Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP

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Planning + Development
Green Guidelines + Policy

GHG Reduction
Urban Land Use
Green Building
Public OutREach

St. Louis County, Missouri

Governance Award,
USGBC - St. Louis

Completed by  Jeffrey Raven, while
Director - Sustainability + Urban Design
at the Louis Berger Group
St. Louis County Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

Provided technical support to the County of St. Louis, Missouri to create their Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) required by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding (EECBG).

The EECBG Program represents a Presidential priority to deploy the most efficient, cleanest, and most reliable energy sources, energy efficiency and conservation technologies, across the country. The EECBG program is funded for the first time under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), signed into law on December 19, 2007. The program is intended to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to:

Reduce fossil fuel emissions
Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities
Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors
Create and retain jobs

The Department of Energy has designated 14 eligible activities for this grant.  is providing strategic elements to obtain and leverage formula and competitive grants that will empower St. Louis County to make effective investments to meet the nation’s long-term goals for energy independence and leadership on climate change.

In partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, our assistance includes crafting the County’s long term vision by integrating current strategies with new energy efficiency methods and region-wide concepts.  Our role also includes proposing strategic, comprehensive, and long-term county-wide sustainable development goals.  We are providing tools and techniques to St. Louis County to establish the impact of specific projects or initiatives. The tools being provided will assist the County in prioritizing projects and initiatives to utilize the grant money more effectively.

RAVEN Architecture + Urban Design, LLC.
Jeffrey Raven, AIA, LEEDap
15 Charles Street, #5a
New York, NY. 10014
+1 646 430 4614