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Urban EcoBlock Welcomes New Board Member

The Urban EcoBlock Board recently welcomed Rodney “Bobby” Bonner to the board. Mr. Bonner formed BM3 Technology to specialize in the  integration of technologies to create a green, energy-efficient, sustainable, eco-friendly environment. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Afterschool Labs, bringing over 45 years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching and working in … Continue reading Urban EcoBlock Welcomes New Board Member

Urban EcoBlock Selected for Round 2 of the Kaplan Innovation Prize

Urban EcoBlock partnered with St. Louis community developer Rise on a grant application after submitting an initial application in April. The 2019 JMK Innovation Prize is seeking out “innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of environment, heritage conservation and social justice.” The Urban EcoBlock is well-positioned to qualify for all three … Continue reading Urban EcoBlock Selected for Round 2 of the Kaplan Innovation Prize

St. Louis EcoCode Advancing within City Planning Department

Urban EcoBlock has been working with the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency on tailoring the Model EcoCode to the context of the city which will become the EcoCode: St. Louis.  After making suggested changes to the code, the Planning Department has provisionally approved the EcoCode: St. Louis pending a case study … Continue reading St. Louis EcoCode Advancing within City Planning Department

Developer Shows Interest in Urban EcoBlock

The St. Louis Park Place development near the future western base of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA West) broke ground earlier this year. The homes utilize structural insulated panels (SIPs) to create an extremely well-insulated building envelope, and are designed to incorporate rooftop solar to enable the all-electric buildings to be near net zero energy. … Continue reading Developer Shows Interest in Urban EcoBlock