Ocean County, New Jersey
At a Glance
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Toms River, NJ
Sam Shannon found energy savings above and beyond those uncovered by Ocean County's existing initiatives.
Ocean County, New Jersey, hired Sam Shannon to review its Energy Master Plan (EMP), the strategic energy efficiency roadmap it has been implementing for the past four years.
Despite EMP's success, Shannon identified avenues to reduce energy use that it did not cover: PC power management software, occupancy sensors for county buildings, lighting upgrades and tankless water heaters.
If implemented, Shannon’s recommendations could save the county $160,000 per year, reduce its annual energy consumption by almost one million kilowatt hours, and avoid nearly 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.