May 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Take on the challenge of crafting an effective case for green building.

A panel of design, construction, development and business ownership professionals will kick the evening off with a discussion on national and regional green building progress to date, regional success stories and challenges, as well as opportunities to build momentum.

Equipped with this knowledge and their own perspectives, attendees will then break into small groups to role play client/consultant scenarios encompassing a wide variety of project types.

More than a lecture, this fun, hands-on event will result in:
  • Uncovering new or innovative ideas on how to promote green building practices
  • Developing strategies for presenting relevant research data to a customer
  • Creating a "business case for green" for the customer
Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served during the shortened networking period from 5:30-6 pm.

Submitted for approval of 1.5GBCI CE Hours and 1.5 AIA LU

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
5:30-6:00 pm -Registration & Networking
6:00-7:30 pm - Panel and Small Group Discussions
* Note shortened networking period. Presentation portion will begin earlier than usual (at 6 pm).

Note updated venue:
HOK, 10 S. Broadway Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63102

ENTER via the patio on the corner of 4th & Market. (click to view image of patio entrance location.)

PARKING is available for a small fee in the Stadium East garage immediately south of HOK's office building. There is also street parking on Market Street next to the Ballpark Hilton and on the Kiener Plaza side as well.

Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students
$20 for Non-members

StraightUp Solar 
Emerging Professionals Event
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 pm

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals, YAFSTL, and HOK have partnered to offer a sustainability-themed tour of the Cortex Innovation Community Campus.

Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 - 1:15 pm 
LEED subject matter experts will review design strategies and environmental factors that impact our health, some of LEED's Indoor Environmental Quality credits and the research that informed the credit requirements.
Offering 1 LEED Specific (BD+C and ID+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU 
Monthly Evening Program
Regional Green Building Challenges and Successes - How Can We Improve?
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
A panel of design, construction, development and business ownership professionals will discuss national and regional green building progress to date, regional success stories and challenges, as well as opportunities to build momentum. Audience members will be engaged in actively examining how we can learn from today's successes and challenges to better guide clients towards pursuing best practices in sustainable design and construction.  
Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Carousel
Thursday, May 16, 8:00 - 10:00 am  
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects
In-depth Seminar
Supporting Global Goals Locally Through Green Buildings
Tuesday, May 21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, their relevance to the St. Louis-area green building industry, and how to use them to better communicate and advance partnerships.

GPRO O+M Essentials (Elsah, IL)
Wednesday, May 22 & Wednesday, May 29,
8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days

Green Professional Building Skills Training - Operations & Maintenance Essentials training provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings.

Drop-In Benchmarking Help Session
Thursday, May 23, 9:00 - 11:00 am  
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for a Benchmarking Help Session. Attendees will receive hands-on help to benchmark their energy and water use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report data to the City of St. Louis.    
Member Social
Thursday, May 30, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

New and existing members are invited to come socialize and get acquainted! Join us at Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis to enjoy complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers. Chapter officers will discuss the chapter's history, highlight member benefits & opportunities, and answer questions. Attendees will learn about Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis's commitment to sustainable construction, and have the opportunity to take a short tour.


Green Schools Quest
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Green Schools Quest challenges public and private schools within the Chapter's territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective, and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools - because WHERE we learn matters!

2018-19 WINNERS
Elementary Category
1st - Kirkwood Early Childhood Center
2nd - Highcroft Ridge Elementary (Parkway)
3rd - Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

Middle School Category
1st - Forsyth School
2nd TIE -Nipher Middle School (Kirkwood)
2nd TIE - North Kirkwood Middle School
3rd - Grand Center Arts Academy (Confluence)

High School Category
1st - Kirkwood High School
2nd - Herculaneum High School
3rd - Jennings Senior High

Rookie of the Year (TIE) - Hazelwood West Middle School & McKinley Classical  Leadership Academy (St. Louis Public)

Sustainability Champion - Little Flower Catholic School

Focus of the Year (Energy) - Crossroads Elementary (Wentzville)

Judges Choice - Brown Elementary (Hazelwood)

Innovation - St. Margaret of Scotland

2019-20 registration is now open!

