Advocacy Committee

Advocacy Committee

State lawmakers across the country have embraced green building policy opportunities as a way to promote better buildings that reduce waste, save energy, save money and strengthen the economy. Using the power of public policy, these pioneering lawmakers are finding new, innovative ways to promote and accelerate green building best practices as a tool to achieve significant economic and environmental benefits.

The Advocacy Committee works to advance the positions of USGBC NJ within the Legislature, before regulatory agencies, other trade associations and organizations and the public. We work to insure that the principles of green building and LEED are accurately and effectively represented before each of these stakeholder groups.

Our members reflect a broad cross section of USGBC NJ membership. We review legislation in conjunction with our professional staff to determine its consistency with our core principles. We then develop key positions and strategies to insure that our position is properly and effectively advanced among all parties.


  • Wayne DeFeo, DeFeo Associates
  • Bill Amann, M&E Engineers
  • Jason Kliwinski, Green Building Center
  • Tim DeHaut, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla

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