This Friday, February 05 @10:00 - 10:30 am, join us for a quick face-to-face with your Green Buildings Are Better community, featuring guest Mark Vogl of Great Rivers Greenway.

Mark Vogl, Project Manager at Great Rivers Greenway District will lead us in discussion on the development and projects of the Brickline Greenway and explore how communities are being impacted or will be impacted by the greenway. Formerly known as the Chouteau Greenway, Brickline will connect Forest Park to the Gateway Arch and provide connections to Fairgrounds Park and Tower Grove Park, running between Boyle Avenue and Sarah Avenue within the City of St. Louis.
Join us on Tuesday, February 09 @5:30 - 7:30 pm for our first monthly evening educational program of 2021. We will explore the LEED Safety First Pilot Credits provided in direct response to COVID-19 and identify the available tools and standards for re-entering, cleaning, and disinfecting buildings. We are honored to welcome KEN FILARSKI as our speaker, the Principal and Founder of FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE +PLANNING+RESEARCH, an integrated architecture and planning, ecology design studio and research workshop in Rhode Island, as our speaker. LEARN MORE>

Receive an overview and a view to date of the LEED Safety First Pilot Credits, learn the context related to the COVID-19 outbreak and some historic perspectives and discuss what was done to reopen facilities in the latter half of 2020. This evening program will help you and your organization identify available tools and standards - such as the AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool and the USGBC LEED Safety First Pilot Credits - that can be used to address COVID-19 in our environment, while also exploring what can be expected regarding how facilities will need to be continually modified to address the continued issues with COVID-19.
FEB 4 - 5 | School Leaders

FEB 12 - 13 | Educators

New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day! Discuss the development and projects of the Brickline Greenway connecting beloved places together with the people who live here to create meaningful experiences every day.
Where do we go from here? How do we shape and form our post-COVID ecology? Learn the context related to the COVID-19 outbreak and some historic perspectives - what’s being done to reopen facilities and identify the available tools and standards.
Obtain aggregated data as well as benchmark your buildings through BEEP, the Building Energy Efficiency Portal developed by Ameren Missouri -supporting new and existing ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® users, as well as users who do not use Portfolio Manager.
Explore the intersection between budgets, human health and energy conservation with Wildan Project Manager, Vinoth Sekar - from different building rating systems, a range of building types and analysis, review the impact on occupant comfort, well-being and energy efficiency.
Featured guest, Paul Todd Merrill, PE LEED® Fellow/BD+C AP, Director of Electrical Preconstruction & Sustainable Construction at CLAYCO will lead the discussion on 'diversity in construction.' Details to follow.
The National Wildlife Federation's ECOLEADERS Community is hosting an EcoCareers Conference preparing students and emerging professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest trends from analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector. LEARN MORE>

"Really great insight about the soft skills and was inspirational as someone who is currently struggling to find an entry into the sustainability job field."

Students, faculty, and staff from high schools, colleges and universities and emerging professionals are invited to sign-up for our Green Shadow program and we will fully fund your attendance to the EcoCareers Conference, April 7 - 8, 2021 11:00 - 5:00 pm each day.

2021 Green Shadow applications to attend the April EcoCareers Conference are DUE Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by 11:59 pm.
**Know someone who would benefit from this EcoCareers Conference? Encourage them to sign-up for the Green Shadow program to receive FREE attendance! Share this link,
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has been at the forefront of attracting leading thinkers in sustainability, regenerative design, and the built environment hailing from industries ranging from architecture and manufacturing to government and nonprofits. Come together with the shared pursuit of a socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative Living Future, and apply for a Living Future 21 Scholarship today!

The Living Future 2021 Conference, hosted online by ILFI, April 20-23, 2021 provides you the opportunity to choose from over 40 sessions (with the ability to watch all recorded content), including case studies, tours, and networking meetups. View the current schedule here.

Attending Living Future 21 is an investment in professional development - we are excited to provide that opportunity
Learn new technical information and practical solutions while building relationships with other people and organizations in the green building and sustainability industry.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes everyone should have access to green buildings and green communities as well as green building education. Those eligible to apply for these scholarships include:
  • Individuals of diverse backgrounds and/or in under-represented socio-economic groups. 
  • Organizations or individuals that serve under-represented socio-economic groups and/or diverse communities. 
  • Emerging Professionals with an interest in the sustainability of our region. For the purpose of this scholarship, we will consider Emerging Professionals to be recent graduates or current students. 

