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March 6, 2012

Re:  Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Workshops and Webinars

Dear Mayor: 

Here are some upcoming Sustainable Jersey events – Mark Your Calendars and Spread the Word!

  1. SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION “TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS” WEBINAR

DATE:  March 30, 2012                    Time:  12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE To Register   

Whether your school is interested in becoming more energy efficient, upgrading its lighting fixtures, or becoming a “NJ Green Ribbon School” this workshop is for you!  Find out how your school can get the resources it needs to benchmark its current energy use, reduce its energy consumption, upgrade its lighting or facilities, or become a NJ Green Ribbon School. 
Learn about:

  • Programs and incentives for schools from the NJ BPU’s Clean Energy Program (CEP)
  • Free Energy Conservation toolkits from See The Light for schools in the NJ Natural Gas service territory (a $1000 value), and other NJNG programs
  • Other energy conservation programs for schools
  • The new federal Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program and New Jersey’s participation

 

  1. GREENFEST– March 23, 2012 -- http://www.gardenstategreenfest.com/

Session 1: 11:00 a.m.  “How Towns can Save Money and Energy and Implement Sustainable Jersey Energy Actions

This session will provide an overview of the energy “actions” in the Sustainable Jersey pprogram, which help towns to save money and energy and earn points toward their certification. You will also learn about programs from the NJ Board of Public Utilities that help towns to understand the best approaches to implement energy savings actions.

           

Session 2:  1:00 p.m.     “Your School As A Learning Opportunity for Energy Conservation”

Learn about Sustainable Jersey’s “School Energy Conservation actions.”  Hear about programs for schools, “Schools for Energy Efficiency” and “See the Light” which utilize benchmarking and education to change behavior and promote a culture of energy conservation. Learn how Montclair and its schools helped educate students about Clean Energy Programs.  Participants will also learn about ways to fund Energy Savings Improvement Plans, and about exciting new initiatives, including the NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium and Green Ribbon Schools. 

 

  1. SAVING MONEY AND ENERGY THROUGH ENERGY BENCHMARKING AND MANAGEMENT

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEBINAR ON APRIL 17: 7:00-8:15p.m. --

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE IN-PERSON HANDS ON WORKSHOP ON MAY 9 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at The College of NJ – Business Building, Room 225:

Energy Star Portfolio Manager calculates buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions and can track avoided emissions from any Renewable Energy Certificates. When municipalities or schools document reductions in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and energy costs, they can identify under-performing buildings to target for energy efficiency improvements and establish baselines for setting and measuring progress. Energy Benchmarking Software should be the basis for intelligent management of your biggest source of energy expenditures and greenhouse gas emissions.

The webinar will provide an overview of the Sustainable Jersey action, “Energy Benchmarking and Management,” (formerly known as Energy Star Portfolio Manager) and will show you what you’ll need to successfully track your energy use. Other benchmarking options and energy tracking software that are compatible with ESPM will be discussed.  If you want more “hands-on” help, sign up for the in-person workshop (see link above)!

Very truly yours,

 

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

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