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Building Energy Exchange-St. Louis

Greenhouse gasses are driving major shifts in the climate of our earth. In the City of St. Louis, residential, commercial and industrial buildings account for 80% of greenhouse gas emissions – both day-to-day operations and during the design and construction. Reduction in consumption of energy in our buildings represents a tremendous opportunity to reduce emissions, save money, create jobs and protect public health. 

St. Louis jumped to the forefront of sustainability by passing and signing into law critical regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). This landmark policy – just the fourth of its kind in the US and the first in the Midwest – put the City of St. Louis at the center of advancing policy to address energy efficiency and will help make St. Louis a climate-ready and carbon-neutral region.

​Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex STL) was borne out of a desire to help building owners comply with BEPS and to serve as a regional resource to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

BE-Ex STL is administered by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and has launched with foundational support from Washington University in St. Louis, Ameren Missouri, Spire, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, NRDC, and other key partners locally and nationally.