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September 9, 2015

Re: Sustainable Jersey Education

Dear Mayor,

Sustainable Jersey has asked us to share this information about their upcoming educational events.  If you have questions about these events please call Winnie Fatton at Sustainable Jersey at 609-771-2855.


Michael J. Darcy, CAE
Executive Director                

Learn about new technologies to save money, improve communications and improve health by attending the events below.  Many of these trainings offer CEUs!

Complete descriptions can be found on the Sustainable Jersey website.

GREAT IDEA:  Attend the first 2 webinars below to find out how to identify projects that you could do to improve your energy and water efficiency, and then find funding for them!

Benchmarking Energy and Water Use to Reduce Costs (Webinar)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 1:00-2:00 PM


This webinar will provide an overview of an online training and certificate program for benchmarking building energy and water performance using EPA’s free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. The online training is free and participants have the option of pursuing a Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking® by paying a fee to take the exam.

Learn about:  What benchmarking is; Why it is valuable to building owners and occupants; The Sustainable Jersey Energy Tracking and Management action; How the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking® training can help improve a municipality’s benchmarking efforts and meet the Sustainable Jersey action standards.

This webinar offers 1 CEU for Public Works Managers in Management

2015 Gardinier Environmental Fund Small Grants Program (Webinar)
September 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM TO 3:00 PM


The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $100,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program cycle for municipalities and school districts.  This cycle will award one $30,000 grant and seven $10,000 grants.

For this grant cycle, the Gardinier Environmental Fund will fund energy projects focused on energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy. Projects can fall into the following categories: building efficiency upgrades, energy education projects, energy resiliency, renewable energy installations, studies and engineering, and innovative energy projects. The project can be a district-wide initiative or implemented for a specific municipal, school or schools in a district. 

This webinar will cover the application process, online submission procedures and tips for a successful Sustainable Jersey Small Grant application. 


Air Quality and Asthma Solutions: EPA’s Air Quality Flag Program (Webinar)
Thursday, October 8 from 3:00– 4:00 PM


Learn about the impact of outdoor air quality on human health and specific actions that can be taken on days with poor air quality through participation in EPA’s free Air Quality Flag Program. This webinar is open to any school or organization that is new to the Flag Program or that would like to learn more and expand their program. New Jersey schools participating in the program can earn 10 points towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification.

Encouraging Developers to Consider Green Design (Webinar)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – 1:00-2:00 PM


One of the most important aspects of sustainable development is educating developers about green design options.  Municipalities can earn 10 points toward Sustainable Jersey certification by creating a Green Development Checklist and enabling ordinance as a part of their Site Plan/Subdivision approval process. A Green Development Checklist lists various green design strategies that can be incorporated into a development and is one of several items to be submitted with a completed Site Plan/Subdivision Application.

  • Learn about the changes to the Sustainable Jersey action “Create a Green Development Checklist” which is part of the suite of green design actions.
  • Hear about the legal implications of a Green Development Checklist
  • Hear from municipalities that have utilized a Green Development Checklist

CEUs requested from APA-NJ

For more information on all upcoming Sustainable Jersey events, please visit

You can also visit Sustainable Jersey for Schools to learn about upcoming events at


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