25A — March 30 - April 12, 2012 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


U. S. Green Building Council, NJ Chapter

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After years of development, a new tool is on the way to help provide clear green build- ing guidance to lawmakers, regulators, green building advocates, and imitators alike; the International Green Construction Code (“IGCC”). Now, a new set of standards intended to facilitate and accelerate the construction of green buildings in the United States has been established with the help of some of our partner groups, the International Code Council (“ICC”), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (“ASHRAE”), and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (“IES”).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED AP Gannett Fleming, Inc. VICE CHAIR Wayne D. DeFeo, LEED AP DeFeo Associates TREASURER Ed Seliga Advanced Solar Products, Inc. SECRETARY RJ Donnelly, LEED AP Donnelly Industries, Inc. PAST CHAIR WilliamAmann, P.E., DCEP, LEEDAP M & E Engineers, Inc DIRECTORS David Cardella Cardella Waste Services Zach Gallagher, P.E., LEED AP Alliance Environmental, LLC Bill Gates, LEED AP BD&C NJ Meadowlands Comission Joe Porrovecchio, LEED AP, CRM Carbon-Key, LLC Paul Qvale, LEED AP Hillmann Group Lisa San Filippo, AIA, LEEDAP, BD&C Turner Construction Co. Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide Andrew Topinka, CPMR Technical Group Services, Inc Ed Walsh, P.E. The Walsh Company Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED AP, BD&C Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Florence Block Hunt Construction Anthony Marano Marano Group, Inc. Brad Miller, P.E., P.P.


The IGCC is a product of two national movements to create enforceable green building codes in the U.S.: one, by the ICC and ASHRAE, which have been at the forefront of trying to develop an industry standard with green build- ing for decades, and one by the US Green Building Council which has been involved in a similar effort centered around the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) rating system. USGBC-NJ Chapter’s advocacy efforts in Trenton were always challenged by a lack of uniformity when it came to defining a green building or a “high performance” building as it is referred to in legislation. Green building policies in New Jersey vary from town to town and from city to city. Even legislation setting green building policy varies from bill to bill. For this reason, the USGBC-NJ’s advocacy committee has been working with the Department of Community Affairs and lawmakers in Trenton to adopt the IGCC in the Garden State. USGBC-NJ’s ultimate goal in advocating New Jersey to adopt the IGCC is that it will provide a uniform set of green building guidelines in a streamlined, systematic manner that also fits the individual needs of a city or municipality. There is no doubt that we definitely need the IGCC in New Jersey to provide an objective voice to defining what is and what isn’t considered a legitimate green building practice. Just like with the LEED rating systems, the IGCC code is meant to bring greater inclusivity and flexibility to green building.

Stay tuned for more developments and updates and feel free to reach out to our staff.

Florence Block LEED Green Associate Executive Director U.S. Green Building Council NJ


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LEED Green Associate GENERAL COUNSEL Harry E. McLellan, Esq, LEED Green Associate McLellan & Associates, LLC CHAPTER COORDINATOR

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