By Mario Marroquin, March 31, 2017 at 11:17 AM
The New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Future of Sustainability Honoree to AeroFarms and RBH Group at its gala last night, for the creation of their 69,000-square-foot vertical farm facility in Newark.
AeroFarms and RBH Group were joined by five other award recipients and three honorable mentions at the USGBC New Jersey Gala.
“Our annual gala is a great networking event, an important fundraiser and a terrific celebration of achievements in our state,” Faith Taylor, USGBC N.J. board chair and senior vice president of corporate social responsibility at Wyndham Worldwide, said in a news release. “The highlight of the evening will be to honor the winners of these juried awards. We are extremely proud to be casting a spotlight on these innovative projects. They are helping to transform New Jersey into a more sustainable state.”
David Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of AeroFarms, said the company will seek to expand to Camden.
The College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative in New Brunswick received the Innovative School Project of the Year award. Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Innovation Project of the Year for residential and suburban, while the Prudential tower, Suez North American New Jersey headquarters, and Union Hill Phase I and Phase II received the LEED Innovation Project of the Year award for commercial, interiors and residential suburban spaces, respectively.
Dennis Bone, director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University, was the keynote speaker at the gala….