USGBC Build it Better - Jersey, City, 2019, September 12, Liberty House, Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 12 September 2019
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 06:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC and the USGBC Middle Atlantic and New England Regions
  • Event Location : Liberty House, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ, 07305, United States
Build it Better 2019
Event Description

This is USGBC's premier, signature event for the Middle Atlantic and New England Regions hosted at Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ in a beautiful ballroom with a spectacular view of NYC.

This year, leaders from ten states will gather to network, learn, and share ideas. This is a daylong conference featuring interactive topic discussions, timely presentations, a Networking Cocktail Reception following the Conference, & Sponsorship Opportunities.

EARLY BIRD RATES UNTIL 8/11/19. All registration deadline: Sept. 1, 2019.

USGBC Build it Better: Jersey City 2019 for our region will be hosted at Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey, in a beautiful ballroom with a spectacular view of New York City and walking distance from the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. 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!

Photo credit: Amessé Photography

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC and the USGBC Middle Atlantic and New England Regions
  • Agenda
    • Agenda (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

      9:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast

      9:30 a.m. Welcome
      Vincent Chiusano, Vice President Market Development for USGBC and MC
      Wayne DeFeo, Executive Director of USGBC NJ

      9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
      Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO, USGBC, GBCI, Arc Skoru

      10:00 a.m. TOPIC: Policy and Process: What New Legislation Means for Green Building and LEED

      10:20 a.m. The Changing Building Performance Regulatory and Incentive Landscape in NJ
      Matt Kaplan
      Evan Carberry

      10:40 a.m. "Testing the Mayoral Hypothesis: NYC Climate Mobilization Act and Facade Typology
      Melissa Kelly
      David Briefel

      11:00 a.m. Facilitated Table Discussion

      11:30 a.m. Buffet Lunch and Networking

      1:00 p.m. TOPIC: Building Performance and Human Health

      1:00 p.m. Colgate Driving TRUE Zero Waste Around the World!
      Vance Merolla

      1:20 p.m. TBA

      1:40 p.m. Unilever, IWBI, Perkins & Will -LEED + WELL - extend time 40-45 minutes

      2:20 p.m. Topic Q & A as Panel

      2:45 p.m. BREAK

      3:00 p.m. TOPIC: Where We Live Matters

      3:00 p.m. Go for Gold: LEED for Communities and Your Local College
      Erik Backus
      Vatsal Bhatt

      3:20 p.m. "We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes"
      Maureen Mahle
      Steve Klocke

      3:40 p.m. "LEED for Cities: Integrating Energy Sustainability & Resiliency on a City Level"
      Dawn Zimmer

      4:00 p.m. Facilitated Table Discussion

      4:30 p.m. Report Out - One Highlight/Action Item from Each Faciltator

      5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
      Mahesh Ramanujam
      Vinny Chiusano

      5:15 p.m. -6:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO, USGBC, GBCI, and Arc Skoru
      Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Officer, New York City Department of Buildings
      Matt Kaplan, CEO, ReVireo
      Evan Carberry, Director of High Rise and Commercial Services, ReVireo
      Melissa Kelly, Sustainability Specialist, Gensler
      David Briefel, Sustainability Director and Design Resilience Leader, Gensler
      Vance Merolla, Director, Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive
      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
      Maureen Mahle, Managing Director, Sustainable Housing Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
      Steve Klocke, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
      Dawn Zimmer, Former Mayor of Hoboken, NJ & Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability

      Session Themes

      -Policy and Process: What New Legislation and Low Carbon Economy Mean for Green Building and LEED
      -Building Performance and Human Health
      -Where We Live Matters
  • Event type
    • Conference

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