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  • 06-Feb-2015 2:06 PM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    Prudential Real Estate Investors seeking Sustainability Summer Intern


    Prudential Real Estate Investors is hiring a summer intern to work with their Sustainability team at PREI for 10 weeks in their Madison, NJ office.

    The internship will begin June 1, 2015.

    Please see the job description & other info HERE. Follow the included link to apply online AND send your resume to Michele Le Goff Reid at michele.legoffreid@prudential.com.

    Please apply online and submit your resume by February 20.



    Prudential Division: Prudential Real Estate Investors
    Location: Madison, NJ
    Position: Summer Internship – Sustainability Analyst

    In order to be considered, you must apply directly to Prudential’s Campus Recruitment site within 48 hours of submitting your resume through Career Services. Please copy and paste the URL link below into your internet browser:
    https://pru.taleo.net/careersection/pru_campus_core/jobdetail.ftl?job=TRA0003Q&lang=en&src=CFE-10580


    Business Overview:
    Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) is the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial. PREI is comprised of fund management centers in the US located in Madison, New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. PREI has multiple global offices including: Munich, London, Singapore, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. PREI's specialized operating units offer a broad range of investment opportunities and investment management services in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. PREI’s Principles of Business include doing the right thing, building bridges, valuing our people and working to win; we also place high importance on sustainability.

    As of September 30, 2014, PREI managed over $58.2 billion in gross real estate assets ($43.5 billion net) on behalf of over 480 clients worldwide and ranks among the largest real estate investment managers. For more information, please visit http://www.prei.com/.

    We are seeking bright and highly motivated college students to join the team as a Summer Investment Analyst. The successful candidate would play an important and integral role on the team. An ideal candidate will be self-motivated and comfortable working in teams. PREI has an intern opportunity in Madison, NJ.

    Description:
    A successful candidate will be able to perform some or all of the following:
    • Provide data collection and analysis
    • Support data QA/QC and summarize data results
    • Administrate web based surveys
    • Manage an awards program

    Requirements and Skills:
    • A team player with good work ethics and a service orientation
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent analytical, quantitative and spreadsheet skills
    • Strong written communication skills
    • Experienced user of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
    • High interest in research of Sustainability
    • LEED accreditation a plus

    Any applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to an extensive background screening. Failure to comply will eliminate an applicant from consideration for this position. Any negative information obtained as a result of the background screening may result in the disqualification of the applicant from this and any other position in Prudential.

    All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Prudential is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.


  • 12-Jan-2015 11:17 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)
    USGBC NJ Advocacy Report- January 2015


    Legislative Activity: November - December 2014

    Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG)


    USGBC-NJ was actively involved in the legislative process in October 2014, supporting three prominent bills.


    A2305 w/GR (1R) was passed on December 15, 2014 in the Assembly (71-3-0) to concur with the Governor's CV recommendations. This bill requires DEP Commissioner to periodically study and make recommendations concerning blue roofs and green roofs. This bill is sponsored by Assembly members DeAngelo (D14); Pinkin (D18); Eustace (D38); Spencer (D29). USGBC-NJ submitted Slip of Support in Committee on 3/10/14 and a desk memo on 12/15/14.

    A2579 Aca(1R) reported out of committee with committee amendments and at 2nf Reading in Assembly. The bill authorizes municipalities to facilitate private financing of waster conservation, storm shelter construction and flood and hurricane resistance projects through use of voluntary assessments. The bill is sponsored by Mukherji (D33); Pinto Marin (D29); Eustace (D38). USGBC-NJ submitted a desk memo of support on 12/18/2014

    A2580 Aca(1R) reported out of committee with committee and was referred back to the committee for 2nd reading in Assembly. The bill provides for priority consideration by DCA, DEP, DOT and municipalities for permit applications for green building projects. The bill is sponsored by Mukherji(D33) Pintor Marin(D 29). USGBC-NJ submitted a slip of support in Committee on 12/11/2014

