Green Building Showcase - June 9
Virtual Green Living Festival
Celebrate the Green Schools Quest Participants & Winners!
New Commercial Solar Group Buy Program - Renew STL Solar
Ameren Announces a 2nd Community SOLAR Program
Upcoming Events
Get Involved - Committee Discovery Happy Hour
Thanks to Our New & Renewing Members
Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors
Evening Program
We will be LIVE Tuesday, June 9th 5:30 - 7:00 pm and featured in the annual Green Living Festival!   

Next week we will be hosting speakers;
  • Mark Vanden Asker of Tao & Lee Architects to showcase the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Frank Kartmann, Senior Vice President of Park Operations and Justin Schmitt, Landscape Designer / Horticulture Project Manager at Forest Park Forever showcasing the developing Nature Playscape, and
  • Ted Spaid, a partner and founder of SWT Design will showcase the Forest Park's East Waterways project.
Explore the designs and sustainable attributes of these three projects currently underway in the St. Louis area while earning Continuing Education ! Submitted for approval of: 1 AIA LU/HSW & 1 CM Credit.
Stay in the Know
What a time to learn about sustainability and be sustainable! The EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden is hosting their annual Green Living Festival - virtually!

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter in helping the public learn more and engage in Green Living , Energy and Efficiency , and Naturscaping . You guessed it, we will be helping support the Tuesday, June 9th festival day focused on Energy & Efficiency!

  • Saturday, June 6 | Focus on Green Living
  • Tuesday, June 9 | Focus on Energy and Efficiency
  • Thursday, June 11 | Focus on Naturescaping
Each day will release a LIVE EVENT starting at 12 noon ; recorded Workshops relevant to each day's focus along with Family-Friendly Activities and links to VIRTUAL Exhibitors !
Celebrate Sustainability Success
What an amazing way to end the month of May, celebrating our Green Schools Quest successes and showcasing videos of each important aspect that makes sustainable practices for our future generation's schools and community a priority, a project, a QUEST – because   WHERE we learn matters!

We are CELEBRATING the work of the 2019-2020 Green Schools Quest participants at Help us continue this virtual celebration by viewing the below videos, sharing, liking, commenting on our socials or reaching out about how to get involved in the next Quest of 2020-202.

Green Schools can be powerful promoters of health and well-being.  Improving health and wellness addresses physical, emotional, and social issues students and their communities may be facing. Watch the announcement video to learn more or contact us on how to be part of the impactful positive change the Greens Schools Quest project-based challenge is making on the health and well-being of the planet and her people! 
What's New in the Community?
Renew Missouri has launched Renew STL Solar , affordable, simplified SOLAR for commercial and non-residential customers in the St. Louis region.

Renew STL Solar can help you or your company identify and take advantage of current Federal, State, and utility incentives! By partnering with StraightUp Solar Renew STL Solar helps you or your company receive quality building evaluations and bids while supporting solar jobs. Solar energy is set to be one the dominant energy technologies on the planet employing more St. Louisans than coal or natural gas industries. The Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability presents itself as Renew STL Solar helps with various types of financing and solar may allow you to create new short-term revenue, while paying back the loan through the utility bill savings that your solar delivers!
Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri.  The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area.

Now, these 500 communities have the opportunity to GO SOLAR without installing solar panels of their own. " Community Solar is just one of the many renewable energy-focused options we're offering customers," said Matt Forck, vice president of community, economic development and energy solutions at Ameren Missouri, in a press release May 28th, 2020. Of these 500 communities - customers and municipalities, large or small, residential or industrial will be able to sign up to purchase 100 kilowatt-hour blocks of solar energy generated at Ameren Missouri's Community Solar facilities .
But hurry! Sign up NOW to reserve your chance to participate in the SECOND Ameren Missouri Community Solar program - as Missourians demand more renewable energy we hope this program continues to grow clean, solar energy in Missouri. "In 2019, Ameren Missouri customers quickly took all of the available energy produced at the state's first Community Solar facility located near St. Louis Lambert International Airport," states the More Solar Energy Planned for Missouri press release (view the video above of the first community solar installation). Will you sign-up to GO SOLAR, TODAY? No personal solar panels needed.
June 03, 2020 - 8:00-10:00 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for a morning of interactive presentations, discussion, and Q&A's while learning real details on how to save energy in buildings . Including 6 speakers and an update on the City's new Building Energy Performance Standard!
June 05, 2020 - 10:00-10:30 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a quick, lively conversation - this month discussing how we are all doing and what we've been experiencing. Join in, share your thoughts, listen to others. Let's check-in over coffee.
June 05, 2020 - 11:15-12:30 pm

