Through the SAVEGREEN Project, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) provides an On-Bill Repayment Program. Qualified customers can borrow $2,500-$10,000 at 0% APR fixed rate for 10 years with no fees, points or closing costs. A variety of equipment and measures may qualify for financing under this program. Additional restrictions and requirements exist. See the program web site listed above for complete details on eligibility and the application process.
Through the SAVEGREEN Project, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) provides rebates that supplement the statewide WARMAdvantage Program. NJNG Enhanced Rebate is available for customers who upgrade to a WARMAdvantage qualified natural gas furnace or boiler through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP). Installation qualifies customer for NJNG's free Home Energy Audit. This audit is performed by a BPI certified NJNG auditor. An additional $900 NJNG Enhanced Rebate is available on qualified natural gas furnaces or boilers after completing the free home energy audit.
Note: The New Jersey Clean Energy Program has issued a notice stating that the wind energy portion of this program is temporarily on hold and new applications are not being accepted at this time. The description of the program refers to program terms as they stood in early 2011 prior to the suspension.
The Direct Install program offers turn-key energy efficiency solutions to qualified industrial and commercial customers that, with some exceptions, have a peak electricity demand of 150 kilowatts (kW) or less over the preceding 12 months. The program managers may make case-by-case exceptions to this general rule for facilities that exceed the 150 kW demand threshold by up to 10%.
New Jersey SmartStart Buildings is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in partnership with New Jersey’s gas and electric utilities. The program has three main project categories: new commercial/industrial construction, commercial/industrial retrofits, and schools.
The New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) offers the Pay for Performance incentive program for energy efficiency improvements in industrial, commercial, and multi-family residential buildings. Existing buildings must have an annual peak electricity demand greater than 100 kilowatts (kW) in order to qualify. Prior to September 2009 the program was only available for existing buildings, but has since been expanded to include new construction projects with a minimum of 50,000 square feet of conditioned space.
Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided.
Note: The deadline for the most recent solicitation has passed and the information in this summary is specific to this now closed program solicitation. The New Jersey Office of Clean Energy 2012 Budget indicates additional solicitations are planned for 2012. This summary will be updated if and when a new solicitation is issued.
In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15,000 square feet constructed for the sole use of state entities achieve US Green Building Council LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating on the Green Building Initiative Green Globe rating system, or a comparable numeric rating from another accredited sustainable building certification program.
In July 2002, New Jersey’s governor signed Executive Order No. 24 requiring all new school designs to incorporate LEED Version 2.0 guidelines in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in school facilities.