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New Jersey APA Conference

January 25, 2018toJanuary 26, 2018

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association will hold their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. More information to come.

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

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Net Zero Buildings and More: LEED v4, Construction Impacts, and Materials

January 30, 2018
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Live location: 200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset NJ

Online: also available as a webinar

USGBC NJ has been awarded an education grant for NJ business from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development. This enables us to provide fully-funded training for employees of qualifying NJ businesses for increasing expertise, as well as for credentials and/or CEUs.

Upon completion, participants will have an understanding for the design strategies, technologies utilized and components of net zero buildings. Participants will have an understanding of the current net zero building statistics and knowledge of the environmental impact of the construction process.

Registration fee: Members: $125; Non-members: $150; Qualifying grantees: No Charge.

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Adapting to Change: Environmental Science and Policy in the Time of Trump

January 30, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

This talk at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will examine the challenges to environmental science and policy in this time of change. From climate science to pesticides; research funding to peer review, this is a time of unprecedented challenges to environmental health. Science has become a target for powerful stakeholders seeking to avoid regulation and responsibility for pollution. There is an urgent need for the scientific community to rethink our approaches to environmental protection, research and education. We need to break down the silos of environmental science and adopt a systems approach. We also need to broaden our view of the social context of environmental decisions, reach out to the business community, and regain public trust in science.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Auditorium, 33 Livingston Avenue, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator for Managing Runoff Using Green Infrastructure

January 31, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Location: online

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EPA developed the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) to help support local, state, and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure practices as low impact development controls. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. It can be used for any location within the United States, including Puerto Rico. This webinar will provide potential and example applications, and will present the new cost module and mobile web application version that can be used on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

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