November 17th - FALL Member Social!

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Training - Earn 12 hours Continuing Education

Road to IMPACT - Angela Moore leads the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum's Case for LEED & TRUE session November 17th

November 19th - COFFEE BREAK: Indoor Air Quality - Why It Matters

December 8th & 9th - MEI Conference - Early Bird Registration $15

Known & Grown Local Food Contest - #KnownAndGrownEATS

Connect on the Quest - #GreenSchoolsQuest

Missouri Green Schools - NEW Website Launches!

November 10 - 13th - GREENBUILD

Upcoming EVENTS

Community Calendar

Thank You to our Annual Sponsors
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USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Events
Join in the celebration! We would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for your continued support, volunteered time, and positive energy throughout the year of 2020. What a difference it makes! Members, like you, are vital to the success and growth of this green building community.

Celebrate together with other new and existing USGBC - Missouri Gateway Chapter members Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Come socialize, relax with a member show & tell green building principle, and get acquainted with one another!

Rooftop Seedums will present the new green roof of COCA (Center of Creative Arts) in University City. Providing insight on live roof systems and how they contribute to achieving LEED certification. A PRIZE will be awarded to one Fall Member Social participant and we will take a 2020 member photo to celebrate the over 40 virtual events we've had since April 2020 and numerous member successes! Congrats new and existing members we are so glad you are part of this Missouri Gateway green building community. Thank you!
Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) Operations + Maintenance (O+M) Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings.

Participate Tuesday November, 11th through Friday November, 13th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm each day and leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

Teaching the people who maintain buildings the tools to integrate high-performance maintenance practices into their everyday work strengthens this #greenbuildingsarebetter community!

12 GBCE C Hours, AIA / LU or PDH credits available!
Join your #greenbuildingsarebetter community as we pave the way to IMPACT 2021 with Board of Directors Chair Angela Moore!

Tuesday, November 17th from 12:00 - 1:15 pm Angela A. Moore presents Soldiers Memorial Military Museum's Case for LEED & TRUE a Road to IMPACT original session.

Renovating with sustainable building design principles of the LEED v2009 NC rating system the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum emphasized reuse of existing materials and recycling demolition materials - leading to a greater understanding of the importance of material reuse to achieve TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Gold certification, with an overall diversion rate of 90%.

Enjoy this original session at noon then join us at happy hour, virtually at 5:00 pm for our Fall Member Social!
Network, Learn & Discuss
Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 am join your #greenbuildingsarebetter community for a 30 minute Coffee Break with Chris Ruth. Chris is a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board Member and serves on our Higher Education-Emerging Professionals Committee and is also a Green Schools Quest Mentor!

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each year, more than 3.8 million people across the globe die of illnesses attributed to exposure to indoor air pollution.

Let's discuss the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ); specifically health problems caused by indoor air pollutants such as mold and mildew, gases, and airborne germs. Chris will share factors that impact IAQ and ways you can improve the quality of your air as well as the resources available to help you or your organization achieve safer, healthier, and efficient air quality!

Couldn't make it to the previous USGBC-MGC Coffee Break?

Don't worry! Watch or listen to the LIVE recording of Growing a Movement for Native Plants! with featured guest Green Jean Ponzi of the EarthWays Center.
Energy Focus
Register now for the early bird rate, $15 as The Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI) presents live presentations from experts on the most pressing topics in energy economic development and infrastructure. Registrants will have exclusive access to sessions on-demand following the event.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8th - Learn about securitization & coal plant retirements, natural gas bans, virtual power purchase agreements, and the latest infrastructure R&D projects.
Wednesday, December 9th - Get an update from the Missouri PSC and the Missouri legislature, while also hearing from experts on the impacts of COVID-19 on energy economic development, the Grain Belt Express transmission project, and the cannabis industry’s relationship to energy and economic development.
What's New in the Community?
Known & Grown STL supports environmentally responsible farms - building a resilient food community of humane and chemical-free farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis!

You can join in building a future where everyone has access to growing and consuming local, humanely-raised, and chemical free food. Simply take a picture of your food! Using at least one product from a Known & Grown recognized farmer, tag the farmer who supplied ingredients to your meal and use the hashtag #KnownAndGrownEATS for your chance to win a prize.