    A3849 Aca(1R) reported out of committee with committee amendments and a 2nd reading Assembly. The bill requires BPU to provide consumer information on third-party electric power and gas supplier pricing and services. The bill is sponsored by DeAngelo (D14) ; Eustace (D38); Mazzeo (D2); Pintor Marin (D29). USGBC-NJ submitted a slip of support in committee on 12/04/2014

    A3850 Aca (1R) reported out of committee with committee amendments and a 2nd reading in the Assembly. The bill requires BPU to establish procedures allowing electric power and gas suppliers to switch energy suppliers. The bill is sponsored by DeAngelo (D14); Eustace (D38); Mazzeo (D2); Pintor Marin (D29). USGBC-NJ submitted a slip of support in committee on 12/04/2014


    A3851 Aca (1R) reported out of committee with committee amendments and for a 2nd reading in the Assembly. The bill imposes contract standards between customers and third-party electric power and gas suppliers. The bills sponsors are DeAngelo (D14); Eustace (D38); Mazzeo (D2); Pinto Marin (D29). USGBC-NJ submitted a slip of support in committee on 12/04/2014


    South Jersey Branch Event January 28
    The second South Jersey Branch Event has been confirmed for Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel. BPU Commissioner Fiordaliso and Executive Director of the Energy Resilience Bank, Mitch Carpen, will be the guest speakers at this South Jersey networking event. Commissioner Fiordaliso and Executive Director Carpen will discuss the priorities of the Board of Public Utilities, the Energy Resiliency Bank and the impact of BPU policies on South Jersey residents and businesses. We look forward to another successful event. (NOTE: This event was postponed due to inclement weather. Check here for the rescheduled date.)


  • 09-Jan-2015 10:45 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Our 2015 Slate of Officers of the Board of Directors

















    Pictured above left to right:

  • 06-Jan-2015 11:52 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    USGBC NJ Quarterly E-NEWSLETTER: 2014 Year End






    Click on image above for a PDF of the newsletter, or click on the individual articles below. 



    • Congratulations to our NEW & RETURNING BOD Members for 2015: Welcome to our new members Nicole Rodriguez (Turner Construction) and Daniel Topping (NK Architects). Click here to see photos & bios of ALL our 2015 Board Members. 












  • 05-Dec-2014 11:08 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)
    Election Period Open!
    Members Cast Your Votes For The
    2015 Board of Directors




    Meet The Candidates At The Annual


    Chapter Members:
    To View Candidate Profiles and to Cast your Votes

    Deadline 12/31


    The Election voting page is only accessible to NJ Chapter members.


    To renew, or become a member, click here: http://www.usgbcnj.org/membership


  • 25-Nov-2014 11:44 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    Going green goes beyond the building: Sustainability measures take new forms for N.J. corporations


    By Joshua Burd
    NJ BIZ, November 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM



    Wyndham Worldwide's Parsippany headquarters is a LEED Silver building. - (PHOTO BY AARON HOUSTON)


    CLICK HERE to see the article on NJ Biz's website.

    CLICK HERE to open the article as a PDF.


    Take a walk through Wyndham Worldwide's headquarters campus in Parsippany, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave.


    There’s the 24-hour fitness center and the full-service cafeteria, which you’ll find at many other modern office spaces. But you can’t say the same about the on-site Starbucks, the credit union and the general store that sells groceries and greeting cards.

    Not to mention the on-site nurse who can write prescriptions.

    The amenities are meant to keep Wyndham’s existing employees satisfied and attract new ones. But they serve another equally important purpose for the global hospitality giant: keep the employees on campus.

    Specifically, for the purpose of reducing their use of automobiles undefined a concept that’s easy to overlook but critical to Wyndham’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

    It’s a key focus for many corporate anchors in New Jersey, a state that’s rich with Fortune 500 companies and a tight-knit business community. And experts say sustainability is becoming increasingly important across all industries undefined especially as the concept expands beyond the traditional definition of being environmentally conscious.

    Stakeholders say the concept has come a long way from 20 years ago, when sustainability was focused largely on building design and construction. That gave way to the U.S. Green Building Council and the building certification system known as LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

    But today, experts said “sustainability” can cover everything from employee health and social responsibility to a company’s supply chain and vendor partnerships.

