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Energy Efficiency Market Transformation Strategy (EEMTS)
The Department of Planning & Economic Development and Passaic CountyImprovement Authority are developing an Energy Efficiency Market TransformationStrategy (EEMTS) to support and grow the County’s energy services sector, whileimproving the energy efficiency of buildings in Passaic County. 

This strategy is being developed with the assistance of the MIT CoLab GreenEconomic Development Initiative (GEDI), which is working with four localgovernments across the United States to research and develop strategies forbuilding energy efficiency markets. In addition to Passaic County, these localgovernments include the cities of Cambridge, MA, Las Vegas, NV and Bellevue, WA.

“Green energy and overall energy efficiency has been a priority of mine.  Thisprogram is an example of Passaic County leading the way toward energy efficientbuildings.  This partnership will have a positive impact for residents and families byhelping to save taxpayer monies and providing environmental health benefits foryears to come,” said Freeholder Director Bruce James, Chairman of the PassaicCounty Energy and Sustainability Committee. 

Benefits
Passaic County is excited to engage in this project because strengthening theenergy efficiency market in our region will have economic, health and environmentalbenefits, including:
  • Job creation
  • Improved indoor environmental air quality
  • Added real estate value
  • Local business development

Results

The Energy Efficiency Market Transformation Plan will include a detailed industryanalysis developed from input by subject matter experts, shared research, andpractitioners in related industries. 

The Industry Analysis is expected to be completed in June 2013, followed bycompletion of the full Energy Efficiency Market Transformation Plan in September2013.

Get Involved
Passaic County welcomes participation from local or state government agenciesand energy efficiency program administrators, as well as interested energy servicesfirms and real estate or property management organizations. 

Webinars
The Green Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) will be hosting a series of freewebinars during the EEMTS process. These talks will suggest how stakeholders(including property owners, managers, contractors, utilities and others) canbecome engaged to improve the design of energy efficiency programs. 


Upcoming webinars and registration links will be posted below as they become available, please check back!