SOMERVILLE, NJ — Jay Perantoni, principal of SSP Architectural Group
, has been appointed chair of the United States Green Building Council''s Leadershing in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) for Schools Committee
in New Jersey, according to My Central Jersey.
The committee provides valuable experience and insight to that group''s planning for sustainable educational facilities statewide, the article noted.
The U.S. Green Building Council
is a nonprofit community of leaders working to make green buildings more available: The New Jersey chapter is committed to being the 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.
Perantoni has been a major force in the development of innovative educational projects throughout the state for more than 30 years, the article stated.
His portfolio of educational work spans hundreds of projects ranging from complex renovations of existing school facilities to improve educational efficiency, to the adaptive reuse of historic properties for educational purposes, and the design of new facilities reflecting contemporary architectural and green design, the article added.