2019-20 optional Focus of the Year is ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE!

Thursday, May 16, 8:00 - 10:00 am

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects.  

Presentations will include:
Ameren Missouri BizSavers Energy Efficiency Incentives
The Ameren Missouri BizSavers program offers cash incentives for virtually any cost-effective energy efficiency project. Whether you're running a small business or large corporation, your company may qualify to get cash back for improvements to your facility's lighting, building controls, ventilation, cooling systems and more.
Presented by Jim Travis, Ameren Missouri BizSavers Program
Spire Energy Efficiency Rebates
Take advantage of Spire's energy efficiency rebates to lower your monthly bills and shorten the time it takes to pay back your investment.

Presented by Belmin Salihovic, Spire
Be Audit You Can Be: Finding Energy Savings Through Audits
Using energy audits to kickstart your energy efficiency program. From benchmarking to financial analysis, and the new ASHRAE Standard 211 for energy audits.

Presented by Annie Smith, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Ross & Baruzzini
Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Renewables: The Path to Net Zero
Learn how the combination of energy efficiency and conservation can reduce loads and increase the offset of clean, affordable renewable energy.

Presented by Steve O'Rourke, EnerGuidance/StraightUp Solar
Utility Analytics: Making Better Use of your Utility Bills
Using Utility Analytics to monitor and improve energy usage in your buildings.

Presented by Adam Rustige, CEM, Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc.
NEW Doing More with Less: Realizing savings through Proper Operations and Maintenance Procedures
Learn how effective operations and maintenance staff training can lead to big savings without the need to invest in wholesale building improvements. Then we'll look at how to track these savings over time to realize their full benefit.
Presented by Rachel Clark, EIT, EMIT, Bernhard TME

This event is free to all, but registration is requested.  

In-Depth Seminar
Tuesday, May 21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, their relevance to the St. Louis-area green building industry, and how to use them to better communicate and advance partnerships.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 to "promote prosperity while protecting the planet." The 17 Goals are wide-ranging, challenging humanity to decouple economic growth from climate change, poverty, and inequality.

Green building supports many of the SDGs by reducing waste and contributing to healthier physical environments, but also by educating, creating jobs, reducing inequalities, and strengthening communities.

After learning about the Goals, their local relevance, and connection to green building, attendees will review LEED scorecards of local buildings through the lens of the SDGs and have the opportunity to apply the SDG's to one of their own current or past projects.


Thanks to our Give STL Day Donors! GIVESTL
U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that Green Buildings Are Better - better for people, better for the environment, and better for the bottom line. We live, work, learn, and play better in green and healthy spaces.  
A heartfelt thank you to our Give STL Day Donors! Your support makes our year-round work to transform the built environment possible. Thank you!
Glenda Abney 
Emily Andrews 
Ronda Andrews
Lacy Cagle
Kimberly Chapman
Jennifer DeRose
Katherine Dockery
Deborah Frank
George Fujii
Joyce Gorrell
Hope Gribble
Jane Griesenauer
Patrick Justis
Richard Kacenski 
Mary Lazarus 
Margaret McCoy 
Paul Todd Merrill
Angela Moore
Jennifer Myerscough
Heather Navarro
Steve O'Rourke
Jean Ponzi
Nancy Rodney
Christopher Ruth
Richard Schuessler
Johanna Schweiss
Leo Tevlin

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council ( USGBC) released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community's mission: sustainability, green buildings and the environment.

The report found that while three-quarters of respondents said environmental problems are very or somewhat important to them, they do very little to address the problems in their own lives, considering it too daunting a task.
The research also shows that people want to live in a healthy environment, but don't typically associate green buildings with being part of the solution. When asked which terms most strongly relate to the environment and being green, only 11 percent said green buildings.

The research suggests there is a gap between the enormity of the problem and how people seek to address it in their daily lives, and that the green building community can mobilize and inspire change by connecting messaging to healthy outcomes for human beings.

