|State of New Jersey Energy Consultant NJN Building
Metro Energy was selected as the State of New Jersey's Energy
Consultant. As the Energy Consultant to the State, Metro Energy
is tasked with performing comprehensive facility assessments
and providing construction management services.
As an example Metro Energy performed a facility assessment of
the New Jersey Network Center Building in Trenton, New
The New Jersey Network Center is approximately 105,000 square
feet and includes offices, studios, conference rooms, graphics
department, news room, maintenance, security and satellite
offices. The facility currently is provided heating and cooling
through a central steam loop and utilizes packaged rooftop air
handlers with heating and cooling coil sections to distribute
heating and cooling throughout the building. Electricity is
provided by the local utility.
Metro Energy identified Eleven (11) energy and water
conservation measures including the installation of a
photovoltaic (solar) power system. The technologies included:
lighting and occupancy sensors, transformers, demand
response, desiccant dehumidification system, HVAC controls,
motors with variable frequency drives, energy efficient hot and
chilled water systems, demand controlled ventilation and water
conservation measures (low flow water closets and aerators for
The recommended energy and water conservations will save
more than $850,000 in annual energy and water utility costs.
The solar power system will provide 12,000 kWh of "Green"
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