Trenton, NJ — The Board of Directors of the US Green Building Council –NJ Chapter has selected Trenton, NJ-based Association Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) to headquarter and provide administrative management for the organization, effective immediately.
US Green Building Council – NJ Chapter was formed in 2002, with current membership of about 684 professionals from across the building industry. The organization is dedicated to be New Jersey’s foremost coalition in the public and private sectors promoting the planning, design, construction, and operation/maintenance of buildings that are environmentally responsible, cost effective, productive, and healthy places to live, learn, and work.
In 1998, USGBC created LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary green building rating system establishing national criteria for sustainable buildings. USGBC’s LEED ® Green Building Rating System ™ gives chapter members the tools needed to plan, design, construct and operate high performance green buildings that have a positive impact on environmental, human, and economic health. By using LEED®, builders can ensure an immediate and measurable impact where it really counts: dramatic energy savings, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, better indoor air quality and lower operating costs.
“We look forward to helping USGBC-NJ meet its strategic goals,” ABS principal Karla Pollack said. “Our staff is dedicated to providing the members of USGBC-NJ with the same level of services they have grown to expect over the years from this organization.”
As awareness of green issues has grown so has interest in focusing on accountability in building design.
“Membership in the USGBC-NJ Chapter provides an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate change and help shape the future of green building in New Jersey” said Marianne Leone, chapter coordinator of the organization. “In a few years, I expect ‘Green Building’ to be simply called ‘Good Design’,” continued Andy Topinka, USGBC-NJ Chair.
Association Business Solutions is an Association Management Company (AMC) with a staff of eight and is headquartered in Trenton, NJ. ABS currently serves nine national and regional organizations on a full-service or project basis.
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