Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace recognition program!
The awards were presented at the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony on December 11th,
at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Descriptions and photos for each of our winners are below.
NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Bill Walsh, Director/Head of Corporate Facilities, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.
Certificate of Recognition: NRG Energy, Inc.
NRG Energy, Inc. installed two single-port and seven dual-port Level 2 charging stations, and two DC fast charging stations at their facility in Princeton, as well as extra conduits under the parking lot for future charging stations. Over the course of a year, they held 29 building tours that highlighted the charging stations. NRG maintains an impressive use of renewable energy at this facility which includes solar panels, underground cisterns holding rain capture for toilets and urinals, energy storage, 250 kW of combined heat and power (CHP), a 45-ton absorber that operates off of the heat rejection from the CHP, baseboard hot water enhanced by the CHP heat rejection as well as ice melt under the front walk ways, two wind turbines, and more.
Certificate of Recognition: Verizon Corporation
Verizon Corporation has committed to installing charging stations at 50 of their locations by 2018. As of 2017, they have installed charging stations at all four of their facilities in New Jersey. They recently installed charging stations at their Basking Ridge facility through NJDEP’s It Pays to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program, where they also have solar panels helping to power the facility. To get the word out, they highlighted the stations in their employee newsletter, send out local employee e-cards, held a Green Bag Webinar, participated in a Green Commuting Tree Planting Initiative where they planted a tree for every employee that signed up for a green commuting program, and mentioned all new EV charging installations via their Twitter @VerizonGreen.
NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Tara Neilan, Sustainability Specialist, Jason Hendrickson, Senior Manager of Network Engineering and Operations, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.
NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Jack Fehn, Energy Systems Specialist, Tom Schweitzer, Life Safety Specialist, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.
Certificate of Recognition: The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has ten Level 2 charging stations in its commuter student parking garage, and are used by both commuting faculty and students. The installation resulted from a unique partnership between the Ewing school and PSEG – TCNJ committed to using the charging stations for faculty and staff, and PSEG provided the electric vehicle charging equipment for free. TCNJ participated in NJDEP’s It Pays to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program for the equipment installation and TCNJ is responsible for ongoing maintenance and electricity costs. Installation of the stations received widespread media coverage, from the campus newspaper to network television news in Philadelphia.
We would like to recognize the rest of the participants in the NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace Recognition Program.
Atlantic County Utilities Authority:
ACUA installed nine Level 2 charging stations between its Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic City locations. ACUA vehicles charge with renewable energy at both locations, Egg Harbor Township (landfill gas) and Atlantic City (wind and solar). They have promoted these chargers through newsletters, social media, website, newspaper ads, and they have been a National Drive Electric Week participant for three years.
New Jersey City University:
NJCU installed five Level 2 charging stations through NJDEP’s It Pays to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program in their commuter parking garage. They spread the word via email announcements, an Info Article on Gothicnet, a procedures policy, a one page Info Poster, and a GovernmentFleet Article.
Domain Computer Services, Inc.
Domain Computer Services, Inc. installed two Level 2 charging stations at their facility in Cranbury. They got the word out through two blog articles and their “About Us” page on their website
Electrify Your Workplace Recognition Program