Through these research findings, USGBC has identified key areas to talk about how green buildings can help, who they help and why they are necessary.

Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 3:00 pm 

Ameren Missouri is pleased to sponsor a series of in-person trainings to support the residential building industry as they continue to deliver healthy and resilient homes to the market. Led by experts from Southface Energy Institute, in this interactive classroom-based training students will learn key building science principles, common code compliance challenges and solutions, and much more!
In this training, attendees will learn:
  • Basic building science concepts
  • Requirements in the energy code
  • How to overcome common code compliance challenges
  • Best practices and construction techniques
  • Opportunities to cut costs and improve your business
Tuesday, May 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Join the OneSTL Sustainability Lab on May 28th at T-Rex for the next installation of the City Speaker Series presentation with Doug Farr (FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A).

Doug is an architect, urbanist, author, and a passionate advocate for sustainable design thinking. His design philosophy is centered on the notion that the world needs to change, and we are the ones to initiate it. According to Doug, change should start with the end in mind, and that end is carbon neutrality... read his full bio .

St. Louis Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Seeking Input

East-West Gateway Council of Governments is working with the city of St. Louis and the Missouri counties of St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Louis to revise and update the St. Louis Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the next five years, 2020-2025. The Plan will present information about natural disasters, levels of risk, and strategies that communities in the region can take to reduce the adverse effects of natural hazards, such as tornadoes or floods.
Your input is an important part of this process. Here's how you can participate in the update:
  •  Take this brief 10-question survey to give us your thoughts on planning for hazard mitigation in our region and any natural disasters that you have experienced.
  • If you are a member of a local government jurisdiction, please complete this short questionnaire to provide information on recent natural disasters in your municipality and the steps you are taking to reduce risks to individuals and property.
  • Attend one of our upcoming open houses or local government workshops. You can find more dates, times and locations at
For questions or more information, contact Jennifer Vuitel at or 314-421-4220.
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Help your family, friends and coworkers live green! Join us for a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles.

Explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home and a healthy environment. Talk with green product and service exhibitors and learn more about home improvement and healthy homes.

Hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden EarthWays Center, the festival features local foods and spirits, and children can enjoy activities such as recycled art projects, solar model cars and solar oven s'mores. Workshops throughout the day share the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our planet.

The festival is free for Garden members! Included with regular Garden admission for nonmembers. 

Thanks To Our Members! Members 
Welcome New Members
April 2019

Kyle Jones, Solutions AEC
Susan Phillips, Mohawk
Doug Martin, St. Louis Chapter, NECA
Timothy Green, IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection
Courtney Indelicato, Halcyon Shades
Tracy Frank, Halcyon Shades

Thanks to our Renewing Members
April 2019

Tricia Bisoux, STLCC Graduate
Barbara Buffaloe, City of Columbia
Jim Curran, Electrical Connection
Linda Daniel, Linda Daniel Architect LLC
Jennifer DeRose, Green Dining Alliance
Gary Fries, ASERusa, RESNET HERS Raters
Tobias Heddinghaus, Gray Design Group
Carl Karlen, KAI Design&Build
Larry Marks, Development Strategies
Monica Miller, ThyssenKrupp Elevator
Bob Polk PE, Farnsworth Group Inc
Lisa Powell, Mohawk Group
Richard Reilly, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Kathleen Schneider, The Korte Company
Doug Sitton, Sitton Energy Solutions
Janet Smith, Cushman & Wakefield
Brent Tesreau, Armstrong Flooring
Dawn Van Scoik, University of Missouri
Greg Williams, Siemens


Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors! 
Ameren - RENEWING Platinum and Green Schools Champion
Electrical Connection - RENEWING Gold 
FGM Architects - RENEWING Silver 
St. Louis County Department of Public Health - RENEWING Green Schools Champion
ECO Recycling - RENEWING Bronze 
Hastings + Chivetta - RENEWING 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
EJ Welch  
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  

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.