US Green Building Council NJ Chapter Honoring Innovative Green Projects at the 2018 Awards Gala
The U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) will be celebrating six New Jersey projects at its Annual Awards Gala. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30-9:30 PM at the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ. Each year, USGBC NJ recognizes and presents these distinguished awards to companies and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and best practices in green building and sustainability.
“USGBC NJ’s Annual Awards Gala is a terrific event,” said USGBC NJ Board Chair Gregg Woodruff, Associate and Sustainability Leader with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services. “This is the one time each year that we pause to honor a select group of projects and initiatives that represent the best of the best throughout the State when it comes to sustainability efforts. We get many highly qualified applicants and we search to find those that are truly setting an example we hope others strive to match and exceed in the year to come. It is also a terrific opportunity for quality networking and fundraising for this important organization.”
Proceeds from the Gala will fund: USGBC NJ’s groundbreaking Advocacy at the State level; Environmental Education Programs for inner city students; and Green Building skills competency training for public and private sector entities in our state. Opportunities to support the Gala include: corporate sponsorships and/or tables, purchase of individual tickets, and/or purchase of ads in our Gala Ad Journal.
This year, USGBC NJ’s Gala will be celebrating the following Award Winners:
- LEED PROJECT OF THE YEAR – INTERIORS: TD Bank – Princeton Store (TD Bank Group)
- LEED PROJECT OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL: Lakeside Graduate Apartments, Princeton University (American Campus Communities)
- LEED PROJECT OF THE YEAR – CAMPUS: Holtec International Technology Campus (Holtec International)
- INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICES – PUBLIC: Southwest Resiliency Park, Hoboken (City of Hoboken, Starr Whitehouse, Langan)
- INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICES – MATERIALS AND RESOURCES: Humanscale Living Product Challenge (Humanscale)
- INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICES – SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING: Village Retro: Strategy for Sustainability/Ecology/Stormwater (Chambers Design in partnership with Township of South Orange Village, SO Environmental Commission and SO Green Team)
USGBC NJ is delighted to welcome back Master of Ceremonies Ed Walsh, Principal and Managing Director of Project Management Services for Avison Young’s New Jersey office. Highly regarded as one of the most accomplished and respected professionals in the construction and real estate industries, Mr. Walsh is responsible for business development, increasing profitability and maintaining client relationships. Mr. Walsh was an active board member of USGBC NJ from 2011-2013, and we are fortunate that he has continued his involvement and support of the Chapter ever since.
Previous award honorees include: Prudential Tower; LG Electronics USA; Colgate Global Technology Center; PNC Bank; NJ Economic Development Authority; Rutgers’ College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative; Newark’s Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District; Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Hampshire Real Estate Companies; L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation; Bayer HealthCare U.S. Headquarters; Paterson Habitat for Humanity; MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Wyndham Worldwide; Panasonic Corporation; PGIM Real Estate; BASF Corporation; Rockefeller Group; Senator Cory Booker; Stevens Institute of Technology’s SURE HOUSE; Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association; Duke Farms; Homeless Solutions; Johnson & Johnson; The Willow School; Bank of America; Sustainable Jersey; New Jersey Meadowlands Commission; and the NJ School Boards Association and NJ Department of Education – New Jersey Green Program of Study. See the full list.
USGBC NJ is currently recruiting sponsors for the Gala. Sponsor contributions provide program and operating support for all of the chapter’s education programs, events, tours, research programs and advocacy initiatives and provide start-up funds for new green building programs and resources. Woodruff adds, “Sponsoring the Gala serves the dual purpose of supporting the valuable advocacy and programming of USGBC NJ, and promoting your company to a high quality, diverse group of professionals in industries related to green building and sustainability.”
For more information on sponsorships, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is available for the Gala.
About the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
More About the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter
The 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 become ecologically sustainable, profitable, and healthy. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides educational programs, events, green building tours, research studies, and advocacy initiatives each year, through its three-branch, state-wide network.
For over 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 members represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community.