Energy Efficiency Projects Approved in New Jersey

New_JerseyTwo facilities in Trenton — The Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DE) – are among the buildings that have been approved for retrofit projects, according to New Jersey Spotlight. The two buildings are expected to save $500,000 annually.

Projects also were approved for The East Hanover school district and two buildings in Jersey City. The total expenditures of the four projects will be about $8.2 million and annual savings are expected to be about $835,000. Funding will come through the New Jersey Clean Energy program.

The story says that the justice complex project will be financed this year at $5.7 million and the DEP at $1.8 million. The justice complex’s current utility bills are about $4.2 million annually. HVAC control replacement, new lighting systems and other improvements are expected to cut about $496,000 from the bill. The DEP spends about $1 million annually. A reduction of $148,900 is forecast, the story says.

The Board of Public Utilities gave Summit Plaza in Jersey City permission to install three gas-fed combined heat and power (CHP) systems at a cost of $2 million. The project received an incentive of about $2 million and is expected to save $180,000 annually. A fuel cell/CHP system was approved for the East Hanover school system. An incentive of $135,537 was awarded.

Last month, the Board of Public Utility approved more than $2.3 million for three projects. Those projects – at the Ocean County Justice Complex, the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe and Acutecare Management Services and LLC’s Oceanport Fort Monmouth Hospital – are expected to reduce the cumulative energy bill by $1.3 million annually.

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