20B — September 27 - October 10, 2013 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Each year USGBC NJ recognizes and presents Gala Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability. I am pleased to share with you the 2013 Gala Award Winners. These winners represent a wide range of the best practices in sustainability and green design that New Jersey has to offer. We are proud to be recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of the professionals, projects and organizations that are transforming NJ into a more sustainable state impacting economics, health and the environment. This year the Gala will be held on October 9th at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark with Newark Mayor Cory Booker as our honoree along with the Hampshire Group (use correct name) as developer of the year. Our Master of Ceremonies is Ed Walsh PE, Principal & Managing Director of Project Management, Avison Young.

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.


The 2013 Gala Award winners are: · Corporate Culture of Sustainability & Best Practices: • Panasonic Corporation of North America • Prudential Real Estate Investors • Urban Green Project: The Edge Mixed Use Building in Hoboken (Steven Winter Associates) • Suburban Green Project: • Not For Profit - Commercial: The Bolger Community Center (Peter Wells Architects, LLC) • Not For Profit - Residential: Van Sciver Permanent Supportive Housing Development (Vantage Health System, Inc.) • Special Impact Award - Education: Leadership for Sustainable Schools (NJ School Boards Association) • Honorable Mention: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield - NJ Headquarters • Honorable Mention - Residential Resiliency: Holmes-Rulli Residence (Designs for Life LLC) Among their many accomplishments, the award winners and those receiving honorable mentions, contribute to the diversity of the USGBC NJ mission and serve as role models to others in our com- munity and business world. They are ‘paying it forward’ by educating the public and/or landowners/ clients in the principles of sustainable design and the LEED ® programs. We invite you to share in recognizing the accomplishments of the award winners, to meet your peers and to enjoy the networking. Visit www.usgbcnj.org/events for more details For more about our 2013 Gala, feel free to contact me at executivedirector@usgbcnj.org Sincerely, Florence Block 10/2-3/13- USGBC NJ Residential Green Building Committee Seminars at AIA-NJ 2013 DESIGN CONFERENCE. Berkeley Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ. 10/4/13- USGBC NJ Emerging Professionals @ Young Professionals Multi-Group Mixer. Hyatt Hotel, Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ. 10/9/13- 11th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner- Featuring Keynote Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ. NJ PAC, Newark, NJ. For details on all USGBC NJ events visit www.usgbcnj.org/events Chapter Events • Center 78 (Normandy Real Estate Partners) • Wyndham Worldwide LEED Certified Campus Executive Director USGBC NJ

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