USGBC NJ accomplishes our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration:
As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides continual educational programs, educational/networking events, green building tours, research studies and advocacy initiatives through its three-branch, statewide network.
- The NJ Chapter is a USGBC licensed education provider of the LEED Core Curriculum and LEED Accreditation Exam Preparation. Additionally USGBC NJ has developed customized training for all industry sectors and professions focused on the technical aspects of sustainability and green building.
- USGBC NJ is a licensed provider of the GPRO series which provides credentials to the Construction Trades including Construction Management and Project Management. (See USGBC NJ Complete Course Syllabus)
USGBC NJ/NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Grant Funded Training:
Recovery4Jersey and Skills4Jersey
USGBC NJ has received two new significant grants from the State of NJ. The Skills4Jersey grant will be used to invest in and improve the skills of the NJ workforce and to remain competitive in the Garden State. The Recovery4Jersey grant will train NJ businesses in recovery-related initiatives. The grants have been awarded by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development and will run through March 2014. (Click here for a PDF of the flier pictured.)
An enormous and ongoing shift is underway in the U.S. due to two major challenges facing Americans and our economy: rapidly rising energy prices, and the need for resiliency following natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. Within the construction and building retrofit sector, there is a significant effort underway to address these challenges.
USGBC NJ’s training initiative raises the professional level of the grantees’ employees, while impacting the quality of deliverables of the entire supply chain relative to their specific business. Following the training and credentialing, the grantee companies and their employees will be sought-after by the entire building industry supply chain and their clients for their expertise in Green Building and Resiliency methods.
This is the fourth year that USGBC NJ has been awarded funding for their training programs by the State. The new Customized Training Grant is for incumbent businesses in NJ, and will provide fully funded training, and covers the complete spectrum of LEED Core Curriculum and Exam Prep., Corporate Sustainability, GPRO (Construction/ Trades), and more.
Companies interested in the Skills4Jersey or Recovery4Jersey opportunities should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 290-0013.