Events

Upcoming events

    • 10-Dec-2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202 (Morristown Road I-287, Exit 30B) Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


    USGBC NJ Annual Holiday Celebration
    & Meet The USGBC NJ 2015 Board Candidates

    Come and celebrate with your friends and colleagues at our Holiday celebration. We will be holding the festivities at The Olde Mill Inn, a beautiful setting for energizing your holiday spirit!

    *Meet the Chapter's 2015 Board of Director Candidates


    Registration: 5:30
    Cocktail Hour: 6 - 7:30 PM
    Introduction of Candidates: 7:00 PM
    Networking & Dinner: 7:30 - 9:30 PM

    This is a Carbon Neutral Event


    Members: $65
    (EP price includes 6 month free USGBC NJ membership)
    Non Members: $75
    Sponsorships: $500 - $1,000
    (Event sponsors are featured in promo for the event, and receive 2- 4 tickets to the event.)


    • 11-Dec-2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices (Carpenters Funds Building – 1st Floor) 91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837
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    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC




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



    Thursday, December 11, 2014

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


    ADVANCE REGISTRATION STRONGLY REQUESTED
    Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus, coordinator@usgbcnj.org.


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


    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, Parette Somjen Architects & CEO/Founder Green Building Center


    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.

    • 16-Dec-2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Park Wayne Diner, 721 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ

     



    USGBC NJ NORTH BRANCH


    presents




    “Presentation by Architecture for Humanity

    BREAKFAST SEMINAR



    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:30 - 9:00 AM

    Park Wayne Diner
    721 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ




    SPEAKER: Brian Baer, Regional Program Coordinator, Architecture for Humanity New York


    TOPIC: Design and Building the SMART environment; moving forward in a post-Sandy world


    Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. They provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of their mission, they believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

    Brian comes to Architecture for Humanity with over 25 years of sustainable, community-aided design solutions for educational, cultural, civic and nongovernmental agency projects across the United States. Combining his versatile leadership and managerial skills, Brian has collaborated with a wide variety of constituencies to bring consensus and success to the design and building process. Currently he is managing the Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction program in the New York office.

    COST: 
    Members: $20.00;
    Non-Members: $25.00
    Event sponsorship: $350.00 
    (Event sponsors are featured in promo for the event, and receive 2 tickets to the event.)



    REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED


         







    • 17-Dec-2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices (Carpenters Funds Building – 1st Floor) 91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837
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    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC




    Presents

    LEED v4 251 BD+C

    DATE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 
    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
    (sign-in starts at 8:30)

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


    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, Director of Sustainability, Parette Somjen Architects & CEO/Founder Green Building Center


    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. This course will include LEED v4 updates.


    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.

    • 28-Jan-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
        

    USGBC NJ Chapter
    South Branch Presents

    BPU Commissioner Fiordaliso
     


    Mitch Carpen, Executive Director of The Energy Resilience Bank

    Presentation & Networking Dinner 


    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    5:00 – 8:00 PM

    LOCATION TBD


    Come out and enjoy a night of networking and socializing with others in green building & advocacy related fields. 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.


    REGISTRATION will open soon


    Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso
    Commissioner Fiordaliso served as the Director of Government Relations for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, which is the largest healthcare provider in the State of New Jersey. In 1988 Commissioner Fiordaliso was elected to the Livingston Township Council and served for three terms, and was elected Mayor three times during his tenure. In 1990 he was appointed by the Essex County Executive to serve as the Director of Planning and Economic Development. He has worked extensively with the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and served as District Director for Senate President Richard Codey. Commissioner Fiordaliso was named Deputy Chief of Staff in Governor Codey's Office on November 15, 2004. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Essex County College. In 2003 he was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Livingston Chapter of Unico National. In 2005 Joe was nominated by Governor Richard Codey, confirmed by the Senate, and in 2011 was re-nominated by Governor Chris Christie, confirmed by the Senate, to be a Commissioner on the Board of Public Utilities, where he currently serves. He also serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Committee on Critical Infrastructure and Committee on Electricity and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). CLICK HERE for full bio.

    Mitch Carpen, Executive Director of New Jersey’s Energy Resilience Bank
    Mitch Carpen, of Plainfield, NJ, is the ERB’s Executive Director and serves as the head of the ERB, leading all aspects of its strategy and execution. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for managing the pipeline of ERB investments, overseeing the selection and closing of individual deals, setting the direction of the ERB, and actively managing relations with local, state and Federal government and the public. Mr. Carpen is an experienced banking professional with international experience and expertise in corporate lending, risk management, compliance regulations, portfolio management and technology to drive business initiatives and decision making. Mr. Carpen is returning to New Jersey from Singapore, where he worked for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., as Assistant General Manager, Head of Credit Portfolio Risk and Strategy. Mr. Carpen earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information science and a master’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in mathematics of finance from Columbia University, New York.

    As part of the Christie Administration’s continuing efforts to minimize the potential for future major power outages and increase energy resiliency, the State established the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), the first of its kind in the nation to focus on energy resilience. Utilizing $200 million through New Jersey’s second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocation, the ERB will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state

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