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    • 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





    • 19-Feb-2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Live WEBINAR or at 200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

     

                                                                                                   

                                       


    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC




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


    Friday, February 19, 2016


    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM

    IN-PERSON: 200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873


    or via LIVE WEBINAR


    REGISTRATION REQUIRED


    Fee:
    USGBC NJ Chapter Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.

    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.



    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, Partner, Green Building Center NY/NJ


    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:
    AIA/CES LUs for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW): 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.





    • 23-Feb-2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24-Feb-2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • 1 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ (Lower Level Conference Center)
    • 26


    USGBC NJ Presents

    GPRO: Fundamentals + Construction Management



    DATES & TIMES: Tuesday, February 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,

    & Wednesday, February 24 - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    (Exam is given on the 2nd day)

    LOCATION: 1 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ (Lower Level Conference Center)

    $450 per person

    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.



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


    GPRO Construction Management (CM) explains the essential role CMs play on a sustainable construction project. Taught by industry experts using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO CM gives experienced building professionals the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices.


    GPRO CM is ideal for a range of construction and real estate professionals including:

    • Contractors and subcontractors

    • Project managers and site superintendents

    • Foremen

    • Estimators

    • Project architects and engineers

    • Building owners and facilities managers

    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 (systems quality assurance)

    Part 2: Construction Management

    • The CM’s role in the pre-construction phase of a project

    • Integrating green building systems into the construction schedule

    • Creating and using tools to implement energy efficiency strategies

    • Communicating sustainable construction processes to subcontractors and trades

    • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

    • Construction Indoor Air Quality

    • Construction Waste Management

    • Critical actions to ensure success during the submittals, rough-in, and fit-out phases

    • The CM’s role in commissioning (Cx) and working effectively with the Cx agent

    • Implementing a post-occupancy review and assessment process


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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


    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.




    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT coordinator@usgbcnj.org 
     

    • 04-Mar-2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05-Mar-2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wu & Associates, Inc. 100 Gaither Drive, Suite C, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    • 7


    USGBC NJ Presents

    GPRO: Fundamentals + Construction Management



    DATES & TIMES:

    Friday, March 4, 2016 

    & Saturday, March 5, 2016 

    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM - BOTH DAYS

    (Exam is given on the 2nd day)



    LOCATION: Wu & Associates, Inc.

    100 Gaither Drive, Suite C, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


    $450 per person

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & 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.



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


    GPRO Construction Management (CM) explains the essential role CMs play on a sustainable construction project. Taught by industry experts using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO CM gives experienced building professionals the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices.


    GPRO CM is ideal for a range of construction and real estate professionals including:

    • Contractors and subcontractors

    • Project managers and site superintendents

    • Foremen

    • Estimators

    • Project architects and engineers

    • Building owners and facilities managers

    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 (systems quality assurance)

    Part 2: Construction Management

    • The CM’s role in the pre-construction phase of a project

    • Integrating green building systems into the construction schedule

    • Creating and using tools to implement energy efficiency strategies

    • Communicating sustainable construction processes to subcontractors and trades

    • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention

    • Construction Indoor Air Quality

    • Construction Waste Management

    • Critical actions to ensure success during the submittals, rough-in, and fit-out phases

    • The CM’s role in commissioning (Cx) and working effectively with the Cx agent

    • Implementing a post-occupancy review and assessment process


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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


    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.




    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT coordinator@usgbcnj.org 
     

    • 11-Mar-2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hyatt, New Brunswick, NJ



    March 11 Redevelopment Forum:


    New Jersey Future's Redevelopment Forum is a daylong conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned. 


    Tickets are $110 for New Jersey Future members, municipal employees and non-profits and $150 for non-members until February 19 (after February 19 tickets are $155 for members and $190 for non-members). Register Now! 


    Questions: contact Marianne Jann at 609-393-0008, ext. 101.


    • 22-Mar-2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23-Mar-2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Verizon Offices, 11 Highpoint Drive, Wayne, NJ
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    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC



    Special opportunity to take this 2 DAY course for the price of 1 DAY. 


    SPACE IS LIMITED: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!



    DAY 1:  LEED 201: v4 Core Concepts & Strategies

    DAY 2:   LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation


                 

    DATES: Tuesday, March 22 + Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Lunch included)

    LOCATION: Verizon Offices, 11 Highpoint Drive, Wayne, NJ


    GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE: 

    OPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES: NJ companies interested in receiving fully funded training for their employees should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ executive director at (973) 290-0013 or at executivedirector@usgbcnj.org



    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, Partner, Green Building Center NY/NJ


    Description:

    In today’s challenging economy and business climate, education/accreditation in sustainability-related industries give employment candidates, incumbent (employed) workers and their organizations a competitive edge in today’s workforce. 


    Day 1:    

    This course is intended for those who seek an essential understanding of sustainable building practices - including those with a stake in their company's or community's building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI's LEED Green Associate credential. The course provides integral knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. It begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building. The core of the course presents sustainable building and high performance building intents and concepts at the credit category level - across building types and rating systems - touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project case examples.


    Day 2:   

    This course provides the foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate credential in the form of exam preparation. This course reviews the material covered in the prior class and prepares candidates for the exam by going through practice tests for a majority of the day to help test candidates understand the kind of test questions they may see, thought process in selecting the best answers for the questions posed and review of test taking skills to help candidates navigate this two hour times exam. 


    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 for Day 1:

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



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

    • 29-Mar-2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30-Mar-2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices (Carpenters Funds Building – 3rd Floor) 91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837
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    DATES: Tuesday, March 29 & Wednesday,
    March 30, 2016


    TIMES: 3/29 is 9:00 - 4:30, 

    3/30 is  9:30 - 4:00

    (Exam is given on the 2nd day)

    LOCATION:

    Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices (Carpenters Funds Building – 

    3rd Floor) 

    91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837


    $450 per person. 



    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & 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.



    Projects Having GPRO Credentialed Project Team

    Members Earn 1 LEED Design & Innovation Point.

    Click here for more information.



    Did you know that efficiently operated and well-maintained buildings can reduce operating costs by 20-50% while improving occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction? This is just one of the many reasons why green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country.


    Led by industry experts, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.


    GPRO O&M is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential & high-rise commercial buildings including:

    • Building superintendents

    • Operators

    • Facility and property managers

    • Operating engineers

    • Stationary engineers

    This 14-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 from green buildings

    • Causes and impacts of a changing climate

    • Transitioning to sustainable operations

    • Complying with green codes and standards

    • Understanding LEED

    • Overview of green building strategies

    • The importance of commissioning

    Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials

    • Using building metrics to improve performance

    • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building

    • Reducing water use

    • Employing strategies for more efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems

    • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality

    • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort

    • Reducing waste

    • Understanding new NYC energy auditing and retro-commissioning requirements


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

    GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials qualifies for 12 AIA and GBCI CE Credits. See www.gpro.org/faqs for details.

    • 19-Apr-2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21-Apr-2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Live WEBINAR OR at Wyndham Worldwide, 14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ (Waterfront Room)

     

                                                                                                   

                                       


    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC




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


    TWO HALF DAYS

    Tuesday, April 19 + Thursday, April 21, 2016


    9:00 AM- 1:00 PM BOTH DAYS

    AVAILABLE IN-PERSON:

    Wyndham Worldwide, 14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ


    OR VIA LIVE WEBINAR



    REGISTRATION REQUIRED



    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC + 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 & Faculty, Partner, Green Building Center NY/NJ


    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:
    AIA/CES LUs for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW): 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.

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