Members only, celebrate and honor the work of our membership community catalyzing green and healthy places for 20 years Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm with a virtual happy hour!

We will welcome new USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members, connect and honor those who paved the way for this Green Buildings Are Better community, our Chapter Founders.
Celebrate together, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Meet new members and connect with some of the original catalysts of green building in our region! Plus, enjoy a quick solar demo from StraightUp Solar, exclusively for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and win prizes while enjoying a relaxed and engaging happy hour, especially for you, a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member! Learn more.
Calling all emerging professionals and students! Volunteer with your USGSBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Higher Ed & EP Committee Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Fresh Starts Community Garden.

Help clean up the garden while networking and working in the sunshine at 2901 Dayton St. St. Louis, 63106

We will be building/repairing raised beds, a compost bin site, and harvesting veggies. Every tool will be provided. Please bring your own gloves and feel free to share this volunteer opportunity with us and the North Newstead Association with others using URL
Shane Healey, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Architect, Associate, Project Manager, Designer, & Sustainability Professional at Lawrence Group
USGBC-MGC Member since 2015
Sustainability passion: My interest for Sustainability began during a sustainable design undergrad course at SIU Carbondale in 2009. I really enjoy being able to help connect a building to the surrounding community, as well as connecting the building to the surrounding landscape and environment. Since becoming a LEED AP, I have worked on a LEED Gold, Silver, and Certified, as well as a half dozen pseudo-LEED certified Projects for the military. 

Most meaningful experience with USGBC: In 2014 I was an Architectural Designer at Ross & Baruzzini. We teamed up with the USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter to provide a pro bono energy audit for the Grace + Peace Fellowship congregation. The Ross & Baruzzini Committee assembled a multi-discipline team of volunteers to survey the mechanical and electrical systems, survey the building envelope, and completed a thermal imaging survey. 

What will most impact the future of green building: I believe moving toward Net Zero buildings will have the greatest impact on the future of green building. The use of on-site renewable energy is possible with the many renewable energy technologies available today. However, the amount of technologies needed for Net-Zero are expensive, especially for existing buildings that require retrofitting. Our final report described the inefficiencies, how they could be corrected, and the associated costs.

Favorite LEED Project: My favorite LEED project would have to be the S.T.A.R Building located at John Burroughs School. I worked very closely with Todd Bunden on this LEED 2009 Gold Certified building. The building houses science labs, rooftop greenhouse, a library, research rooms, engineering labs, and a 3d printing area. The S.T.A.R Building was intended to fit contextually within the campus. The new building frames the central quad and minimally impacts the surrounding campus landscape.

Favorite place in the St. Louis region: My favorite place to be in the St. Louis area has to be Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium. Like so many people in this area, I have infinite memories from meeting Jason Isringhausen and Tony Twist, attending opening day, seeing the Clydesdales, spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, and the Winter Classic. Let's just say I will be attending multiple Cardinal games in 2021.
The 2021 Virtual Green Living Festival hosted by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden is happening NOW through Sunday, June 6th.

View LIVE Panel Discussions every day at 12:00 noon. Or, watch the recordings after you register.

Attend a Workshop by checking our this year's schedule of events!

Participate and engage in Family Friendly Activities by going to each day's landing page. Energy & Efficiency. Naturescaping. Planet & Personal Wellness.

Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall, LIVE from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Friday June 4, 2021, and visit us, your local US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter along with the 20 plus exhibitors!

Find Additional Resources to explore different links between: energy and efficiency, naturescaping, and planet + personal wellness.
Registration to attend this online event is FREE thanks to the generous support of event sponsors. Donations are always appreciated to further EarthWays Center's work to provide smart sustainable solutions for all people, plants, and the planet. Click Here to Donate.

Friday, June 4, 2021 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am attend multiple presentations providing real details on how to save energy in buildings, with a special focus on how to prepare for and meet the City's new Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS).

Speakers Include:

  • Rajiv Ravulapati, City of St. Louis Building Division

  • Cady Scott Seabaugh, McCormack Baron Salazar

  • Jonathon Bell, Ross & Baruzzini

  • Steve Andert, Mazzetti

  • Maddie Emerson, Ameren Missouri BizSavers and Christopher Wright, Spire Energy
On average, 30% of the energy used in buildings is wasted through inefficiency. (U.S. EPA). Join us at these upcoming benchmarking help sessions to make your building a hero in the fight against wasted energy, air pollution and climate change!

  • Thursday, June 24, 8:00 - 9:20 am
  • Thursday, July 22, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

This session will cover the basics of benchmarking, the City's Building
Energy Awareness Ordinance and how to report your data. PLUS we will
feature a demo of Ameren Missouri's new Benchmarking & Energy
Efficiency Portal (BEEP), which can provide aggregated building
electricity data and automatically upload it to ENERGY STAR Portfolio
Manager. Breakout rooms for one-on-one assistance will be available. 

  • Monday, Tues., Wed., July 26-28, 2021, 1:00 - 5:00 pm each day

Industry experts will provide critical tools to transition from conventional to
sustainable operations at this Green Professional Building Skills certificate course. Efficient operations & smart maintenance in buildings can help reduce operating costs by 5-20%.