Scholarship applications are due March 15, 2021. A USGBC-MGC membership is not required. Apply today!
St. Louis lags well behind other cities in the number of charging stations per capita, according to Heather Navarro, 28th Ward Alderwoman, and adding electric charging stations can make it easier for people to help the environment by using electric vehicles (EV).

The suite of new EV Ready Board Bills 163, 166 and 181 incorporate EV ready requirements into the building code. The bills were approved by the Board of Aldermen on January 22 and define 'EV ready' as designing and constructing or renovating a building in a way that facilitates and optimizes the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment.

The number of electric-powered vehicles in St. Louis is rapidly increasing and requiring the installation of an EV ready system during new construction of homes and commercial buildings would make it cheaper for building owners than if they became EV ready later. "It would be four to six times higher if you do it after the fact," said Navarro.

Congrats to the City of St. Louis on passing more ground-breaking legislation! Want to see your City or municipality follow suit? Check out our Advancing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Policy Toolkit for more information.
Click this link, then save the 2021 Calendar to your 'Bookmarks Bar' in your web browser, as 'USGBC-MGC EVENTS'
Announcing our February Member Spotlight
Lois Sechrist, LEED AP,
Environmental Stewardship Manager, Medxcel
USGBC-MGC Member since 2008
Sustainability passion: The immediacy and urgency of climate change compels us to connect our actions in energy efficiency, waste management, green purchasing and access to healthy food to carbon footprint to create better outcomes for the communities in which our facilities are located. 

Most meaningful experience with USGBC: In 2011, Jaime Kelley and I were hired by the Missouri Gateway Chapter to create a two-day exam prep course for the new Green Associate credential, and to teach the course several times. Sharing knowledge and helping others to demonstrate their sustainability and green buildings expertise was a tremendous experience. My co-instructor and I had a lot of fun teaching the course, and we appreciate every student that attended. 

What will most impact the future of green building: Focusing on Scope 1 (direct emissions from facilities), Scope 2 (Indirect emissions from purchased energy) & Scope 3 (all indirect emissions, not included in Scope 2, that occur in the value chain, including both upstream and downstream) emissions will help us focus on high-impact opportunities that will mitigate the impacts of climate change.  

Favorite LEED Project: I was Interiors Project Manager with Christner for the first Express Scripts headquarters building on the UMSL campus. We had a fantastic team of owner, developer, architect, engineers, construction manager, furnishings supplier and contractors to deliver an innovative, well-designed project that continues to serve the client well. 

Favorite place in the St. Louis region: Forest Park. It is a short bike ride from my home. I have spent countless hours at the art museum, history museum, zoo, science center, skating rink, plus simply walking and riding all times of the day and all seasons of the year. After struggling through a Couch to 5K program, I ran many 5K races in the park. I enjoyed morning outdoor yoga at the Grand Basin. I met up with friends to sketch on a hillside near the World’s Fair Pavilion. Shakespeare in the Park is an absolute delight on a warm summer evening, as is seeing a show at the MUNY. I have fond memories of watching my daughter play soccer and tennis, and my son run cross country in the park. Forest Park is the gift that keeps on giving. 
Schools, parks, congregations, and gardening and conservation groups are invited to submit proposals to the Missouri Prairie Foundation's (MPF) Prairie Garden Grants Program by March 15, 2021 to help fund the establishment of prairie gardens or plantings in their community!
High vacancy rates and an aging housing stock disproportionately impact the health and
safety of St. Louis’ communities of color. The St. Louis Vacancy Collaborative is requesting proposals to hire a consultant to conduct process mapping of St. Louis’ code enforcement system and provide technical expertise and recommendations for a more strategic and equitable code enforcement system.

Proposals due, Friday, February 12, 2021 by 5:00 pm - emailed to Tara Aubuchon at Interested applicants can also reach out with questions or to request more information.

A few qualifications desired include; expertise in operations and quality improvement related to code enforcement and knowledge of how data and data sharing can be used to leverage strategic code enforcement efforts, with a commitment to keeping racial equity at the center of the work.

