Upcoming events

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


    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: and



    NOTE: Student Award Criteria is available HERE.

    STUDENT Award Deadline: September 16, 2015. 

    • 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

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




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

    12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM


    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.


    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

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

    CLICK HERE for the above as a PDF.

    Thank you to our Kids' Education 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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