In this Issue

2018 State of the Chapter & Social
January 9, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us at the 2018 State of the Chapter & Social on January 9th as we kick off programming for the year! This FREE event - open to members and non-members - is one of the highlights of our year.
  • Meet Chapter members and connect with representatives from the board of directors and committees.
  • Learn about highlights from the past year and plans for the upcoming year.
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing volunteers.
  • Enjoy complimentary beer donated by Old Bakery Beer, wine donated by Schneider Electric, and appetizers.
  • Participate in the silent auction, which includes some amazing items!
  • Find out how you can engage with USGBC-MGC to contribute to a positive future for our community.
This year's event will be held in Saint Louis University's newest residence hall, Grand Hall, located on the corner of Grand and Laclede. The building has various sustainable features, including a white roof to combat Urban Heat Island Effect, LED lighting for all major areas, low VOC products for paints, sealants, adhesives, and flooring systems, and a food pulper to increase the density of food waste that can be composted.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming the New Year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment!


8760 Engineering, LLC


NewSpace Business Interiors

Gaus Acoustics


Monthly Evening Program
January 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us at the 2018 State of the Chapter & Social on January 9th as we kick off programming for the year!  This FREE event - open to members and non-members - is one of the highlights of our year.

Tree Preservation in
Design & Construction
In Depth Seminar
January 23, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Calculate the value of mature trees on a project, discuss the technical requirements for tree protection, and identify implementation challenges. 
Explore regional examples and lessons-learned to explore the great potential and possible challenges with tree preservation.

Sustainable Lighting
Monthly Evening Program
February 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Examine transparency and optimization as well as documents that meet materials credits requirements for LEED v4 and other building challenges. Information will be delivered through the lens of lighting fixtures, exploring how technology advancements can play into optimization and third party verified platforms. 

Save the date! Online registration coming soon. 

Trace it Back: Materials Transparency
In Depth Seminar
February 14, 8:30 - 10:00 am

Explore materials transparency and how it relates to green building as well as socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing, then identify ways transparency documents can be used when determining appropriate material choices in designing for a healthier built environment. 

Save the date! Online registration coming soon. 

February 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full-day workshop will examine the concepts and goals of sustainable and regenerative land design via the Sustainable SITES Initiative. The SITES Rating System is a set of guidelines and performance-based metrics that align land development and management with innovative sustainable design. 

Learn the basics of energy and water benchmaking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and how to comply with the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance at a Benchmarking 101 session. Get hands on help with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager at a Benchmarking Jam


Presented in partnership with the City of St. Louis, BOMA St. Louis, Downtown STL, Inc, and IFMA St. Louis Chapter. 

On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial, and multifamily residential buildings who square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City's Building Division. Full details of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance are available at www.stlbenchmarking.com.

Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manger.

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners to learn how to comply. 
The events below are free to all, but space is limited. Registration is required.

Benchmarking 101

An overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis.

Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Thursday, February 8, 12:00-1:30 pm  - lunch provided
Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Thursday, March 1, 3:30-5:00 pm
Missouri History Museum, AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63112

Benchmarking Jam

Get hands-on assistance with energy and water benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Visit event page for full list of needed information.

Volunteers will support building representatives to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Volunteers can self-report their participation for 2 GBCI CE hours in the volunteer category. To participate, select "Benchmarking Volunteer" when registering. 

Thursday, February 1, 3:00-5:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Wednesday, March 14, 8:00 - 10:00 am
Metropolitan Square, 9th Floor Conference Room
211 North Broadway, Suite 990, St. Louis MO 63102

LEEDCongratulations to Recently Certified LEED Projects!
  • MU Johnston & Wolpers Hall Renovation, Columbia, MO - PLATINUM (LEED-NC v2009)
  • ARMY OMA Barracks 748, Fort Leonard Wood, MO - GOLD (LEED NC v2009)
  • ARMY OMA DFAC 1010, Fort Leonard Wood, MO - GOLD (LEED NC v2009)
  • Ben-Gil Elementary School, Gillespie, IL - GOLD (LEED for Schools v2009)
  • Monsanto Greenhouse Headhouse, Chesterfield, MO - GOLD (LEED NC v2009)
  • Monsanto Technology Building, Chesterfield, MO - GOLD (LEED NC v2009)
  • University of Missouri Gateway HallColumbia, MO - GOLD (LEED-NC v2009)
  • University of Missouri Swallow Hall RenovationColumbia, MO - GOLD (LEED-NC v2009)
  • SKF - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - GOLD (LEED-NC v2009)
  • Washington University Rubelmann House - GOLD (LEED-NC v2009)
  • ARMY PN66099 Battalion HQ 11401Fort Leonard Wood, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009) 
  • ARMY PN75019 Simulator Bldg 729Fort Leonard Wood, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009)
  • Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center, Boonville, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009)
  • Covenant Seminary Community Center, Creve Coeur, MO - SILVER (LEED CI v2009) 
  • Farmers Park, Springfield, MO - SILVER (LEED CS v2009)
  • Hotel Vandivort, Springfield, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009)
  • Momentum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - SILVER (LEED CI v2009)
  • Towneplace Suites, Springfield, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009)
  • VA Medical Center Jefferson Barracks Energy Plant, Saint Louis, MO - SILVER (LEED NC v2009)
  • MiTek Office Building, Chesterfield, MO - CERTIFIED (LEED NC v2009)
  • St. Luke's Hospital West Campus Building 2, Chesterfield, MO - CERTIFIED (LEED CS v2009)
The USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter website showcases profiles of local LEED projectsDo you know of a recently certified project not on this list? Or would you like your LEED Building to be featured in a LEED project profile? Please  contact us  and showcase your sustainable achievements! 

Intern with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

The U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter seeks an energetic and skilled part-time intern with a wide range of administrative, organizational, and technical skills to assist with general Chapter operations. The internship position will report to the Education & Green Schools Manager and support the activities of the Chapter's volunteer-led committees.

Stay tuned for a Benchmarking Internship opportunity coming soon! 

Green Shadow Mentorship Program

Green Shadow is a mentorship program developed by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Higher Education committee to expose students and emerging professionals to green jobs within the Missouri Gateway territory through an informational interview, half day shadow, or one day shadow of local business people.  Participating companies get access to local students interested in the industry without the financial commitment of an internship. 

We are looking for Mentors and Shadows to participate in the Green Shadow program. Apply by February 9th, 2018 at 11:59 pm to be matched in the Spring 2018 semester.

Call for Education Sessions: 2018 IMPACT Conference

USGBC's IMPACT Conference is currently accepting proposals for Education Sessions. The Conference  will take place in St. Paul Minnesota on April 30 - May 1, and will illustrate the best of green building in the Midwest. This event is hosted by USGBC's West North Central Region, made up of t he Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota and Wisconsin USGBC Communities.  

Education Session Proposals are due January 15, 2018

Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors! 

Missouri History Museum - RENEWING Platinum

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 - RENEWING Platinum

Hastings + Chivetta - RENEWING Silver

Johnson Controls - 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  2018 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



Madison County Planning & Development

Innovative Technology Education Fund


Automatic Controls Equipment Systems

Bell Electrical Contractors

Christner, Inc. 

Dynamic Controls, Inc.

ECO Recycling

Enterprise Holdings

Express Scripts

Guarantee Electrical Company
Johnson Controls

PayneCrest Electric

Wells Fargo Advisors


Azimuth Energy

HBD Construction
Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri

Schaeffer Marketing Group
Trivers Association

Villa Lighting

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.
U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter
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