The New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities recognized eight New Jersey businesses and organizations for their leadership and innovations in creating clean energy solutions that save energy and help reduce greenhouse gases. The winners were recognized at the 2008 Clean Energy Conference and Leadership Awards Program held at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.
Among them, Energy Kinetics, Inc. (Lebanon, N.J.) took homeNJ Clean Energy Small Business Leader of the Year for its Whole Building Energy Savings Project. Energy Kinetics realized significant growth over the past few years as a leading manufacturer of combined heat and hot water systems for building and residences while adopting a whole building approach to energy savings for their NJ headquarters which included solar and numerous energy efficient measures. Their project delivers an estimated annual production of 34,000 kWh of electricity, plus a savings of nearly 21,000 kWh conserved through lighting, HVAC and weatherization.
The fourth annual New Jersey Clean Energy Leadership Awards highlight the way in which New Jersey's support of clean energy investment encourages entities to develop projects that reduce greenhouse gases, increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and strengthen the growing green economy in New Jersey. Through its Clean Energy Program, which has provided nearly $900 million dollars since its inception to businesses, residents and municipalities, New Jersey has emerged as a national leader and one of the fastest growing clean energy markets in the country.