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Understanding RREM & LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program

RREM Outreach Flyer 5 2016

DCA & NJ HISTORIC TRUST LAUNCH CAPITAL NEEDS SURVEY FOR NEW JERSEY HISTORIC SITES

Survey Will Help Identify Repair, Restoration, and Improvement Needs of Historic Places  

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Acting Commissioner Richard E. Constable III today announced the launch of a new Capital Needs Survey that will collect information on the repair, restoration and improvement needs of historic sites throughout the state. The New Jersey Historic Trust, a DCA affiliate, is leading the effort and encourages all publicly owned and nonprofit-managed sites to participate in the survey.  “The Historic Trust recognizes that even our state’s most notable and celebrated historic sites and attractions have significant needs for repairs and improvements, all of which will ultimately serve the public better,” said Acting Commissioner Constable. “This survey will help the Trust identify those specific needs and begin to quantify the costs associated with making these historic buildings relevant and useful in their communities.”  The survey will begin on February 1, 2012, and run until May 1, 2012. It will pose questions about a building’s use, repair needs, projected repair costs, and, if appropriate, its participation in heritage tourism development.  A “historic building” is defined as a structure that was built more than 50 years ago, or prior to 1962.  A property does not need to be listed on the state or national Register of Historic Places to be included in the survey. Buildings that may participate include: historic residences, farmsteads, factories, theaters, museums, houses of worship, fire houses, libraries, railroad stations, schools and more. Buildings owned by private homeowners or businesses are not eligible for this survey.  This is the second Capital Needs Survey in the State of New Jersey. The first, in 1990, identified capital needs of more than $400 million. The results of the survey helped garner public support for four historic preservation bond referendums in the 1990s, and sustain historic preservation funding from the Garden Sate Preservation Trust from 2000 to 2010.  This year, the Historic Trust is hoping to attract more participants by making the survey accessible online.  “By using the Internet and making the survey easy to complete and submit, we hope to reach as many historic site stewards as possible,” said Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy Guzzo. “The broader the participation, the better picture we will have of the state’s real need for historic preservation funding. “  Upon completion of the survey, the data will be analyzed and the capital needs of the state’s historic properties will be tallied and published by the end of the year. The Historic Trust will use the information to prioritize and/or revise criteria for its program, as well as to alert the community to begin thinking about their future stewardship needs.  “The Capital Needs Survey will provide New Jersey with important financial data to illustrate the continuing need for investment in the state’s historic resources,” said Historic Trust Chair Chris Perks. “Funding the preservation of existing buildings and structures helps make our communities more sustainable as well as enjoyable.”  The Historic Trust administers grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund, the NJ Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant Program, the “Discover NJ History” License Plate Fund and the 1772 Foundation Grant Program for New Jersey. Since 1990, the Historic Trust has awarded more than $134 million in matching preservation grants to sites in every county of the state.  Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that saves the state’s heritage and strengthens its communities.  For more information on the New Jersey Historic Trust, please visit http://www.njht.org. For more information on the Capital Needs Survey, log on to http://fs19.formsite.com/NJHT/CapitalNeedsSurvey/index.html.

NJDCA Seminars Offered On Energy Codes

Seminars are being offered in multiple locations around the state on the NJ Energy Codes for both residential and commericial use. Course locations in Atlantic City, Cherry Hill and Edison.

June 8, 2011 in Cherry Hill, NJ
OR June 15 & 16, 2011 in Atlantic City, NJ

NJDCA presents: “THE PATHS TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION” (D146/B565)

AIA-NJ is supporting the NJDCA’s efforts to offer training on the energy conservation codes adopted here in NJ. This course is free to attendees. The description is below.
The 2009 International Conservation Code contains multiple methods by which compliance with the requirements for energy conservation in residential construction can be demonstrated.

These paths range from a fairly rigid, prescriptive path to a much more flexible performance based path. Other, mandatory provisions of the IECC must be complied with regardless of the compliance path chosen. Enforcement of the IECC requires a solid understanding of the distinct requirements of, and differences between each path. This seminar will provide that needed understanding.

To register for this course contact the Education Unit in the Division of Codes and Standards of the Department of Community Affairs : [email protected] Please include your name, phone number, course code and training date. Or call 609-984-7820 for more information. Confirmations will be sent two weeks prior to the training dates.

OR

June 9, 2011, 8:30am in Edison, NJ

NJDCA Presents: “THE PATHS TO COMPLIANCE WITH ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1 FOR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION” (D147/B566)

AIA-NJ is supporting the NJDCA’s efforts to offer training on the energy conservation codes adopted here in NJ. This course is free to attendees. The description is below.
ASHRAE 90.1 provides two paths by which compliance with the energy conservation requirements for commercial construction can be met. Enforcement of either requires a solid understanding of the requirements of the prescriptive path, while enforcement of the performance based design path requires an additional understanding of the baseline design assumptions mandated by ASHRAE 90.1 This seminar provides both.

To register for this course contact the Education Unit in the Division of Codes and Standards of the Department of Community Affairs : [email protected] Please include your name, phone number, course code and training date. Or call 609-984-7820 for more information. Confirmations will be sent two weeks prior to the training dates.