At a Glance
Commercial Energy Efficiency, Data Analysis
Hassan Haddad led initiatives to cost-effectively implement energy efficiency and clean energy strategies in three New Jersey municipalities.
Sustainable Jersey is a non-profit organization that partners with state agencies, universities, and industry to support municipality and school district sustainability initiatives and strategies. Often, school districts and municipalities do not have the capacity to pursue energy initiatives that can result in long-term energy and cost-savings. Sustainable Jersey brought on Hassan to provide one-on-one support directly to municipality leaders and lead efforts in energy tracking and management and implementing energy efficiency measures.
Hassan approached the challenge using a four part process.
- Meet with each client to identify goals for energy tracking, energy efficiency strategy implementation, and other clean energy initiatives. After reviewing building age, square footage, and renovation history, Hassan began assessing energy-saving potential of each property by creating a building inventory.
- Analyze building energy usage. Hassan collected utility bill data over the last two years for 17 buildings across three municipalities to create an energy usage profile for each property. By doing so, Hassan could better identify the buildings that could generate the highest energy and cost-savings. This was followed with a more extensive look at the equipment and operations at selected buildings.
- Meet with Sustainable Jersey staff and utility representatives to gain an in-depth understanding of available energy incentive programs.
- Present learned building energy usage insights along with the available energy incentive programs that best fit the client’s needs. Hassan informed the client of the estimated reduction in annual energy use and annual cost that would result from program participation.
While leading municipality energy initiatives, Hassan created a streamlined energy tracking system at each municipality. He spurred key stakeholders to participate in an energy auditing program that is estimated to reduce energy usage at audited properties by 20%. Hassan also initiated the first steps in a fleet electrification initiative by drafting and submitting two electric vehicle grant proposals that could secure up to $277,000 of funding and offset 190 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions annually. Hassan’s involvement with each municipality brought about significant growth in their energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives.