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July 23, 2012

Re:  US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter Seeking Nominations for 10th Anniversary Gala Awards

Dear Mayor:

The U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC-NJ) is seeking applicants for their 10th Anniversary Gala Awards. The nomination period is open until August 10th. (The Student Award deadline is not until Sept. 21.) USGBC-NJ recognizes and presents these awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability at the Chapter’s Annual Gala. The winning applicants will be honored at this year’s Gala & Awards Dinner on October 11, 2012 at the new Revel in Atlantic City.

There are five award categories: community; green team; green ground breaking; municipal/ public-private sector; and student. The Municipal or Public-Private sector award recognizes a municipality or public-private sector partnership that demonstrates leadership and innovation in green building practices on a community-wide basis.

The USGBC-NJ’s Annual Gala is the event of the year for green building and sustainability professionals in the tri-state area. Last year, keynote speaker Mayor Cory Booker wowed the crowd. Previous honorees include: Colgate Global Technology Center; PNC Bank; Wyndham Worldwide; NJ Economic Development Authority; Newark’s Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Stafford Park and Homeless Solutions; and Spiezle Architectural Group. Applications can be found here: www.usgbcnj.org.

About the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group formed in 1993. New Jersey membership exceeds 1400 Corporations inclusive of USGBC National and the USGBC New Jersey Chapter.  There are over 3,000 LEED® accredited professionals in NJ and over 400 LEED® registered and 100 certified projects in New Jersey, plus over 900 certified LEED Homes.

More About the U.S. Green Building Council - New Jersey Chapter
USGBC-NJ is a non-profit organization focused solely on advancing green building and sustainable communities. The mission of USGBC-NJ is to transform NJ’s built environment to become ecologically sustainable, profitable, and healthy. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. As New Jersey’s green building advocate and education resource, USGBC-NJ provides over 150 educational programs, events, green building tours, research studies, and advocacy

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.

Executive Director

 

 

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