    “The lines are blurred,” said Faith Taylor, Wyndham’s senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. “But at the end of the day, everyone’s concerned with what I call the ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), and that covers all of it.



    Faith Taylor, Anastasia Harison and David DeVos.


    “And that’s what investors are looking at us for, so this is going to keep evolving.”

    The concept can be tough to quantify and measure undefined especially given the lack of uniform regulation across the country undefined but experts say there’s plenty to be said for doing the right thing. And, equally important, it makes good business sense.

    Just ask Prudential Real Estate Investors, which in 2011 oversaw the installation of 10.5 megawatts of rooftop solar panel systems across its worldwide portfolio, adding more than $56 million to the value of the properties.

    “I like to say that, if properly applied, sustainability initiatives are cost-effective,” said David DeVos, Prudential Real Estate Investors’ vice president and global director of sustainability. “If they weren’t cost-effective, it wasn’t done properly.”

    Reducing a company’s carbon footprint is easier when it owns its real estate, experts say. But today, “the large developers are bringing the facilities to you LEED-ready, which was never heard of before,” said Anastasia Harrison, the immediate past chair of the USGBC New Jersey.

    That’s made it easier for tenants looking to improve sustainability.

    But even for companies without that advantage, there are other ways to achieve that goal: educating employees, partnering with environmentally conscious organizations, changing its supply chain.


    The grounds of Wyndham Worldwide.



    As a company with a global portfolio of hotels and hospitality properties, Wyndham has made all of those areas part of its focus. Taylor said that, to date, some 25 percent of its $2.1 billion supply chain meets the company’s green requirements through actions such as using furniture and uniforms made of recycled materials.

    “Our supply chain, to me, is our biggest opportunity,” she said.

    The company, meantime, is aiming to reduce its carbon emissions and water usage 20 percent by 2020.

    As the definition of sustainability has evolved, so has the way it’s measured. Harrison said that, when the LEED rating system was created some 20 years ago, it was tailored to commercial buildings on the basis of design and construction. Today, there are systems for multiple building types undefined and the requirements have become more sophisticated.

    And when the USGBC honors a company, it’s going beyond the building.

    “Now we’re looking at a much deeper layer of sustainability,” Harrison said. “What is that company doing? What is their sustainable impact on our state? How are they giving back to the youth, to their own employees, to the environment?

    “And that’s really showcasing, I think, what’s happening in New Jersey. It’s not the little LEED projects anymore. It’s these large companies that are doing remarkable work.”




  • 14-Nov-2014 11:38 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    Camden Cancer Hospital Earns USGBC-NJ Emerald Award


    By Steve Lubetkin | Philadelphia


    Nov. 13, 2014


    CAMDEN, NJ  - When Cooper University Health Care topped off its new 103,050-square-foot cancer facility in Camden, NJ, workers laid a final beam with the inscription “Building Hope.” Beyond providing hope through cutting-edge care and discoveries for those stricken with cancer, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was built to create hope for the environment.

    The center has been recognized by the US Green Building Council’s New Jersey Chapter for setting a new standard for sustainability among health care facilities. The project received USGBC-NJ’s Emerald Award earlier this month.....


    Read the full article on GlobeSt.com HERE. 


    Or click here for a PDF. 


  • 11-Nov-2014 9:21 AM | Medea Villere (Administrator)
    USGBC NJ is now accepting nominations for the 2015 
    Chapter Board of Directors


    Members of the 2014 Board pictured, left to right, back:
    Florence Block (USGBC NJ Executive Director); Jim Corrigan; David DeVos; Bill Gates; Harry McLellan (General Counsel); Anastasia Harrison (Immediate Past Chair); Aaron Kalisher; Vance Merolla; and Jed Richardson.
    Front row: Ana Meyer; Ed Seliga (Chair); Tracey Kasper; Faith Taylor (Vice Chair); and Zach Gallagher (Secretary).
    Not pictured: R.J. Donnelly (Treasurer); Tom Hales; Attilio Rivetti; Robert Schmitt; and Gregg Woodruff.

