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East Coast Green 2017

Protecting the  Health, Safety &East Coast Green 2017 Welfare of the Public 

 

Where:      Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy
and Education, Pennington, NJ

When:       Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time:         8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Credits:     Potential of 6 LUs
 Cost:          $175 per person

Sponsorships Available

 

Faith Taylor Keynote at ECG2015

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.

See more by clicking here.

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Need more AIA credits before the July license renewal deadline !!

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Receive keynotes, multiple seminars, lunch, networking reception and

5 HSW AIA CEUs & LEEDap credential maintenance

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President’s Message – AIA Convention and AIANJ Update

IMG_8675This past week, I and many other architects from around the world gathered in Atlanta for the AIA National Convention.  From continuing education sessions and tours to a huge expo floor and interesting keynote speakers, there was something for everyone.    I met many people while there, a number were from NJ and the surrounding areas, there were so many wonderful conversations. 

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CEO Robert Ivy announced the newest  video of the national public awareness iLookUp campaign, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrtfXDk0L8A .
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Two AIANJ  members were among the newest installed to the AIA College of Fellows.  Congratulations to Pamela Rew, FAIA, and  Joseph Tattoni, FAIA, on their elevation.   AIANJ would also like to Thank Andersen Windows for sponsoring AIANJ’s Fellow Reception celebrating AIANJ Fellow held on Thursday evening at Ormsby’s restaurant.
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Mark your calendars now for next year’s convention –  May 19th – 21st, 2016, the convention is at our neighbor in Philadelphia.
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As we hope you heard our AIANJ own Jerry Eben, AIA, ran for national office as a At-Large Director on the new national board.  Unfortunately in the end, Jerry was not successful, however we want to Thank him for participating in the process and continuing the important discussions on the national level that we all need to have.   His passion for architecture and love of AIA shine through – we at AIANJ are very proud of him.  Jerry will continue his work with AIA on a state, local and national level, and we all look forward to working with the new board in the years to come.  Congratulations to Thomas Vonier, FAIA, who was elected as 2017 AIA President, and to the other newest AIA board members – Stuart Coppedge, AIA; Jennifer Workman, AIA; Jane Frederick, FAIA;  Anthony Schirripa, FAIA.
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At AIANJ many things are moving forward.  Registration for East Coast Green is open, to be held June 17, 2015, at NJIT.  If you were not able to come to Atlanta, this is a great opportunity to get your continuing education credits right here in New Jersey.  A reminder – 2015 is a license renewal year for NJ, get your necessary credits by the July deadline.   East Coast Green sessions are registered for both AIA and USGBC CEU credit.  Find out more information or register here.
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In the fall, the 2015 NJ Convention will be held at the Hanover Marriott, in Whippany.  Many things are in preliminary planning stages for the event to be held October 23rd – 24th.  What for more information to be coming out soon.  Sponsor, exhibitors and speakers are being coordinated now, anyone interested should contact the committee – find info.
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The codes in NJ are in the process of being update, and our Codes & Standards Committee, chaired by Robert Longo, AIA, is in communication with the state to keep us all updated as these changes happen.   The Task Force on Lightweight Construction that I formed after the devastating fire earlier this year has taken on the task of looking at the health, safety and welfare aspect of the codes and asking the hard questions, what could we do better?  The committee and Chair Justin Mihalik, AIA, have had numerous meetings, conversations and debates on building and construction in NJ, we look forward to continuing to work with our communities and elected officials to make the built environment in NJ the best it can be.
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AIA is for all of us, and I would welcome your input.  As part of repositioning we are trying to make sure that all members are getting value from AIA membership.  AIANJ is going through this process right now, If there is something that is important to you please reach out.   Reach out to me – [email protected]  or another board member.  Reach out to your section president, they are your local contacts.
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I AM AIA, you are AIA, we are all AIA.
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– Kimberly Bunn
2015 AIANJ President

Registration for East Coast Green open now

Registration open for East Coast Green 2015
Creating a Culture of Sustainability

June 17, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
at NJIT School of Architecture

