3rd ANNUAL GREEN BUILDINGS SUMMIT 2011

Trenton, New Jersey
Thursday, June 02, 2011

      GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE SPONSOR        
Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (MAREJ) in conjunction with U. S. Green Building Council-New Jersey (USGBC-NJ) is pleased to announce our 3rd ANNUAL GREEN BUILDINGS SUMMIT,  JUNE 2, 2011. The event will convene the top industry leaders of today‚Äôs commercial, industrial, retail and multi-family investment properties, who will examine the latest methods, best practice scenarios and governmental issues facing the industry. This senior-level forum will provide successful strategies to incorporate the economic benefits of this heightened, corporate social responsibility.  You will walk away learning how to ultimately master capitalizing on this new initiative, while also providing your employees, and the environment, with a comfortable, safe & sustainable building.

The event will provide the perfect platform to meet face-to-face and Network With:

Commercial Developers, Property Owners, Redevelopment Experts, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Attorneys, Consultants, Environmental Professionals, Multi-Family Investors, Urban Planners, Local and State Government Officials and Economic Development Agencies and more!

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

                                                         
 
                                                                                            SPEAKERS
 

Caren S. Franzini, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Ms. Franzini has served as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) since January 1994.  The EDA is a State agency that serves as New Jersey’s “bank for business” by financing small and mid-sized businesses, administering tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizing communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supporting entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs. She joined the Authority in March 1991 as Deputy Director.

Under Ms. Franzini’s direction in 2010, the EDA finalized over $567 million in financing assistance, state business incentives and tax credits, which supported more than $1.4 billion in total public/private investment in the state’s economy and led to the creation of an estimated 5,200 new jobs.  These 2010 results brought the EDA’s cumulative financing assistance totals to more than $20.8 billion since its formation in 1974, supporting the creation of nearly 310,000 new jobs and total investment surpassing $44 billion.

Ms. Franzini currently serves as Chair of the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, Vice Chair of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, and President of the Corporation for Business Assistance in New Jersey.  She also is a member of the Board of Directors and is the past president of the National Council of Development Finance Agencies and sits on the boards of the New Jersey Technology Council, the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the New Jersey Alliance for Action, Inc., and the Southern New Jersey Development Council, and the Aviation Research Technology Park. She was most recently appointed as a Member of the State Planning Commission.

Ms. Franzini has been widely recognized for her contributions to business growth and economic development in the state.  She is a past recipient of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP’s Industry Service Award, the New Jersey Technology Council’s John H. Martinson Technology Supporter Award, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Paul L. Troast Award for her commitment to improving the state’s economy, and the Wharton Club of New York’s Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.  She has also been honored with the Pinnacle Business Advocate Award from the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Southern New Jersey Development Council.   She was inducted into the New Jersey High Tech Hall of Fame in 2006 for her many contributions to the state’s technology industry.

Prior to joining the Authority, Ms. Franzini was an Assistant State Treasurer with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.  Before that, she was employed in the Finance Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and with Public Financial Management.

Ms. Franzini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Public Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


 

Mark Warner, Founder/CEO, SUN FARM NETWORK

Mark Warner is a nationally recognized expert in the solar industry, and is a founding member of the NJ solar market. He has been a featured speaker at local, national, and international events, and has served on numerous renewable energy panels nationwide. Mr. Warner has worked closely with the NJ Legislature and the Governor’s office on NJ solar market policy, and has been a long term member of the Renewable Energy Committee that advises the BPU on the solar market program. He has been particularly active in the development of the NJ SREC market, and is widely known for his involvement in the development of the standardized SREC contracting market. Mr. Warner served on the board of directors for the regional solar industry association (MSEIA) for four years, and was the NJ-chapter president in 2007. He has received several awards for his contribu7ons to the solar industry including the NJ BPU’s Market Leader Award for Innova7on in 2008, and by GreenFaith in 2007. He has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and has lived in NJ since 1994. Mr. Warner is the founder and CEO of the Sun Farm Network.


 

James P. Rhatican,

Partner, Roseland Office, Connell Foley LLP

James P. Rhatican represents primarily developers of real estate, both in the acquisition and sale of properties and in the permitting, financing and development process.  He is experienced in acquiring, selling and developing properties of all sorts.  Mr. Rhatican has represented parties impacted by adverse environmental conditions at a property, including Superfund sites and the due diligence and ISRA issues associated therewith.  He has represented numerous redevelopers of blighted properties and has assisted clients in obtaining tax abatements and public financing for such projects.
 
