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    • 13-Jan-2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Indigrove, 121 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

    Green is the New Black:
    How to Incorporate Green Savings into your Business Plan

                                                                                          




                               


    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC



    DATE: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    TIME: 10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon
    (sign-in starts at 9:30)


    LOCATION: Indigrove, 121 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ


    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

    About this session
    As the cost of doing business continues to go up companies must continue to find ways to reduce operating costs while maintaining quality. The cost of doing business is not just tied to operating expenses. Staff costs typically far exceed operating expenses, and attracting or keeping business is critical as well. Greening your business is a three-prong approach that includes people, planet and profits. We will look at each of these elements and how they can be integrated in to your business philosophy and plan to save time and money while increasing employee satisfaction and profits in a way that is also good for the environment, often known as the triple bottom line.

    Credential Maintenance Units:
    GBCI CE Hours 2 (self-reported)

    Fee:
    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.



    • 14-Jan-2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Weston Hall (Lecture Hall 1), the College of Architecture and Design, NJIT, Newark, NJ




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    CLIMATE REALITY:
    Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond




    DATE: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Sign-in starts at 1:30)

    LOCATION: Weston Hall (Lecture Hall 1), the College of Architecture and Design, NJIT, Newark, NJ


    INSTRUCTOR: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow, CEO/Founder Green Building Center, Adjunct Faculty, NJIT School of Architecture

    About this session:
    The idea of resiliency has emerged as a major driving force in response to extreme events being experienced more and more frequently as a result of the effects of climate change. Designing communities and buildings to be resilient in addition to sustainable has become necessary but it is still only treating the symptoms rather than curing the cause. This presentation will provide attendees with the science behind climate change, the affects being felt around the globe, and the big picture solutions possible to mitigate or even reverse climate change. 400,000 people descended on NYC recently to speak out about this issue at the United Nations summit and the United States and China recently signed a historic pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is our sincere hope that this presentation will help you understand one of the most important social, environmental and economic challenges of our time and give you a starting point to get engaged and make a difference.

    About the Climate Reality Project:
    Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project has more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. It is guided by one simple truth: The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.

    Credential Maintenance Units:
    GBCI CE Hours 2 (self-reported)

    Fee:
    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00
    Students: No charge
    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.


    CLICK HERE to open this flier as a PDF.

    • 22-Jan-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 30 Montgomery Ave, Jersey City, NJ
    • 11

     

                                                                                                         

                                       


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



    Thursday, January 22, 2015

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


    LOCATION:
    30 Montgomery Ave, Jersey City, NJ


    SPACE IS LIMITED. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

     
    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:
    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.

    • 23-Jan-2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DTCC at 570 Washington Blvd (First Floor Conference Center), Jersey City, NJ

    Green Building for Executives:
    What You Need to Know

                                                                             




                               


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    Co-hosted by JCEDC, JCRA and HCCC 


    DATE: Friday, January 23, 2015 

    TIME: 10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon
    (Sign-in starts at 9:30 AM)

    TWO OPTIONS: IN PERSON OR VIA WEBINAR

    IN-PERSON LOCATION: 
    DTCC at 570 Washington Blvd (First Floor Conference Center), Jersey City, NJ

    WEBINAR: 
    Register to participate remotely from your location via WebEx

    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

    About this session
    This course is designed for business leaders seeking to learn more about green building and what it’s all about, how it can benefit their company, and ways to think about integrating. Topics covered will include the triple bottom line of sustainability, current market trends in green building, the process of greening your existing portfolio, and challenges and opportunities moving forward. This is intended to be more of a beginner course and does not assume any prior in depth knowledge of LEED or green building, nor is any required to take this class. Even if you have some understanding of green building or are actively involved in the field, you will find new and useful information in this course related to market trends, process, and opportunities.

    Objectives
    • Recognize areas of opportunity to integrate sustainability
    • Define the triple bottom line and its importance
    • Explain key sustainability concepts
    • Identify green building best practices & processes
    • Integrate stakeholders to ensure success

    Credential Maintenance Units:
    GBCI CE Hours 2 (self-reported)

    Fee:
    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.



    • 28-Jan-2015
    • 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, January 28, 2015

    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
    (Sign-in 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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