|County of Bergen (NJ)
The Bergen County Energy Conservation initiative - "Rebuild
Bergen County" began in 2000. Metro Energy is the energy
consultant to Bergen County and has overseen the
implementation of the Rebuild Bergen County Energy
Conservation Initiative since its inception. The action plan that was
prepared by Metro Energy was designed to address the County's
energy needs in phases.
Phase I - The County of Bergen installed energy efficient lighting,
HVAC, Motors and controls in all of the county owned facilities.
Metro Energy provided the design and construction management
for the energy conservation measures that were installed.
Phase II - The second phase was to avail Metro Energy's
services to the 70 municipalities and equally as many school
districts in Bergen County. Metro Energy performed energy
assessments for the public entities. Municipalities and schools
that implemented the energy conservation measures included;
City of Hackensack, Borough of Glen Rock, Borough of Oradell,
Borough of Woodcliff Lake, Hackensack Board of Education,
Englewood Schools and the Upper Saddle River School District.
Phase III - Metro Energy oversaw a photovoltaic initiative and had
five municipalities and schools along with NWBCUA and Upper
Saddle River BOE agree to participate and install a photovoltaic
power system at their respective sites.
Other projects that have been implemented include; a
cogeneration plant at the Bergen County Utilities Authority that is
using the digester gas as the primary fuel. Metro Energy managed
the installation of energy efficient mechanical and electrical
equipment at the Bergen Regional Medical Center and a
cogeneration plant at the Bergen County Correctional Facility that
is supplying electric and thermal energy to the prison.
In recognition of the Bergen County Initiative, Metro Energy
Solutions was awarded the United States Department of Energy -
Rebuild America Energy Champions - Local Government
Partnership of the Year Award. This community partnership was
recognized for its accomplishments in saving energy in local
government facilities. The County of Bergen is currently saving
more than $2,000,000 per year on energy costs.
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