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Green School Tour of PS 16 in Paterson

January 16, 2018
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

This tour is co-hosted by New Jersey School Boards Association and U.S. Green Building Council, New Jersey Chapter, in partnership with Paterson Public Schools.

PS 16 is a Pre-K — 8 elementary school recently completed by the NJSDA as a “Design Build” project, in partnership with the Paterson Public Schools. The school is over 100,000 square foot and tucks efficiently into its east Paterson neighborhood adjacent to Route 80.

Location: 11 22nd Ave, Paterson NJ

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Webinar: Complying with New Jersey Stormwater Regulations

January 16, 2018
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

The webinar will highlight steps to guide you and your municipality to ensure that new development is in compliance with the New Jersey stormwater management regulations. Presentation will include review of the Stormwater eLearning Tool.

Registration fee: $10

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Webinar: Advance Regional Collaboration on Water Management

January 17, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

US Water Alliance is holding a series of webinars to accompany its One Water for America Policy Framework.

One Water recognizes that if we tackle problems based on the complete life cycle of water and larger infrastructure systems – rather than limiting ourselves to one piece of the equation — we can identify and advance more effective and lasting solutions.  Our current system of managing water is siloed across distinct municipalities, authorities, private businesses, and multiple regulatory agencies, all of which have narrow slices of authority over some aspect of water.  This fragmentation weakens the overall system, and regional collaboration is key to the future of sustainable water management.

Speakers include:

Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, California State Water Board


CAPRE’s 2018 New Jersey Forecast

January 23, 2018
8:30 amto2:30 pm

Active and innovative New Jersey developers, investors, capital sources, end-users, engineering firms, consultants and public sector executives are making plans to attend CAPRE’s 2018 New Jersey CRE Forecast on January 23.

This important year-in-review and 2018 forecast will bring special focus to New Jersey commercial real estate post-gubernatorial election, the outlook in the new year, and more specifically, the state of new construction and development projects.

• What firms were most active in 2017?
• What types of industry changes might we expect in 2018?
• How will political changes around the globe impact New Jersey commercial real estate in 2018?
• What are the new and innovative changes relative to commercial building management and operations?
• And, will the Gold Coast (Hoboken and Jersey City) continue to lead New Jersey in terms of rental rates and appreciation?

Location: Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

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Webinar: Creative placemaking: integrating community, cultural and economic development

January 23, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Like the convenience of a webinar, but wish they could be more interactive? Join The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking for our upcoming Strategic Conversations on creative placemaking.

What makes creative placemaking a new way to make communities better through arts and culture? How can creative placemaking promote social equity, sustainability, and prosperity? Learn about a model developed by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking that integrates community, cultural and economic development in ways that are sustainable and asset-based. Also learn how our model fits in with the guidelines of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Location: online

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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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Reduce Local Flooding, Improve Clean Water Resources

January 29, 2018
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

Join ANJEC, the City of Newark, and Rutgers NJAES for a free workshop on managing local flooding. Discuss flood management, prevention of raw sewage pollution in local waterways, combined sewer overflow basics, and more. Learn what residents, environmental commissions, and green teams can to do reduce the impact of flooding and improve local water quality.

Location: Newark City Hall, First Floor Rotunda, 920 Broad Street, Newark

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Transportation Innovations to Build Healthier Communicites

January 30, 2018
9:00 amto3:00 pm

This free conference hosted by EZ Ride will explore transportation opportunities, barriers and needs for the state’s senior and disabled populations. Participants are representatives from townships, public-private agencies, transportation providers, for- and non-profit organizations that provide senior services and services to people with disabilities, county-level paratransit providers, and anyone else with a professional interest in providing transportation for seniors and those with disabilities.

Location: NJHA Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton

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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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