November 2019


December LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

Call for Presenters & Proposals for IMPACT Conference

In-Depth Seminar
November 12, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Within the world of green rating systems, LEED provides a model for building-level sustainability, for single-entity controlled community developments, for campuses, and for cities, but it does not have a model for neighborhoods or districts undergoing major redevelopment. EcoDistricts is a way for districts and neighborhoods to guide urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods and cities trying to achieve these goals can follow the EcoDistricts' Protocol to take a collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve rigorous, meaningful performance outcomes that matter to people and planet.

In addition, EcoDistricts recently released a certification program to recognize those districts that have achieved the goals established through the Protocol and an accreditation for people working to create and sustain EcoDistricts.

Cady Scott Seabaugh, Vice President - Communications & Sustainability, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.

Drop-In Benchmarking Help Session  
November 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
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.


November 9, 9:30 am

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Emerging Professionals invite you to join them for atour of the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC), followed by lunch at Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton, Illinois.

November 12, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

EcoDistricts is a way for districts and neighborhoods to guide urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods.  This session will walk through the EcoDistrict Protocol, provide an introduction to the certification process and introduce the accreditation.

November 14 - 15, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days

Join us for a two day certificate training course to learn how to maintain and operate your building more efficiently and sustainably. This course is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.

President Barak Obama to Keynote Greenbuild Conference in Atlanta
November 19 - 22 in Atlanta, GA

Greenbuild is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. This year's event theme is "A New Living Standard." Former President Barack Obama will speak on the Wednesday morning. 

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
December 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential!

The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.

December 7, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals to participate in a morning of home weatherization with local non-profit  EnergyCare

LEED Specific Webinars 
December 6, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour for BD+C, ID+C and LEED Green Associate

December 10, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1 LEED Specific GBCI CE Hour for BD+C and LEED Green Associate

examLEED Green Associate Exam Prep
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. Participants will receive access to an online exam simulator to assist with continued exam preparation at the conclusion of the course.

greenbuildGreenbuild 2018 - President Barak Obama to Keynote
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. 

Former President Barack Obama will keynote the conference.

USBGC-MGC's organizes a bureau of talented speakers who give presentations, participate in panels, and act as moderators knowledgeable about green building.

A wide range of professions are represented on the bureau including architects, builders, energy specialists, attorneys, and many others. 
Recent Speakers Bureau Volunteers have delivered presentations at Washington University's Careers in Sustainability; the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability's Earth Day Celebration; and a LEED v4 Review for the Mechanical Contractors Association. 

Interested in joining us as Speakers Bureau Volunteer? Please e-mail and let us know your interest, experience and topic expertise.

wasteNew Waste Diversion Case Studies

What's the best way to convince others to take steps to reduce waste in their on-going operations? We think it's by sharing case studies and stories from others successfully implementing best practices in green operations! 

Thank you to St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for their support of our Educational Programming & Green Schools Quest!

incomingWelcome Incoming Board Members

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors approved the following slate of board members at their October board meeting. 

Congratulations and welcome to new board members, whose terms begin in 2020: 
  • Joe Abernathy, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Chris Ruth, Integrated Facilities Services
  • Abigail Sirevaag, Edward Jones
  • Annie Smith, Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Thanks to current board members who will continue to serve in 2020:
And thank you to board members who gave us their time and talent as board members, but are rolling off the board in 2020: 
  • Kate Ewing
  • Gwenn Ivester, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Admo Ogun, Atelier3 Design
awardUSGBC-MGC Receives Outstanding Service Award

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals (EPs) are recent graduates, young professionals and those new to the green building industry. EPs get together each month to network, share experiences, and give back to the community. All are welcome to attend - join them for an upcoming event soon! Sign up for their email updates here.

Saturday, November 9, 9:30 am

Tour the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC) and enjoy lunch at Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton, Illinois.

The NGRREC's Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station serves as a model of green construction, with minimal environmental impact, integrated renewable energy systems, and internal recycling systems.

All Old Bakery beer is USDA Certified Organic, and incorporates many other sustainable practices like sourcing local food, composting food waste, and prioritizing energy efficiency in the design and construction of the Brewery.

Attendees are encouraged to carpool, but can meet the group at NGGREC for the tour at 10:30 am if they prefer.

Saturday, December 7, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals to participate in a morning of home weatherization with local non-profit  EnergyCare .

shineSHINE STL Program

Electrical Connection, a USGBC-MGC Chapter Sponsor, recently teamed up with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care, PLANLED and the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation to introduce the SHINE STL Lighting Program. SHINE STL brought human-centric lighting to three Saint Louis Public Schools. The program included lighting installation in a computer lab, gymnasium, and multi-purpose room. 

impact1Call for Presenters & Proposals for 2020 Impact Conference

Do you have a sustainability success story to share? Consider submitting a proposal for USGBC's Midwest IMPACT Conference. The 2020 conference will be May 6 in St. Paul, Minnesota. You can also participate as a peer reviewer.

**The proposal and peer reviewer deadlines have been extended to November 11th.
To learn more about these opportunities and the conference, visit 

Thanks To Our Members! Members 
Welcome New Members
October 2019 
Joe Brinkmann, Trivers
Neil Chace, Trivers
Edenia Gallardo, Student
Emily Hagy, Trivers
Laura Kreher, Spellman Brady & Co
Cara Murphy-Smith, In the Field
Keith Schneider, NewGround International, Inc.
Jenna Schnitzler, Trivers
Eric Wallace, Weatherskin St. Louis

Thanks to our Renewing Members

October 2019
Nicole Azmanov, Terracon Consultants
Jake Banton, Mackey Mitchell Architects
Jon Bell, Ross & Baruzzini
Jon Danuser, Johnson Controls
Michelle Dyer, KAI Enterprises
Mary Fitzgerald
Curtis Goben, The Architects Alliance
David Graf, Ranken Technical College
Kevin Groene, Kuhlmann Design Group
Jaime Kelley
James Kolker, Washington University in St. Louis
Lisa Kramer, Prairie Engineers, P.C.
Susan Lanigan, Crossroads College Prep
MaggieMcCoy, Missouri Botanical Garden
Aaron Michels , Energy Resources Group
Donald Nordenholt
Joseph Panhorst , Panhorst Educational Consulting
Tony Pratte , The Sound Room
Michael Rodney,  Oculus Inc.
Nancy Rodney , Rosemann & Associates
Nancy Schick , Cohen Hilberry Architects
David Schneider , PURE Home Design
Johanna Schweiss Cushman & Wakefield
Besa Schweitzer , Grow Wild
Emily Sinnott , University of Missouri
James Stine , CE Jarrell Contracting Inc.
Dane Tippett
Ross Watson , Jacobs Engineering

Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors! 

Trivers - New Gold 

Energy Resources Group - 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 - 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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Innovative Technology Education Fund

Cushman & Wakefield
Custom Engineering

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  

Advanced Green Consulting 


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, work, and learn.