Webinar: St. Louis Tackles Carbon from Existing Building The Midwest’s First Building Performance Standard, June 24, 1 PM EDT

  • 24 June 2020
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC ENC, IMT & Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
St. Louis Tackles Carbon from Existing Buildings: the Midwest’s First Building Performance Standard
Event Description

Welcome to the June session of our Community Connections Webinar Series. Join the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in partnership with USGBC and the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition to find out if a Building Performance Standard is right for your city!

The City of St. Louis recently adopted the Midwest's first Building Performance Standard and only the fourth in the country. The new law requires existing buildings in St. Louis to meet energy efficiency standards, which will rise over time. City, state and utility programs will help building owners achieve the savings, cut their operating costs, and create local jobs.

Buildings account for 80% of St. Louis’ greenhouse gas emissions. For cities around the country, Building Performance Standards are the most powerful tool available to rapidly cut emissions.

Join the team from St. Louis to learn how you can advocate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings, and boost economic growth and job creation within your city.


  • Identify the goals and components and of a Building Performance Standard (BPS).
  • Describe how a BPS can support local Climate Action Plans or Carbon Reduction Goals.
  • Assess the opportunities a BPS creates to drive energy efficiency improvements, and boost economic growth and job creation within a city.
  • Explore equitable policy planning and design strategies to engage community stakeholders in the process.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC ENC, IMT & Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Emily Andrews, Executive Director, USGBC-Missouri Gateway

      Cliff Majersik, Director, Institute for Market Transformation

      Frank Oswald, Commissioner of Buildings, City of St. Louis

      Jennifer Gunby, Manager of State & Local Advocacy, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Cost
    • State and Local Government Employees - FREE

      USGBC Members - $10

      Non-members - $20

      Students - $5

      Discounts are available if you are interested in purchasing all seven webinars in this Community Connections series.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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