• AUGUST 7th - Coffee Break: Engaging the Community in the Design Process - THIS FRIDAY!

  • AUGUST 11th - Evening Program: Energy Efficiency Measures with Resiliency Benefits

  • AUGUST 18th - In-Depth Seminar: BIT Building Case Studies with Jenny Carney from the August 11th Program!

  • AUGUST 17th - CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2021 Educational Programs Due

  • AUGUST 18th - Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency 2020 Summer/Fall Event Schedule Begins!

  • Ameren Incentive Opportunities: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Energy Efficiency

  • Upcoming Events

  • Case Studies

  • Community Calendar

  • Thanks to Our New & Renewing Members

  • Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors
Network, Learn, & Discuss
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a coffee break THIS FRIDAY, August 7th @ 10am-10:30am, virtually of course. We are honored to have Michael Willis, FAIA, NOMA, as our guest for this week's Coffee Break: Engaging the Community in the Design Process. Willis founded Michael Willis & Associates Architects (now MWA Architects Inc.) in 1988. MWA Architects has created master plans and designs for several mixed-income affordable housing projects and neighborhood revitalization projects in San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, St. Louis, and post-Katrina New Orleans. Michael Willis was the first black president of the SF AIA chapter (The American Institute of Architects).

Explore ways to engage the community in the design process THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th @10am-10:30am via Zoom.
Virtual Evening Program
We will be LIVE Tuesday, August 11th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm for a virtual evening program, in partnership with the ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter about how to get more than energy savings from efficiency projects and how to build resiliency.

LEED Fellow Jenny Carney will introduce tools and case studies with strategies for resiliency, resources for integrating resiliency evaluations into efficiency assessments, and energy efficiency approaches most conducive to resiliency.

Learn directly from the Vice President of Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change at WSP USA and co-founder of BIT Building, Jenny Carney while earning Continuing Education! Submitted for approval for 1 AIA LU credit.
Thank you to this month's Program Sponsor: CxE Group LLC.
In-Depth Seminar
Watch the video below to get an introduction to BIT Building and dive deeper into the performance improvement framework of BIT Building on Tuesday, August 18th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm during our virtual In-Depth Seminar. Learn how diverse portfolios in the USA and internationally are using BIT to drive facility-level continuous improvements as we explore lessons learned from the first certified projects with LEED Fellow, Jenny Carney, Vice President of Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change at WSP and co-founder of BIT Building!
Earn Continuing Education! Submitted for approval for 2 AIA LU credits.
FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-Members.
What's New in the Community?
We're planning our educational events for 2021! Whether it's in-person or virtual next year, we're looking for focused educational opportunities for our green building community on:
  • Climate Solutions: Actions Beyond Commitment
  • Health & Well-being
  • Equity & Inclusion

Proposals on all topics related to green building and sustainable communities will be considered, however preference will be given to those that address one or more of the above focuses.

Proposals are due by 11:59 pm CST August 17, 2020. Selected speakers will be notified by December 04, 2020. Thank you in advance for your contribution to engaging, interactive approaches to enhance learning in our green building and sustainable community. Good luck!
The City of St. Louis is the first city in the Midwest and the fourth jurisdiction in the country to pass a Building Energy Performance Standard. Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis this summer and fall for our benchmarking and energy efficiency events!

Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Events Include:
Ameren Incentive Opportunities - EV Charging Stations and Energy Efficiency
Ameren Missouri's Charge Ahead Program will bring more electric vehicle charging stations to the Ameren Missouri service territory. Business customers have the opportunity to apply for incentives to offset up to 50% of the costs of installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at workplaces, multi-family apartment buildings and in publicly accessible locations.

Businesses that offer EV charging stations provide an important benefit to employees, customers and the community. Plus, if you're working on a LEED project, EV charging stations contribute to the Green or Electric Vehicle credit! 

Interested in applying for an EV Charging Station Incentive? Check out the Charge Ahead portal or contact Ameren's EV Team at
The Ameren Business Energy Efficiency Programs (BizSavers) offer cash incentives for virtually any cost-effective energy efficiency project. Whether you're running a small business or large corporation, your company may qualify to get cash back for improvements to your facility's lighting, building controls, ventilation, cooling systems and more.

all event times are in Central Standard Time
August 07, 2020
10:00-10:30 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a quick, lively conversation - this month discussing engaging the community in the design process with Michael Willis, FAIA, NOMA, and founder of MWA Architects Inc. as our featured guest.
August 07, 2020
11:15 am-12:30 pm

Login online to earn 1 hour LEED specific for BD+C and the LEED Green Associate. This session provides an overview of Standard 189.3 as well as a comparison of Standard 189.3 to LEED v4.
August 06, 2020 - 12:00 pm
August 13 - 12:00 pm
August 21 - 11:45 am

Join the national US Green Building Council (USGBC) for a series of webinars on social equity and green building. Every Thursday a featured Summit Challenger will be interviewed by a Keeper of the Heart to discuss topics related to equity including access opportunity, economic stressors, harsh realities, and the impact of sustainability.
August 11, 2020 - 5:30-7:00 pm

In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter, we are excited to welcome LEED Fellow Jenny Carney to introduce tools and case studies for getting more than energy savings from efficiency projects and approaches most conducive to resiliency.
August 17, 2020 - 11:59 pm

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for 2021 educational programs. Preference will be given to those that address one or more of the following:
  • Climate Solutions: Action Beyond Commitments
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Equity & Inclusion
August 18, 2020 - 9:00-10:00 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an overview of the NEW Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) and get your questions answered, live!
August 18, 2020 - 3:00-5:00 pm

Continue to learn from LEED Fellow Jenny Carney and join us for an In-Depth Seminar on lessons learned from the first BIT certified projects. BIT is a building performance improvement program for existing buildings encouraging the adoption of high-performance best practices.
August 21, 2020
10:00 am -10:30 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a quick, lively conversation with Urban Harvest's Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, Arielle Wright.
August 24 - August 26, 2020
1:00-5:00 pm each day

Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings reduces operating costs and increases occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. Register for August's Green Professional Building Skills Training - Operations & Maintenance (O+M) Essentials to learn strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings.
September 02, 2020
9:00 am -10:00 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an overview of the NEW Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) and get your questions answered, live!
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter
We are always looking for ways to highlight the great green building work going on in our community. Specifically, we want to feature our Existing Buildings as Climate Heroes – saving energy and money to mitigate the risks of climate change AND creating better buildings for occupants!

