Are you a builder, own a building, or responsible for building in St. Louis City or County?
October 30, 2020 - From the Missouri Energy Initiative:
The City of St. Louis has attracted national attention with two ordinances related to Energy Efficiency. The first one calls for the benchmarking and reporting of utility data for all buildings in the City that are 50,000 sq. ft. and above. The more recent one is the Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS). These ordinances encourage and regulate all building owners in this category to improve their energy efficiency, relative to buildings with similar use. With rising energy costs and growing interest in sustainability, these types of laws are a growing trend in the United States.
In an effort to support building owners, and the building industry other cities have set up Energy Hubs to serve as a resource for building owners, property managers, contractors, etc.. The Hubs vary in size and scope of offerings but share the goals of helping facilitate the retrofit of buildings by making the process as easy and as painless as possible. Energy Hubs offer such services as technical assistance, education, training, and a connection to trusted service providers.
The development of a St. Louis Regional Energy Hub is an idea that we hope to grow into a substantial asset for the St. Louis Region. Our sponsoring organization, the US Green Building Council (USGBC)-Missouri Gateway Chapter has teamed up with the Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI) to support the creation of this Hub and are working closely with many others to make this happen.
Prior to launching the St. Louis Regional Energy Hub we want to learn about the needs and obstacles facing our region’s path to more sustainable and efficient building stock, including any obstacles to meeting the City of St. Louis’ BEPS. We cannot do this without you. Our team has identified you as a needed voice in this process based on your work, knowledge, and commitment to our region. Our hope is that you will accept this invitation to take this survey to help make sure the St. Louis Regional Energy Hub addresses the appropriate needs and challenges our commercial, industrial, and multifamily building sector is facing.
On behalf of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and MEI we thank you in advance for your time and effort. We promise to keep you informed about our progress. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. Thank you very much for your time and support.
If you are a builder, responsible for building, or own or manage a building in St. Louis City or County, you may participate in the survey now by clicking on the this LINK.