About Us

We believe green buildings are better for people, the environment, and the bottom line. They steward natural resources, lower our environmental impacts, and are healthier places for building occupants.

Our Mission

To initiate, develop and accelerate implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live, work, and learn.

 

Our Vision

To create and restore buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.

Equity & Inclusion

In supporting healthy and efficient built environments within our community, the Missouri Gateway Green Building Council is actively working towards an environmentally just future for all through: equitable, inclusive and accessible programming and educational opportunities.

We recognize that we are a predominately white organization – our staff, our leadership, and our membership. As an organization, we recognize that we have unintentionally contributed to the status quo of injustice and systems that are racist. We know that environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect communities of color. We know that many people in our community lack access to safe, healthy and green homes, workplaces, schools and communities. And we know that we need to do more to change this. We are working to do our part to address and breakdown systemic and institutional racism while understanding our own implicit biases.

Support our mission and get involved.

The Missouri Gateway Green Building Council Board meets the second Tuesday at 4 pm either virtually or at our office at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education.

The board of director’s Governance Committee issues a call for board nominees in late summer. The committee then recommends a slate of board candidates to the board for approval. Eligible board candidates must be current Chapter members and have experience serving on a Chapter committee, task force or volunteer.

Board of Directors

Officers

Chris Ruth

Chris Ruth

Chair

BCxP, GPRO: O&M

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Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Treasurer

PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C

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James Roseberry

James Roseberry

Chair Elect

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT

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Steve O'Rourke

Steve O'Rourke

Past Chair

Abigail Sirevaag

Abigail Sirevaag

Secretary

LEED AP ID+C

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At Large Members

Erik Biggs

Erik Biggs

AIA, CDT, LEED AP

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Kathy Sorkin

Kathy Sorkin

Brian Nolan

Brian Nolan

Julie Villa

Julie Villa

Hannah Roth

Hannah Roth

Craig Webster

Craig Webster

Advisors

Joe Abernathy

Joe Abernathy

Rev. Rodrick Burton

Rev. Rodrick Burton

Brian Hurd

Brian Hurd

Staff

Emily Andrews

Emily Andrews

Executive Director

(she/her/hers)
LEED AP O+M, GPRO O+M

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Malachi Rein

Malachi Rein

Building Energy Exchange St. Louis Director

(he/him/his)

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Hope Gribble

Hope Gribble

Green Schools Manager

(she/her/hers)
LEED AP O+M, Green Classroom Professional

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Fredericka Brandt

Fredericka Brandt

Education & Outreach Director

(she/her/hers)
LEED Green Associate

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We cover some of America’s most beautiful places.

From Metro St. Louis outward, the Missouri Gateway Green Building Council covers eastern Missouri and southern Illinois on either side of the Mississippi River as well as mid-Missouri and southwestern Missouri. It is a rich and varied landscape of neighborhoods, small and large towns, transit ways, rivers and hills.

USGBC – St. Louis Regional and Missouri Heartland Chapters completed a successful merger in August 2010 and became the Missouri Gateway Green Building Council. Our territory covers the St. Louis metropolitan area, Southern Illinois, mid-Missouri and southwestern Missouri. Cities within Missouri Gateway’s territory also include Columbia (MO) and Springfield (MO).

We have two branches: the Ozarks Branch is located in the Springfield, Missouri area, and the Mid-Missouri Branch is located in the Jefferson City and Columbia, Missouri area.

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