MONROE – The township is using incentive programs to “go green” and make improvements to the Monroe Community Center and Monroe Senior Center.
“The community center and senior center are two of the most popular facilities in our township, so it is important that we maintain energy-efficient climate control in the buildings year-round,” Mayor Stephen Dallin said in a release. “We are grateful for New Jersey’s clean energy programs like JCP&L’s Direct Install and PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future that allow us to make these capital improvements as budget-friendly as possible.”
JCP&L approved the township’s application to replace 14 rooftop HVAC units at the Monroe Community Center, 120 Monmouth Road, under the Direct Install program administered by the State Public Utilities Board.
Direct Install Program through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) to provide New Jersey utility customers with a turnkey program that makes it easy and affordable to upgrade to high efficiency equipment.
Of the total project cost of $723,186, JCP&L will provide a grant of $578,549. The township will have to pay $144,637.25 in 60 monthly payments of $2,410.62 without interest.
Installation is expected to be completed this year once all materials are received.
In addition, the Clean Energy Future program installed two replacement boilers at 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Senior Center.
The total cost of the project is $117,912, but Monroe will have to pay 27.2% of the cost, or $32,106, through an energy efficiency grant.
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