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Welcome New Members!
Since September 2020

Susan Armstrong, Safe.Green.Sustainable.Engineering
Angelo Arzano, HOK
Timothy Beadle, KDG Real Estate LLC
Reverend Rodrick Burton, New Northside Missionary Baptist Church
Paul Englert, Spire
Lisa Flegel
James Holtzman, CEDG
Lisa Johnson, Edward Jones
Marc Lopata, Azimuth Energy
Jaclyn Mantel, St. Louis University
Ken Mohr, HERA Laboratory Planners
Bob Neely, Clayco / Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Karin O'Brien, Franklin Energy
Tracy Rogers, Interior Designer
Sara Van Dorn, Savills
Thank You Renewing Members!
Since September 2020

Glenda Abney, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Nicole Adewale, ABNA Engineering
David Alberson, Drury Southwest, Inc.
Emily Andrews, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter
Stephen Anton, Anton Architecture, Inc.
Colleen Autry, DJM Ecological Services Inc
Cindy Bambini, CannonDesign
Nichole Banks, Forever Green Realty LLC.
Laura Barber, The Haskell Company
Shelby Barker, Mackey Mitchell Architects
Stephanie Bass, Cushman & Wakefield
Joseph Bauer, Architect
John Biggs, Ross & Baruzzini
Tricia Bisoux, STLCC Graduate
Kenneth Blair, Ameren Missouri
David Blakely, Self Employed
Jeff Bogard, R.E.A. Homes, LLC
David Bogler, Harris-Stowe State University
Carol Braford, Irresisitble Community Builders, LLC
Tom Braford, Irresisitble Community Builders, LLC
Tom Brooks-Pilling, WSP USA
Jessica Bruce, Mercy Health
Stacey Clear, St. Louis Design Alliance
Bo Cooper, Alberici
Grace Corbin, Christner, Inc.
Geoffrey Crowley, VERVE Design Studio
Christy Cunningham, Hastings + Chivetta
Linda Daniel, Linda Daniel Architect LLC
Brad Davis, Musick Construction
Jennifer DeRose, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Dennis Dill, St. Louis Community College
Nicholas DiMercurio, NewGround
Rene Dulle, STLCC
Eric Eggers, BSI Constructors
Mathew Emden, Energy Resources Group
Madeline Emerson, TRC Companies
Franklin Eppert, ABNA
Todd Fisk, Alberici Constructors
Michael Fogarty, Aschinger Electric
Laura Foppe, TAP Design Group
Deborah Frank, DJMFrank
Rene Freels, Ferguson Eco Team
Olivia Freese, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Gary Fries, ASERusa, IECC-REI, HERS-GR
Joseph Gaied, Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Jennifer Gates, Gates Design
Karen Goering, Missouri History Museum
Linda Goldstein, Linda Goldstein Consulting
Carolyn Green, Green Design
Hope Gribble, USGBC-Missouri Gateway
Diane Grimsley, Tarlton Corporation
Heather Grove, KWK Architects
John Guenther, John C. Guenther Architect LLC
Cassandra Hage, Washington University in St. Louis
Colin Hale, CannonDesign
Daniel Hancock, StraightUp Solar
Drew Hane, Stormwater Pro-tect STL
Jeffrey Harris, Harris Consulting Engineering
Jim Hart, Colliers International
Tobias Heddinghaus, Gray Design Group
Kerry Herr, Siemen's Energy Services
David Hicks, National Construction Institute
Jessie Hoagland, Green Spiral Tours
Ed Hoganson, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
Bill Hudgins, Lighting Associates, INC
Gwenn Ivester, Cushman & Wakefield
Punit Jain, Cannon Design
Lisa Johnson, Edward Jones
Allison Johnson, HOK
Richard Jung, Bilfinger Industrial Services
Chris Kerckhoff, EDM Incorporated
David Keusenkothen, Herman Miller
Barbara Kinsella, Joe Kinsella & Son, Inc.
Tom Kinsella, Joe Kinsella & Son, Inc.
Jen Kissinger, Navigate Building Solutions
Kyle Knudten, McClure Engineering
James Kolker, Washington University in St. Louis
Donald Koster, Washington University in St. Louis
Kregg Kraus, Solutions AEC
Richard Kurzawa, Jacobs
Lindsey LaGesse, Mastercard
Margaret Lalor
Grant Lanham, Alberici
Lynn Larkin, Design Extra
Marc Lopata PE, Azimuth Energy
David Lowell, Kozeny Wagner
M. Joyce Mathis, MJM Design Company
Amanda McAllister, Trivers Associates
Bruce McCoy, Lighting Associates
Cipriano Medina, Ross & Baruzzini
Scott Menkes, Alberici
Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco
