Commercial Industrial and Local Government Programs
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program offers financial incentives to create a more efficient New Jersey. Learn more about the energy use of businesses like yours to see how your business is performing. Integrate energy efficient, new technology into your buildings and equipment upgrades, make your facilities more efficient and receive big dividends on efficiency investments. Questions? Give us a call at 866-657-6278. Need help finding a contractor or trade ally? Use our Find a Trade Ally tool to help you get started!
New Jersey's Clean Energy Programs:
|Benchmarking is a free service that provides a performance assessment and valuable information on how to get your project started. Benchmarking is available to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, municipalities, industries, hospitality, multifamily buildings, higher education facilities, K-12 schools, retail and other commercial accounts.|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY AUDIT|
|A new program design provides a more streamlined process and eliminates the need to develop an RFP and select an audit firm. After a thorough analysis of your buildings is completed, you'll receive a detailed energy audit report with a list of cost-justified energy efficiency measures. The cost of the audit is 100% subsidized. Local Government Energy Audits are available for local government agencies, state colleges and universities, and select and 501 (c)(3) non-profit agencies.|
|NJ SMARTSTART BUILDINGS PROGRAM|
|Financial incentives are available for upgrading individual heating and cooling systems, water heating, lighting and controls, refrigeration/freezer ECM motors, variable frequency drives, and more. There's even a custom path for energy efficiency measures with demonstrated cost justification, which are handled on a case-by-case basis. Jump to the SmartStart Quick Start Tool for all your SSB resources.|
|PAY FOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM|
|Designed for larger buildings, Pay for Performance offers a comprehensive, whole-building approach with incentives that are directly linked to energy savings. Program partners provide technical services, Energy Reduction Plans, financial plans for funding the project and a construction schedule for implementation.|
|DIRECT INSTALL PROGRAM|
|Created specifically for existing small to medium-sized facilities, Direct Install pays up to 70% of the project cost for replacing lighting, HVAC and other outdated operational equipment with energy efficiency alternatives. Direct Install Participating Contractors are assigned by county - see who services your area here.|
|COMBINED HEAT & POWER (CHP) AND FUEL CELLS|
|Most CHP systems include a natural gas-fueled combined cycle combustion turbine to produce both steam and electricity from a single fuel source located on-site. These highly efficient technologies recover the heat that would otherwise be wasted during the generation of electricity and make use of that heat for commercial or industrial processes. This thermal energy may be used for direct heating, as a source for producing hot water or steam, or even for space conditioning and dehumidification. Rebates are available - learn more.|
|LARGE ENERGY USERS PROGRAM|
The Large Energy Users Program is designed to promote self-investment in energy efficiency and combined heat and power projects with incentives up to $4 million for eligible projects in the state's largest commercial and industrial facilities. Learn more about eligibility and registration requirements.
|FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT|
Per square foot, restaurants use five to seven times the energy of other commercial facilities. These higher energy costs are a result of the refrigeration, lighting, sanitation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and food preparation that are required to keep your restaurant running. Equipment upgrades can make a huge impact on your facility's energy use and profitability. Learn more about special programs available for upgrading your Food Service Equipment.