Green Building Experts (Archive 2014-2016)

Dec 20, 2016 | Member Network

Phil Valko, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University in St. Louis, was recently published in Archinect discussing an applied research project that monitored the renovation and energy monitoring of two university-owned, 100-year-old apartment buildings. Read more

Nick Bristow, Senior Project Engineer with Forum Studio/Clayco and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Chair Elect, joined Jean Ponzi, host of the KDHX Earthworms radio program, for a panel discussion of “Green Building Are Better.” Read more

Lawrence Lile  presented his seminar “Resilience Is the New Sustainability” at the Sustainable Living Fair in Columbia, MO, and at the USGBC Central Plains Chapter Continuing Education Blitz in Kansas City.

Dr. Katie Belisle-Iffrig’s book Going Green for the GENIUS, a primer on environmental and sustainability issues, was recently published. Read more

Mary Ostafi, Executive Director of Urban Harvest STL and Farm Manager of the FOOD ROOF, was recently featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tara Pham is CEO and co-founder of CTY, a civic tech company that has been awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund, which supports early-stage information projects. Read more. 

Christine VanLeeuwen an LED lighting specialist, was quoted in “How to Brighten Your Bottom Line” in the April 2015 issue of Paint & Decorating Retailer magazine.

Jen Kissinger was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2015. The recognition highlighted Jen’s leadership of Paric’s environmental sustainability program and her work to recycle more than 90,000 tons of construction waste. Read more.

Steve O’Rourke published an article titled “Sustainability: A National Strategic Narrative,” summarizing Col. Mark Mykleby’s presentation to the chapter in August 2014 and his 2011 paper about the strategic implications of sustainability.

Richard Reilly was quoted in “10,000 Sunflowers Brighted Delmar,” an article about the Sunflower+ Project:Stl, a winning entry of the St. Louis Sustainable Land Lab. Read more.

Lois Sechrist was featured in “Ascension Factors ‘Triple Bottom Line’ into Operational Decisions“, an article in the October 2014 issue of Catholic Health World.

Thomas Taylor’s monthly “LEEDing the Way” column in Metal Architecture discussed “Common Themes in LEED Projects.” Read more

Mary Ann Lazarus, AIA resident fellow, sustainability leader at HOK, and co-lead of the Building Design + Performance section for Hanley Wood’s Vision 2020, was featured in ”Raise the Base, Stretch the Top,” an article published in EcoBuilding Pulse 2014. Read more.

In “The Microgrid Market Gains Power,” author Jan Niehaus forecast the continuing growth of renewable power and both grid-tied and “island” microgrids in response to climate change, power reliability issues, and economic concerns. Read more.

Ed Choklek presented a session titled “To LEED or Note to LEED at the September 2014 Midwest APPA Conference, a gathering of Higher Education Facilities Officials.

Jean Ponzi received the Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s Leo and Kay Drew Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition for her years of public environmental education. Read more.

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