NJ Plugs Energy Efficiency In Public Facilities

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- New Jersey's governor has signed off on a bill that encourages schools, local governments, hospitals and other public entities to work with energy companies to implement energy-saving measures such as efficient lighting and air conditioning.

The new law will allow public organizations to strike long-term lease-purchase agreements with energy companies to equip their buildings with greener technologies, including stronger insulation and energy-saving heating and ventilation systems, without having to shell out upfront costs.

“Towns, schools, counties and public colleges can now become more energy efficient and...
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