The U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) will be celebrating nine New Jersey-based projects at its Annual Awards Gala. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:30-9:30 PM at the LEED registered Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, 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.
“The Annual Awards Gala is a stellar event,” said USGBC NJ Board Chair Daniel Topping, Principal with NK Architects. “It is our opportunity to celebrate innovative green New Jersey projects, while networking and financially supporting the mission of USGBC NJ. This year’s winners are exciting and inspiring. They range from corporate campuses, higher education facilities, sustainably built residential projects, a comprehensive green cleaning initiative and an urban resiliency park.”
This year, USGBC NJ’s Gala will be celebrating the following Award Winners:
- LEED Project of the Year: Residential Community Inclusiveness – 913 New York Ave, Union City, NJ
- LEED Project of the Year: Residential Passive House – Candela Lofts
- LEED Project of the Year: Commercial – Unilever’s Project Unify
- Innovative Practices/ Innovative Project of the Year – Achievement in Sustainability Through Janitorial Services (SBM Management Services)
- LEED Project of the Year: Schools – Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, Hudson County Schools of Technology
- Honorable Mention: Commercial Community Dedication – Subaru of America Headquarters
- Honorable Mention: Commercial LEED Zero Initiative – Colgate-Palmolive Burlington Driving Towards LEED Zero
- Honorable Mention: Sustainable Practices Storm and Public Space Resiliency – 700 Jackson Redevelopment & Resiliency Park, Hoboken
- Honorable Mention: Sustainable Schools – Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, Montclair State University
In addition to the Gala being USGBC NJ’s premiere networking event of the year, Gala support is key to the success of their vision for green buildings and healthy communities throughout NJ.
Opportunities to support the Gala include: corporate sponsorships and/or tables, purchase of individual tickets, and/or purchase of ads in the Gala Journal.
Previous award honorees include: TD Bank; Humanscale; 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. Topping adds, “Sponsoring the Gala not only supports the important work of USGBC NJ, it showcases your company to a large and diverse group of industry professionals.”
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 vision at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Their mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through their community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, their global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
More About the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter
USGBC NJ is a non-profit membership organization focused solely on advancing green building and sustainable communities. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC NJ provides excellent educational programs, events, green building tours, and networking. Our members represent the entire spectrum of New Jersey’s green building community.