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Webinar: EPA’s Heat Island Webcast Series

August 1, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

​Part 1 of EPA’s Cool Fixes for Hot Cities webcast series will cover San Antonio’s Under 1 Roof program, which aims to provide relief from extreme heat and high utility bills to the city’s low-income residents. Learn about San Antonio’s program, the benefits of cool roofs, and monitoring efforts in this webcast.

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

August 7, 2018
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

The Certificate program is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

The information session will introduce participants to the Certification program, as students and faculty in the program. Participants will have time to ask questions. All sessions will be led by the program’s designer and academic director, Leonardo Vazquez. Information sessions are one hour, online, and free. Details on how to join the webinar will be included in your confirmation email.

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USGBC NJ Summer Social

August 8, 2018
5:30 pmto9:30 pm

Join US Green Building Council – NJ for an oceanfront networking BBQ with fellow green building and environmental professionals.

Location: Martell’s Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

August 9, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The Certificate program is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

The information session will introduce participants to the Certification program, as students and faculty in the program. Participants will have time to ask questions. All sessions will be led by the program’s designer and academic director, Leonardo Vazquez. Information sessions are one hour, online, and free. Details on how to join the webinar will be included in your confirmation email.

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Webinar: Maximizing the Energy Efficiency of Your Building Portfolio

August 14, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Join Sustainable Jersey for this webinar about energy efficiency.

Combining New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) incentives with a strategic vision can help schools and municipalities finance energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. Planning efforts can start with Energy Tracking and Management to highlight current energy use. The next steps involve assessing energy upgrade projects and identifying available incentives from both NJCEP and utilities that can help bring projects from planning to implementation.

For the past four summers, Sustainable Jersey has partnered with New Jersey Natural Gas and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide onsite technical energy assistance to local officials. This program has matched highly trained EDF Fellows with New Jersey schools and municipalities to identify energy savings opportunities through an individualized strategic approach.

Come join us for this one hour webinar as this year’s EDF Fellows guide you through the process they used to help their clients address their unique energy needs. Learn how measuring current energy use and planning for energy efficiency can help your school or municipality identify opportunities for leveraging NJCEP and utility incentives to maximize potential energy savings — and cost savings — for your facilities.

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Webinar: Transforming your streetlighting

August 15, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join Signify for a virtual lunchtime conversation on August 15. We’ll share how you can transform your city’s streetlighting to deliver the most value to citizens. We’ll share insights from across the country with CityTouch on how LEDs and controls have delivered energy savings, operational benefits and opportunities to leverage the Internet of Things for uses cases beyond lighting.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

August 16, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Join Atlantic County Utilities Authority for a hands-on workshop where you’ll construct a rain barrel to collect and reuse rainwater in your yard. Learn the tips and tools of maintaining your barrel, using rainwater and more! Tools and supplies will be provided. This course costs $20.

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township

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Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

August 21, 2018
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by Sustainable Jersey, Together North Jersey, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Rutgers Bloustein School

The concept of complete streets is to design streets for all users and all ability levels. The successful implementation of this concept requires a focus on context and the unique needs of the community. A variety of resources are available to assist municipal officials, staff, and the public in embarking on a connected and coordinated effort to advance implementation of complete streets at the municipal level.  You will learn about:

– Crafting an effective complete streets policy

– Integrating complete streets into the local planning process

– Best practices in complete streets design

– Project development, design, and delivery

– Building support through effective communications

– Federal, state and other resources available to support municipal efforts including NJTPA’s Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, Room 369; New Brunswick NJ

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Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning, and Design

August 22, 2018 8:00 amtoAugust 24, 2018 5:00 pm

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, understanding the wetland’s “wet part” has never been more critical. This Rutgers University class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.

Location: Duke Farms, 1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Asset Management Next Steps: Analyzing Your Data and Simple Mapping Techniques

August 23, 2018
9:00 amto4:30 pm

Have you attended an introductory asset management workshop in the past? Have you read about asset management? Do you know the basics but not what to do next? If so, this workshop is for you. Southwest Environmental Finance Center will examine the next steps you can take in your asset management journey.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 301 State Street, Trenton NJ

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