Mr. Rhatican also has worked with various other state and local regulatory agencies on a variety of projects, including those impacted by Highlands, wetlands, Meadowlands, CAFRA and waterfront development and other regulations. He also has obtained subdivision, site plan and related permits and approvals for projects of nearly every size and character throughout the State.  In this regard, Mr. Rhatican has represented projects ranging from industrial to retail and office uses, as well as housing projects and others.  He is also a litigator, specializing in disputes arising from real estate transactions, regulatory takings and eminent domain.
 
In 2007, Mr. Rhatican was listed as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” list for 2007. Additionally, Mr. Rhatican was named to Real Estate New Jersey Magazine’s 2007 “40 Under 40” list of real estate professionals. He has written several articles and lectured on a variety of real estate and related topics.
 
While in law school, he served as Articles Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. Upon graduation in 1995 he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven Kleiner of the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division.


 

David Horowitz, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Tishman Construction Corporation

David Horowitz, BS/Civil Engineering, MBA/Finance, LEEP AP, is a Senior Vice President and Project Executive with Tishman Construction Corporation.  He has more than 28 years experience in the construction industry and is a leading expert on sustainable design and construction. 

He served as Project Director for Tishman on the 2.1-million-square foot Bank of American Tower at One Bryant Park in New York--the first skyscraper in the world to receive LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mr. Horowitz has extensive experience in the development process of projects, from pre-construction, through design and construction, and onto commissioning.  By working with owners, architects, engineers, tenants, and operators, he creates a team-building approach that aims at creating solutions to the sometimes disparate viewpoints of each of the parties involved--doing so within the budget and time constraints of a project.

Prior to managing construction on One Bryant Park, Mr. Horowitz was Project Director for the 863-room, 46-story Westin New York and the 885,000-square foot 3 Times Square/Reuters Americas Headquarters. Previous to those, he was a Project Manager for the U.S. GSA on the 1-million square foot Federal Office Building at Foley Square in Manhattan, among other projects.

One Bryant Park is a 55-story, 2.1-million-square-foot office tower in New York City, jointly developed by The Durst Organization and Bank of America. It is the first skyscraper in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification and includes a 4.6-mega-watt cogeneration plant, ice storage system, extensive gray water retention and recycling system, green roof areas, and water-free urinals.


 
   

James V. Mascaro, CCIM, LEED-AP, Development Director, DP Partners

James V. Mascaro joined DP Partners as Eastern Regional Development Manager in 2005. Mascaro focuses on development of DP Partners’ projects that currently include the LogistiCenter at Logan in southern New Jersey and the LogistiPort at Savannah, located in Pooler, GA.  He also manages design and construction teams for base building shells and tenant build-outs, as well as contributes as an active member of the leasing team. In 2009, he was promoted to Development Director.
 
Prior to joining DP, Mascaro spent eleven years with MT Consulting, LP of Bryn Mawr, PA and O’Neill Properties Group, LP, working on national, regional and local commercial projects. With experience in leasing, development and construction, Mascaro has proven communication and organizational skills along with a wide range of relationships with contractors, brokers, design professionals and government personnel.
 
Mascaro is a member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, the American Planning Association (APA), the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA), and the Pennsylvania Association of Code Officials (PACO). A Pennsylvania licensed real estate salesperson, he is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), holds the designation of Construction Document Technologist from the CSI and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).  He serves his home community of Springfield Township (Montgomery Co, PA) as Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission, as a member of the Construction Code Board of Appeals and as Chairman of the Black Horse Inn Advisory Committee, a citizens group advising the township Board of Commissioners. He also is a member of the Greater Philadelphia, Gloucester County (NJ) and Savannah Chambers of Commerce.
 
A native of Philadelphia, PA and graduate of The Central High School of Philadelphia, Mascaro has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University (West Chester, PA), a Certificate in Construction Technology and a Certificate of Project Management from Penn State University (Abington), and a Certificate in Financial Management from Penn State University (Great Valley). Currently he is a Candidate for a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University. James maintains a committed interest in continuing education in development, real estate, finance, project management and construction.
jmascaro@dermody.com 


 
   

William Amann, P.E., LEED AP, President, M&E ENGINEERS, INC.

Bill Amann is the President of M&E Engineers, and has over 30 years of experience in energy systems.  He has worked as a mechanical contractor in manufacturing, and as a pharmaceutical plant engineer.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Data Center Energy Practitioner. He is an expert in both mechanical and electrical engineering, and has used energy modeling and analysis as a design tool since the early 1980's.

M&E Engineers is a full-service engineering consulting firm.  M&E stands for mechanical and electrical, and the focus has always been on high-performance buildings, especially telecommunications, data centers, and pharmaceuticals.  The company has participated in a number of LEED Certification projects, as well as Energy Star Buildings. Several recent projects have achieved LEED Certification, including several Silver and one Platinum.


