Information on sustainable design, green architecture, USGBC, and news from the AIA-NJ Committee on the Environment.
Although the exact track of Hurricane Joaquin remains uncertain, since New Jersey is within the potential track area, it is worthwhile to remind ourselves of the need for proper hurricane preparedness. Please take a few moments to review the information on the National Weather Service website, which can be found here.
SNJDC Environmental Remediation Seminar
August 13th @ Atlantic Cape Community College
AIA-NJ member Alan Spector is hosting a tour of two houses – one his own – that use a combination of both passive and active renewable energy systems. The tour is on September 4 in Augusta and Lafayette, NJ. The tour is approved for 2.5 AIA LU|HSW.
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At the historic Nassau Inn across the street from the Princeton University Campus.
This conference will make full use of the walkable nature and proximity of Princeton’s village center and Princeton University’s campus. Most sessions will take place at the historic Nassau Inn with some sessions on campus. Bring your walking shoes!
The Convention in Atlanta was a great success for ArchiPAC and I wanted to thank those AIANJ members that contributed while there! Thus far ArchiPAC has raised $24,000 and recruited 225 members. This year at Convention to make things interesting there was a competition amongst the Chapters and team ArchiAdvocates, which included AIANJ, took 4th place and raised $4,326.50 with 31 contributors! It was a very close race and was all in good fun! I wanted to provide AIANJ members with a legislative update to understand that AIA Advocacy is working hard on your behalf and we continue to need your help so that AIA can continue to lobby on behalf of its members with our legislators. Here is the latest update from AIA headquarters:
I am happy to speak with any members that have any questions regarding the issues above and/or how members can get involved as “Architects in Action”. Please visit the ArchiPAC website to become an advocate as well as to INVEST in ArchiPAC! Sincerely, Justin A. Mihalik, AIA 2015 ArchiPAC Steering Committee Member
East Coast Green 2015
Creating A Culture of Sustainability
Keynote speaker for this years event is:
Faith Taylor is a senior global executive with progressive record of achievements and significant experience in strategic planning, development of new and existing businesses, innovation and change management, P&L and brand management as well as marketing. Known as an expert in Corporate Responsibility, Innovation and Sustainability she has a broad experience to draw from.
She oversees the strategies and policies for Wyndham’s Worldwide corporate responsibility programs that includes, sustainability, philanthropy, diversity, wellness, human rights, responsible sourcing, ethics and governance. She developed and started the Wyndham Green program in 2006 and has overseen the Company’s external reporting, strategic plans, auditing/assurance and branding initiatives. In 2014, the Wyndham Green program reduced its carbon and water by 20% and 18% globally and 27% of its $2.1 Billion supply chain has met their Green criteria.
Additionally, she is Chair of the Sustainability Working Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council and Chair of the Board of Directors of the USGBC of New Jersey. She is a member of the International Tourism Partnership organizations where she has participated in setting industry standards like the Hotel Carbon Metric Initiative and policies. Wyndham is a recognized corporate leader working with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Obama Better Building Challenge in setting leading programs for the built environment.
During the day long ECG event session topics have a wide range of options for all angles of building sustainable:
• Green Building Risks & Rewards
• Developing a Green Building Master Plan
• Renewable Energy
• Green Materials for LEEDv4 & LBC Compliance
• Designing & Commissioning High Performance Building Envelopes
• International Green Construction Code
• Update on the NJ Code – IBC in New Jersey
During the event the AIANJ Top Ten Green Projects will be announced.
Submit your project to be considered for inclusion.
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