AIA & USGBC Continuing Ed credits
Early Bird Deadline for registration June 1st

  

AIANJ East Coast Green – Save The Date : June 17, 2015

AIANJ East Coast Green 

Creating a Culture of Sustainability

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June 17, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
at NJIT School of Architecture

Learn more about the conference program and schedule

Featuring AIANJ COTE Top10 Green Projects

Submit your project
Find out More Information

AIANJ 2013 Design Conference – Save the Date

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The 2013 AIA-NJ Design Conference will be a day and a half seminar that will include East Coast Green, Code  and Design Courses, announcement of the Design Award winners, networking opportunities and an expo to review the latest products and technology available to the industry.  Architects can obtain a maximum of 8 1/2 CEU’s.  More details to be available soon.

– Save the Date  –

October 2nd and 3rd

The Berkeley Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ

 

If you are interested in being part of the expo, please contact Laura Slomka (609-393-5690) at AIA-NJ to be sent more information as it becomes available.

 

AIA-NJ Recognizes DMR Architects With 2012 COTE Award

Ocean County College Building in Tom’s River, N.J., Recognized for Sustainable Design

The Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the AIA-NJ recently announced DMR Architects, a full service architectural firm based in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., as a 2012 Merit Award winner of AIA-NJ’s COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award, which recognizes outstanding built work in the area of sustainable design in New Jersey and/or by a New Jersey architect. The firm won the award for its design of the John C. Bartlett Jr. Hall, an academic and multi-use building at Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J.

“We are thrilled to announce DMR as the winner of this year’s AIA-NJ COTE award,” said Natasha Suzansky, AIA, Chair of the COTE Awards committee. “DMR designed a new beautiful campus building that pushed the envelope of meeting sustainability goals. By presenting DMR with this award, we celebrate a top contribution to sustainable projects within New Jersey, and we hope that this will be used as a model for other college and university projects.”

Completed in 2009, the 32,000-square-foot John C. Bartlett, Jr. Hall, which provides classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices and meeting spaces for the college, received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver (LEED) Certification, a designation for projects demonstrating exemplary efforts in green or sustainable design from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The building’s green attributes include using recycled, locally manufactured materials in the construction process; car charging stations for electric vehicles; a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar system, which generates onsite clean electricity for the college; and high efficiency windows.

The space, which is outfitted with permanent educational signage about its “green” attributes, is also used as an educational tool for the more than 10,000 Ocean County College students, faculty and staff and nearly 100 monthly visitors, as well as for children visit the college as part of camp ecological and environmental programs.

After jury deliberation, the award was presented to DMR’s senior designer, Kurt Vierheilig, AIA, LEED AP; and DMR’s director of sustainability, Pradeep Kapoor, at AIA-NJ’s third annual green conference, East Coast Green, which was recently held at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J.

The conference, titled “Re: Thinking Green,” was held for the second consecutive year at Brookdale Community College and included three educational tracks: “Re: Codify,” which looked at the different sustainability codes and policies facing the architecture and construction industries; “Re: Certify,” which helped LEED professionals to maintain their credentials; and “Re: View,” which provided case studies of successful sustainable applications.

The conference was also preceded by a full day of workshops sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).   Read more about this years East Coast Green conference.
Last year, Maplewood, N.J.-based The Goldstein Partnership won an Honor Award for its design of the Maplewood Police Department, which entailed a rooftop solar PV system; high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and an energy-efficient building envelope. In addition, Trenton-N.J.-based Spiezle Architectural Group won a Merit Award for its design of a TD Bank branch in Farmingdale, N.Y., that received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC through the use of sustainable interior finishes, added roof insulation and a solar canopy made of double-sided solar panels; and Westwood, N.J.-based WJM Architect won a merit award for its design of a two-story, single-family residence that accommodates a partially paralyzed family member, while also reducing square footage to decrease environmental impact.  See more on 2011 awards.

