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Advancing Energy Efficiency and Conservation

During Energy Awareness Month

Post Date:11/01/2019 2:42 PM

In support of Energy Awareness Month, the Somerset County Energy Council is helping to raise awareness about the benefits of energy conservation by producing an energy efficiency video, developing a Home Energy Self-Assessment Tool and sharing a proclamation that was issued by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“There continues to be a high demand for energy around the world, which impacts the cost and availability of energy sources. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is a long term goal for Somerset County,” said Freeholder Sara Sooy, Energy Council liaison. “The tools that the Energy Council has developed make it easy for people to identify opportunities for saving money by saving energy.”

Energy Efficiency Video

There are simple things we can all do that will help to save energy, lower utility bills and make Somerset County a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live. Wondering what they are? The Energy Council produced a short video (under two minutes) that demonstrates easy ways to be more energy efficient:

Home Energy Self-Assessment Tool

Homeowners can visit the Energy Council’s website to download a home self-assessment tool, which will help to determine what improvements can be made for energy efficiency. The self-assessment tool can be found at:

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Day

The Board of Freeholders officially recognized national Energy Efficiency and Conservation Day (Oct.2) when they presented a proclamation to Energy Council Vice Chair Jeanne Perantoni.  Even though energy efficiency and conservation is a year-round objective, the goal of the proclamation was to help raise awareness in the community. To view the proclamation, visit:

Other Initiatives

The Energy Council recently cosponsored a “Creating Vibrant Neighborhoods” workshop with the Somerset County Planning Board that brought together elected officials, municipal representatives and planning professionals to discuss ways to ensure that new development proposals meet local and county planning, sustainability and resiliency goals.

For additional information, please contact Director Walter C. Lane, Somerset County Planning Division, at (908) 231-7021 or


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