From Laclede Gas Stock Certificate

AFE-St. Louis's October Meeting/Tour

St. Louis Chapter 26 would like to express a special Thank You to 

Robert Creech - Cheif Engineer

Management - Sterling Properties


along with all the great folks at Laclede Gas building, for hosting our meeting and giving us a wonderful tour. 

Thanks to all those members who showed their support by attending. We look forward to seeing you again at next month's meeting. To all our guests, we hope you found this event interesting. This is just one of the many benefits of belonging to our organization. We will enjoy seeing you at the next meeting. We hope that you all join the Association for Facilities Engineering.

Frank Kastl

President-AFE St. Louis (Chapter 26)


The Meeting:

The only self supplied energy building left in Missouri.

This months tour was a special treat for our members and their guest, especially with  Laclede Gas building being the only self supplied energy building left in Missouri. For those of you who know our host Robert Creech, knew we were sure to have fun. 

Sterling Properties, has completed $2 million-plus in dramatic improvements to the front and rear entrances and lobby of its Laclede Gas Building in downtown St. Louis. Take a shortcut  through their building when walking between Olive and Pine streets. Other improvements Sterling has already implemented for the building include upgraded life safety systems, new energy management system, and wireless Internet service. Future plans include a new 770-space garage.

Laclede Gas Building, standing 400 feet high with 31 stories (441,000 SF), is the 5th tallest structure in St. Louis. Sterling has completely renovated the building's two banks of elevators, increasing speed and efficiency and updating the cabs. Laclede Gas Company is a public utility engaged in the retail distribution of natural gas. The Company serves an area in eastern Missouri, with a population of approximately 2.0 million, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and parts of eight other counties. As an adjunct to its gas distribution business, the Company operates underground natural gas storage fields and is engaged in the transportation and storage of liquid propane.


Creech gives us a tour of the Total Energy Plant which consists of six internal combustion engines that have a capacity of 4.3 megawatts. Exhaust and combustion heat from the generating engine is used to make low pressure steam. This steam in turns makes HVAC for the 500,000 square foot Laclede Gas building. The engine-generator sets are equipped with heat-recovery steam generators, which supply low-pressure steam for heating, domestic hot water, and for chilled water. The plant includes both absorption and engine-driven chillers and houses the main offices of Laclede Gas Company, the largest gas distribution utility in Missouri.


Also an interesting note, Laclede Gas has restored several documentary films on St. Louis history that are available to our customers in video format (VHS) for private viewing. There is no charge for using the Video Lending Library. To borrow a video, call Corporate Communications at (314) 342-0652. Click here to see a list of Videos.



To learn more about some of St. Louis architectural engineering wonders, please click here. To learn more about Sterling Properties Laclede Gas Building Lobby Renovation, please click here.


Hope to see more of you in our engineering ranks at our at Trane tour in October, as AFE members. :>)

Please see our scrapbook for more pictures.

Thanks Again Sterling Properties, for the great time!

AFE Members: We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors.  When you have needs, please show your appreciation by contacting them.

Sterling Properties 

(Laclede Gas Building)

720 Olive Street, Suite 2200, St. Louis, MO. 63101

 AFE-St. Louis's October Meeting/Tour of Laclede Gas building

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