August 2019



In partnership with ASHRAE - St. Louis Chapter
Net Zero Carbon, Water, and Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
District scale projects and campuses lend themselves well for the goals of complete decarbonization and net zero energy and water. Depending on the project type, context, and location, these goals may also represent the best first and lifecycle cost approach. But getting there will involve navigating everything from utility rates, regulations, and connection fees, metering configurations, integrating electric vehicles, district electric and thermal technologies, managing a phasing plan, and managing ongoing operations.
This session will start by reviewing the various definitions of net zero energy and carbon, and Zero Water and One Water, including those developed by the USGBC and ILFI. It will then provide some context in terms of integrating renewables from the built environment into the larger utility mix, addressing duck curves and evolving rate structures. Lastly, it will walk through a step by step process of evaluating district systems, moving towards a decision of onsite technologies and configurations - including financial and incentive analysis, evaluating the potential for onsite storage, and partnering with third party entities where appropriate.
Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP 
Mr. Radoff will also present an in-depth seminar the following day: LEED Zero and 4.1: The LEED We've Been Waiting For

Approved for 1 LFA General CE Credit
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

CxE Group, LLC

Ross & Baruzzini


Monthly Evening Program
Net Zero Carbon, Water & Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level
Tuesday, August 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

This session will start by reviewing the various definitions of net zero energy and carbon, and Zero Water and One Water. It will then provide some context in terms of integrating renewables from the built environment into the larger utility mix, addressing duck curves and evolving rate structures. Lastly, it will walk through a step by step process of evaluating district systems, and  will include reference to 3-4 actual projects around the country in various phases of development.

  In-Depth Session 
LEED Zero & 4.1: The LEED We've Been Waiting For
Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 - 10:00 am

With the release of the LEED Zero suite of certifications (Zero Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste), and evolution of LEED v4.1, we have a series of rating systems that provide market-driving direction to lead the sustainability industry. This session will review LEED v4.1 (BD+C) and the newly released LEED Zero suite from a practitioner's perspective. 

Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours & 2 AIA LU

 Green Schools Quest MENTOR Info Session
August 20, 2019 11:30 am-12:30 pm

We invite you to join us and learn more about this exciting opportunity! A brief overview of the Green Schools Quest program and mentor responsibilities will be presented, followed by the opportunity to hear directly from past mentors as they share their experiences.

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! 
USGBC-Missouri Gateway's  LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. 

Monthly Evening Program
Biophilic Design: Designing for Health and Increased Performance
September 10, 5:30 -7:30 pm

In the built environment, we can use the emerging field of Biophilic Design to create building interiors that connect people to nature. This presentation will explore clear and compelling case studies of built projects that illustrate Biophilic Design strategies have a significant ROI in interior spaces. Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

Indepth Seminar 
Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge
Wednesday, September 11, 8:00 - 10:00 am

This interactive workshop will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia on three rating standards: LEED v4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. This presentation will explore various projects with compelling connections to Biophilic Design strategies with significant ROI.  Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.
Green Schools Quest
Through the Green Schools Quest, the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter challenges public & private schools in Missouri & southern Illinois to devise & implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective & no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools.

Considering becoming a Green Schools Quest mentor?

This unique opportunity allows you to apply your knowledge about sustainability in a creative and purposeful way. Learn more about this exciting chance to join the Green Schools Movement and give back to your community!

As we gear up for the 2019/2020 school year, we are looking for Green Mentors to work with local schools!

Mentor Process & Responsibilities
  • Fill out Mentor Registration Form by Aug 31st
  • Attend Green Mentor training in Sept
  • Pair up with a PK-12 school
  • Commit 4-6 hours per month from Oct 2019 to mid-March 2020
  • Meet with school at least twice per month
  • Provide sustainability expertise and guidance at your school, helping students and their team sponsor plan and implement a no or low cost sustainability project
  • Assist with final submission
  • Submit two quick, online progress reports
  • Consider attending a Mentor Meet Up to meet and exchange ideas with fellow mentors
  • Become a USGBC-MGC member if not already
Learn more about mentor responsibilities and the program at a Mentor Info Session on August 20, 2019 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners announce multiple opportunities to learn about energy benchmarking and get hands-on assistance with the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Benchmarking is the process of tracking your building's energy and/or water use and comparing your performance to similar buildings and to past performance. Benchmarking is the first step in determining how to conserve resources, reduce operating costs, and reduce environmental impacts. 
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is a free and secure online tool that tracks energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Any building can use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to understand their energy, water, and waste performance - schools, governments, congregations, businesses and retail stores. 
Stop by our office during a drop-in session to receive hands-on help with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Attendees should bring a laptop and all information needed for benchmarking (list available via event links below). This event is free, but registration is requested.

The Missouri Division of Energy is now accepting applications for low-interest energy improvement loans to public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments to include municipal, county, regional, and international airports, public water and wastewater treatment facilities, and public and not-for-profit hospitals. In total, the department is making $4 million available for these entities to complete energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the state of Missouri.

The loan application period ranges from June 17, 2019, through September 20, 2019, for loans between $10,000 and $500,000. Loan applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. If money remains after applications have been reviewed and prioritized, consideration will be given to loans in excess of $500,000.


USGBC and Greenbuild seek scholarship applicants who are working to advance green buildings and sustainable, equitable and healthy communities to join us at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta!

