US Green Building Council New Jersey Hosts 2017 Golf Benefit
Funding Provides Underserved Youth Environmental Education and Climate Science
Morristown, N.J. (September 6, 2017) The 2017 US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) Golf Benefit will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the scenic Black Oak Golf Club in Long Valley, NJ.
USGBC NJ is a State-wide organization of professionals, businesses, innovators and community leaders working to accomplish a bold vision. The mission of USGBC NJ is to transform NJ’s built environment to ecologically sustainable, resilient, profitable, and healthy communities. They accomplish their mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
The Annual Golf Benefit is a fantastic day of golf, followed by dinner, with terrific networking throughout. USGBC NJ members and guests represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community. They make an impact within their sphere of influence and advance the movement for a more sustainable built environment. Join USGBC NJ on October 16th to connect with other industry leaders.
Donations to the USGBC NJ Golf Benefit support scholarships for LEED training and credentials and operations that help transform and create green, healthy, carbon-neutral schools and communities. There are a number of Golf Benefit sponsorships to choose from with a variety of sponsor benefits. The LEED Platinum Sponsorship of $25,000 is the Premiere Golf Sponsorship. It includes three Golf Foursomes, Lunch & Dinner Platinum Sponsorship, 18 tee signs, 4-three year USGBC NJ memberships, and Premiere/Priority inclusion in event promotions. All contributions to the USGBC NJ (501.c.3) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
“In the face of sea level rise, greater storm intensities, 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 cost,” said Marc Matsil, Executive Director of USGBC NJ.
In the US 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. From 2014 – 16, USGBC NJ provided 150 workshops to 3,700 employees of NJ businesses. There are presently 5,000 LEED credentialed professionals in NJ; nearly 600 LEED -certified buildings, with more than 1,000 registered–comprising 187m sq. ft!
A goal of USGBC NJ is to expand our educational offerings to include students and youth from underserved households, as well as unemployed professionals—to obtain a LEED credential that will lead to greater employment opportunities, reduce the energy demand and the C-footprint.
“USGBC New Jersey’s Annual Golf Benefit is my favorite Golf Outing of the year, and a beautiful course. It’s a great networking day, lots of fun, and an important fundraiser that fuels the vital organization’s work,” said Daniel Topping, Principal, NK Architects and USGBC NJ Board Treasurer.
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.
Be part of the solution and become a USGBC NJ Member or Corporate Sponsor at https://usgbcnj.org.
For Golf Benefit info, registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://usgbcnj.wildapricot.org/widget/event-2528863.
Find upcoming tours, networking, and educational events, here: https://usgbcnj.org/event-directory/.