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Bridgewater United Methodist Church
651 Country Club Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08876
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Built in 1960, Bridgewater United Methodist Church is located in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The facility is also home to a day care during the week called Children's Corner that operates from September through June. The building is comprised of two stories, which include a sanctuary, a multi-purpose room, several classrooms and church offices, a commercial kitchen, and a music room.

The exterior of the building is well insulated and is comprised of CMU blocks with face brick. Over the lifetime of the building, the lighting has been replaced to include compact fluorescents and drop-in lights with T-8 fixtures. The building cooling is provided primarily by single-zone split systems or wall-mounted packaged A/C units, which allow the building to only cool rooms when they are occupied. The sanctuary has its own heating and cooling system which is only used when occupied. Programmable thermostats have been programmed for areas with regular use. These thermostats have locked covers to prevent anyone from changing the program without approval from staff members. Heating for the building is provided by a hot-water boiler through baseboard heat.

The largest contribution to the energy savings for this building has been the education of the congregation and regular building staff members. Occupants within the building have become very conscious of making sure lights are turned off when rooms are unoccupied and HVAC systems are only used when needed. Every room in the building has an operable window. These windows are used regularly to maintain thermal comfort whenever possible.

Future plans for the building include adding a solar installation to the roof; installing occupancy sensors in restrooms, classrooms, and hallways; and replacing older equipment with high-efficiency alternatives when older equipment expires.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Bridgewater United Methodist Church or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
M&E Engineers, Inc.

Building Owner:*
Bridgewater United Methodist Church

Property Manager:*
Bridgewater United Methodist Church

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (82)
2010 (86)
2012 (86)

Facility Type: Worship Facility

Total Floorspace: 23896 sf

Year Constructed: 1960

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems