NJ Board of Public Utilities Recognizes ‘Energy Savings’ Leadership Exhibited by Glatt Air Techniques

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ — New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
(BPU) Commissioner Elizabeth Randall today attended a special ceremony in
Ramsey to recognize Glatt Air Techniques for its “energy savings” leadership
shown by incorporating energy efficiency measures into its facility.

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“I am always proud to be present when a New Jersey company is being
honored for energy conservation,” said Commissioner Randall. “It is
gratifying to see that more and more commercial and industrial organizations
are opting for efficiency when making their renovation plans.”

Mayor Christopher Botta, presented Glatt Air Techniques with a
proclamation certificate from the Borough of Ramsey recognizing the company
for its dedication to the environment.

“Glatt Air has been and continues to be a good neighbor to this Borough
and its business community,” said Mayor Botta. “They are to be congratulated
for implementing these energy efficiency measures in their facility and taking
steps to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Also in attendance was Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney, who
presented Glatt Air with a certificate and applauded their steps to become
more energy-efficient.

New Jersey businesses that take advantage of the NJBPU’s NJ SmartStart
Buildings(R) Program are joining in with other businesses and communities
across New Jersey to meet Governor Corzine’s goal of reducing our overall
energy consumption 20 percent by 2020.

During the ceremony, Commissioner Randall presented Darryl Haffner, CPR,
Chief Maintenance and Facility Processing Equipment Manager at Glatt Air, with
an $88,000 incentive check for incorporating a series of energy efficiency
measures in two primary areas: lighting and heat recovery. The technology
upgrades are projected to save 294,334 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity
annually, along with a total demand reduction of 91.29 kilowatts (kW) and 680
million BTUs of natural gas — which is equivalent to taking approximately 45
passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

“When it comes to planning long-term value, today’s best business
practices include the incorporation of energy efficient measures,”
Commissioner Randall added. “Especially given today’s economy, New Jersey
businesses are looking for ways to cut energy costs and improve their bottom
line. Glatt Air is an excellent example of the kind of progressive thinking
that will help the state achieve its aggressive energy efficiency goals.”

Located in Ramsey, NJ, Glatt Air was founded in 1973 and employs a
workforce of more than 150, specializing in pharmaceutical technology. The
company worked with Robert Lighting and Energy of Fairfield, NJ, to reduce
energy usage in its lighting and heat recovery operations. In its warehouse,
400-watt metal halide lights were replaced with 4-lamp T5 High Output High Bay
fixtures. Changing to fluorescent technology in the warehouse allowed for
installation of motion sensors that turn the lights on only when someone is
present. By installing energy efficient T8 and T5 lighting systems throughout
the facility, Glatt Air’s upgrade also addressed the offices, mechanical rooms
and common areas. Overall, the upgraded lighting and control system is
expected to result in electricity savings of nearly $25,000 each year.

Glatt Air also installed 2-BPE heat recovery units along with an Encelium
Building Automation System (BAS). These units reduce transfer energy from the
building’s exhaust air to the incoming air, greatly reducing the energy
required for heating and cooling. The system not only controls the heating,
ventilation and air conditioning equipment but also controls the lighting,
lighting controls and general scheduling of the buildings. Dimming, task
tuning, occupancy controls from motion sensors and timers and daylight
harvesting will all be managed by the BAS. These combined efforts will work
in tandem to provide reduced energy consumption, resulting in an estimated
annual utility bill reduction of nearly $19,000.

To learn more about the New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Program as well as
other energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, visit
http://www.NJCleanenergy.com or call 1-866-NJSMART.

About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU):

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is a state agency and regulatory
authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at
reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by the
NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications
and cable television. The Board has general oversight responsibility for
monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and
investigating utility accidents. To find out more about the NJBPU, visit our
web site at http://www.nj.gov/bpu.

About the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP):

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, established on January 22, 2003, in
accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA),
provides financial and other incentives to the State’s residential customers,
businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy
technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers’ energy bills
and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by
the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is
http://www.njcleanenergy.com.

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