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Laclede Gas Engineer Receives LEED Accreditation from U.S. Green Building Council

April 14, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 14, 2009 – Thomas Schultz of Laclede Gas Company was recently recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for his knowledge of green building practices and principles. Schultz, the Utilization Engineering Manager with Laclede, successfully completed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) licensure examination to receive this accreditation. LEED is the USGBC’s nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Schultz has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully steward the LEED certification process.

“Laclede strongly supports the initiatives and progress in developing greener buildings. Our customers truly benefit from the conservation and energy-efficiency improvements available in green building designs,” said Schultz, who continues to be a local voice for the green building movement. He serves on the Eastern Missouri Green Building Council Steering Committee, the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Program and the St. Louis Clean Air Partnership Committee.

Schultz manages Laclede’s green building initiatives by promoting energy-efficient building system design for commercial, industrial and residential applications. He has more than 30 years experience in engineering building design and energy management system analysis. He earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Technology (Thermal Design Emphasis) from the Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and holds certification as an AEE Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).

A subsidiary of The Laclede Group (NYSE: LG), Laclede Gas Company has provided safe and reliable service to the residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area for more than 150 years. It is the largest gas distribution company in Missouri, serving more than 630,000 natural gas customers in St. Louis and surrounding counties in Eastern Missouri.

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