August Chapter Meeting – Joint USGBC Meeting – Tuesday 8/13

Date: Tuesday 8/13/19
Location: 2319 Chouteau Ave #100, St. Louis, MO 63103


Net Zero Carbon, Water, and Energy + Decarbonizing at the District Level, Tuesday, 8/13/19

Free for USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE St. Louis Members, and full time students;
$20 for Non-members


District scale projects and campuses lend themselves well for the goals of complete decarbonization and net zero energy and water. Depending on the project type, context, and location, these goals may also represent the best first and lifecycle cost approach. But getting there will involve navigating everything from utility rates, regulations, and connection fees, metering configurations, integrating electric vehicles, district electric and thermal technologies, managing a phasing plan, and managing ongoing operations.

This session will start by reviewing the various definitions of net zero energy and carbon, and Zero Water and One Water, including those developed by the USGBC and ILFI. It will then provide some context in terms of integrating renewables from the built environment into the larger utility mix, addressing duck curves and evolving rate structures. Lastly, it will walk through a step by step process of evaluating district systems, moving towards a decision of onsite technologies and configurations — including financial and incentive analysis, evaluating the potential for onsite storage, and partnering with third party entities where appropriate. It will also include best practices regarding performance management so that the project’s ultimate zero carbon and lowest life cycle cost are realized. This will include reference to 3-4 actual projects around the country in various phases of development.


Review definitions and challenges of Net Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon.
Examine the role of the built environment in transitioning to a 100% clean energy future.
Describe various utility contexts, rate structures and the changes that are taking place in the utility space.
Discuss how to approach district energy and water projects from technical and economic perspectives, and the challenges and opportunities unique to these project types.
Joshua Radoff, Senior Vice President; Director, Built Ecology, WSP
Josh is the leader of the Built Ecology team at WSP – WSP’s built environment sustainability group. Josh has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of green building, integration of sustainable energy systems, and building and community health, wellness, and resiliency. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector clients–nationally and internationally–and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics including conference keynote and college commencement addresses. His work has been featured in print and web magazine articles, blogs, and book essays.

Josh has led a variety of complex, multidisciplinary projects in the form of strategic guidance, design assistance, and technical analysis. He has managed built environment and district energy projects pursuing nearly all of the LEED rating systems, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, and WELL Building Certification.

Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability consulting firm YR&G, and he led that firm from 2006-2017. He also co-founded the advocacy non-profit GreenHomeNYC in New York in 2002. Josh is a former adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, a past co-chair of the ULI Colorado Building Healthy Places committee, a past Board Member of DRCOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Executive Committee, and previously a member of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee.


CxE Group, LLC

Ross & Baruzzini


M/E 1: Mechanical Engineers & Designers

Job Description

M/E 1 Engineering is a new consulting firm formed as part of CASCO Diversified Corp, a locally owned A/E firm.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a new firm working on challenging healthcare, education and government projects.  We are looking for experienced mechanical engineers or designers.

Job Requirements:

Ideal candidates shall have experience in the design of HVAC systems with strong knowledge in applicable codes, standards, and design practices.  We are seeking talented people with an interest in being part of the formation, growth, and excellence of M/E 1 Engineering.

Job Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package.  But more importantly, we offer the opportunity to work on challenging projects in a dynamic office environment.  Centrally located in Maplewood, our space is new and designed to be a dynamic, pet-friendly workplace.  Working in a small firm offers exposure to all facets of consulting engineering from business development, through design and construction.  We build strong relationships with our clients through exceptional performance.

Call or email to discuss if joining M/E 1 Engineering could improve your work-life and your career path.

Contact Tom Grassi, 314-443-7238,

McClure: Mechanical Engineer

McClure Engineering is one of St. Louis’ most trusted and respected design & consulting MEP engineering firms. Established in 1953 and 100% employee owned, McClure has built its reputation on providing the most innovative building and campus system solutions to a broad base of clients. In turn, employees enjoy working on a variety of challenging projects in a collaborative team environment involving institutional, industrial, healthcare and large commercial buildings. The firm offers a complete line of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics/AV, Lighting Design and Commissioning engineering services by a deep bench of talented individuals who believe engineering excellence is driven by the fundamentals of math and science and an intuition about all things mechanical/electrical.

McClure Engineering is currently seeking an experienced, accomplished, self-motivated Mechanical Engineer to work alongside other talented engineers dedicated to engineering excellence on a wide range of projects involving complex building and campus systems. The ideal candidate will enjoy coordinating with the other disciplines and team members assigned to their projects as well as continued learning to ensure the best engineering solutions are provided. The McClure team takes pride in the depth and breadth of knowledge on its bench and believes engineering excellence is driven by the fundamentals of math and science along with the intuition about all things mechanical/electrical.

Essential Functions:

  • Engineering – Perform necessary engineering functions required for the project (field investigation, load calculations, equipment selection, system diagrams, sequence of operation and control diagrams, layouts, and specifications), while coordinating with designers, drafters, and engineers. Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems. Review drawings for proper practices, quality, and consistency with office design standards.
  • Construction administration – Conduct pre-bid and construction meetings, reviewing shop drawings, resolving construction and owner issues, reviewing pay applications and close-out documents, performing progress and punchlist inspections.
  • Project Management – Organize project management activities – reviewing and updating the budget, preparing and updating a project schedule, and establishing project communications, standards and files as necessary
  • Communication – Effectively coordinate with internal and external members of the design team, including firm staff, owners, architects, and other consultants.
  • Development – Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies


  • B.S.M.E. from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of relevant mechanical engineering design with a focus on HVAC and Plumbing systems design, required
  • Experience selecting equipment and troubleshooting systems preferred
  • Institutional/Commercial building design experience required
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses:

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a professional engineering license

Working Conditions:

  • 90% indoors at firm’s facility
  • 10% indoors or outdoors at project or construction sites where hard-hat is often required. Personal Protective Equipment is provided by firm.

McClure Engineering is an “Employer of Choice” repeatedly named one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces and Healthiest Employers! While being a leader in the engineering industry, McClure’s corporate culture promotes work-life balance and fun with a wide-array of company sponsored activities such as annual float trips, summer softball games, barbecues, corporate massages, traveling nurses and cardio, weight & relaxation rooms with on-site showers available to employees and their families. Additionally, McClure offers an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, superior wellness program, free sodas, casual dress work environment and stable retirement (401k) plan and stock purchase program to promote financial security.

How to Apply:

Online: Or

Contact: Lauren Morris, HR Generalist  314-645-6232