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Net-zero buildings & LEED v4

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Starts On - January 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
Ends On - January 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Somerset , NJ 08873

Learn about net-zero building design and construction in this Tuesday, Jan. 30 webinar.


  • Monika Serrano, LEED AP, MEP Estimating Engineer, Turner Construction Company
  • Michael Deane, LEED Fellow, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction Company

Learning objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will have an understanding for the design strategies, technologies utilized and components of net-zero buildings.
  • Upon completion, participants will have an understanding of the current net zero building statistics.
  • Upon completion, participants will have knowledge of the environmental impact of the construction process.
  • Upon completion, participants will be aware of some of the environmental and human health impacts of building materials and strategies to utilize products with reduced impacts.
  • Net-zero buildings
    • Definition, current data, project highlights
    • MEP efficient technologies in NZB
    • The envelope
    • Passive House as a means to ZNE
  • LEED buildings
    • Market adoption of LEED v4
    • Feature NJ Turner LEED buildings
    • Challenging credits in v4
  • Reducing the impact of construction
    • C&D waste
    • Energy efficiency saves money and reduces emissions
    • Renewable energy
    • Water efficiency
  • Materials
    • Living Building Challenge – toxicity and human health
    • WELL – health and wellness
    • Reducing embodied carbon

Event tickets:

  • General — $150
  • USGBC New Jersey members — $125
  • Qualifying grantees — free

Continuing education hours: Pending approval; may be self-reported.

USGBC New Jersey 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. Contact Mary Ellen Garrigus at or 973-255-0442 for more information.