Resiliency Committee

Resiliency Committee

At the Resiliency Committee, our goal is to leverage knowledge, expertise and resources in support of creating resilient communities. We accomplish this by building and rebuilding smarter, stronger and greener, to mitigate possible future destructive impacts of natural disasters and a changing climate. Our Committee Priorities include:

    • Greening our State Codes is the key process to integrate resiliency and sustainability. IgCC (International Green Construction Code) consolidates best practices in the context of green building and state building codes.
    • Incentive to building green is to link the business case and operational savings to resiliency. Application of Green Tax Credits would enhance these incentives.
    • Address immediate issue of rebuilding NJ facilities and communities after Sandy devastation in a resilient and sustainable manner. Energy Star is the tool to establish performance positions as a benchmark.
    • Educating our legislators, owners and other stakeholders in sustainable practices i.e. LEED Core Curricula.
    • Establishment of Collaborative Partnerships in Sustainability & Resiliency, and best practices in Master Planning.

Jason Kliwinski

Chair

AIA, LEED Fellow, LEED BD&C/O&M, Climate Reality Leader

Florence Block

Committee Member

LEED Green Associate – Executive Director USGBC NJ

Thomas Dallessio

Committee Member

AICP/PP – Director, Center for Resilient Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, College of Architecture + Design

Zachary Gallagher

Committee Member

PE, LEED AP – Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Alliance Environmental

Jason Hartke PhD

Committee Member

Vice President National Policy USGBC (National)

Stephen Jones

Committee Member

Vice President – International Construction Codes (ICC)

Dominic Sims

Committee Member

CEO – International Construction Codes (ICC)

Faith Taylor

Committee Member

Senior Vice President Sustainability & Innovation – Wyndham Worldwide

For more information on our Resiliency efforts, contact Florence Block at executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.