Earth Day 2018 Message – Become a Green Building Ambassador for Jersey City !

Dear Friends and Supporters of Sustainable JC,

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report

We write today to make two distinct requests of you, each related to a separate event we are hosting.

The first is a seven session Building Operators Certification course, and in this we ask that you help us spread the word to building operators and leasing management personnel.

The second is an event intended to build a deeper awareness of Passive Building techniques.

We ask that you each become Green Building Ambassadors, by promoting the first and attending the second.

a) Building Operators Certification course – 
SJC has partnered with National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) to bring a Certification program for Building Operators and Management personnel, intended to make facilities more energy-efficient and sustainable.

This hands-on course, with 7 in-depth building systems classes, requires participants to work on real-world projects based on best practices designed to reduce energy and water use, and to benchmark buildings using the US EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. All this translates into substantial cost savings for you, whether you are building owners, managers, or renters.

Spread the word to your building operators and leasing management companies, encouraging them to enroll and take advantage of this opportunity right here in Jersey City. The course begins on the 1st of May, 2018. Click here to learn more.

b) Passive Buildings – 
And, as part of the same initiative focused on Greener Buildings, SJC has partnered with New Jersey Passive House Team (NJPH) to build a deeper awareness of Passive Building practices and to promote learning about how existing buildings can be affordably retrofit, in the New Jersey context.

Participate in this presentation & discussion at JC City Hall on Tuesday evening, the 1st of May, 2018, at 7 pm. Register here for this free event.

Learn more about NJPH team here and about Passive Buildings here, on Passipedia.

“Collectively as Architects and Developers, we have the ability to directly influence the built environment.  As buildings consume nearly half (47%) of the energy produced in the United States (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2012), designing them for energy efficiency, and to overall perform at a higher level, will greatly reduce the strain on our environment. I believe this is our obligation to the world.”  Jorge Mastropietro, RA, AIA, CPHD,Principal,                     j o r g e   m a s t r o p i e t r o   a r c h i t e c t s   a t e l i e r

Sustainable JC is the local Community Green Team for Jersey City.  We do educational advocacy and facilitate demonstration projects that create solutions to various environmental issues that matter to the public, and which impact us all socially and economically. 

If you would like to learn more about us, visit our website SustainableJC.org.

Also, do fill in our SJC Welcome Survey to connect with us, help us learn what initiatives and projects are important to you, and what skill sets you would like to contribute or develop with us.

Sincerely,
Sustainable JC Green Team

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