New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Through the use of energy efficient technology, New Brunswick Parking Authority has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at Peterson Street Deck, Lower Church Street Deck, Morris Street Deck, New Street Deck and Plum Street Deck. Specifically, the lighting technologies which were implemented into the facilities have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program the university has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.
The energy saving measures demonstrates New Brunswick Parking Authority's strong commitment to the local environment and tax paying community. The lighting system alone will save tax payers more than $140,413 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the parking authorities carbon emissions by 1,081,745 lbs. (540 tons) a year. This is equivalent to the Parking authority removing 94 cars off of local roads or planting 2684 additional trees in the community.
New Brunswick Parking Authority went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to a greener campus is admirable and an example to other institutions.
About New Brunswick Parking Authority
New Brunswick Parking Authority was created by an ordinance of the City of New Brunswick, NJ. The duties of the Authority are to construct, improve, maintain and operate off-street parking facilities, to promote traffic improvements and the free flow of traffic throughout the city.
About Walker Reid Strategies
Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America's Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct§179D Incentive.