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ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Energy Efficiency in Project Review: DEP has instituted a systematic in-house review of projects to 
analyze energy impacts and greenhouse gas emissions for upcoming capital projects. DEP has 
incorporated the Envision Rating System to evaluate the social, economic, and environmental aspects of 
infrastructure projects and bring a triple bottom line assessment to all projects that do not fall under 
LEED criteria. We are also in the midst of a study to incorporate Energy Conservation Measures into 
State of Good Repair projects across our wastewater treatment plants.