Upcoming events

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


    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: and


    • 28-Apr-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Willow School, 1150 Pottersville Rd., Bedminster Township, NJ

    The first 20 people to register for the networking after the tour will receive 1 FREE DRINK TICKET.

    Refreshments will be provided thanks to our reception sponsor:

    CLICK HERE to get the info above as a PDF.

    • 07-May-2015
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cook Campus Center Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 59 Biel Road New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
    • 14-May-2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ

    USGBC NJ Chapter
    North Branch 


    North Branch Evening of Networking


    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
    Registration opens at 6:00 p.m.

    Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel
    175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ
    (see directions HERE)

    The North Branch of the New Jersey Chapter of the USBGC invites you to attend an evening of networking with other Green Building professionals.

    Cost:  Chapter Members:  $35.00; Non-Members:  $40.00; Event sponsorship: $350.00 
    (Event sponsors are featured in promo for the event, and receive 2 tickets to the event.)

    Dinner is included.

    Thank you to our event sponsor:

    • 16-May-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Franklin Twp. Municipal Building. 475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873-1655


    Advancing the GREEN Initiative 2015

    May 16, 2015

    9:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Franklin Twp. Municipal Building

    475 DeMott Lane

    Somerset, NJ 08873-1655

    FREE ADMISSION: RSVP to: by 5/8/15       

    WHY: It’s a unique opportunity to learn more about Climate Change and how You can make a difference. There will be giveaways and refreshments.

    WHO: Individuals, homeowners, small businesses, municipal governments, students (K-12, college), families, science/environmental clubs, religious organizations, Greek letter organizations, community groups, institutions.


    Keynote speaker: Mark Biedron, Co-founder of the Willow School and President of the NJ Board of Education. 


    Sustainable Energy Topics 

    • Green Buildings – The LEED Certification Program, M&E Engineers 
    • Sustainable Energy for NJ Today and Tomorrow, NJBPU
    • Sustainable Jersey Certification, Franklin Twp. Environmental Commission
    • Solar Power in New Jersey, GreenPower Energy
    • Hybrid vehicles and smart charging for EVs, and PEVs, PSE&G
    • An Earth Friendly Supermarket Experience, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Inc.


    • Energy Efficiency/ PSE&G
    • The Mechanics of producing solar energy/GreenPower Energy
    • Sustainable, clean Energy for NJ, NJBPU
    • LEED Certified Supermarket, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Inc.


    Organized by Theta Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    Contact at 732-846-2297 or

    Franklin Township Environmental Commission; NJ Board of Public Utilities; PSEG Services Corporation; GreenPower Energy; M&E Engineers

    CLICK HERE for the above info as a flier.

    CLICK HERE for the day's program.

    • 21-May-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Via WEBINAR or in-person at 1 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ Lower Level Conference Center




    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC


    LEED 251: Understanding the Existing Building: Operations + Maintenance 
    LEED v4 Rating System

    Date and Time: Thursday, May 21, 2015
    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM (Lunch included)




    1 Sylvan Way, 
    Parsippany, NJ
    Lower Level Conference Center

    Register to participate remotely from your location via WebEx

    Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus,

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

    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 (self-reported)

    Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.

    • 06-Jun-2015
    • The Columbia Trail, Morris and Hunterdon Counties. Registration and pre and post festivities will be held at West Morris Central High School 259 Bartley Road, Chester NJ

     The 4th Annual Pedal for Preservation will begin and end at West Morris Central High School in Chester. 

    Four years ago The Land Conservancy of New Jersey began this family-friendly FLAT off road cycling event through picturesque small towns in Morris and Hunterdon counties. Pedal for Preservation highlights the scenic Columbia Trail and land preservation. The rail trail travels on PRESERVED land through forest, farms, and parkland alongside the South Branch of the Raritan River. 

    The event is not a race and is suitable for families, recreational riders, and avid cyclists.  New this year we will offer a guided hike for non-cyclists.  Please plan to join us!  Pedal for Preservation is one of The Land Conservancy’s biggest fundraisers and is fundamental to our efforts to preserve natural land and water resources. 

    When: Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Where: The Columbia Trail, Morris and Hunterdon Counties.  Registration and pre and post festivities will be held at West Morris Central High School 259 Bartley Road, Chester NJ 

    Who: Anyone interested in discovering the Columbia Trail and connecting with the outdoors.  Serious riders can use this as a training ride. The flat shaded path is suitable for more casual riders too. The entire length of the trail is 30 miles round-trip but there are a number of shorter options available perfect for participants of all ages.

    Why: New Jersey’s valuable undeveloped lands are disappearing at an alarming pace and open space funding is limited, so the work of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is more important than ever.  The Land Conservancy provides creative solutions to concerned individuals, landowners, communities, businesses, and government entities who are committed to take action now to preserve New Jersey’s land and drinking water resources, protect wildlife, and care for our parkland, farmland and open spaces. By working together, we are making New Jersey a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  

    See the The Land Conservancy of NJ's website for more info.

    • 22-Jun-2015
    • 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • New Jersey National Golf Club, 579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    • 102

    CLICK HERE for link to Jim Corrigan's bio.

    Call for Volunteers for the Golf Committee.

    Interested parties contact


    • 24-Jun-2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Surf City, 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

    (Unlimited free parking for cars and bicycles in the parking lot across Marin Blvd., once you enter Liberty Harbor.)

    Visit the EP webpage

    Emerging Professionals- 
    Let's Emerge Green 
    • 30-Oct-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LEED Certified Conference Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    CLICK HERE for the Awards Nomination Form

    CLICK HERE for more info on the call for nominations. 

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