2017 Clean Energy Conference

Sep 12 2017

On September 12, 2017, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) and its Clean Energy Program™ (NJCEP) held the 2017 Clean Energy Conference and Awards Ceremony in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Clean Energy Learning Center. Board Commissioners, Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Mary-Anna Holden, Dianne Solomon, and Upendra J. Chivukula participated in the full-day symposium and provided information on cutting edge energy efficiency products and systems, and updates on New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program.
“For the past 15 years, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, in conjunction with its partners, has worked diligently to reduce the amount of energy consumed by residents and businesses throughout the State,” said Commissioner Fiordaliso. “These accomplishments reduce the cost of energy for all ratepayers and provide for a cleaner environment.”

Educational Program: “As part of our multi-year partnership with the Board, the NJIT Center for Building Knowledge has created and currently maintains the New Jersey Clean Energy Learning Center – a new online resource that provides high impact education and training across all aspects of the Clean Energy Program,” said Deane Evans Executive Director of NJIT’s Center for Building Knowledge. “This conference is one of the Learning Center’s core activities for calendar year 2017, and we are pleased to welcome stakeholders from across the state to NJIT to learn, network and exchange ideas that can keep New Jersey at the forefront of clean energy innovation nationwide.”

Session 1:

  • C&I Track: Program Update, ESIP Overview, and Closing the Deal
    NJCEP 2017 program changes, Energy Savings Improvement Plan and closing the deal
    Speakers: Mary Beth Brenner, TRC, Michael Thulen, BPU and Kenneth Latal, ICF
  • Residential Track: Energy Best Practices
    Contractor strategies to ensure high performance outcomes
    Speakers: Hap Haven, CLEAResult; Jackie Berger, APPRISE

Session 2:

  • C&I Track: Lighting Innovations
    Recent advances and best practices in commercial lighting and controls
    Speakers: Kenneth Latal, ICF and Brian Deluca, TRC
  • Residential Track: Closing the Deal with Comfort
    Energy audits and comfort issues through NJCEP residential programs including Comfort Partners
    Speakers: Don Swift, CLEAResult and Bruce Grossman, South Jersey Gas

Session 3:

  • C&I Track: Lessons from the Field: Tips, Tricks and War Stories for Designing, Funding and Installing Custom Measures
    Speakers: Brian Deluca and Val Rozanova, TRC, Michael Kornitas, Rutgers University, Jeffrey Grant, Mack-Cali, Travis Smith, Smith Engineering, and William Hillsinger, Honeywell
  • Residential Track: Lessons from the Field: Tips, Tricks and War Stories from NJCEP
    Speakers: Rich Kinkel, CLEAResult and Jim Phelps, Performance Systems Development

Clean Energy Awards Program: NJCEP is recognizing the accomplishments by program participants and trade allies that have helped customers save money on their utility bills reduce their energy demand and their environmental impacts. Awards were based on projects completed in Fiscal Year 2017 utilizing new Jersey’s Clean Energy Program and that maximized energy savings by using a comprehensive, “whole building” approach including:

Comprehensive Design: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ-Utilized P4P New Construction Incentive Program

  • Maximum kWh Saved: Sunguard Availability Services, Carlstadt, NJ, Utilized Custom Electric Incentive Program
  • Comprehensive Method Design: Energy Analysis Group, LLC, Vineland, NJ, Utilized Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program
  • Zero Energy Ready Design: Champion Home Builders, Eatontown, NJ, Utilized Zero Energy Ready Homes Program
  • Zero Energy Ready Design: Affordable Housing Alliance, Neptune, NJ, Performing Thermal Enclose System
  • Zero Energy Ready Design: The Levy Partnership Inc., Eatontown, NJ, Utilizes Passive House, Zero Energy Ready and ENERGY STAR
  • Comfort Partners Project of the Year: La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark, NJ, and Northeast Energy Conservation Inc., Fairfield, NJ Unique Collaboration Between NJ Department of Community Affairs and Comfort Partners

Additionally, the NJCEP acknowledged the 10 contractors to receive the ENERGY STAR 2017 Century Club Award. This award recognizes contractors who have completed 100 or more comprehensive Home Performance projects in one year. These winners delivered 74 percent of NJCEP’s completions in 2016.

2016 Century Club Awards
Contractor Organization Number of Jobs in 2016 Century Club National Ranking Location
Energy Analysis Group LLC* 1,320 2 Lakewood
Allied Construction LLC* 704 10 Cherry Hill
Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling* 295 33 Cherry Hill
Laury Heating Cooling, LLC* 282 37 Vineland
The Insulation Group* 204 56 Hammonton
BC Express Inc.* 143 80 Toms River
Arctic Air Conditioning* 130 89 Old Bridge
Building Sciences LLC* 103 108 Short Hills
B& E Insulation, LLC 102 109 Atco
Home Energy Matters, Inc.* 100 111 Pompton Plains

*Denotes previous award winners