Local Government Energy Audit
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All across New Jersey, residents and business owners are looking for ways to save energy and the environment. Now local governments, as well as NJ State Colleges and Universities, and certain non-profit agencies can take a leadership role by participating in the Local Government Energy Audit Program offered as part of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program.
We'll help you identify cost-justified energy efficiency measures - and we'll subsidize the full cost of the audit.
The Local Government Energy Audit Program targets buildings owned by local governments, New Jersey State Colleges and Universities, and 501 (c)(3) non-profit agencies. Such facilities may include, but are not limited to: offices, courtrooms, town halls, police and fire stations, sanitation buildings, transportation structures, schools and community centers. All local governments, New Jersey State Colleges or Universities, and non-profit agencies exempt from federal tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that are located within the service territory of at least one of the state's regulated utilities are eligible.
The Program requires that participating local government agencies pass a resolution enabling submittal of the program application. Sample Resolutions that may be used by your governing body are included in the complete package of guidelines and application forms provided in the link at the top of this page. The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) within the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has issued a Local Finance Notice to allow participants in the LGEA Program to pass a resolution later in the process, when the participant is selecting an auditing firm. That Notice and the sample resolution for that option can be found here.
Incentives Up To 100% of the Cost
Participants will select from a list of pre-qualified auditing firms who will follow the strict parameters of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program and deliver an energy audit. The Program will subsidize 100% of the cost of the audit.
More information about the New Jersey Division of Purchase and Property State Contract (T-2545) and the selected firms is available here.
When your audit is complete, you'll have a list of recommended, cost-effective energy efficiency measures and facility upgrades that will reduce operating expenses and, in many cases, improve the health and productivity of the buildings' occupants. Of course, most of those measures will be eligible for additional incentives available through the NJ SmartStart Buildings Program, Direct Install or Pay for Performance.
Applicants may receive support from New Jersey's Clean Energy Program representatives to help them take advantage of incentives on equipment upgrades performed after the audit.
To ensure the opportunity for participation by many public school districts throughout the state, this program is subject to an incentive cap of $100,000 per fiscal year, per agency.
Download a step-by-step description of the program and links to individual documents needed for participation.
The list of participants that have submitted an application is available for viewing.