The Conversation About Future Sustainable Design Needs to Start Now, Even If It’s a Home Made from Trees or Extruded Pig Cells

Leading Ecological Design Architect and Urbanist, Mitchell Joachim, Keynotes AIA-NJ’s Third Annual East Coast Green Conference 

Kim Vierheilig AIA, Mitchell Joachim Assoc AIA, Verity Frizzell AIA, Jack Purvis AIA

History shows that disasters — natural or manmade — yield change, but that shouldn’t be the only case in which change occurs, especially as it pertains to design. Architects need to start the conversation now and connect with the general public to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable environment.

Those were the sentiments of Mitchell Joachim, Assoc. AIA, a leader in ecological design architecture and urbanism, at a recent keynote address for East Coast Green, the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ third annual green conference. The event, which was coordinated by AIA-NJ’s Committee on the Environment, attracted more than 120 architects from throughout New Jersey.

“I’m tired of the doomsaying,” said Joachim. “It’s enough — we got the picture, it’s resonated, and now we need to move on. We need to start the conversation about change and take action. As long as there’s a narrative, it will create change, and architects need to lead this dialogue.”

Citing examples of starting the conversation, Joachim brought up French author Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” written in 1865, which inspired the creation of NASA’s first space shuttle, created during the Kennedy administration to beat the Russians’ efforts to land on the moon. “This completely morphed the way we think about space travel,” he said.

Joachim also spoke of Elisha Otis, who came up with the idea of the elevator 150 years ago. Originally viewed as being fantastical in nature, the elevator concept has changed the basic morphology of urban areas. After the development of the elevator, “we were able to create tall buildings,” he said.

Joachim went on cite examples of his work, which was completed either while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.; at Terreform ONE, a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities, where he is the founding co-president; or at Planetary ONE, a unique cross-disciplinary partnership of designers and scientists collaborating to pioneer visionary socio-ecological and infrastructural strategies for urban environments, where he is a partner.

Most notably, he spoke about the work for his Smart Cities Car, an environmentally friendly car designed for urban living, which he helped design while at MIT. That project was recognized as Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2007. He also spoke about his well-known Fab Tree Hab project, which presents a sophisticated methodology for growing homes from living native trees.

In New Jersey, he added, there are more than 50 different kinds of native trees with which homes can be grown.

Other examples of his work brought up during his remarks included “The XO Lamb Cars” or extremely soft cars; “In Vitro Meat Habitat,” an architectural proposal for the fabrication of 3-D printed extruded pig cells to for real organic dwellings; and the SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus, which scoops up passengers in soft hanging chairs and travels less than 15 miles per hours.

Joachim was a perfect fit as the keynote speaker, capping off two days of presentations that ranged from day-to-day practical products and applications to pioneering technical and philosophical endeavors.

“From the selection of doors, siding or insulation, to strategic redevelopment of a suburban office building to cutting edge residential energy efficient design, to legislation and policy concerns, and to leading edge research and development, this conference touched all types of architectural practice and issues facing the profession,” said Bruce Turner, AIA, chair of the AIA-NJ Public Awareness Committee. “Joachim put an exclamation point on where we are headed.”

The conference, which was held for the second consecutive year at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., was titled “Re: Thinking Green,” and looked at the future of sustainability and the environment in the architecture and construction industries. This conference included three educational tracks “Re: Codify,” which looked at the different sustainability codes and policies facing the architecture and construction industries; “Re: Certify,” which helped LEED professionals to maintain their credentials; and “Re: View,” which provided case studies of successful sustainable applications.

East Coast Green was held in conjunction with AIA-NJ’s second “COTE Top 10 Awards,” which recognize outstanding built work in the area of sustainable design. The conference was also preceded by a full day of workshops sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Go Green – East Coast Green

NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO GO GREEN ! DON’T WAIT!

EAST COAST GREEN 

PRESENTED BY AIA-NJ and THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

JUNE 13 AND JUNE 14, 2012
BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
765 NEWMAN SPRINGS ROAD, LINCROFT, NJ 07738

 

IGCC – THE INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE IS COMING SOON.  DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND AND GET CAUGHT OFF “COLOR”.

