Rutgers Center for Green Building

The Rutgers Center for Green Building is located at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Center forms a common umbrella for existing and proposed initiatives being carried out through separate Centers at the Bloustein School, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (formerly Cook College), the School of Engineering and other Rutgers units that are integral to developing and implementing innovative green building strategies.

The Center's capabilities in applied green building research include modeling the life cycle cost and environmental impact of buildings, post occupancy study tools including survey research and building operating data analysis, and financial analysis/methods to better estimate green building value. The Center has produced a series of reports documenting best practices in green building and regularly provides green building training and education modules for a variety of audiences.

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  • Managing Partners
    • Martin Rosen, Project Manager, Office of Planning and Sustainable Communities, NJDEP
    • Liz Semple, Manager, Office of Planning and Sustainable Communities, NJDEP
    • Jeanne Herb, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Planning, NJDEP (2007-2010)*
    • Charles A. Richman, Assistant Commissioner, NJDCA
    • Joyce Paul, Staff to Commissioner, NJDCA
      Mary Sheehy, Green Homes Administrator, NJHMFA
    • Marge Della Vecchia, Exec. Dir., NJHMFA (2007-2010)*
    • Tony Marchetta, Executive Director, NJHMFA (2010-present)*
    • Mike Winka, Director, Clean Energy Program, NJBPU
    • Mona Mosser, Bureau Chief, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, NJBPU
    • Kenny Esser, Chief Energy Advisor, Office of Governor (2007-2010)*
    • Tricia Caliguire, Policy Advisor (2010-)
    • Steve Martorana, NJEDA
    • Donna Sullivan, NJEDA
    • Maureen Hassett, NJEDA
  • Rutgers Center for Green Building Staff
    • Jennifer Senick, Executive Director, Co-Principal Investigator
    • Clinton J. Andrews, Director, Principal Investigator
    • Judy Shaw, Project Manager (2008-2010)*
      Maren (Haus) Clayton, Research Project Manager
    • Jennifer Souder, Consulting Research Manager
    • Deborah Plotnik, Research Architect
    • Eric Tuvel, Research Assistant and Graphic Designer
    • Adam Szlachetka, Research Assistant
    • Jessica Whang, Research Assistant
    • David Burgy, Research Assistant
    • Pinky Samat, Research Architect
    • Mark Bolen, Research Assistant
    • Kerven Montfort, Research Assistant
    • Emily Hill, Research Assistant
    • Jacob Richman, Research Assistant
    • Devon Lauer, Research Intern
    • Anthony Capece, Research Assistant Jessica
    • Kretch, Research Intern
  • Residential Technical Advisory Committee
    • Richard Arzberger, Sonnenfeld & Trocchia Architects
    • Kathy Benelli, Central Jersey NARI
    • Mike Brusky, Community Builders Association
    • Leslie Dowling, Onehouse/Dowling Studios
    • Ron Emrich, Preservation New Jersey
    • Robert Faucett, Central Jersey NARI
    • Richard Fernicola, Century 21
    • Mitch Frumkin, KIPCON, Inc.
    • Timothy Henkel, Pennrose Properties
    • Jim Hoffner, K. Hovnanian Enterprises
    • John Hooper, Hooper Builders and Developers
    • Nick Kikis, NJ Apartment Association
    • Christine Liaukus, NJIT Center for Building Knowledge
    • Sam Klein, MaGrann Associates
    • Rick Marx, EAM Associates
    • Kevin McCabe, Carpenter’s Union
    • Gabriel Nathanson, NJHFMA Green Homes Office
    • Robert Politzer, Greenstreet, Inc.
    • Dean Potter, K. Hovnanian Enterprises
    • Robert Schmitz, USGBC EGB-NJ Committee Chair
    • Mary Sheehy, NJ Green Homes Office – HFMA
    • Adam Sinclair, Fluid Construction, LLC
    • George Spais, New Jersey Builders Association
    • George Vallone, The Hoboken Brownstone Co.
    • Jon Vogel, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
    • Howard Wolf, Community Builders Association
  • Commercial Technical Advisory Committee
    • William Amann, M&E Engineers
    • Vince Antonacci, The Hartz Group, Inc.
    • Leo Argiris, Arup
    • Steve Arsht, Skanska USA Building Inc.
    • Myrrh Caplan, Skanska USA Building Inc.
    • George Carfagno, Ecological
    • Edward Clerico, Alliance Environmental
    • Steve DeFranco, Johnson Controls
    • Paul Ferriero, Stormwater Solutions,
    • Lawrence Garb, The Hartz Group, Inc.
    • Eli Goldstein, The Goldstein Partnership
    • John Hatch, Clark, Caton, & Hintz
    • Glenn Heydu, Minno & Wasko
    • Martin Johnson, Isles, Inc.
    • Richard Johnson, Matrix
    • Mike Kornitas, Rutgers University
    • Pat LaCorte, Peter Raymond Wells Architect LLC
    • Bill Lashbrook, PNC Real Estate Finance
    • Steve Leone, Spiezle
    • Dr. Richard Lynch, Environmental Safety Management
    • Tony Marchetta, LCOR
    • Mike McGuinness, NJ NAIOP
    • Brad Miller, NJ Meadowlands Commission
    • Robin Murray, RLM Architects
    • Robert Politzer, Greenstreet, Inc.
    • Joe Porrovecchio, Ramapo College
    • Paul Qvale, The Hillman Group LLC
    • Tom Reilly, Turner Construction – NJ
    • Attilio Rivetti, Turner Construction – NJ
    • Paul Romano, NJIT Center for Building Knowledge
    • Lisa SanFilippo, Turner Construction – NJ
    • Edward Seliga, Advanced Solar
    • Emanuel Stern, The Hartz Group, Inc.
    • Andy Topinka, Technical Group Services, Inc.
    • Ralph Venturini, NJ Meadowlands Commission
    • Sandy Wiggins, Consilience, LLC
    • Robert Wisiniewski, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District
  • Municipal Advisors
    • Louise Davis, Mt. Lakes, NJ
    • Carol Hoffman, Alexander Township, NJ
    • Andrew Carten, Trenton, NJ
    • Fred Profeta, Maplewood, NJ
  • Local Construction Code Officials
    • Ralph Venturini, NJ Meadowlands
    • Larry Scorzelli, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
    • Anthony Merlino, Ridgewood, NJ
    • Martin Vogt, Princeton Boro, NJ
    • Salvatore DiCristina, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Student Researchers
    • John Barree
    • Marley Bice
    • Thomas Behrens
    • Alan Budde
    • Lauren Gianullo
    • Anna Grosso
    • Emily Joiner
    • Martta McGlynn
    • Caitlin Salemi
    • Qianqi Shen
    • Matt Spayth
    • Hye-Kyung Yang

This Manual has benefited from the expertise and knowledge of many professionals in the public and private sectors and has undergone extensive peer review. Data and information was gathered from case studies and research projects throughout the state including extensive energy audits conducted by the NJ Board of Public Utilities. Members of the Technical Advisory Committees and public and private partners throughout the state contributed the case studies that appear with permission on this website. All other photos and graphical material appear with permission or are under the Creative Commons and are properly credited.

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