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    • 18-Jun-2015
    • 22-Jun-2016
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    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

    • 08-Sep-2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09-Sep-2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Verizon Offices, 11 Highpoint Drive, Wayne, NJ
    • 29




    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC

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


    DAY 1:  LEED 201: v4 Core Concepts & Strategies

    DAY 2:   LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation


    DATES: Tuesday, September 8 + Wednesday, September 9

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

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


    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

    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow & Faculty, CEO, Green Building Center llc

    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. In 2012 Jason was named a LEED Fellow by the US Green Building Council, one of only 120 in the country, which is the highest professional accreditation available only through peer review of an applicant's entire body of work over ten years. Jason’s approach to green building is holistic, with a focus on incorporating the principles of sustainable design on-time and within budget. Jason co-founded the US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC-NJ ) in 2001, became LEED Faculty in 2008, and served as AIA-NJ President in 2010. He is a frequent speaker for such conferences as AIA National Conference, USGBC Greenbuild, World Energy and Engineering Conference (WEEC), BuildNY Green, GovEnergy, and SCUP.  Jason serves as the North East regional Chair of the Committee on the Environment for AIA nationally and Chair of the Resiliency Committee for USGBC-NJ.


    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,

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

    • 29-Sep-2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

    Click here for the above as a PDF.

    Registration will open soon. 

    • 23-Oct-2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 33 Livingston Avenue; Room 261 New Brunswick, NJ
    • 22


    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC


    LEED – Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Workshop 

    Friday, October 23, 2015
    1:00- 5:00 PM

    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    33 Livingston Avenue; Room 261
    New Brunswick, NJ

    David G. Roberts, AICP/PP, LLA, RLA, LEED AP-ND, LEED AP- BD+C
    Michael R. Thomas, PE, LEED AP ND

    DESCRIPTION: LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) is the only rating system for sustainable neighborhoods and is the result of a unique collaboration of three highly respected organizations: Natural Resources Defence Council, Congress for the New Urbanism and USGBC. This half day program will walk through the prerequisites and credits of LEED-ND using two New Jersey LEED-ND Gold certified neighborhoods: Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and Teacher’s Village, both located in Newark. Applications of LEED-ND to redevelopment will also be presented, using a suburban case study in Roselle and an urban case study in Hoboken. Participants will gain a practical understanding of LEED-ND and how to apply its principles in planning and design for future neighborhoods.

    Members: $25.
    Non-members: $35.
    EJ Bloustein Students: No charge (must register by 10/2)
    Approved 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

    • 30-Oct-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LEED Certified Conference Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    Thank you to our GARDEN STATE Sponsor:

    CLICK HERE for info on the Gala Student Award Nominations. 

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