MAY 2018
In this Issue
Green Building Showcase

Better Buildings Through Benchmarking Campaign                                                         
Drawdown EcoChallenge

Green Living Festival
greenbuilding Monthly Evening Program
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 5:20 - 7:30 pm
Hosted in Partnership with the St. Louis Women in Architecture Forum

Our Annual Green Building Showcase will feature multiple building types and rating systems, including the Cushman & Wakefield Portfolio Service Center, a commercial interiors project pursuing both WELL (the first building in Missouri to do so!) and LEED certification; the Lafayette Lofts, a rehab of a historic school building into 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that utilized PACE financing; and Peckham Architecture's LEED Platinum home headquarters which is Missouri's first Passive House Institute US Certified building.



CI Select

Cushman & Wakefield

Lawrence Group


Get hands on help with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager at a Drop-In Benchmarking Help Session. 

Monthly Evening Program 
 Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Featured projects include a commercial interiors pursuing WELL and LEED certification; an historic school building turned apartments that utilized PACE financing; and Missouri's first Passive House Institute US Certified building (also LEED Platinum)

Advocacy Committee Happy Hour 
Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 pm 
Join the Advocacy Committee for an informal, social gathering! Contact Advocacy Committe Chair Eric Schneider if interested in learning more!

M onthly Evening Program
Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tour this LEED v4 project and gain insight from the project team about maintaining sustainability standards throughout the design and construction of a mission critical headquarters.
Exam Prep Course
WELL AP Exam Prep Course
Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the WELL Building Standard.


Emerging Professionals
Recycling at Cardinals Game
Friday, June 29, 6:15 pm

Join the USGBC-MGC Emerging Professionals as they volunteer with the St. Louis Cardinals Green Team. Volunteers will walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.


U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that everyone deserves to live, work and learn in a green and healthy building. Through education and outreach, we engage community leaders in sustainable projects that provide environmental, health and economic benefits in the region.

26 individuals supported that important work on GiveSTL Day, donating almost $2,000!
Thank you!
 Your gifts support
our community projects like the Green Schools Quest. During the 2017-2018 school year, a record 57 schools implemented low or no cost sustainable projects, directly engaging 5,000+ students and staff in their projects, and impacting thousands more.  

Our chapter is playing a major role in supporting the roll out of the new St. Louis City Benchmarking Ordinance. In the last several months, our training and help sessions have reached 300 individuals, with more to come!  


All the above and more - that's the value the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter brings. Use the link below to donate any day of the year!  


T he USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis are holding several drop-in Benchmarking Help Sessions. 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.

All help sessions will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, at the Northeast Corner of Shaw & Kingshighway across from O'Connell's Pub, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Attendees may drop in at any point during the help session. Attendees should bring a laptop and needed building information.  These events are free to all, but registration is requested using the links below. 
betterrr Better Buildings Through Benchmarking Campaign

We are excited to announce that our Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign is now Better Building Through Benchmarking!

Like the 25x20 Campaign, Better Buildings Through Benchmarking is a voluntary energy benchmarking campaign for the St. Louis Region. It recognizes buildings that have committed to this best practice, and provides support as they use the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager . 
New to the Better Buildings Through Benchmarking Campaign are opportunities for buildings to receive recognition for their energy conservation achievements! Buildings that choose to share their performance data will be able to receive recognition for significant improvements in energy efficiency. 

30% of energy used in buildings is wasted through inefficiencies, and half of all energy savings are possible through low-cost or no-cost operational improvements (U.S. EPA). The first step to identifying these improvements and reducing the environmental impacts of our buildings is energy benchmarking!

New webpage will launch soon. Stay tuned!
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Team Completes Drawdown Eco-Challenge

Drawdown EcoChallenge was a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The challenge followed actions highlighted in Project Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exist. Participants tracked and shared their progress online in a robust platform to earn points for taking action! 
Our USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter team came in 15th place out of the over 700 teams participating in this challenge! Our collective impact was impressive, teammates replaced 75 lightbulbs, contacted 14 public officials, conserved 965 gallons of water, ate 290 meatless meals, prepared 93 zero waste meals, spent 1,795 minutes boosting our education on environmental topics and saved 886 POUNDS OF CO2! 
Green Living Festival
Saturday, June 2nd 2018
Help your family live green! Join the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden 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 greenproduct and service exhibitors and learn more about home improvement and healthy homes.
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. Presentations and demonstrations throughout the day share the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our planet.
The festival will be held rain or shine.
June 2 
Green Living Festival

June 10
Sustainable Backyard Tour

June 16
Native Plant Garden Tour

Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors! 
Paric - RENEWING Silver

Trane - RENEWING Green Schools Supporter

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

EJ Welch

Guarantee Electrical Company

Johnson Controls

Metro Lighting


Wells Fargo Advisors


Electro Plastics/STEP Warm Floor

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.
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