New Jersey Natural Gas
NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS AND NEW JERSEY’S CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM™ JOIN EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING06/05/2012 - For Immediate Release
WALL, N.J. -- For a fourth consecutive year, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will host a New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) Energy-Saving Lighting Fair. Back by popular demand, the lighting fair provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the features and benefits of energy-efficient lighting technologies and purchase products at deeply-discounted prices.
The lighting fair will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at NJNG headquarters located at 1415 Wyckoff Road in Wall Township. This event is free and open to the public.
TechniArt Inc., one of NJCEP's outreach and education partners, will be selling ENERGY STAR®-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs, fixtures, LEDs and other energy-saving devices at specially reduced prices made possible by NJCEP. Members of the TechniArt team will offer hands-on demonstrations that provide education and information about ENERGY STAR lighting and help dispel misconceptions about performance. Also present will be members of NJNG's The SAVEGREEN Project will be on hand to explain the utility's energy-efficiency programs, including rebates and incentives, an on-bill repayment plan for the approved cost of NJCEP's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR-eligible home improvements and a home energy audit. NJNG will also have information on free tools and resources available to help customers make wise energy choices as well as energy assistance programs.
The United States has set minimum efficiency standards for lighting, which precludes most traditional incandescent bulbs. So, now's the time to get in on the action with ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs that use about 75 percent less energy, last up to 10 times longer and result in cost savings of about $40 in electricity costs over the life of a bulb.
If every American home replaced just one light with an ENERGY STAR-qualified light in one year, collectively, we could save enough energy to light three million homes annually, save about $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent nine billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions -- equivalent to removing 800,000 cars from the road.
To check out just some of the products available at the Energy-Savings Lighting Fair, visit www.techniart.com/NJNG-Flyer.pdf.
New Jersey Natural Gas
New Jersey Natural Gas is the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, a Fortune 1000 company, that provides safe and reliable natural gas and renewable energy services, including transportation, distribution and asset management in states from the Gulf Coast to the New England regions, including the Mid-Continent region, the West Coast and Canada, while investing in and maintaining an extensive infrastructure to support future growth. With $3 billion in annual revenues, NJR safely and reliably operates and maintains 6,800 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve nearly half a million customers; develops and manages a diverse portfolio of 1.2 Bcf/day of firm transportation and over 60.2 Bcf of firm storage capacity; offers low carbon, clean energy solutions through its commercial and residential solar programs and provides appliance installation, repair and contract service to nearly 130,000 homes and businesses. Additionally, NJR holds investments in midstream assets through equity partnerships including Steckman Ridge and Iroquois. Through Conserve to Preserve®, NJR is helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency. For more information about NJR, visit www.njresources.com, “Like” us at facebook.com/NewJerseyNaturalGas or follow us on Twitter @NJNaturalGas.
Renee Amellio, Media