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  1. WELCOME! Sustainable Jersey Workshop COMMUNITY LEADERHIP ON ENERGY: HOW TO BE AN ENERGY HERO IN YOUR TOWN May 30, 2012 -- 1:00-3:30 p.m.

  2. OVERVIEW • We will be covering two new actions that are being introduced in the Sustainable Jersey certification program: • Direct Install • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

  3. OVERVIEW (continued) Today’s presentation will be split in half, with each program highlighted as follows: An explanation of the program itself Explanation of the new SJ action that highlights the program Discussion of the successful implementation of the action among panelists involved with those efforts Questions from the audience

  4. Direct Install • What is the Direct Install program? • Part of NJ Clean Energy Program • Targets existing small to mid-sized commercial & industrial facilities whose peak electric demand <150kW in any of the preceding 12 months • Covers lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, motors, natural gas, and variable frequency drives • Measures eligible for Direct Install are limited to specific equipment categories, types and capacities.

  5. Direct Install (continued) • What are the benefits of Direct Install? • Turnkey process • Minimal costs • Fast turnaround time • Ongoing savings

  6. Direct Install (continued) What are the steps in the Direct Install process? Contact the participating contractor in your area Review results Move forward Arrange installation Confirm installation Complete transaction

  7. New SJ Action on Direct Install Appoint an Energy Outreach Coordinator Compile a list of local businesses to target Identify local Direct Install contractor Working with municipal officials & DI contractor, craft letter to local businesses Energy outreach coordinator works with DI contractor to follow up with local businesses Perform two additional outreach activities to the business community

  8. New SJ Action on Direct Install Completing these requirements will get a community 10 points toward SJ certification. An additional 10 points can be achieved if the community can demonstrate that they have achieved a predetermined increase in program completions - this is based on the number of commercial businesses in a particular community

  9. Case Study on DI: Montclair • Our panelists will discuss the effort in Montclair • Gray Russell, Montclair Township • BiaggioCampisi, Lime Energy • FairlieFirari, TRC Energy Services

  10. Case Study on DI: Montclair Questions from the audience for any of our panelists?

  11. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR • What is the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program? • Part of NJ Clean Energy Program • Offers “whole house” solutions to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint • Reduces energy costs up to 30% • Increases comfort and durability of your home

  12. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR • What are the benefits of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program? • Low-interest financing and/or cash back options to help pay for improvements • Additional assistance available for low income homeowners • Significantly reduced energy bills and increases in home value

  13. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR What are the steps in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR process? Find an eligible contractor to perform audit Select a contractor and agree on scope of work to be done on your home If interested in 0% financing, apply for pre-approval Sign a contract to perform work When work is done, sign certificate of completion Contractor submits paperwork, and rebates are processed

  14. New SJ Action on HPwES Appoint an Energy Outreach Coordinator Go through an RFP process to identify municipally-approved contractor (for 20 points). In lieu of this, establishing a basic package for an audit and providing an information clearing house will earn 10 points under this action In addition, the community must do at least two other events to promote the HPwES program

  15. Case Study on HPwES: Highland Park

  16. Case Study on HPwES: Highland Park • Our panelists will discuss the effort in Highland Park • Matt Kaplan, Highland Park • Scott Fischer, Ciel Power • Gary Finger, BPU Office of Clean Energy

  17. Case Study on HPwES: Highland Park Questions from the audience for any of our panelists?

  18. Questions? Thank you participating today!!!  Tony O’Donnell, Economist Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey odonnela@tcnj.edu 609.771.2921 And be sure to visit us on the web anytime at www.sustainablejersey.com