Scholarships are competitive and available to individuals with a demonstrated financial or another barrier. USGBC and Greenbuild seek applicants working in the community, economic & affordable housing development, environmental justice, education and other fields whose sustainability work centers around equitable development, new technologies & paradigms, resilience, and health.
Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9

ASID MO East Chapter Hosting WELL Building Standard CEU EventASID
Wednesday, August 14 

Join ASID MO East Chapter for a CEU event on the WELL Building Standard. IWBI's WELL Building Standard has been developed amidst a global movement dedicated to increasing our health and wellness, especially in the places we live, work & play. WELL is focused on the occupants (all of us!) and increasing our health and wellness by following their guiding principles. WELL is already a movement in the commercial and hospitality sectors of design and is quickly gaining momentum for residential projects.

Midwest Energy Policy Series: Demonstrating the Value of Energy EfficiencyMEPS
August 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Columbia, MO

MEI is presenting this event in collaboration with Columbia Water & Light, Missouri Division of Energy, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Building Performance Association.

Who should attend: Professionals interested in the sale, financing, review or construction of commercial and residential properties
Register now
  • Learn ways to demonstrate the value energy efficiency measures can have on properties
  • Find out how promoting energy efficiency can increase property sales
  • Hear how traditional and nontraditional lenders are funding energy efficiency measures
  • Discover the economic impact energy efficiency has on local economies
  • Take the opportunity to network with potential business partners

St. Louis Sports and Sustainability SymposiumSports
Wednesday, August 21, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the Green Sports Alliance and the St. Louis Cardinals for the St. Louis Sports and Sustainability Symposium at Busch Stadium.

The Syposium will convene regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to advance healthier, more sustainable communities.

Programming will focus on four of our key program areas: Venues, Food, Waste, and Energy. The day will be a combination of keynotes and panels, with ample time for networking and engaging with other event attendees. We will also have a small 'Vendor Showcase' for our sponsors with some select services/products on display.
As part of the registration cost, attendees will receive access to our post-event reception and a ticket to the Cardinals vs. Brewers game that evening.


Building Operator Certification®(BOC) is a nationally recognized training and certification program focusing on energy efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures. Facilities with BOC graduates are proven to save energy, have lower energy bills, and offer improved comfort for occupants.
BOC Level 1 training is coming to St. Louis this fall, starting on September 11, 2019. Customers of Ameren Missouri are eligible for a rebate of $500 upon completion of the series. 
Customers of Spire are also eligible for a rebate of $350 upon completion of the series.  Veteran tuition discounts are available as well.  
October 8-10, 2019

Since 2015, the Living Product Expo has pulled together the world's leading design firms, manufacturers and sustainability consultants to share game-changing innovations in sustainable product design.  

This annual exchange has emboldened companies to develop new products made of truly safe materials, informed by biomimicry and biophilia, and manufactured in factories powered by renewable energy and designed to foster worker and community health and happiness.


November 13 - 14,  Omaha, NE

The Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference brings together stakeholders from across the Midwest to discuss how best to promote the adoption and raise compliance with building energy codes across the region. This free annual conference provides an opportunity to network, engage in building science and policy discussions, and learn from leading experts about current and future trends.
The Conference is free, and a limited amount of travel support is available to state and local code officials and other government employees.  
Thanks To Our Members! Members 
Welcome New Members
July 2019 
Curtis Colley, Tarlton Corporation
Olivia Freese, Clayco
Amy Gilbertson, Trivers
Emily Halpin, DJM Ecological Services, Inc.
Lindsey LaGesse, Mastercard
Cipriano Medina, Ross & Baruzzini
Trina Nelson, Cushman & Wakefield
Clara Stephenson, Express Scripts
Kim von der Heyde, SM Wilson
Debra Leigh Wheeler, University of Missouri-Columbia

Thanks to our Renewing Members

July 2019

David Alberson, Drury Southwest, Inc.
Barbara Anderson-Kerlin, HOK
Stephen Anton, Anton Architecture, Inc.
David Bogler, Harris-Stowe State University
Carol Braford,Irresistible Community Builders, LLC
Tom Braford, Irresistible Community Builders, LLC
Fredericka Brandt, Dogtown EcoVillage
Zachary Carter, IMEG Corp
Jeehyun Choi, JEMA
Brad Davis, Musick Construction
Alyse Garbisch, Jacobs
Jennifer Gates, Gates Design
Joyce Gorrell, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Ellen Irons
Kregg Kraus, Solutions AEC
David Lowell, Kozeny Wagner
Contributor -  Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco
Yvette Paris, Louer Facility Planning
Jason Pierce, Jacobs
Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design, LLC

Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors!  
Integrated Facility Services - 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 - MGC 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  2019 Sponsor Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854.
Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities! 
Thanks to our RESTORATIVE sponsor

Logo MO Botanical


Clayco Logo

Healthy Planet



Solutions AEC



Innovative Technology Education Fund


Cushman & Wakefield
DJM Ecological 
Dynamic Controls, Inc.
ECO Recycling
Energy Resources Group  
Guarantee Electrical Company 
Johnson Controls  
Mackey Mitchell Architects 
Metro Lighting
Missouri American Water 
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 
Rosemann and Associates 
Villa Lighting  


Electro Plastics/STEP Warm Floor

Ittner Architects   
Hastings + Chivetta  
Integrated Facility Services 
Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri
PayneCrest Electric
Schaeffer Marketing Group  
S.M. Wilson   

To initiate, develop and accelerate the implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live and work.