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Green Building Center 2022

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Green Building Center - NJ
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Green Building Center - New Jersey brings together the most respected subject matter experts in sustainable consulting, design, construction services, materials purchasing, education & alternate financing to provide our clients a convenient, trusted, one-stop location for all their green building needs. GBC-NJ was founded by award-winning architect Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow and green material specialist Lia Nielsen, LEED Green Associate in 2010. The Center is conceived and brought to you by a collaboration of like-minded, veteran companies that understand and believe cost effective green living and building is attainable today with the right team and an integrative approach. Whether you need our whole team or a-la-carte services to support your project, we are here to help make your project as sustainable as possible on time and within your budget. Our strengths are our integrative approach, broad experience, and customer service that walks clients through the green design process from concept to occupancy and beyond.
Contact Person: 
Jason Kliwinski
Business Location: 
Green Building Center - NJ
51 Bridge Street
08530 Lambertville , NJ
United States
40° 21' 56.4804" N, 74° 56' 38.6304" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Friday, February 11, 2022
Management and Leadership
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
GBC was founded by and is led by sustainable architect & LEED Fellow Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED BD&C/O&M/Faculty, CSBA, CCRL. Co-founder, Lia Nielsen is a WELL accredited professional and LEED Green Associate. Jason and Lia set the vision and policy for GBC and are supported by an Advosry Board that helps guide and shape the organization and its policy comprised of 6 total members. The Advisory Board meets quarterly to assess progress, set goals, and provide direction on implementation best practices.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
The Green Building Center creates healthy, environmentally responsible, prosperous places to live, work and play in. Our services include sustainable consulting, design, construction, material supply, alternate financing and education. Whether we are providing design services, working a consultant to another design team or working directly with the Owner, we only recommend and use materials and products that meet the highest standards of sustainability for people and planet. We developed a sustainable materials catalog which is where we start with all our projects to ensure sustainability. We prefer locally sourced, thord party verified products with labels such as Cradle to Cradle, SCS, Declare, and Green Screen certification to name a few. Visit our website for more information.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
GBC-NJ is located in the City of Lambertville which has a recycling requirement for plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard. In addition, the City has a drop off center for electronics, large appliances, batteries and other assorted items available to GBC-NJ. GBC-NJ's goal is to reduce our waste stream 75% below typical business practices. In addition to the recycling program we take advantage of, we endeavor not to create waste in the first place by using glasses, mugs, china plates and silverware in our office rather than disposables; using reusable straws; avoiding single use plastics in general including both bags, food containers and cups; and providing the same to our clients when visiting and to take such items as reusable straws with them when they leave. For every bag of garbage we produce typically we have 3 of recyclables.
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Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Since moving to our showroom and office in 2013, we have systematically replaced lighting in our space from halogen and incandescent lights to LED bulbs. In all we have replaced 24 bulbs, reducing our total usage from upwards of 100 watts/fixture to 22 watts/fixture for a 78% reduction in lighting energy. Our fixtures run from 11am to 7pm (8 hours) 5 days a week. This is a reduction from 528kwh annually to 316.8 kwh/year and a cost savings of $25.34/mo with an estimated payback of just 22 months and expected life of 20 years.
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Certification Programs
LEED™ Silver, Gold or Platinum
Description of Action: 
Whether a client is seeking a LEED certification or not, we design all of our projects to LEED standards. Serving as both architect and consultant on projects, depending on the team and scope, we have been involved in the LEED certification of more than 24 projects at Silver and Gold certification levels in addition to creating net zero energy, water and waste results.
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020