July 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature St. Louis Community College's new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences Facility which is seeking LEED certification under the v4 rating system.

Located on the College's Forest Park campus, this 96,000 square feet building will serve as a state-of-the-art learning center featuring science laboratories and classrooms, dental clinics, and innovative classrooms spaces.  The Center will serve approximately 900 students in nursing and health sciences programs and will be the first new academic building constructed on the Forest Park campus in nearly 20 years.  The design team (KAI) carefully integrated the old with the new, referencing the existing buildings in masonry detail, while incorporating curtainwall, storefront, metal, and technology to tie past to present.  The design capitalizes on surrounding density and diverse uses, water use reduction, optimization of energy performance, and open space, among other items.  The construction focus is on materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

Submitted for approval of 1 LEED Specific BD+C GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU
Tarlton Corporation
Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature St. Louis Community College's new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences Facility which is seeking LEED certification under the v4 rating system.
Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 pm

During this seminar, attendees will review local applications of SITES strategies, specifically a case study of the Forest Park Waterways project, which is currently in design and registered as a Sustainable SITES project.

LEEDv4.1 Interactive Workshop
Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

During this half-day workshop, national USGBC's technical staff will walk participants through LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C credits. The workshop will also touch on the full life cycle of the building, by reviewing LEED Operations and Maintenance and recertification options available to projects and how BD+C and ID+C credits are structured to support ongoing performance.

3 LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, & O+M GBCI CE Hours & 3 AIA LU
GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials
Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

GPRO O+M Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.
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

In-depth Seminar
July 31, 3:00 - 5:00 pm  
The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) defines what a sustainable site is and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. The SITES v2 Rating System is a set of guidelines and performance-based metrics that align land development and management with innovative sustainable design, covering areas such as soil, vegetation, water, materials and human health and well-being.

During this seminar, attendees will review local applications of SITES strategies, specifically a case study of the Forest Park Waterways project, which is currently in design and registered as a Sustainable SITES project. The Waterways project is in the southeast corner of Forest Park and includes the restoration of Bowl, Jefferson, and Round Lakes. The project will incorporate ecosystem services for the landscape and the Park; connecting the water way system, reducing potable water input in the Waterways, managing stormwater onsite, and restoring plantings to enhance the area.  The presentation will feature the importance of collaboration between the landscape architect, civil engineer, City of St. Louis, Forest Park Forever, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District.

The session will include a walking tour of the Waterways project, so come dressed to be outside and in comfortable shoes!
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.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for 2020 educational programs.
While proposals on all topics related to green building and sustainable communities will be considered, preference will be given to those that address one or more of the following:
  • Climate Solutions: Addressing Urgency & Taking Action
  • Resilience & Innovative Recovery
  • Social Equity
Engaging, interactive approaches to enhance learning are desired.
  • Call for Proposals Issued June 17, 2019.
  • Proposals due by Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Selected Speakers notified by November 8, 2019.

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.
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.

July 1st - July 31st, 2019
Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a 31-day, global challenge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics.

Plastic Free EcoChallenge aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. You pick your challenges, ask your co-workers, family and community to come along for the ride, and set a goal that makes a difference for you, your community and our planet.
This Challenge is hosted by EcoChallenge.org, Calgary Zoo, and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and joined by a coalition of North American zoos and aquariums, including the Saint Louis Zoo.

Thanks To Our Members! Members 
Welcome New Members
June 2019 
Christopher J. Bedell, Gill Group, Inc.
David Coblitz, Coblitz Creative Concepts, LLC
Rhian Collins, HOK
Faith Feng, Clayco
John Hickey, Sierra Club, Missouri Chapter
Hallie Nolan, Trivers
Renee Paradowski, Gray Design Group
Dena Schmid, Guarantee Electrical Company
Halima Shehu, Forum Studio
Gretchen Waddell Barwick, Sierra Club

Thanks to our Renewing Members

June 2019

Joseph Bauer, Architect
Julie Coulter, Capital Consultants, Inc
John Guenther, John C. Guenther Architect LLC
Lauren Ivester, Enterprise Holdings
Richard Kurzawa, Jacobs
Patrick Ladendecker, HOK
Jim Pajares, ACES
Laura Scarborough, RDG Planning and Design
Lois Sechrist, Ascension
Dale Seidenstricker, Gray Design Group
Laurie Sperling, HERA Lab Planners
Laura Vierrether, Jacobs
Dalton Webb, Gray Design Group
Craig Webster, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers
Paul Whitson, HOK
Timmy Williams, Retired
Erin Wright, Rosemann & Associates



Thanks to our Annual Sponsors!  
Washington University in St. Louis - RENEWING Platinum
Express Scripts - RENEWING Silver
Guarantee Electrical Company - RENEWING Bronze
S.M. Wilson - 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

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Healthy Planet



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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  
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.