Advocacy

USGBC NJ plays an important advocacy role in collaborating with federal, state and local government.

USGBC NJ focuses on legislative action to help ensure change that makes an impact for generations to come. Our Advocacy work supports key initiatives like green, healthy communities, C-reduction and Resiliency, the International Green Construction Codes (IgCC) Task Force, and enables us to work with government and private stakeholders to advance sustainable building and LEED-green community efforts throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey leads the nation with 29 LEED bills introduced, largely due to USGBC NJ.

See our advocacy updates below:

18Sep

USGBC NJ Advocacy Committee Testifies on NJ Energy Master Plan

USGBC NJ has an active Advocacy Committee. On September 14, 2018, Wayne DeFeo (USGBC NJ Acting Executive Director, former Board Member and longtime member of.. Read More →
25Aug

Check out our new video about USGBC NJ

USGBC NJ Chapter video Check out this awesome video about USGBC NJ. Thanks goes out to Mike Buono (one of our founding members) of Environmental.. Read More →
13Dec

USGBC NJ Year in Review

Thank you for your great support of the US Green Building Council NJ. We are grateful for and depend on your generous donations to support.. Read More →
29Nov

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: October – November 2017

Legislative Update  Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Earlier this month New Jersey held a general election for the office of governor and all.. Read More →
03Oct

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: August – September 2017

Legislation Action Items August – September 2017: Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) The Legislature has been recessed since July when it passed the.. Read More →
19Sep

Be a part of the Solution to Climate Change

As we mark our 15th anniversary, USGBC NJ is more relevant than ever! The US Green Building Council NJ is more than just LEED and.. Read More →
05Sep

Join this year’s Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service kicks off this month! The Day of Service is an opportunity to join schools across the world in celebrating the.. Read More →
07Aug

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: May – July 2017

Legislative Update: Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Legislation Action Items May 2017 – July 2017: ACR-151/SCR-108 (Diegnan/Eustace/Wimberly) – Urges construction of microgrids at.. Read More →
19Jul

US Green Building Council New Jersey Hosts Environmental + Climate Science Day at NOAA Labs, Sandy Hook, NJ

US Green Building Council New Jersey Hosts Environmental Education and Climate Science Day for Underserved Youth   Morristown, N.J. (August 14, 2017) The US Green.. Read More →
02Jun

US Green Building Council-NJ Condemns White House Abandonment of Global Climate Agreement

Press Release   Contact: Marc Matsil Executive Director US Green Building Council-NJ executivedirector@usgbcnj.org (609) 240-9240   US Green Building Council-NJ Condemns White House Abandonment of.. Read More →
12May

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: March – April 2017

Legislative Update: Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Legislation Action Items March 2017 – April 2017: ACR-151/SCR-108 (Diegnan/Eustace/Wimberly) – Urges construction of microgrids at.. Read More →
11Apr

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: February – March 2017

Legislative Update: Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Legislation Action Items February 2017 – March 2017: ACR-151/SCR-108 (Diegnan/Eustace/Wimberly) – Urges construction of microgrids at.. Read More →
16Mar

New Jersey is #15 for LEED in the US

NJ leads the nation with 29 LEED bills introduced! From USGBC: In late January, USGBC released the annual Top 10 States for LEED rankings, spotlighting.. Read More →
22Mar

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report – March 2016

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report March 2016 Legislation Supported Since January 12, 2016 (Beginning of the new legislative session): S-988/A-3093 (Smith, Whelan/Mazzeo/DeAngelo) Permits BPU to approve.. Read More →
16Nov

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report- September – October 2015

USGBC-NJ ADVOCACY BOARD REPORT Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Legislative Activity: September – October A-943 CSingleton (D7); Conaway (D7) – Permits small businesses.. Read More →
10Jul

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report: May- June 2015

Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG)   May – June 2015 Legislative Activity: May – June 2015 A-3133 (Bramnick / Burzichelli / Munoz) Requires.. Read More →
16Jun

New Energy Resilience Bank could begin accepting applications in September

Finding a way to keep sewage-treatment plants, health facilities up and running even if grid fails is top priority of bank. The state expects to.. Read More →
21May

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report- April 2015

Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG)  Legislative Activity: March – April 2015 P.L. 2015 c.51 was passed by the Senate on March 16, 2015.. Read More →
01Apr

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report- March 2015

Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) Legislative Activity: January – February 2015   A2305 w/GR (1R) was signed by the Governor P.L.2015, c.20 on.. Read More →
04Mar

Opportunities for Action: GSA Accepting Public Comments for LEED v4

Opportunities for Action: GSA Accepting Public Comments for LEED v4 Following the overwhelming adoption of LEED v4, GSA initiated a review of v4 to stay.. Read More →
27Feb

Melissa Orsen Appointed CEO of the EDA

Melissa Orsen Appointed CEO of the EDA (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen) Feb. 26th, 2015 The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today voted.. Read More →
19Feb

Camden NJ Passes Unique Sustainability Ordinance

EQRoy / Shutterstock.com The City Council of Camden NJ just passed a Sustainability Ordinance that will require all applicants for new development or modifications of.. Read More →
12Jan

USGBC NJ Advocacy Report- January 2015

Legislative Activity: November – December 2014 Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG) USGBC-NJ was actively involved in the legislative process in October 2014, supporting.. Read More →
02Jul

NJ Chapter – Advocacy Update

NJ Chapter – Advocacy Update Florence Block, LEED Green Associate Executive Director, USGBC-NJ USGBC NJ has been committed to spreading the word about LEED v4,.. Read More →
16Aug

USGBC NJ Advocacy Committee Presents Testimony to NJ Senate/ Assembly Committee

On August 15th, USGBC NJ Vice Chair Wayne DeFeo, on behalf of our Advocacy Committee, attended a joint New Jersey Senate/Assembly committee meeting in Atlantic.. Read More →