Education

USGBC NJ Sustainability Education Program

USGBC NJ is a leader in green building education.

  • Sustainability professionals have grown to depend on USGBC NJ for continuing education, industry networking and keeping up with the updates in the major Green Building Rating systems such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and GPRO (Credentialing for Building Trades working on sustainable projects), the WELL Building Standard, and more.
  • From 2014 – 2016, USGBC NJ provided 145 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!

We are happy to say, Sustainability and Green Building have become pretty mainstream over the past 12 years, and USGBC NJ has been the “go-to” organization in NJ providing professional training, credentialing prep, best practices and legislative support/advocacy over the past 12 years.

Additionally the industry sectors who practice Green Building and Communities has expanded to include the entire supply chain of Real Estate, Construction, Health Care, Education/Schools, Municipalities, Residential, Materials & Resources, Transportation, Waste Management, and so on.

With the wider adoption of green building, the demand for qualified green building professionals has greatly expanded. 

  • 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).
  • A qualified building team member must be able to identify building features that add value and those that don’t; and which directly contribute to the successful implementation of high performance projects.
  • USGBC also 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.
  • Design and construction professionals increasingly need to improve their knowledge base to stay competitive in the market and be a valuable member in the LEED community as well as overall environmental steward.

Join us as we expand our educational offerings and bring you the best in green building-related education.

Find out about our grant funded training.

USGBC NJ provides top notch education on the following topics:

  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Modules for Onsite Training of Green Teams
  • Leading Sustainability Initiatives
  • Incorporating Green Savings into Business Plans
  • Energy Efficient Design
  • Integrated Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency & LEED
  • NJ Energy Code Updates
  • Climate Reality: Causes, Affects & Solutions for the 21st Century And Beyond
  • Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy Incentives and Carbon Neutrality Planning
  • WELL Building Standard, the Credential and Rating system that focuses on Health
  • LEED Green Associate Credential
  • Next Level of LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) AP – Credential
  • LEED Operations and Maintenance (O+M) AP – Credential
  • GPRO Sustainability Training specifically for the Building Trades (Construction Management, Plumbing,  Electrical, and Operations & Maintenance)
  • Guide for Greening Food Services
  • Green Facility Training
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  • Introduction to Facility Operations
  • Waste and Recycling Operations
  • Waste and Recycling Contracting
  • Facility “Go Green” Team Training For Managers
  • LEED and Trip Advisors – Facilities Greenleaders Staff Training
  • Facility Team Green Training and Implementation

And others. Courses can be designed and tailored for green building and community needs.

Contact us for more information at coordinator@usgbcnj.org.