 

Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED AP, BD&C/O&M, Director of Sustainable Design, SPIEZLE ARCHITECTURAL , GROUP, INC

Jason is a highly recognized and accredited professional in the field of Sustainable Design.

He has been greatly involved in the restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse/renovation of existing facilities as well as the creation of new environmentally responsible buildings. As Director of Sustainable Design, Jason is incorporating the principles of “green” building throughout the office and its projects while fulfilling the firm’s mission of being on-time and within budget. Jason is the AIA-NJ President-elect for 2009 and a co-founder of the United States Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC-NJ ), a frequent speaker for such organizations as New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) and SCUP, and serves as the First Vice President and Chair of the Committee on the Environment for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA - NJ).

1994 - Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology


 

Nicholas J. Kikis, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Research, New Jersey Apartment Association

Nicholas Kikis is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Research for the New Jersey Apartment Association. The NJAA represents professional multifamily rental housing providers, including owners, managers, developers, and associated businesses throughout New Jersey, and is the only statewide housing advocacy trade organization dedicated to maintaining, improving and building affordable rental housing for New Jersey’s working families, young couples and seniors. Nicholas regularly works with legislators, policymakers, and regulators to advance policies that promote the availability of safe, decent, and affordable multifamily housing. Nicholas oversees the Apartment Association’s regulatory policy agenda, as well as its public policy research activities. He has written on various topics, including a recent article in Apartment Industry Magazine on immigration trends in rental housing, and a 2007 report on the state of municipal rent control regulations in New Jersey.Nicholas attended Case Western Reserve University for undergraduate studies in political science and history, and McGill University for master’s studies in political science.


 

Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway, Director, Sustainability Consulting, Steven Winter Associates

Andy Hathaway was the first LEED Accredited Professional in New York and the sixth in the United States. Currently, Andy is the Director of Sustainability Consulting for Steven Winter Associates, a firm that has been helping built projects achieve energy efficiency and high performance benchmarks for over 39 years. In addition to his seven years with SWA, he has also worked for HOK and Davis Langdon in New York. Andy has ten years experience working with LEED on a wide variety of building types including transportation, healthcare, education, multi-family and commercial office spaces. Andy is currently working on several LEED projects including an Academic Building renovation for Johns Hopkins University, the Elmhurst Branch Library in Queens, NY and the 58 Washington Square South project  for New York University. He is a graduate from the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.


 

Jeanne Schubert Barnum, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Jeanne Schubert Barnum, co-chair of her Firm's Construction Industry Practice Group, is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience representing developers, business owners, landlords, lenders and municipalities in a wide variety of business, commercial, environmental and creditors’ rights litigation. Ms. Barnum is a member of the American Bar Association Construction Litigation Committee and co-chairs its Green Building and Renewable Energy Sub-Committee. She is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee and its Construction Law Committee where she serves as one of its Delegates to the NJBA General Council. Ms. Barnum also counsels clients on shifting risk and litigation prevention. She has an active dispute resolution practice and is an arbitrator for the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as a New Jersey court-certified mediator. She is an associate member of the USGBC-NJ Chapter and serves on the Cherry Hill Township Environmental Advisory Committee. Ms. Barnum received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and her B.A. from Wilson College, graduating magna cum laude.


Laurie Actman,Dir. of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy, Viridity Energy

Laurie Actman serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy for Viridity Energy.  She joined Viridity in March 2010 after serving as a consultant for two years to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, helping to launch the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Metropolitan Caucus.  Her work through both those efforts helped lead to the region’s success in winning a $25million Recovery through Retrofit grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for regional commercial and residential energy efficiency and retrofit activities.  Prior to working for the City of Philadelphia, Ms. Actman served as the Chief Policy Development Officer for the CEO Council for Growth and Select Greater Philadelphia, economic development affiliates of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, where she pursued policy initiatives to improve the City and region’s infrastructure, fostered increased technology transfer and commercialization and improved the quality of the region’s workforce.  She has worked with several noteworthy Philadelphia organizations including the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation and Greater Philadelphia First.  Ms. Actman began her career in Washington, D.C. with The Brookings Institution and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.  Ms. Actman holds a Master degree in Regional Planning from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University, St. Louis.


Lee D. Striar, Development Officer, Pennrose Properties, LLC.