    Click here for info on the 2014 Board, pictured above.



    We are seeking candidates that bring the membership diversity, leadership qualities, and attributes needed to assure strong and dynamic NJ Chapter leadership and governance.

    The responsibilities of a Board Members are critical elements required to support the USGBC NJ mission and green building best practices for the health of our citizens, economic viability and environmental stewardship.

    Please review the attached documents on the links below and submit your applications no later than 11/26/14.

    USGBC NJ 2015 Board of Directors Nomination Package


    USGBC Chapter Conflict policy


    USGBC Chapter Conflict of Interest Policy acknowledgment

    USGBC NJ Board Seat Categories:

    Environmental
    Green Building Professionals/Construction
    Education
    Real Estate
    Finance
    Insurance
    Hospitality
    Health/Pharma
    Energy
    Government & Nonprofit




    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Call for nominations  

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Deadline to receive candidate applications  

    Week of December 1, 2014

    Nomination Committee meets to select + finalize the Slate

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Candidates notified re: their selection for the slate  

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Voting begins; announcement sent out to membership

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Holiday Party

    "Meet the Candidates" event.  All candidates must attend.  

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (if quorum is reached)

    Balloting is closed at midnight

    Week of January 5, 2015

    Week of January 5, 2015

    Current Board informed of results

    New Board Notified of results

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Election results announced  publicly via e-mail; those elected reminded of January Retreat date  


  • 04-Nov-2014 2:19 PM | Medea Villere (Administrator)

    Bayer: A Green Past, and an Even Greener Future



    PRESS RELEASE


    Contact:
    Josh Berkman
    Beckerman
    201-465-8029


    Whippany, N.J., (November 3, 2014) – For Bayer HealthCare, sponsorship of the 12th Annual Emerald Awards Gala, hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC NJ), is a celebration of its new state-of the art U.S. facilities in Whippany, N.J. as well as decades of leadership in sustainability. Bayer is not only a sponsor of USGBC NJ’s Emerald Awards Gala, it is also one of the winners that will be honored at the event, which is taking place on Nov. 7 at the Conference Center of the LEED® certified University Hall at Montclair State University.

    Bayer’s new facility represents its significant presence in N.J., where 2,500 employees are based. The facility is housed on a 690,000-square-foot, adjoined two-building campus that was once home to Alcatel-Lucent. When the company committed to relocating to this site, it hired Gensler, KA Architecture, Genesis Engineers, Rockbrook Consulting, Bohler & Hamilton and PS&S to help design and plan a complete renovation. Bayer has earned LEED Platinum certification for Interior Fit-out and continues pursuing LEED Gold certification for Core and Shell.

    “Bayer embraced the guiding principles of sustaining economic growth without harming the planet or exhausting its resources, while providing spaces that improve the quality of life for its current and future employees,” said Dan Apel, Senior Vice President, Head of Bayer HealthCare Central Administration & Organization, and Whippany Site Head.

    After remediating the site to bring it to current standards, the project team implemented new environmental monitoring and treatment systems. Over the course of the project, specific focus on resource awareness, recycling and waste reduction resulted in diversion of more than 99 percent of construction and demolition material from landfill. Bayer’s commitment to recycling and re-use continues today. The company is using an organic food waste disposal system in its cafeteria kitchen to ensure that refuse can become part of the planet’s recovery.

    Bayer has also taken a leadership role in establishing a corporate culture that is committed to reducing the impact of employee motor vehicle travel. The company provides conveniently located bike racks, an onsite fitness center with showers, charging stations and preferred parking for electric and hybrid vehicles, shuttle service to area train stations at no cost to employees, and the addition of two bus lines within a one-quarter mile of the campus.