Login online to earn 1 hour LEED specific for BD+C, the LEED Green Associate, 1 AIA LU, and WELL AP. This session explores why zero energy is a solid strategy for commercial buildings by sharing the latest net zero reserach and guidance, its applicability to LEED EA credits and case studies.
June 06, 09, 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Join the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden for their annual Green Living Festival! Enjoy a series of virtual workshops, children's activities, panel discussions, and exhibitor consultations that explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home, and a healthy environment.
June 09, 2020 - 5:30-7:00 pm

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for our first virtual evening program , the 2020 Green Building Showcase! Explore the designs and sustainable attributes of three projects underway in the St. Louis area. One new construction seeking LEED certification , another seeking Sustainable SITES certification , and a Nature Playscape! Available for 1 AIA LU/HSW & 1 CM Credit.
June 15, 2020 - 5:00-6:00 pm

New to the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter? Interested in how we get things accomplished OR helping us accomplish our mission ? Tune in for the Committee Discovery Happy Hour , grab a drink, and finish your Monday off while learing about our SIX different committees taking action monthly to help make a positive impact. We can't wait to share a drink with you, virtually !
June 24, 2020 - 12:00-1:00 pm

Join the USGBC East North Central Communities to learn from our one and only St. Louis team (Emily Andrews & Frank Oswald) and others how you can advocate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings, and boost economic growth and job creation within your city. Let us celebrate the City of St. Louis' recently adopted Building Energy Performance Standard!
July 10, 2020 - 11:15-12:30 pm

Login online to earn 1 hour LEED specific for BD+C, the LEED Green Associate, and 1 AIA LU. This session explores how scientists can help building product manufacturers meet the challenges of LEED v4 MR credits.
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter
Mondays keep creeping up on you too quickly? Enjoy a happy hour after work Monday, June 15th 5:00 - 6:00 pm with your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and our COMMITTEES ! Whether you're a new member, not a member at all , returning, or know everything about the chapter, come learn what our Committees are up to, how to get involved, and speak directly with a Committee Chair or their representative. Discover which committee best aligns with your career and interests! Invite a friend or two and we'll socialize, get acquainted, and help you build connections , your knowledge , and most importantly your community . We can't wait to share a drink (any refreshing beverage) with you, virtually !
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Welcome New Members
June 2020
Sarah Aman , PGAV Destinations
Michael Brockman , Ameren Missouri
David Hicks , National Construction Institute
Emily Schell , G&W Engineering
Eric Schwarz , Refab
Dennis Upshaw , Interface
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
June 2020
Glenda Abney , Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center

Stephanie Bass , Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Tricia Bisoux , STLCC Graduate

Kenneth Blair , Ameren Missouri

Jeff Bogard , R.E.A. Homes, LLC

Tom Brooks-Pilling , WSP USA

Michael Byrd , CORE10 Architecture

Grace Corbin , Christner, Inc.

Linda Daniel , Linda Daniel Architect LLC

Jennifer DeRose , Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Dennis Dill , St. Louis Community College

Madeline Emerson , TRC Companies

Gary Fries , ASERusa, IECC-REI, HERS-GR

Joseph Gaied , Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Diane Grimsley , Tarlton Corporation

Tobias Heddinghaus , Gray Design Group

David Hicks , National Construction Institute

Ed Hoganson , Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

Gwenn Ivester , Cushman & Wakefield

Daniel Jay , Christner

Richard Jung , Bilfinger Industrial Services

Donald Koster , Washington University in St. Louis
Lynn Larkin , Design Extra

Marc Lopata PE , Azimuth Energy

Joyce M. Mathis , MJM Design Company

Amanda McAllister , Trivers Associates

Sheila Miranda , CORE10 Architecture

Linda Moen , EFK Moen, LLC

Brian Nolan , Carmody MacDonald P.C.

Joe Page , Schaub+Srote Architects

John Quinn , Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

Ted Ramsdell , Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

Ray Reasons , Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

Richard Reilly , Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center

Matt Shelby , St. Louis Zoo

Marion Smith , Engine House No. 1, Inc.

Janet Smith , Cushman & Wakefield

Steve Sneed , Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

John Sweet , William A. Kerr Foundation

Peter Tao , TAO+LEE Associates, Inc.

Brent Tesreau , Armstrong Flooring

Marco Tipton , Ameren Missouri

Brandon Verhoff , Caleres

Rich Wright , Ameren Missouri
June - July
July 03 - 05
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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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

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Mackey Mitchell Architects

Metro Lighting

Missouri American Water 

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 

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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