THIS FABULOUS EVENT is set for a Pre-conference Workshop on June 13, 2012. Starting at 8:00 AM with Registration and Networking Breakfast the day is packed with seminars and  AIA HSW/SD &GBCI Credits.

The Second day again is chocked full of learning credits. Visit the AIA-NJ.ORG/ECG web page for registration and further details.

Sustainability is one of AIA’s top priorities and climate change is everyone’s concern, crossing state and regional boundaries. This conference will continue the discussion of meeting the goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge. We are making progress, but there is still a long way to go. Codes, Case Studies, and Tectonics are among the topics to be covered. Earn up to 13 hours of AIA and GBCI continuing education credits over the two-day event!   Keynote Speaker – Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Assoc. AIA

This is our profession, let’s keep it strong and let’s keep it ours.

Mitchell Joachim To Speak At East Coast Green

Leader in Ecological Design Featured at AIA-NJ Event

Mitchell Joachim, Assoc. AIA, a notable leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism, will be the keynote speaker at its third annual East Coast Green Conference 2012, to be held at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., on June 14.

Joachim is most known for his work on the Smart Cities Car, an environmentally friendly car designed for urban living, which he helped design while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass. That project was recognized as Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2007. He’s also well known for his Fab Tree Hab project, which presents a sophisticated methodology to grow homes from living native trees. This project has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

East Coast Green, which will be held for the second consecutive year at Brookdale Community College, is titled: “Re: Thinking Green.” The conference will take a look at the future of sustainability and the environment in the architecture and construction industries.

“We’re thrilled to have Mitchell Joachim as our keynote speaker for this year’s East Coast Green,” said Laurence E. Parisi, president of AIA-NJ. “Mitchell is one of the brightest minds in the area of ecological design, architecture and urban design spaces. Those attending his remarks at East Coast Green are in for a real treat.”

Joachim is the founding co-president of Terreform ONE, a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities; and a partner at Planetary ONE, a unique cross-disciplinary partnership of designers and scientists collaborating to pioneer visionary socio-ecological and infrastructural strategies for urban environments. Terreform and Planetary ONE are based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also an associate professor at New York University in New York City and the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

This year’s educational tracks for East Coast Green include “Re: Codify,” which will look at the different sustainability codes and policies facing the architecture and construction industries; “Re: Certify,” which will help LEED professionals to maintain their credentials; and “Re: View,” which will provide case studies of successful sustainable applications.

In his remarks, Joachim will discuss architectural design groups that integrate ecological principles into the urban environment.

“We presume ecological design is not only a philosophy that inspires visions of sustainability and social justice but also a focused scientific endeavor,” said Joachim. “Our mission is to ascertain the consequences of fitting a project within our natural world setting.”

Solutions include green master planning; urban self-sufficiency infrastructures; community development activities; bio-design; performative material technologies, which challenge the way the built environment is designed; and smart mobility vehicles for cities.

Previously Joachim held the Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architecture Design at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, and was a faculty member at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Columbia University in New York City; Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.; Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.; and Parsons The New School For Design in New York City. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, a full service architectural firm in Los Angeles, Calif., and the New York City-based architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed.

Joachim was awarded a senior fellowship in 2011 for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” as well as fellowships for Moshe Safdie and Associates and Martin Society for Sustainability at the MIT. He also won the Zumtobel Group Award for sustainability and humanity in the built environment and the History Channel and Infiniti Design Excellence Award for City of the Future.

He was chosen by Wired magazine for “The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To.” Rolling Stone magazine honored Joachim in “The 100 People Who Are Changing America.” In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report and in 2012 his work was featured in Popular Science magazine as a visionary for “The Future of the Environment.”
East Coast Green will be held in conjunction with AIA-NJ’s second “COTE Top 10 Awards,” which will recognize outstanding built work in the area of sustainable design.

The conference will be preceded on June 13 by a full day of workshops sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). A Green Building Expo featuring green building products and materials will also be held in conjunction with the conference.

Over the two-day event, more than 20 courses will be offered, all of which are eligible for AIA and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continuing education credits.

To register, visit www.aia-nj.org/ECG/, click “register today” and follow instructions.