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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:  

    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:  

    EMERGING PROFESSIONALS interested in volunteering, please CLICK HERE

    • 09-Dec-2015
    • 7:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Waterfront Technology Center at Camden (LEED Gold Certified) 200 Federal Street, Camden, NJ


    USGBC NJ Chapter
    South Branch Presents



    Qualifies for 4 GBCI CEUs (self-reported)

    3 AIA CEUs/ LUs approved

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 – 7:30 AM to 12:45 PM

    Waterfront Technology Center- LEED Gold Certified, 200 Federal Street, Camden, NJ

    FEATURING: Charles McKenna & Ritchard Sherman, NJ Schools Development Authority

    Charles McKenna currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA), having been elected by the SDA Board of Directors on January 2, 2014. Mr. McKenna most recently served as Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie and prior to that as Director of the New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Ritchard Sherman is Managing Director of Design at NJ SDA. 

    Additional confirmed speakers:

    • Rob Winstead, AIA, Stantec: Rob is a leader in the national conversation pertaining to sustainable design, in general, and high-performance schools, in particular. He is a speaker at many regional and national conferences and the former Chair of the Large-Firm Roundtable Sustainability Committee.
    • Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow & Faculty, LEEDap BD&C/O&M AIA, Green Building Center: Jason is a highly recognized and accredited professional in the field of Sustainable Design. He has been greatly involved in the restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse/renovation of existing facilities as well as the creation of new environmentally responsible buildings for over fifteen years.
    • John Henry, LEED Green Associate, NJ School Board Association (NJSBA): STEM & Sustainable Schools Specialist. John specializes in professional development for educators in the areas of Sustainability, and in Green schools leadership training and green curriculum design and development in a broad range of educational venues.
    • Mark Warner, Gabel Associates: Program Manager/Sustainability Expert. Mark is on the team of the NJ “ACES” energy aggregation project that supplies Energy to 2/3rds of NJ Schools.


    8:00 – 9:00 AM: Morning Speaker

    9:10 AM To 11:30 AM: Panels

    Possible Panels:

    • K12 – Towards Net-zero Building Construction
    • Optimizing Energy Dollars – Issues & Opportunities
    • Greening Higher Ed Construction Projects – Opportunities & Challenges
    • Taking Advantage Of Energy Incentives

    11:45-12:45 PM: Lunch

    12:45 PM: Closing

    COST TO ATTEND (Includes breakfast & lunch)

    USGBC NJ Members: $40

    Non-Members/ Guests: $50

    Event Sponsorship: $350

    CLICK HERE for this info as a PDF.


    • 11-Dec-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Via WEBINAR or In-Person at Wyndham Worldwide, 14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ




    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC

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

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    9:00 AM- 4:00 PM


    & VIA LIVE WEBINAR – Optional Satellite Locations to be Determined

    Wyndham Worldwide, 14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ



    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

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

    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.

    Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.
    In honor of Veterans’ Day, ALL VETERANS will receive free admission.
    • 16-Dec-2015
    • 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 2016 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 2016 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.

    Thank you to our Green Event Sponsor:

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