    Inside the buildings, Bayer’s focus on reducing energy use – and increasing employee productivity through comfort – permeates throughout. Open-plan workspaces allow natural sunlight to flow everywhere, while photocells, mechanical shades, individual task lighting and occupancy sensors enable the company to continually adjust and optimize lighting based on need. To ensure that Bayer’s employees could work in optimal health and comfort, Bayer designed its campus to incorporate three miles of walking paths and gave workers a selection of ergonomic chairs sourced from companies that manufactured their products according to best practices in sustainability. Each workstation is also outfitted with electronic sit-to-stand desks to encourage less sitting. Finally Bayer looked to dramatically reduce water use throughout the campus by installing low-flow fixtures in the bathrooms, kitchen and on-site showers.

    While Bayer reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 33 percent from 1990 to 2005, the company wanted to do even better. At the Whippany campus, energy-efficiency has taken the form of a white roof to reduce heat gain, a demand-controlled ventilation system to diminish HVAC loads, automated solar shades and energy-efficient equipment.

    “All of these strategies, among many others, would not have been successful without the integrated collaboration that took place very early on from all project team members and the continued focus by our employees everyday on sustainability,” Apel added.

    USGBC NJ’s annual gala is considered the networking event of the year by green building and sustainability professionals in the Tri-State area. This year, the gala will also feature a silent auction. Items will be displayed online prior to the event. Pre-bidding is available HERE. Those who wish to donate to the auction should contact Caitlin Nagel at Caitlin.Nagel@wyn.com.

    USGBC NJ is also currently recruiting sponsors for the gala. Sponsor contributions provide program and operating support for all of the chapter’s education programs, events, tours, research programs and advocacy initiatives and provide start-up funds for new green building programs and resources.

    “When you become a USGBC NJ Gala Sponsor, you make a public commitment to supporting transformative programming, outreach, research and advocacy that shape a more sustainable future for New Jersey,” said Florence Block, Executive Director, USGBC NJ. “USGBC NJ Gala sponsors are vital in helping USGBC NJ achieve its mission.”

    For more information on sponsorships, click here or contact Mary Ellen Garrigus at coordinator@usgbcnj.org.

    REGISTRATION is available here.

    Find USGBC NJ on LinkedIn (USGBC – New Jersey Chapter), Facebook (USGBCNJ), and Twitter (@USGBCNJ). Look for Gala-specific info with #NJGala2014.

    About the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

    More About the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter
    The USGBC NJ is a non-profit organization focused solely on advancing green building and sustainable communities. The mission of USGBC NJ is to transform NJ’s built environment to become ecologically sustainable, profitable, and healthy. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides over 150 educational programs, events, green building tours, research studies, and advocacy initiatives each year, through its three-branch, state-wide network.

    For over 10 years USGBC NJ has served as the meeting ground, catalyst, and propeller for sustainability-minded individuals in building-related professions. Through the NJ Chapter, LEED® and green building in general, have found fertile ground in New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter’s 1,400+ members represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community.

    There are 5,179 LEED accredited professionals in NJ and 952 LEED registered and 359 certified projects in New Jersey, plus 2,625 certified LEED Homes.*


    *As of September, 2014


  • 31-Oct-2014 2:27 PM | Medea Villere (Administrator)
    The New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition: 
    Environmental Leadership With Tangible Results 


    PRESS RELEASE 


    Contact:
    Josh Berkman
    Beckerman
    201-465-8029


    New Brunswick, N.J. (October 31, 2014) – In 2013, the initiatives undertaken by the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition (NJCCC) – a public/private partnership that focuses on advancing economic, environmental and energy security through petroleum reduction in the transportation sector -- directly resulted in the reduction of more than 4.2 million gallons of petroleum and a resultant GHG reduction of over 21,000 tons. For that, among its many achievements, the U.S. Green Buildings Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) is honoring NJCCC at its 12th Annual Emerald Awards Gala.

    The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Conference Center of the LEED® certified University Hall at Montclair State University. The Emerald Awards celebrate organizations, like NJCCC, that demonstrate outstanding achievement and best practices in sustainability.

    “NJCCC’s approach brings a diverse group of stakeholders together to offer solutions that are not only cleaner, but also save money, more efficiently use our limited resources and reduce dependence on foreign sources for petroleum,” said Chuck Feinberg, Chairman of the Board of NJCCC. “While there are federal emission standards in place for newer vehicles and retrofits reduce the impact of older diesel vehicles, NJCCC provides a level of environmental leadership that exceeds all existing programs and provides significant, tangible benefits.”

