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AmerenUE and the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter Award $90,000 to Advance Green Building in Missouri

Contact:       AmerenUE                                USGBC – St. Louis Regional Chapter 
                    Tim Fox                                    Emily Andrews, Chapter Coordinator
                    314-554-3120                         314-577-0854

AmerenUE and the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter today officially presented $90,000 to 18 project owners or developers who are applying to obtain the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for their green building projects.

The award ceremony took place today at Crossroads College Prep in St. Louis. Crossroads College Prep is the only one of the winning projects seeking the highest level of LEED certification—the platinum level—for a science wing addition project.

The awards are part of the LEED Incentive Grant Program, funded by AmerenUE and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter. The program’s goal is to accelerate green building practices, energy conservation and environmental performance in the St. Louis region.

LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based rating system that is a national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED certification recognizes buildings that follow the exacting standards of the LEED Green Building Rating System©, including requirements for energy efficiency, wise resource use and other sustainable green building practices.

The grants, of $5,000 each, are the first phase of the LEED Incentive Grant Program. Each successful applicant will use the grant funds to cover the administrative costs of applying for LEED certification. If awarded LEED certification, each applicant will be granted additional funds depending on the level of certification attained—Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Those funds will go toward additional administrative costs of the application process or “soft” construction costs related to LEED, including building commissioning or daylighting analysis.

“We are very excited to announce the winners of this unique grant program in AmerenUE’s electric service area,” says AmerenUE Senior Vice President Richard Mark. “The LEED Incentive Grant Program is an innovative way for AmerenUE to promote good, green-building practices in the state of Missouri. That’s good for our customers and good for our environment.”

Below is the full list of winners:



Arcade/Wright Building

Pyramid Companies

Blossom House

Roberts Brothers

Crossroads Science Wing Addition

Crossroads College Prepatory School

Dillards Building Renovation

Pyramid Companies

Ice House #6

Bryan Young Catering

Jefferson Arms Redevelopment

Pyramid Companies

KWMU Headquarters

KWMU (NPR station)

Mathis Heating & Cooling

Mathis Heating & Cooling

Missouri Botanical Garden 's Monsanto Center

Missouri Botanical Garden

North Side Community Recreation Center

City of St. Louis

Roberts Office Expansion

Roberts Brothers

Roberts Tower

Roberts Brothers

SOLAE Headquarters


South Side Community Recreation Center

City of St. Louis

St. Louis Center

Pyramid Companies

Stoneridge Medical Office Building

BJC Healthcare

Villa de Maria "Green Dream"

Villa de Maria Montessori School

Washington University - University Center

Washington University

AmerenUE’s support of the LEED Incentive Grant Program is part of a settlement approved in 2002 by the Missouri Public Service Commission. Through that settlement, AmerenUE Missouri electric customers received $110 million in phased-in electric rate reductions, in addition to other programs that help low-income customers and encourage energy efficiency. A collaborative consisting of AmerenUE, the Office of Public Counsel, the Missouri Public Service Commission Staff and the Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center worked with the USGBC-STL to develop the program. Any funds not awarded through the LEED Incentive Grant Program will be returned to the collaborative for further low-income and energy efficiency programs.

USGBC-STL is currently not accepting new applications for the LEED Incentive Grant Program, but questions can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the USGBC-St. Louis Regional Chapter, 3617 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108, (314) 577-0298 or usgbc-stl@mobot.org.

About U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter:

The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The St. Louis Regional Chapter includes every segment of the building industry: architecture; engineering; construction; landscape architecture; interior design; product manufacturing and sales; facilities management; insurance; real estate; federal, state and local government and non-profit organizations.

About AmerenUE:

AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly 1 million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois. 

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