Cape May City has been awarded $100,000 in grants for energy efficiency
upgrades, a $26,000 grant for an energy audit that provides a road map to future improvements, and a $10,000 grant
through Sustainable Jersey.|
Cape May´s Conservation Plan adopted in 2009 includes recommendations, policies and goals for energy conservation
including promotion of alternative energy sources that include the proposed USCG wind turbine generator project.
While details are being worked out for the USCG wind turbine, Cape May City continues to explore other options to produce wind energy.
A wind turbine installment will add to the existing solar energy projects including installments
of solar panels at Lifeguard headquarters, the Nature Center and the Public Works Complex.
The results of the projects can be tracked on a kiosk at each building and at the links below. The City
has also installed solar parking kiosks throughout the community. The City is pursuing another solar project which
will include solar panels on the new Convention Hall and the Cape May City Elementary School.
Click here to view energy savings for the Public Works Complex.
Click here to view energy savings for the Lifeguard Headquarters.
|The City was approved through the Local Government Energy Audit (LGEA) Program to conduct an audit
of all City Buildings. The audit includes six municipal buildings and provides water and energy
conservation recommendations, deregulated energy savings recommendations, lighting and HVAC upgrades and
alternative energy recommendations. The City applied for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to implement the audits and lighting
and HVAC improvements have been installed using this grant and the Direct Install Program. Almost $100,000
worth of energy efficiency improvements have been installed in 2011 in Cape May City. The total energy
savings resulting from the Direct Install and Block Grant funds will result in annual energy savings of
$17,600. The City has registered all of its buildings for third party energy to reduce cost and further
implement the audit. The City is pursuing a Power Purchase Agreement and a Sustainable Jersey Grant to
implement the alternative energy recommendations.
Click here to view the Energy Audit report.
|The Energy Star Portfolio Manager was set up as part of the LGEA Energy Audit for Cape May City. The Portfolio includes data for a full year
and all municipally-owned and operated facilities that are occupied and conditioned are included. The Green Team plans
to update this data annually to determine how much energy efficiency and renewable Energy improvements have impacted the City´s energy use.