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U.S. Energy Dept. visits FRSD

On October 28, Jason Powers from the U.S. Department of Energy visited the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District. He met with school officials, district contracted professionals and members of a NJ Department of Education grant study team to review the district’s process and progress in completing its energy savings improvement plan. Members of the grant team, including representatives from the NJ Board of Public Utilities, the NJ Institute of Technology and The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey, showcased the Flemington-Raritan School District to the U.S. government agency as a model district that has worked to identify ways to save energy and  reduce costs through “whole building” energy savings initiatives. The visit tied into the grant team’s efforts to help organizations implement energy savings initiatives.

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Pictured above are: (from left) James Shumate, Flemington-Raritan Facilities Manger; Christine Liaukus, registered architect at the NJ Institute of Technology; Stephanie Voorhees, Flemington-Raritan Business Administrator; Jason Powers, U.S. Department of Energy; Mahogany Hendricks, Office of Clean Energy grant administrator for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Rich Alderiso, district architect from DIGroup Architecture; Tony O’Donnell, an economist at the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey; and Pat Cannata, Senior Project Manager at Ameresco, an energy management firm. They toured Barley Sheaf School as part of a visit to the district to review energy savings improvement efforts.