New Jersey Natural Gas
NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS JOINS WITH SUSTAINABLE JERSEY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROJECTS03/03/2016 - For Immediate Release
Wall, N.J. – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is pleased to join with Sustainable Jersey and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide free technical assistance to school districts and municipalities in its service territory for sustainable energy projects. NJNG is again sponsoring three EDF Fellows, typically MBA or similar graduates, who will be paired by Sustainable Jersey with participating districts and municipalities for a 10-week period over the summer. The goal is to help schools and towns implement projects that will enhance building performance through energy-efficiency analysis, planning and upgrades, as well as other energy-related improvements and result in lower energy costs and emissions.
To be eligible, applicants must be located within NJNG’s service territory and registered with the Sustainable Jersey or Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs. Three school districts or municipalities will be selected from the eligible submissions. Applications are due by midnight, March 18, 2016, and should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, including eligibility, visit the Grants and Resources section of sustainablejersey.com.
Examples of Sustainable Jersey energy actions include planning and, where feasible, implementing energy audits to identify building improvements; providing assistance in formulating a building upgrade action plan; coordinating building performance upgrades; and exploring feasible renewable energy options, such as direct purchase options and planning for on-site generation systems. Sustainable Jersey will also provide guidance to the Fellows and help them advise the participating schools and municipalities about resources specific to New Jersey and initiatives that earn points toward certification.
Through this program and with the support of NJNG, last year Sustainable Jersey was able to assist public schools in Long Branch, Manasquan, Matawan-Aberdeen, Ocean Township, Shrewsbury Borough, Lavallette and Manchester save energy, save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
About Sustainable Jersey
Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Currently, 433 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are participating in the municipal certification program and 159 school districts and 414 schools are participating in the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. Website: www.SustainableJersey.com; www.SustainableJerseySchools.com.
Sustainable Jersey’s partners include the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program. Program underwriters include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program and the Surdna Foundation. The 2016 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program is funded by PSEG Foundation and the Gardinier Environmental Fund. South Jersey Gas and New Jersey Natural Gas are Platinum Sponsors. NJM Insurance Group is a Gold Sponsor, Bayshore Recycling is a Silver Sponsor and our Bronze Sponsors are Investors Bank, Covanta, Energy Solve, JCP&L and GovPilot.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is underwritten by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The 2016 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program is funded by the PSEG Foundation, NJEA and the Gardinier Environmental Fund. The Founding Sponsors are South Jersey Gas, New Jersey Natural Gas and NJM Insurance Group. Bayer Foundation is a Silver Sponsor and JCP&L and Spiezle Architectural Group are Bronze Sponsors.
About EDF Climate Corps
EDF Climate Corps (edfclimatecorps.org) taps the talents of tomorrow’s leaders to save energy, money and the environment by placing specially trained EDF fellows in companies, cities and universities as dedicated energy problem solvers. Working with hundreds of leading organizations, EDF Climate Corps has uncovered nearly $1.5 billion in energy savings. For more information, visit edfclimatecorps.org. Read our blog at edfclimatecorps.org/blog. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/edfbiz and on Facebook at facebook.com/EDFClimateCorps.
About New Jersey Resources
New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution and asset management. With annual revenues in excess of $3 billion, NJR is comprised of five primary businesses:
- New Jersey Natural Gas is NJR’s principal subsidiary that operates and maintains over 7,000 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex, Sussex and Burlington counties.
- NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services to its customers across North America.
- NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar and onshore wind projects with a total capacity of over 147 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
- NJR Midstream serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its equity ownership in a natural gas storage facility and its stake in Dominion Midstream Partners, L.P.
- NJR Home Services provides heating, central air conditioning, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes and businesses throughout New Jersey and serves approximately 117,000 service contract customers.
NJR and its nearly 1,000 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®.
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Michael Kinney, Media