Sustainable Jersey Data Resources
The following resources are data files and interactive maps that Sustainable Jersey processed and prepared. Navigate to the different data resources using the links below.
- NJ Commercial and Industrial Properties Map
- NJ Energy System Map
- NJ Energy Utility Territory Map
- NJ Heat Island Map
- NJ Water Map
To view more reports, guidebooks, and municipal plans, visit our Publications page.
Sustainable Jersey collects and processes municipal level data related to sustainability. Data is updated on an ongoing basis.
NJCEP Local Government Projects 2008-2021
This dataset shows New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s (NJCEP) Local Government projects completed by counties, municipalities, schools, fire departments, and local authorities between 2008 and 2021. The spreadsheet includes two sheets: (a) all local government projects with details; and (b) a summary of the number of municipal projects completed by year.
Utility Energy Data by Municipality
Sustainable Jersey’s “Utility Energy Data by Municipality” Project is an initiative to collect and publicly share aggregated community-scale utility energy usage data for every municipality in the state starting from 2015. This data is intended to help municipalities, green teams, and the general public understand their community’s energy usage and calculate greenhouse gas emissions – as well as to reduce the number of individual requests to the utilities for data. Sustainable Jersey is also using the data to research energy use and GHG emissions in New Jersey, such as comparing municipalities to each other and over time.
The Utility Energy Data by Municipality Overview document has information about the project, links to the data files, and further information about the data. The document and data will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Sustainable Jersey has produced several interactive maps that visualize critical sustainability and climate issues pertaining to energy, water, and the heat island effect. The maps are hosted on ArcGIS Online and primarily use data provided by the US Federal Government and the State of New Jersey.
NJ Commercial and Industrial Properties Map
This interactive map shows all the commercial and industrial properties in New Jersey identified by tax data. Additional layers can show Urban Enterprise Zones and Opportunity Zones.
This data can be used to identify businesses for outreach campaigns for completing Sustainable Jersey’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Outreach action. The data can be downloaded as a map or spreadsheet.
NJ Energy System Map
Ever wonder how our energy system works – at least spatially? This map shows where the major power plants, transmission lines, substations, natural gas pipelines, and compressor stations are in New Jersey and the region.
The orange circles on the map represent electric power plants; each circle’s size is based on the amount of electricity generated. Click on the circle to see how much electricity each plant generates.
To learn more about how New Jersey's energy system works, see Sustainable Jersey's New Jersey Energy Flow document.
NJ Energy Utility Territory Map
This interactive map shows all the utility territories in New Jersey. The map has four layers: County Boundaries, Municipal Boundaries, Electric Utility Territories, and Natural Gas Utility Territories. The map defaults to the electric territories layer. To see the Natural Gas utility territory layer, click on the ‘Content’ tab on the left, unselect the Electric layer and select the Natural Gas layer. This map can be useful to find out which utilities serve a given municipality.
NJ Heat Island Map
This interactive map based on USGS thermal infrared imagery shows Land Surface Temperature (LST) for most of New Jersey. The map can be used to identify heat islands (purple-blue indicates cooler areas and orange-red indicates warmer areas). It can also be useful for completing Sustainable Jersey’s Heat Island Assessment action.
Included in the map are additional layers that can be selected for: (a) the 2014 Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) Data layer and (b) Percent Tree Canopy from the USGS National Land Cover Database.
NJ Water Map
The NJ Water Map shows various water-related map layers such as watersheds, sub-watersheds, sewer service area, water infrastructure, discharge locations, streams, water bodies, and wetlands. As one zooms in or searches a municipality, more layers become visible. Click on the ‘Content’ tabs to see the different layers and turn them on and off.
This map can help residents understand their community’s water system better. It can also be useful for completing Sustainable Jersey’s Municipal Water Story action and the forthcoming Gold Star Standard in Water.