Lee Striar joined Pennrose in 2009 as a development officer, participating in all phases of the development of market-rate and affordable rental and for-sale housing - from project inception through completion.  Mr. Striar is the development officer for development projects in New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
As development officer and project manager, Mr. Striar’s responsibilities include coordination of all aspects of the development process, including property acquisition, development financing, and land development approvals.  Mr. Striar is skilled in identifying and overcoming obstacles that would delay development progress or acquisition of funds through many loans and/or grant programs.
Mr. Striar has experience in many forms of public and private real estate financing and has participated in an array of transactions - including affordable housing via low income housing tax credits (LIHTC), mixed income multi-family housing via tax-exempt bonds, and public housing replacement leveraging federal HOPE VI grants.  Mr. Striar’s appreciation of the customer service delivery aspects of municipal redevelopment is a valuable asset. He brings a proven financial capability and a strong commitment to serving family and seniors affordable, multi-family and market-rate housing needs.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Striar is a founding member of the Kensington Community Food Co-op and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and a number of neighborhood groups in the Fishtown and East Kensington neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
Mr. Striar holds a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree with a concentration in Urban Development from the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Certificate in Real Estate Development and Design, a joint program between the School of Design and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree is in Managerial Economics with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University. Mr. Striar lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife Kristin.


Michele T. Tantalla, Associate, Roseland Office, Connell Foley

Michele T. Tantalla focuses her practice on environmental related issues and has assisted in matters involving site remediation, federal and state cost recovery and contribution claims, natural resource damages, insurance coverage and regulatory and compliance issues, and has extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations.  Using this knowledge base, Ms. Tantalla assists clients with investigation and remediation activities, permitting and compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations.  She works with state and federal regulators on projects requiring environmental permitting and has represented parties challenging adverse rulings by regulators.

As an active litigator in state and federal courts, Ms. Tantalla has represented clients in a variety of matters, including commercial disputes, product liability claims, mass litigation, as well as environmental litigation, regulatory and compliance matters.

Ms. Tantalla received her Juris Doctor degree and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  While attending law school, Ms. Tantalla served as a Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review.  Upon graduation, from 2000 through 2001, she served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, Assignment Judge, Ocean County, Superior Court of New Jersey. 
 
Ms. Tantalla joined Connell Foley in 2001.


Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED-AP, Project Manager, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Mr. Woodruff has over 10 years of experience in planning, natural resources permitting, and sustainable design projects.  Prior to joining Langan, his work included watershed planning and stream restoration activities at a non-profit environmental organization.  During graduate studies and a research position at Villanova University, Mr. Woodruff’s research analyzed the pollutant removal efficiency of a storm water wetland best management practice as part of the Villanova University Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) and the application to development and planning practices.  While at Langan, his work has included overall project management as well as various focused land use consulting services, including preparing numerous federal and state permit applications, preparing municipal and state Environmental Impact Statements, testimony as a professional planner before municipal planning and zoning boards, and leading sustainable design efforts.  Mr. Woodruff also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the United States Green Building Council and the New Jersey Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program.


 

Paul Qvale LEED AP, President , Paul A. Qvale, Consulting

Paul Qvale is an independent consultant servicing the real estate industry.  With over 20 years of real estate development experience, he specializes in owner representation, feasibility analysis and sustainability.  He is a board member of the US Green Building Council and Congress for New Urbanism New Jersey chapters.  His work has included high performance and sustainable projects both the public and private sectors, including some of the strongest real estate corporations in the country.  He is an ongoing teacher and lecturer on sustainability, and provides advisory services on corporate sustainability policy.  Mr. Qvale has a degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Cornell University.  His credentials include licensed architect, LEED AP, G-Pro, Certified Energy Auditor, Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Sustainable Development Professional.


 

Darren Molnar-Port, Green Building Administrator, Code Specialist, State of NJ, Div. of Codes and Standards

Darren Molnar-Port currently serves as the Green Building Administrator for the NJ Department of Community Affairs - Division of Codes and Standards. He draws from nearly twenty years of environmental responsive design and building experience to provide technical assistance and policy recommendations on energy efficiency, green building and greenhouse gas reduction.  He is responsible for reviewing the states green building standards and other programmatic and technical provisions related to energy efficiency and green building legislation and initiatives.  Mr. Port has taught classes and lectured nationally on green building, environmental public policy and affordable housing.   As the former (2000-2007) Founding Director of the NJ Department of Community Affairs - New Jersey Green Homes Office Darren was responsible for creating the multiple award winning New Jersey Affordable Green Program, which produced nearly five thousand units of green high performance affordable housing.     Mr. Molnar-Port is a recognized advocate of Natural Building techniques and is an instructor of Strawbale Construction.   As a former industrial designer and product manufacture he brings a unique perspective to understanding the complexities of balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability.


