Presentation on theme: "“Creating Sustainable Businesses in NJ”"— Presentation transcript:
1“Creating Sustainable Businesses in NJ” Assistant Commissioner Bob Marshall NJDEP Office of Sustainability & Green EnergyGoals for this Initiative:Promote sustainability planning and practices among NJ businesses to enhance economic success, environmental protection, and an improved quality of life.Identify and share resources to educate and encourage the New Jersey business community on SROI (sustainable return on investment).
2WelcomeWelcome to all participants, including those joining us on the webinar.Today’s meeting is being recorded.All attendees on the webinar are muted.
3Welcome Announcements: Fairleigh Dickenson Survey of NJ Businesses – Preliminary Executive SummaryEnergy Efficient Buildings Hub Request for InformationFairleigh Dickenson (FDU) Survey of NJ Businesses – Preliminary Executive Summary - Over the past summer FDU conducted a first annual survey of the state of business sustainability in NJ. Some of you participated including several regional chambers of commerce, the NJ Chemistry Council and the NJ Green Association. Preliminary results are in and we will be sharing the Executive Summary with you by . Copies are on the back table for anyone who is interested.Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Request for InformationThe Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster on February 1, 2011 with a unique dual mission of improving energy efficiency in and promoting regional economic growth and job creation from our headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard. Their goal is to reduce energy use in the Greater Philadelphia commercial buildings sector by 20 percent by 2020.They have recently released a request for proposal to find building owners, facility managers, tenants, service providers and engineering firms who wish to be considered for an award designed to incorporate an ‘Advanced Energy Retrofit’ (AER) into a renovation project that is planned or under consideration.Eligible counties in NJ include: businesses in Mercer, Camden, Gloucester, Burlington and Salem
4Welcome First Part – Presentation on the NJ Clean Energy Program Gary Finger,Business Ombudsman, BPUSecond Part - DiscussionWe will take questions from all participants. Webinar participants can submit questions on line before the discussion begins.
5Welcome Please make sure to use microphone Please speak one at a time. Please introduce yourself – state your name and affiliation
6The Following Individuals are Joining us Today: In Person:Bob Marshall, Asst Commissioner, Sustainability & Green Energy, NJDEPKy Asral, Environmental Engineer, Sustainability & Green Energy, NJDEPAthena Sarafides, Research Scientist, Sustainability & Green Energy, NJDEPJerri Weigand, Enviro Specialist, Sustainability & Green Energy, NJDEPSteven Rinaldi, Research Scientist, Recycling & Planning, NJDEPBetsy Ackerman, Asst Director, Economic Devel & Energy Policy, NJBPUGary Finger, Ombudsmen, Economic Development & Energy Policy, NJBPUMichael Thulen, Govt Rep, Economic Development & Energy Policy, NJBPUSandy Zeglarski, Market Research Officer, NJ EDAAllan Fliss, Executive Director, NJ Green AssociationJoanee Gere, Founder, BioScience CollaborativeThomas Leach, Director, Government Relations, Chemistry Council of NJMatt Polsky, Fellow, Fairleigh Dickinson U, Institute for Sustainable EnterpriseMichael Rosen, President, Commercial Cleaning CorpPatricia Skelly, President, Bright Green WorksGary Sorin, Managing Partner, Interra ConsultingJohn Szeliga, Director, External Affairs, Verizon
7The Following Individuals are Joining us Today: Via Webinar:Jonathan Cloud, Princeton Sustainability AdvisorsPeter Crowley, CEO, Princeton Regional Chamber of CommerceTakeena Deas, Director, Govmt Relations, Somerset Co Business PartnershipMichael DiGiore, Manager, Water Monitoring & Standards, NJDEPJoseph D’Urso, Manager, Group Product Services, NJ MEPKent Fairfield, Interim Exec Dir, Fairleigh Dickinson, Institute for Sustainable EnterpriseJoel Harmon, Exec Director, Fairleigh Dickinson, Institute for Sustainable EnterpriseErnest Hofer, General Manager, Lake Mohawk Country ClubKatherine Kish, President / Executive Director, Einstein’s AlleyCaroline McLaughlin, Coastal Community Agent, NJ Sea Greant ConsortiumRobyn Mock, Environmental Supervisor, EH&S Department, West-WardMitch Morrison, CEO, Economic Green SolutionsAnthony Russo, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Chemistry Council of NJKregg Salvino, Director, Environment, Health & Safety Manufacturing, Sabert CorpJennifer Souder, Consulting Research Mgr, Rutgers Center for Green BldgChris Stevenson, Esq., Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PAAnthony Woodruff, Supervisor, EH&S Department, West-WardAlthea Yancy, Director, AT&T Citizenship & SustainabilityAlex Yankaskas, VP, NJGARP Envirormental Compliance Monitoring
8Focus of Meeting: Energy One way to achieve sustainability is to focus on reducing energy consumption.In New Jersey we are fortunate to have financial incentives that support:Energy EfficiencyRenewable Energy
9Focus of Meeting: Energy NJ Clean Energy Program SpeakerGary FingerBusiness Ombudsman, NJBPUSEE GARY FINGER’S BIO