Stay tuned for more high performance building education this Fall 2021.
During construction, renovation, repurposing, demolition, or occupancy, buildings use energy, water, raw materials, generate waste, and emit emissions. This has prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems aimed at reducing the impact of buildings on the natural environment through more sustainable design principles.

Madeline Smith, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Fitwel Ambassador, Sustainable Development Manager, Clayco enterprise will be leading our Living Building Challenge Coffee Break, Friday, June 11, 2021 from 10:00 - 10:30 am. Living Buildings must demonstrate that they have achieved Net Positive Energy, Net Positive Water, and Net Positive Waste.

Living Buildings generate more than they consume.
Listen to the LIVE recording of the previous USGBC-MGC Coffee Break while you work, or watch your Green Buildings Are Better community in discussion.

Summer Coffee Break Series - Green Building Certifications: KICK OFF - Green Building Material Standards with featured guest, Hannah Roth, author of the new book "The Green Building Materials Manual" and USBGC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors Chair.

June 15 | 6:30 pm

Attend a FREE virtual Solar Power Hour with your local US Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter - learn basic solar information, financial implications for your property and how the Grow Solar St. Louis program works and can work for you. Once you attend, receive a FREE, no obligation site assessment from StraightUp Solar!
St. Louis County is currently seeking candidates to fill expired terms on the Building Commission which recommends codes and code amendments to St. Louis County Council.

Did you know that our local governments often seek residents with building-related expertise to serve on boards and commissions?

This is a great way to share your passion and expertise for the greater good! You have to be a resident of St. Louis County to apply. To learn more about the different boards and commissions (many have vacant seats) or to fill out an application, visit the St. Louis County Boards and Commissions website.

Not a county resident? Check out your local municipality's website to see what opportunities exist. Or check out the City of St. Louis, St. Charles, or Jefferson County.
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And tell us what you think about this month's USGBC-MGC article written by Malaya Siy, Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA - Flance Early Learning Center Honored as a 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School!
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Since April 2021

John Berendzen, Fox Architects
Ethan Brewer, St. Louis University
Terri Fritsche, Spire Energy
Heather Helms, Heather Helms
Daniel Jay, Retired
Lisa Johnson, Edward Jones
Jenna Murdock, Washington University in St. Louis
Anwuli Okwuashi, Saint Louis University
Since April 2021

Glenda Abney, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Darla Bair, Schaeffer Marketing Group
Kenneth Blair, Ameren Missouri
Jeff Bogard, R.E.A. Homes, LLC
Michael Brockman, Ameren Missouri
Lacy Cagle, Blackrock Consulting
Jim Curran, Electrical Connection
Linda Daniel, Linda Daniel Architect LLC
Dennis Dill, St. Louis Community College
Franklin Eppert, ABNA
Joseph Gaied, MilliporeSigma
David Graf, Ranken Technical College
Timothy Green, IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection
Cassandra Hage, Washington University in St. Louis
Tobias Heddinghaus, Gray Design Group
Gwenn Ivester, Cushman & Wakefield
Richard Jung
Barbara Kinsella, Joe Kinsella & Son, Inc.
Tom Kinsella, Joe Kinsella & Son, Inc.
Margaret Lilly, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
Sheila Miranda, CORE10 Architecture
Brian Nolan, Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Ted Ramsdell, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
Richard Reilly, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Karla Ritter, K. Ritter Consulting Engineers
Adam Rustige, Automatic Controls Equipment Systems
Katy Mike Smaistrla, University of Missouri
Marion Smith, Engine House No. 1, inc.
Lisa Sombart, Mazzetti, Inc.
Marco Tipton, Ameren Missouri
Railesha Tiwari, Washington University in Saint Louis
Phil Valko, Washington University in St. Louis
Julie Villa, Ittner Architects
Rich Wright, Ameren Missouri
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. Join the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter today!

Curious about your membership standing or ready to renew your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership online? Check your membership status.

We also have a Membership Directory! Check to see who's a member, find a member in your green building industry, or view the chapter leadership and expertise of our Missouri Gateway community. View the membership directory.
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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!

Fox Architects - NEW Green

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 - Renewing Gold

WSP - Renewing Bronze

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. 
Thanks to Our RESTORATIVE Sponsor!
Thanks to Our PLATINUM Sponsors!
Thanks to Our GOLD Sponsors!
Healthy Planet
Thanks to Our SILVER Sponsors!
Thanks to Our GREEN SCHOOLS Sponsors!
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!

ECO Recycling

Guarantee Electrical Company


icon Mechanical

Johnson Controls

Navigate Building Solutions

Rosemann and Associates 

Villa Lighting

Thanks to Our GREEN Sponsors!
Advanced Green Consulting 

Azimuth Energy

Custom Engineering

Growing Green, Inc. 

Horner & Shifrin, Inc.

Integrated Facility Services

Ittner Architects


PayneCrest Electric

Schaeffer Marketing Group


S.M. Wilson 

St. Louis Composting-Total Organics Recycling
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To initiate, develop and accelerate the implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live, work, learn, and play.

We recognize that we are a predominately white organization – our staff, our leadership, and our membership. As an organization, we recognize that we have unintentionally contributed to the status quo of injustice and systems that are racist. We know that environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect communities of color. We are working to do our part to address and breakdown systemic and institutional racism while understanding our own implicit biases. Learn more about our Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.