    The significant impact demonstrated by NJCCC is a result of the organization’s outreach, education and project initiatives. Two key projects that exemplify these efforts include:

    • NJCCC received a four-year $15 million ARRA grant from the US Department of Energy in 2009, with which it leveraged an additional $37 million of non-federal money to establish NJ’s first state-wide alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure program. Through this public/private partnership, NJCCC helped to accelerate the transition of private and municipal fleets to cleaner burning, domestically produced, compressed natural gas (CNG). Under the recently concluded program, the funding offset the cost of deploying 305 CNG trash trucks and shuttle buses belonging to 15 public and private fleets, and the construction of six CNG stations across New Jersey. The project directly resulted in the displacement of over 1.7 million gallons of petroleum annually, while eliminating an estimated 896,772 pounds of pollutants and GHG emissions.

    • NJCCC manages an approximately $4 million program for the repowering of unregulated marine engines with less polluting and more fuel-efficient EPA certified Tier 2 & 3 engines. This diverse partnership with companies operating in New York Harbor significantly reduces emissions from several of the dirtiest legacy marine engines operating in waters adjacent to New Jersey and New York communities. Once fully implemented, the ongoing project will result in estimated annual emission reductions of more than 7 tons of particulate matter (PM), 18 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), 140 tons of NOx and 2.5 tons of hydrocarbons (HC) that will improve air quality in the region. In addition, the new engines are expected to result in 15-16% improvement in fuel economy, resulting in estimated diesel fuel savings of 4M-5M gallons over the lifetime of the engines.

    “NJCCC’s initiatives have furthered the development, acceptance and use of alternative fuels in the state of New Jersey,” said Florence Block, Executive Director of USGBC NJ. “The organization contributes to the diversity of the USGBC NJ mission and serves as a model in sustainability for the business world. We’re honored to have the opportunity to recognize NJCCC for all of its efforts at our Emerald Awards Gala.”

    USGBC NJ’s annual gala is considered the networking event of the year by green building and sustainability professionals in the Tri-State area. This year, the gala will also feature a silent auction. Items will be displayed online prior to the event. View items, or pre-bid here. Those who wish to donate to the auction should contact Caitlin Nagel at Caitlin.Nagel@wyn.com.

    USGBC NJ is also currently recruiting sponsors for the gala. Sponsor contributions provide program and operating support for all of the chapter’s education programs, events, tours, research programs and advocacy initiatives and provide start-up funds for new green building programs and resources.

    “When you become a USGBC NJ Gala Sponsor, you make a public commitment to supporting transformative programming, outreach, research and advocacy that shape a more sustainable future for New Jersey,” Block added. “USGBC NJ Gala Sponsors are vital in helping USGBC NJ achieve its mission.”

    For more information on sponsorships, click here or contact Mary Ellen Garigus at coordinator@usgbcnj.org.

    REGISTRATION is available here.

    Find USGBC NJ on LinkedIn (USGBC – New Jersey Chapter), Facebook (USGBCNJ), and Twitter (@USGBCNJ). Look for Gala-specific info with #NJGala2014.

    About the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

    More About the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter
    The USGBC NJ is a non-profit organization focused solely on advancing green building and sustainable communities. The mission of USGBC NJ is to transform NJ’s built environment to become ecologically sustainable, profitable, and healthy. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides over 150 educational programs, events, green building tours, research studies, and advocacy initiatives each year, through its three-branch, state-wide network.

    For over 10 years USGBC NJ has served as the meeting ground, catalyst, and propeller for sustainability-minded individuals in building-related professions. Through the NJ Chapter, LEED® and green building in general, have found fertile ground in New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter’s 1,400+ members represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community.

    There are 5,179 LEED accredited professionals in NJ and 952 LEED registered and 359 certified projects in New Jersey, plus 2,625 certified LEED Homes.*

    *As of September, 2014


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