Need a company to help with a “green” project? Interested in talking with someone who’s “been there, done that” and can help you learn the ropes to become more sustainable?
Look for the Sustainable Somerset logo when running a search in the member directory to identify SCBP member companies who are best suited to address your sustainability needs.
As your platform for success, we want to provide you with all the tools you need to reduce expenses and increase revenues through sustainable practices. That’s why we’ve created this exclusive library of tools, which will help get you started doing just that.
We’ll continue to update these materials as new tools become available, so check back regularly!
What are energy benchmarks and how do I set them? What happens to the contents of my recycling bin when they arrive at the recycling center? How do Somerset County’s water resources compare to those in other counties? What certifications are used in my industry to designate green companies or practices? Where can I learn more about my favorite sustainability topics?
Start your research here using the resources and materials gathered by our sustainability experts.
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Sustainable Somerset is developing a training series of webinars and presentations on a variety of sustainability topics to help you achieve a competitive advantage with your “green” projects. Please email Takeena Deas if there is a particular topic you would like covered during the training series or if you would like to host a webinar or presentation.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:23 ORCHARD ROAD
The 23 Orchard Road project addresses an important issue facing Somerset County: the re-use of older office buildings built during the 1970s-1980s building boom. This restoration of a vacant, thirty year old building injected new life into 240,000 square feet of office space. The project involves the renovation of common areas (front entrance, cafeteria and bistro, health club, and restrooms), updates the building’s HVAC system, and uses LEED qualifying materials such as carpets, ceiling tiles, paint, and other locally certified materials. A six acre solar array will provide 40% of the power to the building, and over 40 acres of conservation space contain walking trails and an additional two acres of tree plantings. The developer of the project was SCBP member Herring Properties, with architect Leslie Campbell & Associates and engineer Van Cleef Engineering Associates (also an SCBP member).
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:BERRY STREET COMMONS
Berry Street Commons is a two building, 94-unit affordable housing development in the Renaissance Redevelopment Area in Franklin Township. Locating the building on the 2.5 acre site proved challenging because of wetlands, a utility easement, and stormwater management concerns. The building achieved LEED Gold certification — one of the first affordable housing projects in the state to do so. It is extremely energy efficient with highly efficient windows, heating and air conditioning, and 100% energy star rated appliances. The roof accommodates a 37 kW solar panel array to offset electrical usage. The developer of the project was RPM Development Group, with architect Inglese Architecture and Engineering and an engineering team that included Inglese Architecture and Engineering and SCBP member Maser Engineering.