24A — March 30 - April 12, 2012 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


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ONTGOMERY, NJ — Local, state, and federal representa- Owned by Herring Properties & JER Partners Local, State &Federal representatives celebrate solar array completion M loan program providing 70% of the construction costs • 1.23 megawatts • Over 5,000 panels on six acres

• Senator Menendez was represented by Carolyn Gehl-Fefferman, his senior advisor, who discussed the construction of solar in New Jersey and the Senator’s sup- port for Solar Array • Montgomery Mayor Ed Trzaska discussed the suc- cessful cooperation between Montgomery, Herring Prop- erties, and state agencies to get project passed • Jamie Herring, owner and manager of the property, stressed success on project due to collaboration at all levels of government. n 2012 Energy Code Q&A: Hance Construction advises property owners WASHINGTON, NJ — The U.S. Department of Energy has adopted a 2012 International En- ergy Conservation Code (IECC) that will significantly impact commercial property owners, aiming to increase energy savings by 30 percent over the previous IECC. Hance Construction Presi- dent Art Hance, President-Elect of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association, has led several national symposia on the topic so we asked him a few ques- tions on the new code. What is the current building environment as it relates to the new code? Many commercial property owners and builders are elect- ing to dramatically increase the amount of insulation they are putting in commercial walls and roofs. But there is a far more economical and environmentally friendly way to comply with the new code. What alternatives do building owners have? Many central Heating, Ventila- tion andAir-Conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed without obtaining tested data on energy efficiency, creating tremendous waste. Builders can now access the most accurate database yet for testing the in-place thermal performance of complete metal roof and wall assemblies. The data supports newer methods for achieving more thermally effi- cient building envelopes. Thermal imaging and data provided by the Butler Guarded Hot Box, which can test actual 8’ x 10’ roof and wall sections, are great tools for ensuring economic and environ- mental efficiency. n

tives celebrate solar array completion at ribbon cut- ting ceremony held at 23 Orchard Road. The office building and site are owned by Herring Properties and JER Partners. All levels of government worked together with Herring Properties to gain approvals to build this project.

•Array provides 40% pow- er to the 234,000 s/f office building occupied by major tenant Johnson & Johnson • Herr ing Proper t i es awarded the winner of the Mixed Use category for land development from the Som- erset County Planning Board on January 17, 2012 Key topics from speakers at ceremony include:

From left to right: D. Glenn Everitt, Peter S. Palmer; Carolyn Gehl-Fefferman, Robert Menendez, Montgomery Mayor Ed Trzaska, James P. Herring, Robert Zaborowski, Mark D. Conforti, Jack M. Ciattarelli

23 Orchard Solar Facts:

• PSE&G financed the con- struction through their solar


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