USGBC-Missouri Gateway is one of 80 Chapters of the U. S. Green Building Council, whose vision is to create and restore buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes everyone deserves to live, go to school and work in a healthy, green building. This is what drives our efforts to provide education and resources around green building principles and practices to building industry professionals, business owners and the general public.
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, incorporated in the state of Missouri, which advocates for and provides education and training around sustainable building practices & principals. Our mission is to initiate, develop and accelerate implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live and work.
From Metro St. Louis outward, the Missouri Gateway Chapter covers eastern Missouri and southern Illinois on either side of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area, as well as mid-Missouri and southwestern Missouri. A rich and varied landscape of neighborhoods, small and large towns, transit ways, rivers and hills, as well as some of America’s most beautiful places. Since the organization’s founding in 2001, USGBC-Missouri Gateway has developed consistent monthly programming to provide networking and educational opportunities. Other educational offerings include LEED Exam Prep Courses, LEED webinars, in-depth sessions on green building topics, audience specific educational sessions (municipal government, K-12 schools, higher education institutions) and green home tours.
We have partnered with many other organizations including FOCUS St. Louis on their Environmental Sustainability Road Map for Local Government; the local electric utility to provide green building incentive grants and Habitat for Humanity to assist with a LEED for Neighborhood Development effort around their 2009 Build in Old North St. Louis.