encouraged to then choose one to purchase for continued study:

 Please email hope.gribble@mobot.org with any questions.

FEE
$200 for USGBC-MGC Members
$250 for Non-members
Fee does not include required texts or exam fees.
Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 

REGISTER
Click here to register online!




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

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Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!

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  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course content includes:

  • 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

Participants will receive access to an online exam simulator to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. 

WHEN
Friday, December 11, 2020
9:00am-5:00pm
Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.
2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within 

REGISTER

Click here to register online!

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.

This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course

Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!

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  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course content includes:

  • 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

Participants will receive access to an online exam simulator to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. 

WHEN
Friday, August 28, 2020
9:00am-5:00pm
Please arrive and check in between 8:45 – 9:00am

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
1) Green Building and LEED Core Concepts 3rd Edition, USGBC, which may be purchased on the USGBC Publications page of the USGBC website.
2) LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined within 

REGISTER

Click here to register online!

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.

This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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

 




LEED and Existing Buildings: Understanding Certification, Performance and LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance

This workshop will provide participants with a deep look into LEED v4.1 O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding certification options, best practices for sustainable operations and maintenance, and the new options available through the LEED v4.1 beta using the Arc platform.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry with an outcome-based approach to LEED certification. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, represents a series of upgrades that will update the referenced standards to encourage leadership, respond to market feedback, and make the LEED rating system more accessible than ever before.

We will share success stories in case studies of certification to inspire users that you too can bring LEED to your portfolio of existing buildings.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe a performance driven approach to LEED certification for existing buildings and interiors
  • Identify the intent and requirements of key LEED v4.1 O+M prerequisites and credits for success
  • Identify how LEED v4.1 O+M increases accessibility throughout the rating system and positions LEED to continue to drive market transformation
  • Identify opportunities for continued building performance through LEED Recertification and the Arc platform

CONTINUING EDUCATION
3 LEED Specific O+M GBCI CE Hours

WHEN
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63103

REGISTER
Registration coming soon!

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