Haddonfield, NJ – The NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Sustainability recently approved Inkwood Books application to the NJ Sustainable Business Registry. The NJ Sustainable Business Registry was created in 2014 to implement the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI). The SBI was developed to assist small to medium businesses in raising awareness, educating and motivating companies to pursue sustainability as a competitive business strategy and shared community responsibility. The Registry provides resources and networking opportunities in adopting best practices in sustainability.
- Inkwood Books, located on Kings Highway in Haddonfield, documented its commitment to sustainable practices through various strategies including: energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, and supporting community initiatives. Congratulations to Inkwood Books!
For more details regarding the NJ Sustainable Business Registry
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
NJ’s Clean Energy Program offers significant financial incentives for commercial, industrial, and governmental customers to integrate energy efficient and renewable technologies into new construction, upgrades, and new cooling & heating equipment installations. Get on board with Clean Energy, and find the Power to Save.
- Existing small to mid-sized commercial and industrial facilities with a peak electric demand that did not exceed 150 kW in any of the preceding 12 months
- Turnkey process – Contractor already chosen
- Involves lighting, HVAC and other small internal energy efficiency upgrades
- Minimal Cost – Incentives cover 70% of total cost resulting in very short ROI (1-3 years)
- Quick Turnaround – 90 Days from date of audit
- Continued Savings
Local Government Energy Audit
First step in identifying cost-justified energy efficiency measures for buildings owned by local governments, NJ Colleges and Universities, and 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies. These facilities could include offices, courtrooms, town halls, police and fire stations, municipal wastewater, schools, community centers and more.
The Program will subsidize 100% of the cost. Receive a list of recommended, cost-effective energy efficiency measures and facility upgrades that will:
- Reduce operating expenses
- Improve the health and productivity of the buildings’ occupants.
- Most measures will be eligible for additional incentives
Pay for Performance
- Existing or new commercial, industrial and institutional buildings
- Peak demand over 100 kW for any of the preceding twelve months
- Energy reduction plan must define a comprehensive package of measures to reduce existing energy consumption of your building by 15% or more
- Uses the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program
EPA Portfolio Manager
You’ve heard it before: you can’t manage what you don’t measure. That’s why EPA created ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, an online tool you can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Use it to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.
Not sure if Portfolio Manager is for you? It is!
You can use Portfolio Manager to manage the energy and water use of any building. Seriously. Any building. K-12 school? Check. Office building? Check. Stadium? Check. We could keep going.
All you need are your energy bills and some basic information about your building to get started.
Join the rest of the industry.
When you add your buildings, you’ll be joining 40 percent of U.S. commercial building space that’s already benchmarked in Portfolio Manager — making it the de facto industry standard. You’ll also be joining 35 percent of the Fortune 500®, half of the largest U.S. healthcare organizations, major league sports teams, colleges and universities, and entire cities.
It’s only growing.
And it’s on the move. Portfolio Manager is the tool of choice among cities such as New York, Seattle, and Boston that have passed mandatory benchmarking laws. Not only that, but Portfolio Manager is used by the Canadian Government as the platform for their national energy benchmarking program for existing commercial and institutional buildings.
New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry
-A no cost way to promote your business, save money, distinguish your business, and demonstrate your concern for the environment.
-Benefits include free marketing and promotional materials with the NJ Sustainable Business Registry Logo, promotional profile on their website, free information and technical assistance for implementing environmental practices, and information on webinars and conferences.
Go to www.njsbdc.com and click on New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry (registry.njsbdc.com) to become a member in four easy steps!