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Green marketing

A combination of environmental sensitivity and a desire to cut back on costs means that more companies want office space that retains heat in the cold months and stays cooler in the hot months, according to some industry insiders. Many corporate tenants also want devices that use less water, and embrace other efficiencies like solar power.

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On the case

For seven years, Victoria Zelin, her husband Jonathan Cloud, and others at nonprofit organization New Jersey PACE, have attempted to get legislation off the ground to set up a public-private structured financing tool aimed at promoting energy efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings.

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Work in progress

Gov. Phil Murphy has cast himself as a labor-friendly public official, but the draft of the 2019 Energy Master Plan he unveiled in June — which sets goals and policy guidelines through the mid-century mark and aims to make New Jersey 100 percent green by 2050 — may take a bit of the bloom off the relationship.

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Conservation matters

The paid summer internship program places student teams with corporations, organizations and government agencies including New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, The City of Newark, and Prudential Financial in opportunities to help solve their respective sustainability challenges.

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The bottom line on clean energy

“The reason why we are at the forefront is because we have to be at the forefront. We are also at the forefront of the damage,” Brian Lipman, litigation manager at the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, said during a panel discussion hosted by NJBIZ. “We need to take care of ourselves. If we make our electricity too expensive, then industries are going to move out."

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