US Green Building Council New Jersey To Provide Green Building and Sustainability Training Through NJ State Grant
Grant-Funded Training Available for Employees of Qualifying NJ Businesses
Morristown, N.J. (July 18, 2017) The US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) has been awarded a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide education for employees of qualifying NJ businesses. The USGBC NJ is accepting applications for fully funded training that will increase expertise in green building and wellness, as well as provide potential credentials and/or CEUs. Classes are scheduled for July 26 and 27, August 16th and 23rd. Others will be scheduled shortly.
USGBC NJ is a State-wide organization of professionals, businesses, innovators and community leaders working to accomplish a bold vision: healthy, green, and energy-efficient buildings and communities for all. Our educational events help keep New Jersey professionals up-to-date on the latest trends in sustainability and LEED.
The USGBC conducted a survey across a range of industries that found that 91% of surveyed employers would recommend the LEED credentialing program to peers, and 71% stated they are likely to require a LEED credential requirement in the future. A LEED credential offers greater job potential and opportunities. As importantly, in the face of SLR, greater storm intensities, and declining drinking water quality and coastal resources, LEED-certified buildings have 34% lower CO2 emissions, consume 25% less energy and 11% less water, and report almost 20% lower maintenance costs. In the United States alone, buildings account for nearly 40% of national CO2 emissions (73% in NYC; 60+% in Philadelphia) and out-consume both the industrial and transportation sectors. According to a Green Building Economic Impact Study recently conducted by USGBC through Booz Allen Hamilton, NJ’s Green Construction contribution to the GDP 2015 to 2018 will be $20.51 B representing 241,000 jobs ($10.95 B from 2011-14).
NJ businesses and their employees are invited to take part in this training opportunity! LEED accreditation for your employees will dramatically increase the competitiveness of your business. Regardless of their current level of expertise in sustainability, green building and codes, your employees will benefit from our diverse training offerings.
Training covers the full spectrum of LEED Core Curriculum and Exam Preparation, Corporate Sustainability, Construction/ Trades, and more.
Classes are forming now. If you are interested in creating or joining a class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join USGBC NJ in our efforts to reduce the C-footprint and energy consumption through green-LEED building certification; become LEED accredited; and support green legislation– for the health of our children and communities.
Find upcoming tours, networking, and educational events, here: https://usgbcnj.org/event-directory/.
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For more about USGBC NJ, visit https://usgbcnj.org/.
About the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter
USGBC NJ is a non-profit organization focused solely on advancing green building and sustainable communities. The mission of USGBC NJ is to transform NJ’s built environment to ecologically sustainable, resilient, profitable, and healthy communities. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides over 150 educational programs, events, green building tours, research studies, and advocacy initiatives each year, through its three-branch, state-wide network. Currently, USGBC NJ is providing grant-funded green building education to employees of NJ businesses. NJ leads the nation with 29 LEED bills introduced.
For 15 years USGBC NJ has served as the meeting ground, catalyst, and propeller for sustainability-minded individuals in building-related professions. Through the NJ Chapter, LEED and green building in general, have found fertile ground in New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter’s 1,500 members represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group formed in 1993. New Jersey membership exceeds 1400 Corporations inclusive of USGBC National and the USGBC New Jersey Chapter. There are nearly 5,000 LEED® accredited professionals in NJ and nearly 600 LEED® certified buildings and more than 1,000 LEED registered projects in New Jersey.