Michael Merritt, Saint Louis Lighting Group
Natalie Meyer, Siemens
Tim Michels, Energy Resources Group, Inc.
Sheila Miranda, CORE10 Architecture
Angela A. Moore, Missouri Historical Society
Brian Nolan, Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Elise Novak, CannonDesign
Joe Page, Schaub+Srote Architects
Angela Pandorf
Yvette Paris, Louer Facility Planning
Andrew Petty, Cannon Design
Jason Pierce, Jacobs
John Quinn, Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Daniel Raftery, Enterprise rent-a-car
Ted Ramsdell, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
Stephen Raskin, FGM Architects
Ray Reasons, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
Richard Reilly, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Karla Ritter, K. Ritter Consulting Engineers
Colin Rohlfing, HDR Inc.
Jonathan Roper, City of St. Louis
James Roseberry, Trivers Assoc.
Sondra Rotty, Tarlton Corporation
Evin Russell, PARIC Corporation
Laura Scarborough, RDG Planning and Design
Juliana Schafer, FGM Architects
Eric Schneider, StraightUp Solar
Deanna Schoen, NewGround
Jill Schumaier, NewGround
Eric Schwarz, Refab
Gordon Schweitzer III, CTS Group
Cady Scott Seabaugh, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
Dale Seidenstricker, Gray Design Group
Patrick Shaw, Cushman & Wakefield
Halima Shehu, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Matt Shelby, Saint Louis Zoo
Abigail Sirevaag, Edward Jones
Annie Smith, Ross & Baruzzini
Marion Smith, Engine House No. 1, Inc.
Janet Smith, Cushman & Wakefield
Madeline Smith, Clayco / Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Steve Sneed, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
Laurie Sperling, HERA Lab Planners
Beth Stoddard, Paric
John Sweet, William A. Kerr Foundation
Peter Tao, TAO + LEE Associates, Inc.
Brent Tesreau, Armstrong Flooring
Leo Tevlin, GoGreenSolarLighting/STLOUISLEDS
Marco Tipton, Ameren Missouri
Railesha Tiwari, Washington University in Saint Louis
Robert Towell, CxE Group LLC, Commissioning & Energy Savings
Stacey Towell, CxE Group LLC, Commissioning & Energy Savings
Jim Travis, Ameren Missouri BizSavers
Phil Valko, Washington University in St. Louis
Laura Vierrether, Jacobs
Justin Vogt, Automatic Controls Equipment Systems
Kim von der Heyde, SM Wilson
Chris Walker, Guarantee Electrical Company
Dalton Webb, Gray Design Group
Terry Winkelmann, Sustainable Backyard Network
Rich Wright, Ameren Missouri
Erin Wright, Capital Consultants Inc.
Thomas Yarbrough, Missouri S&T
WOW. One-hundred-and-fifty-six US Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter RENEWING MEMBERS! Thank you all so much for your continued support and membership. As a member organization we could not take on the goal of making every building a green building without your contributions and our Green Buildings Are Better community, thank you. In supporting healthy and efficient built environments within our community, the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is actively working towards an environmentally just future for all through: equitable, inclusive and accessible programming and educational opportunities. As a member, thank you for making this possible.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. Join the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter today!

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New this year - a 20 Green Years Special Sponsorship and new benefits to support a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise's or community organization's participation!
Thanks to recent new and renewing sponsors!

Automatic Controls Equipment Systems - Renewing Silver

BSI Constructors - renewing Silver

Cannon Design - Renewing Gold

Missouri Historical Society - Renewing Gold

Lighting Associates - Renewing Silver

Ross & Baruzzini - Renewing Silver
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 2021 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854. 
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