Village Elementary School
Montgomery, NJ
Lord Stirling Stable Compost Project
Basking Ridge, NJ
NJ Transit Bus 95
Somerset County, NJ
 
 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

How can I promote my company’s green initiatives to win more projects? 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?

Being part of today’s growing green economy means understanding the facts about sustainability. We know you’ve got lots of questions. Use the resources and materials gathered by our sustainability experts to find the answers.  We’ll continue to update these materials as new resources come to our attention, so be sure to check back regularly!

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy Star
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Measuring Energy Benchmarks
NJ SmartStart Buildings Program
NJDEP Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Brookhaven National Labs
NJ Clean Energy Resource Network (NJ CERN)
NJ Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) Program
PV Watts Performance Calculator
State of NJ Green Energy Resources
US Department of Energy
US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

AIR QUALITY & GREEN BUILDING

Garden State Green Hotels Project
Somerset County High Performance Public Buildings Program Policy & Implementation Model
Somerset County High Performance Public Buildings Program Requirements
2007 Green Building Tool Kit

WATER CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

NJ American Water – “The Water Leak Detection Kit”
NJ American Water – “Water Basics
NJ Water Association
NJ Watershed Management Areas
NJDEP Water Quality Management Planning Program
Somerset County Wastewater Plan

RECYCLING & WASTE SOLUTIONS

Economic Benefits of Recycling
Electronic Access Foundation: Donate Old Electronics for Tax Deductions
National Bulb Recycling
NJDEP Recycling Center Directory
NJDEP WasteWise Business Network
Recycling Manual for New Jersey Schools
Somerset County Business Recycling Guide
Somerset County Department of Public Works
Somerset County Department of Recycling & Solid Waste Management
Somerset County Small Business Drop-off Recycling Program
Somerset County “Talking Trash” Publication (2016)
US EPA Business Guide for Reducing Waste

CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Carbon Footprint Calculator
NJ Transit
NJ vRide
RideWise of Raritan Valley
Somerset County Transportation

BUSINESS SERVICES, MARKETING, ADVOCACY

B Corp Certification
Federal Trade Commission Green Marketing Guidelines
Forest Stewardship Council
NJDEP Small Business Go Green Brochure
NJPRO Sustainability for Business Report
Print Grows Trees
Rainforest Alliance
Somerset County Department of Health Preparedness Guide
US EPA for Businesses and Non-Profits

PROJECT FINANCING

NJ Board of Public Utilities
NJ Clean Energy Program
NJ Economic Development Authority
NJ PACE Funding for Green Projects
Sustainable Jersey