Newark residents, community organizations, and affordable housing developers are saving money and helping the environment by using less energy. Hundreds of families a year participate in weatherization services provided by La Casa de Don Pedro or PSE&G’s Comfort Partners Program.
More Newarkers are living in green, energy efficient buildings thanks to projects such as RPM’s Studebaker Lofts and Richardson Lofts, HELP USA’s Clinton Genesis, and Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District.
Newark Public Schools is going green with energy efficiency projects, solar installation, and innovative educational programming. The schools were recognized in 2013 for realizing big savings on energy efficiency through upgrades to heating and cooling systems. Through a partnership with PSE&G, about five schools began installing solar panels beginning in 2012. Newark’s Science Park High School is both a green building and a learning lab for students.
Essex County Vocational and Technical School at Bloomfield Tech runs a Green Energy Academy where students learn to build greenhouses, renewable energy systems, and more.
NJIT and Rutgers University students and faculty are adding to our collective knowledge about energy efficiency and green building design every year. Learn more!
We can all save money with energy. Take advantage of New Jersey’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rebate/Incentive programs that help businesses integrate energy efficient and renewable technologies into new construction, conduct upgrades to inefficient equipment, and install new cooling & heating equipment.