TRC's Energy Services division, a 2008 Energy Star Partner of the Year, is expanding its award-winning energy efficiency programs with NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) and the New Jersey Office of Clean Energywith contract awards totaling $2.5 million.
Under the new contracts, TRC will continue its award-winning work with NYSERDA's Multifamily Performance Program that offers incentives to construct and retrofit multifamily buildings using energy efficient technologies and practices that reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. TRC will also design and implement new energy efficiency programs for the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy including a Municipal Audit, Pay for Performance and TEACH - a new "Teaching Energy Awareness with Children's Help" energy education program.
TRC has been designing and managing energy efficiency programs throughout its customer offerings since 2003. In 2007 alone, TRC's Energy Services staff have designed and managed energy efficiency programs that resulted in annual electric savings of more than 145,000 MWh and annual gas savings of more than 1,030,600 DTh. This corresponds to annual C02 emissions reductions of 145,800 tons.
"The average American's carbon footprint is 18 tons so a reduction of this magnitude would offset the carbon footprint of all of TRC's 2,600 employees and their families for one year," added Frank Reilly, Director of TRC Energy Services.