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Gloucester County Hosting Free ‘Green Energy Solutions’ Forum

(Glassboro, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced today that the Gloucester County Department of Economic Development will host a free ‘Green Energy Forum’ on Wednesday, June 1 from 11 am – 2 pm at Rowan Hall, Rowan University.

“The Green Energy Forum is designed to help business and industry leaders identify ideas, programs, and funding sources that are available to them to reduce their energy costs and their carbon footprint,” said Freeholder Director Damminger.

Damminger said “There are more than 80 industrial companies in Gloucester County who have taken advantage of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program by upgrading existing equipment to become more energy efficient and reduce their costs.”  Damminger sited Albert Tire Company of West Deptford, Advanced Drainage Systems and Vistar Food Group, both located in Logan Township, who have utilized these grant opportunities through the state to offset the cost of energy upgrades.

Freeholder Heather Simmons said that the forum will feature case study presentations by
Joseph Joyce of Ray Angelini Inc., and Thomas Xenakis of Concord Engineering about actual solar, performance lighting, and energy efficacy heating and cooling projects they have completed.  They will identify the costs, savings and return on investment for these projects.

“Gloucester County and Gloucester County businesses are leading the renewable and green energy field.  We want to provide as much support to our private sector partners as possible,” Freeholder Simmons said.  Simmons said, “Green energy is not only good for the environment it is good for our economy.  There are jobs associated with green energy and it is helping our businesses bottom line.”

Panelist Joe Constance from New Jersey Business Action Center will explain how to use state programs to finance green projects.  Brian DeLuca of TRC Energy Services will discuss New Jersey Clean Energy Programs.  TRC Energy is the vendor administering the programs through the state Energy Engineer and will offer guidance on technical question regarding equipment upgrades. Todd Gordon from South Jersey Industries will also join the panel to give their perspective on New Jersey’s clean energy initiatives and programs.

Lisa Morina, Director of Gloucester County Economic Development will moderate the panel.

Registration and Lunch are complimentary. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by May 27, to lhogan@co.gloucester.nj.us or call 856.384.6930.

This event is sponsored by Ray Angelini Inc, Concord Engineering and South Jersey Industries.

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