December 2018
2019 State of the Chapter & Social  PROGRAM
Join us at the 2019 State of the Chapter & Social on January 24th at the Missouri History Museum 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, wine, and appetizers.
  • Participate in the silent auction.
  • Find out how you can engage with USGBC-MGC to contribute to a positive future for our community.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm - Complimentary Wine/Beer, Appetizers, Registration & Networking
6:15-7:00 pm - Formal Presentation
7:00-7:30 pm - Additional Networking  

Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

ENTER the building via the South Entrance.

PARKING is available in lots on the east and west of the building, and on the streets throughout the park.

Free event for all attendees.

Thanks to our Event Hosts and Sponsors!
BSI Constructors

Ecotec Surfaces

Roof Top Sedums, L.L.C.

WELL AP Exam Prep Course
Thursday, December 6, 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. 

2019 State of the Chapter & Social
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at the Missouri History Museum to kick off programming for the new year! This FREE event - open to members and non-members - is one of the highlights of our year. 

Thursday, December 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings.
The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. 
This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of WELL, including the seven concepts that provide the framework for the building standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
Thank you to our Giving Tuesday Donors! GIVINGTUESDAY 

Mary Ann Lazarus, chair of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors, sent the following letter on Giving Tuesday. Maintain the Momentum: St. Louis as a Climate Leader

It's been an important year for fostering green buildings in the St. Louis region and I'm very proud that our USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter has played a pivotal role. From existing buildings to new construction, we know that buildings play a crucial role in meeting the urgent challenge of climate change. According to the Energy Information Administration, buildings in the United States are responsible for over 40% of national greenhouse gas emissions. The City of St. Louis's 2015 greenhouse gas inventory revealed that local impacts are much higher; residential and commercial buildings are responsible for over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.

With the latest  Special Report from the International Panel on Climate Change and the just-released Fourth National Climate Assessment Report, it's even more clear that the critical time for climate action is now. It's critical that we change the way we build and operate our existing and new buildings. We also must focus on wellness for building occupants inside and out and better adapt to changing conditions.

I want to share some of our 2018 accomplishments today and invite you to join us in the work ahead. Your support makes a significant difference to our community and region. Read on.

Thank you to our Giving Tuesday Donors
Emily Andrews
Christy Cunningham
Erik Leuders
Paul Todd Merrill
Brian Nolan
Richard Schuessler
Leo Tevlin

Your support makes our work to meet the challenge of climate change and transform the built environment possible - thank you!

Recertification is now available to all occupied and in-use projects that have previously achieved LEED certification.  
Over the past 25 years, USGBC has sought to make the communities in which we live, work, learn and play healthier, more resource-efficient and less damaging to our ecosystems. The first step is to earn LEED certification for the way your building is designed, built or operated. But it's not enough to stop there- occupants change, technologies change and market expectations change.

With the release of LEED v4.1, all LEED projects- past, present and future -can now recertify by providing 12 months of data and this recertification will be valid for 3 years.

Recertification is an important action that is now available to all occupied and in-use projects that have previously achieved certification under LEED-including Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C)-regardless of their initial rating system or version. This new guidance presents a simple and data-driven pathway, reassuring projects that they are meeting ever-changing goals and staying on the cutting edge.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Missouri Energy Initiative to explore energy's role in Missouri's growing economy. This event will highlight key economic development indicators related to energy and Missouri's economic growth.

Keynote Speaker Rob Dixon, Director of the Missouri Dept. of Economic Development, will discuss the state's Best in the Midwest initiative.

Future Technology Pushing Today's Economy
Jim Currant, Exec VP Electrical Connection, moderator and Electric Vehicles
Tim Arbeiter, Director of Broadband State of Missouri
Tim McMahon, Sr. VP of Advocacy & Govt. Relations, Assoc. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Tim Sylvester, CEO, Integrated Roadways
Future 2019 Legislative Outlook
Missouri Sen. Ed Emery & Rep. Rocky Miller
KEYNOTE: Best in the Midwest Report
Rob Dixon, Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development
Energy, Economic Development & Missouri
John McClain, Executive, Cornerstone Consulting
Byron DeLear, Regional Executive, Ygrene Energy Fund
Randy Moore, CEO, ZAF Energy Systems
Energy Providers Spurring Economic Development
Mike Kearney, VP Economic Development Ameren
Drew Robinson, Manager of Renewables KCP&L
Brenda Linderer, Director Of Business Development, Spire, Inc.


Living Future '19: Collaboration + Abundance, will take place April 30 - May 3 in Seattle, Washington. Join the International Living Future Institute for the leading event in regenerative design. Early Bird Pricing Ends December 14. Featured Speakers include Bill McKibben, author and founder of, Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization at Hip Hop Caucus.

April 8-9, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), co-located this year with the IMPACT conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The 2019 GSCE x IMPACT partnership will bring together experts from diverse fields within the realm of sustainability for a unique opportunity for collaboration and networking.

GSCE is a national venue for all who make green schools a reality: the people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools. Every year, leaders and advocates come together to work toward making visible, measurable and lasting progress toward the three pillars of green schools: environmental impact, health impact and environmental and sustainability literacy.

IMPACT, USGBC's regional Midwest sustainability conference, is the leading event for sustainable development in the Midwest. Drawing hundreds of building professionals, the conference features the latest updates on LEED, green business programs and new technology platforms like Arc, and provides robust educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Early-bird pricing is available through January 25.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, with three days of educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.

Greenbuild 2019 will take place November 20-22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, January 4, 2019 at 5 pm EST.

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Thanks to our New & Renewing Annual Sponsors! 
Alberici - RENEWING Restorative
WAK Foundation - RENEWING Platinum
Missouri Historical Society - RENEWING Gold
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 - RENEWING Gold  
Automatic Controls Equipment Systems - RENEWING Silver
HM Risk - RENEWING Silver
Ross & Baruzzini - RENEWING Silver
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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Clayco Logo

Healthy Planet


Solutions AEC



Innovative Technology Education Fund



Christner, Inc.

Dynamic Controls, Inc.
ECO Recycling
EJ Welch 
Energy Resources Group

Guarantee Electrical Company

Johnson Controls

Metro Lighting
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562
Villa Lighting 


Electro Plastics/STEP Warm Floor

Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri
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.
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