Energy Efficiency - January 4, 2019
Hoboken completes energy efficiency upgrades
The City of Hoboken announced on January 3 that it has completed the installation of energy efficient equipment at 11 municipal buildings. This comprehensive project, which used incentives from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, included LED energy-efficient lighting, as well as high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
“Hoboken is leading the way in green initiatives that not only reduces our carbon footprint and impact on our local environment, but also saves energy costs and reduces the burden on taxpayers,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla, in a statement released by the City. “Promoting smarter energy policies in our City buildings while saving taxpayers $100,000 each year is a win-win for Hoboken.” The City also saved more than $200,000 on the capital costs of the upgrades.
Energy upgrades were installed in City Hall, the Public Works Garage, and multiple Fire Engine Companies and parking garages. The upgrades were recommended by energy assessments completed by Lime Energy through the Direct Install program offered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, which makes investments in energy efficiency upgrades for local governments.
The City of Hoboken is also developing a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that outlines a path to carbon neutrality by 2027. This includes a strategy to mitigate climate change by lowering the City’s greenhouse gas emissions beyond the targets established by the Paris Climate Agreement.
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