USGBC Build it Better: Jersey City 2019

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

9:00 am To 6:30 pm

76 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305


    Event Description


    USGBC Build it Better: Jersey City 2019, has been reviewed and approved by GBCI for 5 CE Hours for LEED Professionals! Register now to join U.S. Green Building Council in New Jersey at Liberty House for Build it Better: Jersey City 2019 on September 12, 2019. 


    USGBC Build it Better: Jersey City 2019 for our region will be hosted at Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey, (Photo credit: Amessé Photography) in a beautiful ballroom with a spectacular view of New York City and walking distance from the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO, USGBC, GBCI, and Arc Skoru, will keynote our morning session. Wayne DeFeo, Executive Director of USGBC New Jersey, will serve as our Master of Ceremonies for the day. Our special exhibitor space, destined for growth in future years, will highlight our select sponsors. Over 1,800 USGBC member companies, over 9,900 LEED Accredited Professionals, as well as hundreds of green building experts are invited to network, learn, and earn continuing education credits. Please plan to join us for this inaugural event!


    1- Policy and Process: What New Legislation Means for Green Building and LEED®

    2- Building Performance and Human Health

    3- Where We Live Matters

    AGENDA (subject to change)

    9  AM Registration and Breakfast 

    9:30 AM Welcome from USGBC Team and MC, Wayne DeFeo, Executive Director, USGBC NJ 

    9:45 AM Opening Remarks from Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO, USGBC and GBCI 

    10:30 AM TOPIC: Policy and Process: What New Legislation Means for Green Building and LEED 

    10:30AM What’s New in NYC and NYS? 
    Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Officer, New York City Department of Buildings 

    10:50 AM The Changing Building Performance Regulatory and Incentive Landscape in NJ 
    Matt Kaplan, CEO, ReVireo 
    Evan Carberry, Director of High Rise and Commercial Services, ReVireo 

    10:55 AM Testing the Mayoral Hypothesis: NYC Climate Mobilization Act and Facade Typology 
    Melissa Kelly, Sustainability Specialist, Gensler 
    David Briefel, Sustainability Director and Design Resilience Leader, Gensler 

    11:15 AM Facilitated Discussion 

    11:45 AM Buffet Lunch 

    1:00 PM TOPIC: Building Performance and Human Health

    1:00PM  Colgate Driving TRUE Zero Waste Around the World! Vance Merolla, Director, Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Compan                                                            Casey Mahalick, Senior Technical Associate, Environmental Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive

    1:20PM  Optimizing People, Planet & Prosperity through Green Architecture Jason Kliwinski, Founder/CEO, Green Building Center LLC

    1:40 PM  Unilever, IWBI, Perkins & Will – LEED + WELL Michael Woods, Senior Project Manager, Senior Associate, Perkins & Will                                                     Karen Quintana, WELL Faculty, Vice President, International WELL Building Institute                                         Juan Raigosa, Vice President,DMS                                                                                                                 Michelle Raigosa, President, DMS                                                                                                                      Jenn Taranto, Director of Sustainability, STRUCTURETONE

    2:20PM Topic Q & A as Panel

    2:45 PM   BREAK

    3:00 PM   TOPIC: Where We Live Matters

    3:00PM  We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes Maureen Mahle, Director, Sustainable Housing Services, Steven Winter Associate                                              Steve Klocke, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Steven Winter Associates

    3:20PM  Go for Gold: LEED for Communities and Your Local College Erik Backus, Professor of Practice, Director of the Construction Engineering Management                                     Program, Executive Officer Civil & Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University                                             Vatsal Bhatt, Director – Cities and Communities, U.S. Green Building Council

    3:40 PM  LEED for Cities: Integrating Energy Sustainability & Resiliency on a City Level Dawn Zimmer, Former Mayor of Hoboken, NJ & Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability

    4:00 PM  Facilitated Discussion

    4:30 PM     Report Out – One Highlight/Action Item from Each Facilitator

    5:00 PM   Closing Remarks by Mahesh Ramanujam    

    5:15PM    Reception

    6:30PM End of USGBC Build it Better: Jersey City 2019


    USGBC MANE Region

    About the Organizers

    This event is brought to you by the U.S. Green Building Council's  Middle Atlantic and New England Region incorporating ten states including: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  For information about LEED and USGBC in this region please contact Vincent Chiusano.

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