Mayor Fulop & JCRA Announce LEED Green Building Training for City Employees; City Staff to Support Sustainability in Development Projects


JERSEY CITY – May 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –– Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency have partnered on a LEED Green Building Training by the U.S. Green Building Council – New Jersey Chapter for city employees and agency staff who are involved in the construction and development process.

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street. Approximately 30 employees will participate in the workshop including representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Planning Division, the Building Department, the Zoning Division, the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

“Jersey City is leading the State in construction projects and one of our goals is to develop buildings that meet LEED certifications as sustainability is a critical aspect of urban planning,” said Mayor Fulop. “We felt this training was a great way to educate staff on the certification process to further our sustainability efforts and continue to make Jersey City the best mid-size city in America.”

Other cities that require green building training for staff include Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Currently there are more than 50 LEED registered green development projects underway in Jersey City, both commercial and residential. The workshop will taught by staff from the U.S. Green Building Council and participants will receive credits toward the GBCI’s LEED AP Building and Design Construction credential.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary for the City of Jersey
City, at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699.

Contact: Jennifer Morrill
Press Secretary

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