Finding products from Known & Grown farmers is easy - use their Local Food Finder to find locally sourced, humane, and chemical-free ingredients for your next meal! Farmers in the Known & Grown STL network are a thriving and essential part of our greater food system.
Connect on The Quest! From Importance of Place to Interconnectedness
This school year's Green Schools Quest (GSQ) is focused on monthly sustainability challenges and integrating sustainability into students' every day learning. Continue the Quest! will share stories, discover solutions, and exchange ideas for advancing sustainability in local schools Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

School leads, mentors, and educators wanting to learn more about the GSQ program and sustainability projects taking place in our Missouri Gateway area schools, we invite you to Connect on the Quest!

PHOTO: Sunrise R-IX School students cleaned, chopped, sterilized and canned banana peppers making pepperoncini as a part of their GSQ October Challenge: Importance of Place. Utilizing their outdoor learning space, pond, vegetable garden and compost locations Sunrise middle-school students are learning the history behind their projects and more about their school. #greenschoolsquest
We're excited to share the new website launch for Missouri Green Schools! MGS is a program that USGBC-MGC manages in partnership with the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA).

Seeking pilot schools for 2020-21 Missouri Green Schools is a free tracking and recognition program designed to help PreK-12 schools in Missouri:
  • improve the health and wellness of students and staff,
  • reduce environmental impact, and 
  • incorporate environmental and sustainability education. 

Schools with 60% or more free and reduced priced lunch programs have the opportunity for additional support, including access to one-on-one assistance in setting goals from our team of four Missouri Green Schools (MGS) AmeriCorp VISTAs. Visit the website to learn more today!
Learn, Share, Network & Be Inspired at GREENBUILD Virtual
November 10 - November 13th join green building communities worldwide for an International Conference + Expo at Greenbuild Virtual 2020.

Tuesday, November 10th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST attend Architecting Cooperation for Climate Progress with Featured Sustainability Leader - Christiana Figueres, Key Facilitator of the Historic Paris Climate Agreement.

Thursday, November 12th hear featured guest speaker Dr. Paula Stone Williams, an internationally know speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy and human understanding.
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all event times are in Central Standard Time
October 02 - November 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Think Tank to accelerate climate action in the short term Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. Keynote speaker, Daniel Wildcat of the Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group presents, Education for Resilience: Letting Mother Earth Teach Us this Friday, November 6th
November 04, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 pm

BEEP helps building owners and managers more efficiently manage the benchmarking process! Obtain aggregated data and benchmark your buildings through BEEP, a portal developed by Ameren Missouri to support new and existing ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® users and those who don't use Portfolio Manager®.
November 06, 2020
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Join this USGBC First Friday LEED Specific Webinar and explore how HVLS fans can contribute to LEEDv4, increase thermal comfort, and provide a silent and elegant design strategy. Discuss how to save energy and improve IAQ for building occupants. Earn 1 hour LEED specific for BD+C and LEED Green Associate.
November 10, 2020
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Attend the Green Schools Quest (GSQ) monthly virtual gathering for schools and mentors. Continue the Quest! and share how you engaged students in October's challenge - Importance of Place. Or explore ideas for the current November challenge theme - Interconnectedness. Educators wanting to learn more about the GSQ program are always welcome!
November 11, 12, 13, 2020
1:00 - 5:00 pm, each day

Learn strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in your existing buildings and earn 12 GBCI CE hours, AIA/LU, and PDH credits. This Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and commercial buildings.
November 17, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 pm

We would like to invite YOU - new and existing members to come socialize, learn about a member's green building project, and get acquainted with one another! A PRIZE will be awarded to a Fall Member Social participant courtesy of Rooftop Seedums after they show & tell the new green roof at COCA in University City, St. Louis!
November 17, 2020
12:00 - 1:15 pm

USGBC-MGC Board of Directors Chair, Angela A. Moore presents a Road to IMPACT 2021 original session on the renovation of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and the Missouri Historical Society's zero-waste practices!
November 19, 2020
10:00 - 10:30 am

Featured guest Chris Ruth, the Mid-Missouri Controls Manager with Integrated Facility Services (IFS) will lead our THURSDAY discussion on factors that impact indoor air quality (IAQ) and ways you can improve the quality of your air, as well as some resources!
December 03, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Plan your 2021 #greenbuildingsarebetter community commitment and join a Committee! Discover the lifeblood of the Missouri Gateway Chapter, our committees, and find the focus that's right for you to support your green building community while networking!
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November 2020
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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. 
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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!
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Missouri American Water 

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Rosemann and Associates 

Villa Lighting
Thanks to Our GREEN Sponsors!
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Ittner Architects 

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Integrated Facility Services 
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