Emerging Professionals

December Energy Care

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals are recent graduates, young professionals and those new to the green building industry. EPs get together each month to network, share experiences and give back to the community.

Emerging Professionals are eligible for the discounted $35 Emerging Professionals level membership. Join today and get involved in all the EPs have going on!

Sign up to receive EP emails online here, and plan to join the Emerging Professionals at an upcoming event!

2020 EP Events

Happy Hour February 20, 2020 

Emerging Professionals Happy Hour photo

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Higher Education & Emerging Professionals for a Happy Hour at The Post in Maplewood. Come network and learn what the US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter has to offer. We need young friends like you to participate and help the Chapter initiate, develop, and accelerate implementation of green building concepts, technologies, and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live, work, and play.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Post Sports Bar and Grill
7372 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143


Community Garden Workday

Fresh Start Community Garden

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals to participate in a morning of outdoor gardening work. Help the North Newstead Association prepare some of their community garden beds for the spring season.

The North Newstead Association (NNA) is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation designated by the City of St.   Louis as a Community Based Development Organization, or “CBDO” for purposes of the Community Development Block Grant Program and it is designated by the City of St. Louis as a Community Housing Development Organization, or “CHDO” for purposes of Home Investment Partnerships Program. Its mission is to bring community partners together to promote economic well being in the North Newstead Association geographic area by providing affordable housing and family support services to the areas low and moderate-income residents.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
9 a.m.-noon



Past Service Projects and Events

Tour of Missouri S&T’s Solar Village


In 2018, Emerging Professionals met in St. Louis and carpooled to Rolla, Missouri for a tour of Missouri University of Science and Technology Solar Village which features several homes designed and built for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

Weatherization with Energy Care

December Energy Care

For the past several years, Emerging Professionals have spent a Saturday in December weatherizing with EnergyCare. This St. Louis area non profit works to protect low-income, homebound people—especially the elderly, and seriously ill or physically disabled adults and children—from illness, hospitalization or death from summer heat or winter cold. Weatherization improves comfort, and reduces energy consumption, and the associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Three cheers to our Emerging Professionals for their hard work!

Material Reuse Station at EarthDance Farms

img_3572On Saturday August 13, 2016 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals gathered at EarthDance Organic Farm School. Our EPs had worked throughout the summer to design a materials reuse station for the farm and that morning they got to work constructing it!

The farm had an abundance of materials that could be reused, but prior to the service day they were jumbled and unorganized. After a day of hard work, the Emerging Professionals left the farm with a station to sort and protect resources for future use. Three cheers for their ingenuity, hard work and service!


Tour of National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, Lunch at Old Bakery Brewing Company

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Emerging Professionals invite you to join them for a tour of the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC), followed by lunch at Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton, Illinois.

Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Confluence Field Station

Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Confluence Field Station

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), a division of Lewis and Clark Community College, is dedicated to the study of great river systems and the communities that use them. The center’s Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station in Alton, Illinois, serves as a model of green construction, with minimal environmental impact, integrated renewable energy systems, and internal recycling systems. The center earned LEED Gold Certification in 2015. The tour will highlight the building’s sustainable features and NGRREC’s research. You can learn more about the building here.

Following the tour, the group will stop for lunch at Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton Illinois (open to all ages). All Old Bakery beer is USDA Certified Organic, and the brewery and restaurant incorporate many other sustainable practices like sourcing local food, composting food waste, and prioritizing energy efficiency in the design and construction of the Brewery. You can learn more on their website here.

 Little Free Libraries for Ford Elementary


In 2015, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals spent Green Apple Day of Service at Perennial constructing 3 Little Free Libraries out of reclaimed materials.

The Libraries were headed to the hallways of Ford Elementary, a St. Louis Public school in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Emerging Professionals then collecting children’s books to stock these libraries.