Monthly Archives: December 2016

AIA Call For Issues Survey

AIA-NJThe AIA biennial Call for Issues for our federal agenda is currently open, and we are hoping to get as wide participation as possible. This is a chance for all members to weigh in on what issues they want the AIA to bring to Congress in 2017.

This is something that has been done for almost 10 years, and it is perhaps as important as ever to give members the chance to speak out on the AIA’s agenda. This Call for Issues will also appear in AIA Architect, but we wanted to share the survey and the message below directly with our AIA New Jersey stakeholder group.


In a few weeks, a new Congress will take their seats on Capitol Hill and begin debating issues that affect all of us. It’s critical that lawmakers hear from architects and that you be involved in those discussions that affect our profession.

That’s why the AIA has launched its biennial Call for Issues. Through this survey, you can inform the AIA about where you stand on the major issues for architects. Your feedback helps us to prioritize the policies and issues that we will advocate on before Congress and the White House for the next two years. Essentially, your responses shape the AIA’s advocacy agenda.

In the past, your responses to the Call for Issues have led the AIA to advocate for sustainable design policies, financial incentives for healthier and more resilient communities, and policies that reduce unnecessary red tape on architecture firms. Your voice has made the difference.

Make sure your voice is heard: take the Call for Issues survey by December 16, and please feel free to share with other AIA members. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AIA’s Government Relations and Advocacy team at [email protected].

HERS Training

RESNET HERS Rater Training 

January 23-February 3, 2017 and February 13-17, 2017
Energize Connecticut Center
122 Universal Drive NORTH
North Haven, CT 06473

Register Here

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: REGISTER BY JANUARY 6th and get $100 off!

Both Online and Classroom Components are required for Rater Certification. Final registration deadline is January 13, 2017.

Full Training Cost of $2495 includes $1895 for the combined online and classroom components, and $600 in RESNET testing fees:

  • All four RESNET Exam Fees- including the new Practical Simulation Exam ($600 total value)
  • A brand new module on preparing for the Practical Simulation Exam
  • The newly updated Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value)
  • A one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value)

Online Training Component includes:

Dates: Weekdays January 23 – February 3, 2017, 9am-12pm

  • 30 hours webinar instruction from the comfort of your own home or office
  • Both live and recorded presentation options
  • Assignments and quizzes to make sure you master the material

Students are encouraged to attend all sessions at the scheduled time with the live instructor, however, sessions will be recorded, and in the event that a few must be missed, they can be watched later.
*A minimum of 6 of 10 sessions must be attended live.

5-Day Classroom/Field Training Component includes: 

Dates:  February 13-17, 2017, 8:30am-5pm                                              

Location: Energize Connecticut Center, North Haven, CT 

  • Hands-on equipment usage with blower door and duct blaster
  • Two of the five supervised ratings required by RESNET
  • Preparation, proctoring and fees for all four RESNET Exams.

Purchase the John Krigger Residential Energy book for an additional $60 when you register. This is the most common reference book on building science used both to prepare for the class and as a reference for the open book exam.

PLEASE VISIT OUR TRAINING WEBPAGE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION

 

2017 AIANJ Inaugural

 

AIA NEW JERSEY & ARCHITECTS LEAGUE OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

INAUGURAL AND AWARDS GALA

HONORING:
BEN P. LEE, AIA 2017 AIA NJ PRESIDENT
THOMAS HAGGERTY, 2017 ALNNJ PRESIDENT
JUSTIN A. MIHALIK, 2016 AIA NJ PRESIDENT
BRYAN PENNINGTON, 2016 ALNNJ PRESIDENT

and the Incoming and Outgoing Boards of Both Components

When:  Saturday, January 14, 2017
Where:  Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
1 International Blvd. Mahwah, NJ 07495

Cost: $150/person
$75 associates/students

Black Tie Optional

Please RSVP by December 15, 2016 by clicking here.

SPONSORS ARE WELCOMED!  For a sponsorship prospectus, click here.