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Green Teams Recognized by US Green Building Council

The project is being recognized as the 2019 Student/Student Team Award in Higher Education.

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2018 Green Teams group
2018 Green Teams group

Nomination for the award was submitted by Kyle Tafuri, Hackensack Meridian Health, David DeVos, PGIM Real Estate, and Pat Kobol, NJM, after their great experiences with the program. An awards gala is being held on May 22 to celebrate this year’s USGBC awards. The Center for Environmental and Life Sciences is also receiving an honorable mention in the Sustainable Schools category.

About the Event 

Honoree: The City of Hoboken, for their leadership in sustainability and their LEED for Cities Gold certification, the first LEED for Cities certification in New Jersey 

Award Winners

913 New York Ave, Union City, NJ 

LEED Project of the Year: Residential Community Inclusiveness 

  • Chartier Group 
  • Minervini Vandermark Architecture 
  • Simplex Homes 

Candela Lofs 

LEED Project of the Year: Residential Passive House 

  • City of Hoboken 
  • nastasi architects 
  • Steven Winter Associates 
  • bldgtyp 
  • Bijou Properties 
  • Concord Atlantic Engineers 
  • Christie Engineering 
  • Bamco 

Unilever’s Project Unify 

LEED Project of the Year: Commercial 

  • Unilever 
  • Cushman & Wakefeld 
  • Perkins+Will 
  • Dykstra Walker Design Group 
  • Maser 
  • Active Design Group Engineering 
  • Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants 
  • AMA Consulting Engineers 
  • HDLC 
  • (see USGBC NJ website for full list of project partners) 

Achievement in Sustainability Through Janitorial Services 

Innovative Practices/ Innovative Project of the Year 

  • SBM Management Services 

Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, Hudson County Schools of Technology 

LEED Project of the Year: Schools 

  • Hudson County Improvement Authority 
  • Hudson County Schools of Technology 
  • RSC Architects 
  • DMR Architects 
  • Terminal Construction Corporation 
  • MAST Construction Services, Inc. 
  • (see USGBC NJ website for full list of project partners) 

Subaru of America Headquarters 

Honorable Mention: Commercial Community Dedication 

  • Granum A/I 
  • Turner 
  • O’Donnell and Naccarato 
  • AKF Engineers 
  • Drago Illumination 
  • Metropolitan Acoustics 
  • Brandywine Realty Trust 
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority 
  • City of Camden 

Colgate-Palmolive Burlington Driving Towards LEED Zero 

Honorable Mention: Commercial LEED Zero Initiative 

  • Colgate-Palmolive Burlington Production Team 
  • Re:Vision 
  • ProTech 

700 Jackson Redevelopment & Resiliency Park 

Honorable Mention: Sustainable Practices Storm and Public Space Resiliency 

  • Bijou Properties 
  • Intercontinental Real Estate 
  • Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects 
  • Langan Engineering 
  • Arterial Studies 
  • Tishman New Jersey 
  • ICOR 
  • Harman Group 
  • Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis 

Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, Montclair State University 

Honorable Mention: Sustainable Schools 

  • Montclair State University 
  • SLAM Architects & Engineers 
  • Vanderweil Engineers 
  • Green Building Center – NJ 
  • Terminal Construction Corporation