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Archive for February, 2017

USGBC NJ GALA: BUILDING A FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

March 30, 2017
5:00 pmto9:00 pm

AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION, NETWORKING AND HONORING OUR AWARD WINNERS

Where:
The Place Somerset Park

Award Winners:
Union Hill Phase I and II LEED Innovation Project of the Year: Residential Urban Habitat for Humanity, Oradell NJ LEED Innovation Project of the Year: Residential Suburban Prudential Tower LEED Innovation Project of the Year: Commercial College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative Innovative School Project of the Year Suez North America NJ Headquarters LEED Innovation Project of the Year: Interiors

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Webinar: Green Infrastructure in Parks

March 9, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Presenters include representatives from municipal stormwater management agencies and urban park systems who will discuss their experiences with implementing green infrastructure stormwater management projects in parks. Content will include a preview of the final draft of EPA’s new technical publication, “Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement.”

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Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

May 22, 2017
9:00 amto3:00 pm

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project’s potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

Place:
Rutgers University
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd

More Information:
Contact: Dalynn Knigge, 848-932-7375

Registration is required.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise VII: Disclosure

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Seventh of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses requirements to disclose vulnerability to flooding.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise VI: Tax Districts

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Sixth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of special tax districts to provide risk-related services to flood-vulnerable areas.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise V: Overlay Zones

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Fifth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of overlay zones to delineate and regulate areas at risk.

Land Conservation Rally

March 17, 2017
8:00 amto4:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

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RPA Regional Assembly

April 21, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

This year’s Assembly will feature high-profile speakers and panel discussions on how the tri-state area can fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, meet the challenge of climate change and stay competitive with metropolitan areas around the world.

Location: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St.

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Clean Water Action Annual Conference

April 8, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison

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Planning for Sea-Level Rise IV: Changes to Building and Site Standards

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Fourth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses changes to building and site standards.

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