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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Trenton, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) promotes energy efficiency and clean energy by providing financial incentives and informational services to New Jersey residents, business owners, and local governments through its statewide New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. NJBPU is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its innovative and high-quality delivery of energy efficiency programming across the commercial and residential sectors. Key 2011 accomplishments include:

 

         Supporting more than 2,500 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR completions and offering homeowners incentives of up to $5,000 in addition to zero-percent interest loans.

         Providing marketing support for participating contractors through direct mail, radio, and cooperative advertising strategically targeting specific areas across the state. NJBPU also promotes the program at local events to engage directly with homeowners.

         Completing 3,905 ENERGY STAR certified new homes--increasing its market share to 44.5 percent of the new housing market in New Jersey.

         Making Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants available to 512 eligible counties and municipalities. These grants resulted in 1,545 individual projects that installed energy efficiency measures, including more than 96,000 ENERGY STAR qualified lighting fixtures.

         Offering a broad portfolio of energy efficiency initiatives for commercial, industrial, and local government customers addressing new construction, benchmarking, and retrofit and equipment replacement. These initiatives achieved an annual energy savings of more than 103,000 MWh and 50,000 DTh in 2011.

         Piloting Building Performance with ENERGY STAR by extending its Pay for Performance program to include strategic energy management guidance and working with portfolios of customers buildings.