 
   

Joseph Porrovecchio, LEED AP, CRM, Carbon-Key, LLC

Joseph Porrovecchio: A Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM) and LEED Accredited Professional, Joseph is a founding member of Carbon-Key, LLC and retired Army Corps of Engineers Officer.
Mr. Porrovecchio holds a BS in Physics and Master’s in Environmental Engineering. Joseph has been elected by membership to serve on the board of the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter for the past five years; he is also a Fellow, Society of American Military Engineers. In addition to over 35 years of experience as an environmental engineer and health physicist, he taught graduate and undergraduate level courses focusing on sustainability and carbon abatement. He managed construction and was sustainability coordinator at Ramapo College after returning from deployment in Afghanistan and working on Katrina Recovery.
Joseph performed as resident Engineer; director public works, coastal design and construction engineer. He prepared and reviewed design specifications, performed value engineering and constructability studies, managed construction and directed operations for significant national DOD, DOE, EPA, NRC, commercial power and hazardous waste remediation programs. As a citizen-soldier he preformed Troop and contractor construction projects CONUS, Korea, Panama and recently in Afghanistan. Over the years, he designed and facilitated implementation of security systems for military, law enforcement, nuclear electric generating stations and chemical facilities. He is  recognized and published: coastal engineering/sediment management and; homeland security. Recently he prepared the health physics and radioactive waste management sections of the joint NRC and USACE Environmental Impact Statement for the Levy Nuclear Plant, NUREG 1941, published August 2010. He is contributing editor to LiveBetter Magazine.


Anastasia Harrison, AIA LEED-AP, Director of Sustainability for the Northeast Region at Gannett Fleming A+E, an award-winning, full-service architecture, engineering, construction, and construction management firm with more than 95 years of experience in a vast array of built environments. With over 22 years of professional experience in architectural design and LEED consulting Anastasia’s passion for creating sustainable environments crosses all market types. She has an in-depth working knowledge of the LEED rating system, and as such, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the USGBC NJ chapter. Her expertise in both construction design and corporate sustainability complements her role with project integration and implementation of sustainable design and LEED four our company as well as clients. Working in a dual role at Gannett Fleming she is part of a corporate sustainability team developing in internal corporate sustainability program and annual reporting metrics as well as managing sustainable projects.
As a member or the Executive Board of the USGBC-NJ she is liaison for the speaker’s bureau, and works with the organization managing more than 200 annual speaking and exhibiting events. Anastasia has spoken and taught numerous groups on the LEED process, LEED course training, sustainable design; healthy living, energy efficiency and has been quoted in many publications including the Star Ledger, NJ Biz, regarding the challenges of green building design and corporate sustainability

 

Wayne DeFeo, Principal, DeFeo Associates

Wayne DeFeo is the principal and founder of DeFeo Associates; a full service Environmental Consulting
firm that provides clients with environmental expertise with a strong emphasis on Environmental
Sustainability. Wayne has been "green" consulting for over 25 years. He has shown many clients how
sustainability has evolved from admirable but impractical efforts to streamlined, cost effective conservation
strategies and technologies.
Wayne specializes in the development of sustainable solutions for commercial, institutional and residential
buildings, including every component of building operation without forgetting the most important part of the
building, the people in it. He helps to develop environmentally friendly purchasing policies, energy
reduction strategies, LEED building practices, recycling and solid waste handling systems. He works
with organizations to assess environmental impacts and develop cost- and resource- saving designs,
guidelines and practices. In brief, Wayne provides holistic solutions to sustainability problems.
Wayne has worked on multiple LEED certified projects that have obtained Silver or better ratings. He has
helped many companies reduce their energy consumption and reduce their environmental footprint by
reducing disposal of all waste types.
Wayne has over twenty - five years of experience in and outside of government. Wayne has been recognized
as an environmental expert in both state and federal court and within multiple state legislatures. He has
several published works on environmental issues. Wayne served as Vice Chairman & Commissioner on the
Interstate Environmental Commission and lead passage of major regulations helping to reduce water
pollution and developed the first sustainability mandate for this interstate agency.
Wayne continues to serve as a Faculty Coordinator at Rutgers University School of Continuing and
Professional Education and has significant experience making public presentations including television and
large group presentations.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from
Montclair State College (University). He is a Certified Teacher of Science and a LEED Accredited
Professional. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the environmental field.
Wayne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of New Jersey Recyclers and the U.S.
Green Building Council – New Jersey Chapter as Secretary and Advocacy Chairman.

 
   
   
 

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