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    • 27-Mar-2015
    • 31-Jul-2015
    • Electronic submission



    DOWNLOAD GALA NOMINATION FORM HERE. 


    Download Award & Honoree Criteria HERE. 


    Each year USGBC NJ recognizes and presents Gala Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability.


    The winners of the distinguished awards will be celebrated at USGBC NJ’s 13th Annual Emerald Awards Gala on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Conference Center of the LEED® certified University Hall at Montclair State University.


    The award categories are:

    • Suburban Green Project

    • Urban Green Project

    • Not for Profit Green Project

    • Corporate Culture and Sustainability Practices

     Innovative Sustainability Initiative

    • Student Project (Separate application, coming soon)


    In addition, the USGBC NJ Award Committee will also select a Municipal Honoree and a Corporate Honoree.


    Previous award honorees include: Colgate Global Technology Center; PNC Bank; NJ Economic Development Authority; Newark’s Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District; Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Hampshire Real Estate Companies; Wyndham Worldwide; Panasonic Corporation; Prudential Real Estate Investors; BASF Corporation; the Rockefeller Group; L'Oreal USA Research & Innovation; Paterson Habitat for Humanity; Bayer HealthCare U.S. Headquarters and Senator Cory Booker.


    USGBC NJ Former Board Chair Ed Seliga stated: “These folks do not do this for the accolades, of course. They do what they do because sustainability is a guiding principle behind these projects. We are proud to be casting a spotlight on these innovative projects, projects that are transforming NJ into a more sustainable state.”


    USGBC NJ’s annual gala is considered the networking event of the year by green building and sustainability professionals in the Tri-State area.


    Deadline for submission is July 31, 2015.


    Award Winners to be announced on or before September 8th. The Gala takes place October 30, 2015.


    Please submit this form via e-mail to: executivedirector@usgbcnj.org and coordinator@usgbcnj.org.


    DOWNLOAD GALA NOMINATION FORM HERE. 

    • 18-Jun-2015
    • 22-Jun-2016
    • Thousands of locations



    USGBC GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE: Greening NJ Schools within a Generation


    USGBC NJ and the NJ School Boards Association invite you to participate in a national signature Green Schools initiative known as Green Apple Day of Service.  

    Green Apple Day of Service, created by USGBC in Washington DC, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.
    USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service is a global initiative that supports our shared mission to green every school within a generation. Since 2012, more than 6,000 communities in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world have participated in the Day of Service.

    This is a terrific opportunity to get local community, corporate and expert help to kick-off a special sustainability project at your school. 

    The Green Apple website provides an online registration point, and lots of resources, graphics and templates. In addition, we (the USGBC New Jersey Chapter) will be helping a number of NJ schools to find corporate volunteers for their projects.  

    Projects ideas include:  conducting a class presentation about any sustainable products or services your company provides, creating a rain garden; painting rain barrels; holding and judging a poster/art contest; conducting an energy audit; hosting a recycling drive; or holding a tour of a green school; just to name a few.

    Schools participating in Sustainable Jersey for Schools may qualify to earn points in that certification program, depending on the type of activity chosen. Green Apple Day activities can also be selected to align with NJ Eco-Schools USA. Find out more about the Eco-Schools Pathways here.
     
    For more information and to register your project please visit:  www.mygreenapple.org.  

    Although the “official” Green Apple Day of Service for this year is Saturday, September 26, 2015, schools are free to hold their event any time during the 2015-2016 school year. 

    Please contact us ASAP if you would like to be matched up with one of our corporate or member volunteer teams: communications@usgbcnj.org.  


    EMERGING PROFESSIONALS interested in volunteering, please CLICK HERE





    • 16-Jul-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Via WEBINAR or in-person at Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices (Carpenters Funds Building – 1st Floor) 91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837

     

                                                                            

     




    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC



    Presents

    LEED v4 301 BD+C: 
    Implementing the Building Design + Construction Rating System

    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
    (Sign-in starts at 8:30)


    IN-PERSON OR VIA WEBINAR


    IN-PERSON REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 
    7/15 at 3:00 PM 


    WEBINAR REGISTRATION CLOSES ON
    7/13 at 3:00 PM


    IN-PERSON LOCATION:
    Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices
    (Carpenters Funds Building – 1st Floor)
    91 Fieldcrest Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08837

    WEBINAR:
    Register to participate remotely from your location via WebEx


    ADVANCE REGISTRATION STRONGLY REQUESTED

    Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus, coordinator@usgbcnj.org.


    OPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES:
    Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.



    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow, CEO, Green Building Center llc

    Description:
    This workshop is intended for professionals who are familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects or looking to brush up on implementation best practices. It is appropriate for new LEED APs, as well as those pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Building Design + Construction credential. The workshop provides both LEED-specific credit, and AIA credits.

    The workshop addresses LEED tools and unique aspects of the New Construction rating system. Workshop participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED process, as well as strategies for communicating with team members at various stages of that process. Our expert instructor will walk the class through the phases of a typical project, including key decisions that project teams must make and guidance on how to make them. Throughout the day, you will engage with other participants in interactive activities using case examples to enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and Rating System tools, including project forms from LEED Online. This course will include LEED v4 updates.

    OBJECTIVES:
    • Explain unique aspects of the LEED v4 for New Construction and Major Renovations rating system
    • Apply and facilitate the LEED process with stakeholders
    • Apply LEED tools to a new construction or major renovation project
    • Identify key green decisions throughout the process of earning LEED certification

    CREDENTIAL MAINTENANCE UNITS
    GBCI CE Hours 7
    GBCI CE Hours (LEED BD+C Specific) 7
    AIA/CES (LU) 7 HSW/SD
    BOMI (CPD) 7
    CoreNet (CPD) 7
    CSI (CEU) 0.7


    Fee:
    Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.




