Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — January 30 - February 12, 2015 — 17B


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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you may already know, USGBC New Jersey is a statewide organization, covering three regional areas, referred to as Branches (North, Central, and South). Our Branch committees organize and schedule events that reflect the interests of local members. This past year we have enhanced the programing which has reinvigorated the South Branch, and look forward to a very robust series of offerings in 2015. In response to the feedback from a recent member survey, the USGBC NJ South Branch will be holding upcoming networking, education, and advocacy events. Our event in July of 2014, in Mt. Laurel was representative of things to come: the networking din- ner we held with a presentation by senator Donald Norcross is a perfect example as

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ed Seliga Advanced Solar Products, Inc. VICE CHAIR Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide TREASURER RJ Donnelly, CRM, LEED AP BD+C Donnelly Industries, Inc. SECRETARY Zach Gallagher, PE, LEED AP Natural Systems Utilities PAST CHAIR Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED AP Eco Solutions DIRECTORS Jim Corrigan, LEED AP O+M Mack-Cali Realty Corp. Jeremy Cressman, LEED AP American Standard Brands David DeVos, AIA, LEED AP Prudential Real Estate Investors Bill Gates, LEED AP BD+C Hunt Construction Group Tom Hales Herman Miller, Inc. Aaron Kalisher, CSP, CBCP, LEED AP Chubb Insurance Tracey Kasper, LEED AP Avison Young Vance Merolla, P.E. Colgate-Palmolive Company Ana Meyer, LEED AP, MBA Verizon Wireless Jed Richardson, LEED Green Associate Johnson & Johnson Attilio Rivetti, LEED AP Turner Construction Company Robert Schmitt, LEED Green Associate The Hampshire Companies Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED-AP BD+C 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 Villeré www.usgbcnj.org


expressed by our attendees. Upcoming events will similarly feature networking, legislative updates, and green building tours. LEED and sustainability training which offer CEU’s, v4 updates, and exam preparation are also on the horizon. Our next South Branch scheduled event is a Presentation & Networking Dinner with BPU Commis- sioner Fiordaliso & Mitch Carpen, Executive Director of The Energy Resilience Bank . This will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. (Location TBD.) We hope you will join us for a night of networking and socializing with others in green building and advocacy related fields. Commis- sioner 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. We will also be scheduling an event in late winter/ early spring featuring NJ’s Office of Clean Energy and their incentives and rebates. Details will be available in early 2015. If you are interested in supporting the programs in the USGBC NJ South Branch, we are seeking volunteers to join that leadership committee and play an active role in providing quality programs of interest to you and your peers. To join our South Branch Committee, please contact Ade Dosunmu, South Branch Chair at adosunmu@efficco.com and/or Mary Ellen Garrigus at coordinator@usgbcnj.org. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions about USGBC NJ at (973) 290-0013, or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season! Sincerely,

Florence Block, LEED Green Associate Executive Director, USGBC-NJ

Chapter Events

1/14/15 — CLIMATE REALITY: Causes, Affects, and Solutions for the 21st Century and Beyond . 2:00 – 4:00 PM, NJIT, Newark, NJ 1/23/15 — Green Building for Executives: What You Need to Know 10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon. Two options: IN PERSON (Jersey City, NJ) OR VIA WEBINAR. 1/28/15 — USGBC NJ South Branch presents BPU Commissioner Fiordaliso & Mitch Carpen, Executive Director of The Energy Resilience Bank Presentation & Networking Dinner. 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Location TBD We will also be holding additional trainings & events, including webinars. 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:

1,527 329 5,168 946 377 2,625

LEED Homes certified in NJ:

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