Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — October 25 - November 7, 2013 — 21B


Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues, USGBC NJ recently held our 11th Annual Gala Awards, and the event was electric with the excitement of the transformation taking place across New Jersey. I would like to share with you some information on the increasing momentum in Green Building in New Jersey. New Jersey currently boasts 1034 Registered LEED Projects and 324 LEED Certified projects. This means that NJ has more than 117 million square feet of LEED registered and certified green building space; equivalent to the square footage of over 42 Empire State Buildings. There are 317 organizations with headquarters in New Jersey that are members of USGBC. These organizations, along with many other member organiza- tions operating in the state, represent the diverse segments of New Jersey’s green building industry. These organizations employ more than 312,000 people and gross more than $151 billion in annual revenue. There are also 3,992 LEED credentialed professionals in New Jersey, and the number is growing fast. These are individuals in various fields who hold this credential to allow them to compete and perform more effectively in the green building market. Currently, there are 107 LEED registered and certified K-12 and Higher Education projects in New Jersey.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ed Seliga Advanced Solar Products, Inc. VICE CHAIR Wayne D. DeFeo, LEED AP DeFeo Associates TREASURER SECRETARY Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide PAST CHAIR Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED AP Consultant DIRECTORS David Cardella Cardella Waste Services Jeremy Cressman, LEED AP American Standard Brands Zachary Gallagher, PE, LEED AP Alliance Environmental & Natural Systems Utilities Bill Gates, LEED AP Hunt Construction Group Tom Hales Herman Miller, Inc. Tony Marano The Marano Group, Inc. Vance Merolla, P.E. Colgate-Palmolive Company Brad Miller, PE, PP, LEED AP BD+C NJ Meadowlands Commission Attilio Rivetti, LEED AP Turner Construction Company Robert Schmitt The Hampshire Companies Andy Topinka, CPMR Technical Group Services, Inc. Ed Walsh, P.E. Avison Young Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED AP Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. GENERAL COUNSEL Harry E. McLellan, Esq, LEED AP BD+C McLellan & Associates, LLC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Florence Block LEED Green Associate CHAPTER COORDINATOR Mary Ellen Garrigus COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR Medea Villere ’ www.usgbcnj.org RJ Donnelly, LEED AP Donnelly Industries, Inc.


These are exciting times for corporations, municipalities and schools that are becoming more and more interested in sustainability and resiliency. Green building professionals are highly sought after, and LEED projects are becoming more and more visible. To find out more about USGBC NJ and our work, please visit our website at www.usgbcnj.org/education, or feel free to contact me at executivedirector@ usgbcnj.org. Sincerely, Florence Block

Executive Director USGBC NJ

Chapter Events

10/30 - LEED CORE CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES (201) & LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP, Edison, NJ. 11/5- USGBC NJ Corporate Sustainability LUNCH & LEARN- Greening Your Facilities, Parsippany, NJ. 11/6- USGBC NJ Corporate Sustainability LUNCH & LEARN- Human Resources and Sustainable Employee Engagement, Parsippany, NJ. 11/7- USGBC NJ Corporate Sustainability LUNCH & LEARN- Financial Analysis and Investing for Sustainability, Parsippany, NJ. 12/11- USGBC NJ Holiday Party & Meet the Candidates- Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ. For details on all USGBC NJ events, visit www.usgbcnj.org/events

Number of New Jersey chapter members: Number of USGBC member Companies in NJ: Number of LEED Accredited Professionals in NJ: Number of LEED registered projects in NJ: Number of LEED certified projects in NJ:



3,992 1034


LEED Homes certified in NJ:


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