    • 22-Jul-2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23-Jul-2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Traxon Technologies, 20 Murray Hill Parkway, Suite 110, East Rutherford, NJ


    USGBC NJ Presents

    GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green +
    Electrical Systems


    DATE: July 22 + 23, 2015 

    TIME: Workshop 9 am - 4:30 pm BOTH DAYS
    (Registration:  8:45 am)
    Lunch provided.

    LOCATION: Traxon Technologies, 20 Murray Hill Parkway,
    Suite 110, East Rutherford, NJ
    (Do not call Traxon for info)

    Approved Grantees*: Free
    USGBC NJ Members: $435
    Non-Members: $485

    OPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES:
    *Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org


    INSTRUCTOR: Tom Gardega
    Mr Gardega brings a vast amount of experience in instructing and curriculum development, and is a licensed New York State instructor. In that roll Mr. Gardega developed curriculums and delivered the same for: electrical calculations, estimating, control wiring methodologies, math, algebra, energy auditing, green technology, GPRO Fundamentals, GPRO Electric and industry specific designed courses. Mr Gardega is presently writing an estimating text book that includes the energy auditing building information systems, benchmarking, commissioning and green technologies. Mr. Gardega is a certified electrical inspector.

    DESCRIPTION: The construction industry is moving quickly towards greener, high-performing buildings, creating increased demand across the country for sustainable building skills.

    GPRO Electrical Systems (EL) explains the essential role electricians play on sustainable construction projects. Taught by industry experts using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO Electrical Systems gives experienced electricians the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices.

    GPRO EL is ideal for a range of professionals in the electrical industry including subcontractors, installers, and technicians.

    This 12-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization. Certificate exam is included.

     

    WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

    Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green

    • Economic and health benefits of green building
    • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
    • Transitioning to sustainable construction practices
    • Complying with green codes and standards
    • Understanding LEED
    • Overview of green building strategies
    • The importance of commissioning

    Part 2: Electrical Systems

    • Important sustainability issues for electricians
    • Economic opportunities for the electrical industry
    • The role of electrical systems within the “whole-building” approach
    • The key differences between green and conventional electrical products and work practices
    • Improving efficiencies in lighting and HVAC
    • New technologies for distributed generation
    • Using benchmarking and other tools to maintain building performance
    • The electrician’s role in the building commissioning process
    • Retrofitting existing buildings with energy-efficient technologies
    • Green bidding issues for electricians

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

    GPRO Electrical Systems qualifies for 10 AIA and GBCI CE Credits. See www.gpro.org/faqs for details.


    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT coordinator@usgbcnj.org 
     

    • 22-Jul-2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Stevens Tech, Hoboken riverfront



    CLICK HERE for the flier above as a PDF. 

    CLICK HERE for more info on Stevens Institute of Technology's Solar Decathlon entry: SURE HOUSE. 
    • 23-Jul-2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 24-Jul-2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Via LIVE WEBINAR - BOTH DAYS

     

                                                                                                         

                                       


    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC




    LEED 201: v4 Core Concepts & Strategies & LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation


    PART 1 & 2


    PART 1: Thursday, July 23 &
    PART 2: Friday, July 24, 2015 



    AVAILABLE VIA WEBINAR ONLY


     
    Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus, coordinator@usgbcnj.org.


    OPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES:
    Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.



    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow, Director of Sustainability, CEO/Founder Green Building Center llc


    Description:
    Gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts fundamental to all LEED rating systems. Learn LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level and basics of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate exam. This course will include LEED v4 updates.

    Learning Objectives
    • Identify the key components of the LEED Rating System.
    • Discuss the basic LEED Certification process.
    • Describe the intents and associated concepts of each LEED credit category.
    • Explain regulations, recognitions and incentives related to each credit category.
    • Recognize successful LEED strategies and measurements for achieving credit category goals
    • Gain understanding of what is needed to pursue the LEED Green Associate exam


    Credential Maintenance Units:

    BOMI CPDs: 7
    CoreNet CPDs: 7
    AIA/CES LUs for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD): 7

    This course may be used for self-reporting to other professional organizations.

    This course is not eligible for GBCI CE hours but does satisfy LEED Green Associate Exam eligibility requirements.



    Fee:

    Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.

    • 30-Jul-2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • 20-Aug-2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • 20 West State Street, Trenton. Trenton, NJ 08625
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    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC



    Presents


    STUDY GROUP FOR LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM 


    FOUR SESSIONS- ONE PER WEEK:

    THURSDAYS- July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 2015


    12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM


    LOCATION:

    20 West State Street, Trenton.

    Trenton, NJ 08625





    INSTRUCTOR: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, CEO, Green Building Center llc



    Attendees will meet to review exam prep questions 1 afternoon a week for 2 hours over a 4 week period. 

    The study group will review exam prep questions during class and additional practice tests will be assigned as homework. The class format is meant to be an active discussion and group learning environment. The agenda will typically be to review the practice test homework, review the next section of the LEED rating system, and spend time in class answering practice questions. 

    Class discussions will include: 
    • why specific answers are correct vs others and 
    • general discussions of the related green building topics covered. 



    Members: $150.

    Non-members: $200.

    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.



    OPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES:

    Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.

    • 19-Aug-2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Martell's Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ






    THANK YOU TO OUR CHILDREN'S CLUB SPONSOR:






    • 30-Oct-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LEED Certified Conference Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ


                                      

    CLICK HERE for more info + submission form for Gala Awards Nominations. 




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