Fashion Meets Finish Design Competition& Runway Show
Apr
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fashion Meets Finish Design Competition& Runway Show

Battle of the Decades - Fashion Meets Finish is not your typical fashion show! This competition paired up local architecture and design firms with manufacturing companies to form 16 teams, all of which are competing to win for prize and prestige. Design teams are challenged to design and construct garments using ONLY the materials their manufacturing sponsor represents. With about 8 weeks to design, construct and ultimately display their creations, Fashion meets Finish provides a platform for top design firms to showcase their design expertise in an unconventional way – fashion design. GBC Anchor Member & Founding Company, Designs for Life is paired with Certainteed and making a roaring 20's dress from ceiling tile and system components.  Register Here

Wood Veneer Dress - 2014

Wood Veneer Dress - 2014

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GPro Fundamentals + Operation & Maintenance
Mar
29
to Mar 30

GPro Fundamentals + Operation & Maintenance

  • Carpenter's Fund Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Projects Having GPRO Credentialed Project Team Members Earn 1 LEED Innovation in Design Point.

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Did you know that efficiently operated and well-maintained buildings can reduce operating costs by 20-50% while improving occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction? This is just one of the many reasons why green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country. Led by industry expert, Jason Kliwinski, LEED Fellow, LEEDap O&M, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.

GPRO O&M is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential & high-rise commercial buildings including:

• Building superintendents

• Operators

• Facility and property managers

• Operating engineers

• Stationary engineers

This 14-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization. Certificate exam is included.

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LEED 201 V4 Core Concepts & Strategies + Exam Prep
Mar
22
to Mar 23

LEED 201 V4 Core Concepts & Strategies + Exam Prep

Day 1 (9am-4:30pm):    

This course is intended for those who seek an essential understanding of sustainable building practices - including those with a stake in their company's or community's building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI's LEED Green Associate credential. The course provides integral knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED Rating Systems. It begins with an introduction to the benefits and integrative approach to green building. The core of the course presents sustainable building and high performance building intents and concepts at the credit category level - across building types and rating systems - touching on strategies, synergies, and specific examples that are reinforced by real project case examples.

Day 2 (9am-4:30pm):   

This course provides the foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate credential in the form of exam preparation. This course reviews the material covered in the prior class and prepares candidates for the exam by going through practice tests for a majority of the day to help test candidates understand the kind of test questions they may see, thought process in selecting the best answers for the questions posed and review of test taking skills to help candidates navigate this two hour times exam.

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NJSBA Sustainable Jersey Wellness Check
Mar
11
9:00am 9:00am

NJSBA Sustainable Jersey Wellness Check

Co facilitated by GBC-NJ Founder and CEO, Jason Kliwinski, NJSBA STEM and Sustainability Coordinator John Henry, and NJSBA Coordinator Marianne Leone as part of its commitment to helping schools across New Jersey reach their sustainability goals, NJSBA is offering members and school district personnel an opportunity to attend a one-day Sustainable Practices Working Session. In this session participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program and earns two hrs. Professional Development for Sustainability towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools points. Board members will receive three board member academy credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Learn more about this service and register for the working session that best suits your green team's schedule by clicking on the appropriate date: Last date - April 1.

For further information please contact us at sustainability@njsba.org

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GPro Fundamentals + Construction Management
Mar
4
to Mar 5

GPro Fundamentals + Construction Management

The construction industry is moving quickly towards greener, high-performing buildings, creating increased demand across the country for sustainable building skills. GPRO Construction Management (CM) explains the essential role CMs play on a sustainable construction project. Taught by industry expert, LEED Fellow, Jason Kliwinski, using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO CM gives experienced building professionals the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices. This is a two day course running 9:00am-4:00pm both days. GPRO CM is ideal for a range of construction and real estate professionals including:

• Contractors and subcontractors

• Project managers and site superintendents

• Foremen

• Estimators

• Project architects and engineers

• Building owners and facilities managers

This 12-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization. Certificate exam is included.

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NJ School Board Association Sustainable Jersey Wellness Check
Feb
26
9:00am 9:00am

NJ School Board Association Sustainable Jersey Wellness Check

Co facilitated by GBC-NJ Founder and CEO, Jason Kliwinski, NJSBA STEM and Sustainability Coordinator John Henry, and NJSBA Coordinator Marianne Leone as part of its commitment to helping schools across New Jersey reach their sustainability goals, NJSBA is offering members and school district personnel an opportunity to attend a one-day Sustainable Practices Working Session. In this session participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program and earns two hrs. Professional Development for Sustainability towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools points. Board members will receive three board member academy credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Learn more about this service and register for the working session that best suits your green team's schedule by clicking on the appropriate date: March 11, or April 1.

For further information please contact us at sustainability@njsba.org

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GPro Fundamentals & Construction Management
Feb
23
to Feb 24

GPro Fundamentals & Construction Management

  • 1 Sylvan Way, (Lower Level Conference Center) Parsippany, NJ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The construction industry is moving quickly towards greener, high-performing buildings, creating increased demand across the country for sustainable building skills. GPRO Construction Management (CM) explains the essential role CMs play on a sustainable construction project. Taught by industry expert, LEED Fellow, Jason Kliwinski, using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO CM gives experienced building professionals the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices. This is a two day course running 9:00am-4:00pm 2/23 and 9:30am-4:30pm 2/24. GPRO CM is ideal for a range of construction and real estate professionals including:

• Contractors and subcontractors

• Project managers and site superintendents

• Foremen

• Estimators

• Project architects and engineers

• Building owners and facilities managers

This 12-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization. Certificate exam is included.

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LEED v4 201 Core Concepts & Strategies + GA Exam Prep
Feb
19
9:00am 9:00am

LEED v4 201 Core Concepts & Strategies + GA Exam Prep

Facilitated by LEED Fellow/Faculty, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor & Climate Reality Leader, Jason Kliwinski, this full day session will help you gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts fundamental to all LEED rating systems. Learn LEED v4 intents and concepts at the credit category level and basics of the LEED v4 certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate exam and will include LEED v4 updates.

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NJ School Board Association Sustainable Jersey for Schools Full Day Working Session
Feb
12
9:30am 9:30am

NJ School Board Association Sustainable Jersey for Schools Full Day Working Session

Co facilitated by GBC-NJ Founder and CEO, Jason Kliwinski, NJSBA STEM and Sustainability Coordinator John Henry, and NJSBA Coordinator Marianne Leone as part of its commitment to helping schools across New Jersey reach their sustainability goals, NJSBA is offering members and school district personnel an opportunity to attend a one-day Sustainable Practices Working Session. In this session participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program and earns two hrs. Professional Development for Sustainability towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools points. Board members will receive three board member academy credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Learn more about this service and register for the working session that best suits your green team's schedule by clicking on the appropriate date: February 12February 26March 11, or April 1.

For further information please contact us at sustainability@njsba.org

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Principles of Sustainability
Feb
10
to May 11

Principles of Sustainability

  • Rowan College at Burlingon County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Taught by LEED Fellow, Certified Sustainable Building Advisory, and Climate Reality Leader, Jason Kliwinski, AIA, this holistic course is designed to provide the fundamentals of sustainability principles and practices for entry level students as well as under- and unemployed adults who are in job transition from non-environmental sectors seeking grounding in sustainability principles. It covers basic sustainability principles relative to population issues, climate change, renewable energy, consumption, ecosystem threats, transportation, green design and construction, biodiversity, and environmental justice. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on assisting students in exploring green employment opportunities. The class is every Wednesday night from January to May 2016 and is scheduled to run again in the fall.

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