Have a good benchmarking or energy efficiency success story to share? Contact us at (314) 577-0854 or

A Few Recent Case Study Highlights:

Bauer Equity Partners: Since the solar panel and white roof installation, the building has realized a 66% reduction of electric consumption.

City of Clayton - Bonhomme and Brentwood Parking Garages: The Bonhomme Garage saves $3,000 per month and the Brentwood Garage saves $22,000 a year.
Stay tuned for Green Schools Quest Mentor applications!

Stay tuned for Board of Director nominations!
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August 2020
August 13 - August 14, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST, each day

August 18, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm CST

**Executive Director, Emily Andrews will be speaking at this virtual event**
Welcome New Members
August 2020
Victoria Coleman, Missouri Historical Society
Rachel Greathouse, Total Organics Recycling
Daniel Hancock, StraightUp Solar
Lisa Johnson, Edward Jones
Elise Novak, Cannon Design
Jim Ridge, Etegra Inc.
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
August 2020
Nicole Adewale, ABA Engineering

David Alberson, Drury Southwest, Inc.

Stephen Anton, Anton Architecture, Inc.

Cindy Bambini, Cannon Design

John Biggs, Ross & Baruzzini

David Blakely, Self Employed

David Bogler, Harris-Stowe State University

Carol Braford, Irresistible Community Builders, LLC.

Tom Braford, Irresistible Community Builders, LLC.

Christy Cunningham, Hastings + Chivetta

Todd Fisk, Alberici Constructors

Jennifer Gates, Gates Design

Karen Goering, Missouri History Museum

John Guenther, John C. Guenther Architect LLC.

Colin Hale, Cannon Design

Kerry Herr, Siemen's Energy Services

Bill Hudgins, Lighting Associates, Inc.

Punit Jain, Cannon Design

Lisa Johnson, Edward Jones

Kregg Kraus, Solutions AEC
Richard Kurzawa, Jacobs

David Lowell, Kozeny Wagner

Bruce McCoy, Lighting Associates. Inc.

Cipriano Medina, Ross & Bbaruzzini

Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco

Natalie Meyer, Siemens

Elise Novak, Cannon Design

Yvette Paris, Louer Facility Planning

Andrew Petty, Cannon Design

Jason Pierce, Jacobs

Stephen Raskin, FGM Architects

Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design, LLC.

Jonathan Roper, City of Olivette

Sondra Rotty, Tarlton Corporation

Juliana Schafer, FGM Architects

Cady Scott Seabaugh, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.

Annie Smith, Ross & Baruzzini

Madeline Smith, Clayco / Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Beth Stoddard, Paric

Stacey Towell, CxE Group LLC, Commissioning & Energy Savings

Kim Von Der Heyde, SM Wilson

Dalton Webb, Gray Design Group

HOK - renewing SILVER

McCormack Baron Salazar - Renewing SILVER

St. Louis Composting - Total Organics Recycling - NEW Green

The financial support of our sponsors is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings.
What Your Company Gains as a USGBC - Missouri Gateway Sponsor: 

EXPAND: Grow the knowledge of green building and sustainability in our community.
PARTICIPATE: Get involved in educational programs, special events and community projects to showcase your company's leadership.
EXPOSURE: As a Chapter Sponsor, your company will be:
  • Listed on our website which receives 6,500 visitors and 60,000 page views per month.
  • Included in our monthly e-newsletter with over 5,000 subscribers.
  • Recognized at monthly programs, with an average attendance of 100.
LEARN: Keep up with the latest green building trends and technologies and earn continuing education hours.
ALIGN: Differentiate your company as a leader in the sustainability movement in your community.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Sponsorship includes numerous benefits - from complimentary Chapter memberships and monthly program passes to exposure on the Chapter website, e-news and at events.    
You can learn more by downloading our 2020 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854. 
Thanks to Our RESTORATIVE Sponsor!
Thanks to Our PLATINUM Sponsors!
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Thanks to Our GOLD Sponsors!
Healthy Planet
Thanks to Our SILVER Sponsors!
Thanks to Our GREEN SCHOOLS Sponsors!


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THE GREEN SCHOOLS QUEST is also SUPPORTED in part by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Thanks to Our BRONZE Sponsors!
Cushman & Wakefield

Custom Engineering

DJM Ecological

Dynamic Controls, Inc.

ECO Recycling

Guarantee Electrical Company


Johnson Controls
Mackey Mitchell Architects

Metro Lighting

Missouri American Water 

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 

Rosemann and Associates 

Villa Lighting
Thanks to Our GREEN Sponsors!
Advanced Green Consulting 

Azimuth Energy

Ittner Architects 

Hastings + Chivetta

Integrated Facility Services 
PayneCrest Electric

Schaeffer Marketing Group


S.M. Wilson 

St. Louis Composting-Total Organics Recycling
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Healthy people in healthy places equals a healthy economy.