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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — October 30 - November 12, 2015 — 17B


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Hutchinson upgrades lighting to LED and installs energy efficient AC units Moorestown Community House goes Green with Hutchinson Mechanical Services


solution. After performing a free energy assessment, Hutchinson determined that through Direct Install - of- fered by the NJ Office of Clean Energy - MCH was eligible for energy efficient upgrades and incentives that covered 70% of the cost to replace outdated lighting and AC units. Hutchinson upgraded the majority of MCH’s lighting to LED, including outdoor areas and the parking lot, and installed upgraded, energy ef- ficient AC units. Over the years, MCH has made capital improvements over time. “If it wasn’t for Hutchinson and Direct Install, we wouldn’t have the needed funds on hand to replace ev- erything at once,” said Kenney. “I didn’t expect to see such a fast result in savings. The investment will pay for itself

OORESTOWN, NJ — Like most non- profits, Moorestown

C o m m u - nity House (MCH) - the icon of his- toric Moore- s t own - i s conscious of every penny s p e n t . S o when it came

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time to upgrade lighting and AC units to ensure a comfort- able environment for its ten- ants and other customers who rent out space for events, Brad Kenney, executive director, looked for options that would not only save on costs but be good for the environment, too. MCH turned to Hutchin- son Mechanical Services , a regional provider of energy services, to come up with a BELMAR, NJ — The Bel- mar Housing Authority (BHA) and Bostwick En- ergy Partners (BEP) are working on a strategic plan to manage energy costs for the public housing agency. The small but agile housing authority offers 50-units of affordable housing to senior and disabled individuals in Monmouth County. Fluctuating energy costs can significantly impact oper- ating costs, causing an agency trouble in meeting its budget. Retired executive director Paul Caverly was clearly on the right path in his effort to save the agency money. His decision to partner with BEP has proven to be successful. To date, the agency has saved approximately 15% percent in total energy costs since retaining Bostwick En- ergy Partners. “Limited federal and state funding forced us to act pre- emptively and seek solutions that will protect our finances for future years to come,” Caverly said. “We look for- ward to a fruitful partnership with BEP as it continues to


nonprofits like Moorestown Community House, businesses and government facilities reduce energy consumption and improve their bottom line,” said Ed Hutchinson , Moorestown Community House

in less than 2 years,” continues Kenney. “We’re also experienc- ing a much more comfortable environment.” “We seek out the latest strat- egies and technologies to help

president, Hutchinson Me- chanical Services. “Our turn- key solutions make it easy for nonprofits and businesses to become more energy efficient, cut expenses and go green.” n

Belmar Housing Authority partners with Bostwick Energy to save money

Grayson joins Liberty Property Trust as director of sustainability

Wesco as director of corporate sustainability. His previous experience also includes posi- tions at ICF International and Calvert Investments. He holds his LEEDAP designation and has earned his Masters in Public Policy and MBA in Marketing from the University of Maryland. Liberty, as a pioneer of high- performance, green building development, has over 100 buildings either LEED certified or registered with the intent to certify, and more than 140 ENERGY STAR certified build- ings. This commitment has earned Liberty the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year rec- ognition for the last four years. Liberty Property Trust is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through the develop- ment, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty’s 105 million square foot portfolio includes 729 properties which provide office, distribution and light manu- facturing facilities to 1,700 tenants. n

MALVERN, PA — Lib- erty Property Trust an- nounced that it has named Billy Grayson as director of sustainability. Grayson will be responsible for developing and executing sustainability strategy across Liberty’s 105 million s/f portfolio. “Billy’s expertise and ex- perience integrating high- performance practices across a number of industries will be valuable in furthering Liberty’s commitment to sustainable development and operations,” said Shelby Christensen , senior vice president of real estate operations. “He will be working with senior leaders to extend Liberty’s sustainability program across our industrial portfolio – helping Liberty tenants reduce their operating expenses and environmental impact in warehouses, distri- bution centers, and industrial facilities.” Grayson comes to Liberty from Electronic Industry Citi- zen Coalition (EICC) where he served as vice president of social and environmental sustainability. Prior to join- ing EICC, Grayson worked at

software systems,” said Albur- tus. “Combining the two are essential when talking about long term energy savings.” Since the deregulation of the energy industry, third party energy suppliers have entered the playing field, of- fering a myriad of contract structures often confusing to customers. As a result, more businesses are hiring energy consultants to help understand energy markets, while identifying points of risk and points of opportunity in each contract. “As a former analyst at a large 3rd party supplier, I work with clients to ensure they are getting the best energy deal by negotiating contracts on their behalf,” Price said. “This allows agen- cies, like the Belmar Housing Authority, to mitigate their exposure to complex energy markets, and to reduce the risk of fluctuating prices.” The Belmar Housing Au- thority hopes to take further advantage of declining energy prices and further reduce its energy costs by the end of this year. n

Belmar Housing Authority

monitor our energy usage and negotiate contracts on our behalf.” Many other public-private agencies are utilizing the expertise of energy-technol- ogy firms, such as Bostwick Energy Partners, to provide market intelligence of the industry. Founders Thomas Price and Patrick Alburtus are utilizing their combined knowledge in energy and computer science to imple- ment turnkey solutions to- wards cost-effective energy management. “Every client should be entitled to specific reporting tools and in-house energy

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