Local Government and School Officials
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™ provides financial incentives for energy efficiency through a number of initiatives directed at local government facilities.
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY AUDIT
|Select from a list of pre-qualified firms and, after a thorough analysis of your buildings, you'll receive a detailed energy audit report with a list of cost-justified energy efficiency measures. The cost of the audit is 100% subsidized. Local Government Energy Audits are available for municipalities, counties, state colleges and universities, and 501 (c)(3) non-profit agencies.
|NJ SMARTSTART BUILDINGS|
|NJ SmartStart Buildings - Financial incentives are available for upgrading heating and cooling systems, water heating, lighting and controls, motors and variable frequency drives. There's even a custom path for energy efficiency measures with demonstrated cost justification. Use the Find a Trade Ally feature to search our database for a contractor, architect or engineer who can meet your needs.|
|Direct Install - Created specifically for existing small to medium-sized facilities, Direct Install pays up to 70% of the project cost for replacing lighting, HVAC and other outdated operational equipment with energy efficiency alternatives. Participating contractors to assess facility needs and implement the approved upgrades.|
|PAY FOR PERFORMANCE
|Pay for Performance - Designed for large buildings, Pay for Performance offers a comprehensive, whole-building approach with incentives that are directly linked to energy savings. Program partners provide technical services, Energy Reduction Plans, financial plans for funding the project and a construction schedule for implementation. Pay for Performance has two separate paths, one for existing buildings and another for new construction or major renovation.|
|COMBINED HEAT & POWER AND FUEL CELLS
|Financial incentives are available for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and fuel cell systems depending on their size. Details are provided on the CHP program page. Most CHP systems include a natural gas-fueled combined cycle combustion turbine to produce both steam and electricity from a single fuel source located on-site. These highly efficient technologies recover the heat that would otherwise be wasted during the generation of electricity and make use of that heat for commercial or industrial processes. This thermal energy may be used for direct heating, as a source for producing hot water or steam, or even for space conditioning and dehumidification..|
|Benchmarking - This free service provides energy managers and building owners with a performance assessment and valuable information on how to get your project started. Benchmarking is available for hospitals and healthcare, municipalities, industries, hospitality, multifamily, higher education, K-12 schools, retail and other commercial accounts.|