Hurricane Sandy: Workshops to Help Communities Rebuild Green

on Feb 22, 2013

WHAT:  Sustainable Jersey is hosting two workshops to highlight new and existing incentives that are available to assist residents, businesses, schools and municipalities in rebuilding with energy efficiency and future savings in mind.  The workshops will highlight recently announced new incentives for those in Sandy-affected areas from the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Clean Energy Program including new generous rebates on high efficiency commercial food service equipment. Speakers will provide an overview of the programs and incentives available to New Jersey residents, businesses, schools and municipal governments to promote energy efficient buildings.  Outreach strategies and tools for municipalities to educate residents and business owners will be discussed.

WHEN & HOW:                

Monday, February 25, 2013 9-11:30 am, Toms River Municipal Bldg., 33 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08754 PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, March 7, 2013 9-11:30 am, Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ, 07095 REGISTER

PROGRAM: Speakers will include:

  • Gary Finger, Ombudsman, NJ Board of Public Utilities
  • Anne-Marie Peracchio, Director, Conservation and Clean Energy Policy, New Jersey Natural Gas (Feb. 25 workshop only)
  • Teri Jover, Chair, Sustainable Highland Park
  • Gray Russell, Environmental Coordinator, Montclair Township
  • Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey (moderator)

WHY: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey needs to rebuild vital infrastructure. As thousands of people continue to rebuild their homes, businesses and lives after Sandy, the benefits of energy efficient solutions should not be overlooked.  Connecting our communities to the right resources, tools and incentive programs is crucial.

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