of New Jersey
WHEREAS, New Jersey is a national leader in promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection and is dedicated to reducing energy usage, which decreases emissions of greenhouse gasses and improves the health and welfare of the State's citizens; and
WHEREAS, increasing greenhouse gas emissions have been documented to result in global warming that is causing a rise in sea level, which in turn will affect the natural resources of the 127 miles of New Jersey's coast and negatively impact billions of dollars of existing infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey State government controls hundreds of buildings throughout the State and spends nearly $128 million annually on energy for its various facilities; and
WHEREAS, establishing the position of Director of Energy Savings within the Department of Treasury will assist in reducing the State's energy expenses and benefit the environment; and
WHEREAS, reducing energy usage through energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy will improve the State's economy by exerting downward pressure on natural gas prices and otherwise lowering the cost of energy, creating local jobs, and stemming the flow of energy dollars to out-of-state entities; and
WHEREAS, energy savings and environmental protection gains can be achieved through changes in the purchasing patterns of State government, which wields considerable purchasing power; and
WHEREAS, the increased purchase of energy efficient, less toxic, and recycled products and services by State government is considered one of the best ways to bolster these markets, as well as the economic viability of New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, State government should assume a leadership role in promoting the efficient use of energy and natural resources in the interest of long-term protection and enhancement of our State's natural beauty;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
- There is hereby created within the Department of Treasury the position of Director of Energy Savings. The Director of Energy Savings shall be appointed by the Governor and shall report to the Treasurer.
- The Director of Energy Savings shall be responsible for implementing a program to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, and improve the procurement of energy for all State facilities. Specifically, the Director of Energy Savings shall:
- Oversee energy audits to be conducted at State buildings, centers, and facilities and subsequent implementation of the recommendations contained in the audits in the most cost-effective manner available. These audits shall, at a minimum, analyze energy efficiencies and the feasibility of installing on-site renewable energy systems that can be cost-effectively implemented with a 10-year payback period;
- Provide an annual report to the Governor outlining the environmental results and cost savings to the State;
- Take the action necessary to enable the State to partake in the bulk purchase and energy contract program to maximize the State's purchasing power;
- Assist in implementing the procurement practices set forth in this Order;
- Work with the Economic Development Authority, the Office of Economic Growth, the Commission on Science and Technology, and the Board of Public Utilities to develop a plan for promoting economic development around renewable energy and advanced energy technologies;
- Coordinate with the agencies that own, lease, occupy or maintain State buildings to implement immediate energy efficiency practices;
- Evaluate and determine whether the State should participate in the Board of Public Utilities' Clean Power Choice program; and
- Review the current State vehicle fleet, within the context of current federal and State standards, to determine whether more fuel efficient vehicles may be purchased.
- All State departments, authorities and instrumentalities with purchasing or procurement authority (hereinafter, "State agencies") shall select ENERGY STAR energy-efficient products when acquiring new energy-using products or replacing existing equipment. The Director of the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of Treasury (hereinafter, the "Division of Purchase and Property") shall issue standards and guidelines to implement this requirement. For products that do not have ENERGY STAR labels, State agencies shall follow guidelines established by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.
- Each State agency shall appoint or reappoint, within 30 days of the effective date of this Order, a coordinator from the agency procurement staff who will be responsible for coordinating with the Director of Energy Savings and the Division of Purchase and Property for the procurement by the State agency of energy, energy efficient products and equipment, renewable energy products, recycled products, low toxicity products and alternatives to products that contain mercury, lead, or other persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs), and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods. The coordinator's responsibility is to ensure agency compliance with the provisions of this Order. Those State agencies with independent procurement authority shall consult with the Division of Purchase and Property as well as the Director of Energy Savings in accordance with the requirements of this Order to ensure statewide adherence hereto.
- For the purposes of this section, "competitive" means of comparable quality and available at a price no more than 15% above the price arrived at through competitive bid, and "Addendum" means the Addendum to this Order which is incorporated herein by reference.
- Each State agency shall, when purchasing products in the product categories set forth in the Addendum, purchase the recycled products listed in the Addendum, provided the recycled products are competitive. In connection with such purchases, consideration shall be given to recycled products containing the highest percentage of post-consumer waste material.
- Each State agency shall print all publications and documents, including those publications and documents printed under the supervision of the State agency, on recycled paper, unless the State agency cannot procure a sufficient quantity of competitive recycled paper. The phrase "printed on recycled paper," "recycled paper" or words or symbols to that effect should be imprinted on the publication or document.
- State agencies shall make best efforts to use both sides of the paper stock (i.e., two-sided or duplex copies) when producing or copying documents.
- In all product procurements, State agencies shall make best efforts to purchase low toxicity products, PBT-free or reduced-PBT products, and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods. In cases where a PBT-free alternative is not available, the State agency shall include specifications to encourage product manufacturers to take back and recycle used PBT-containing products.
- In creating any new specification, and prior to the renewal of any expired specification, each State agency shall revise or eliminate any standards or provisions unrelated to performance that present barriers to the purchase of recycled products (e.g., unnecessary brightness standards or their equivalents for paper and paper products shall be lowered to remove any impediments that these standards may pose to the purchase of recycled paper or recycled paper products), energy efficient products, renewable energy products, low toxicity products and alternatives to products that contain PBTs, and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods.
- The Director of the Division of Purchase and Property shall have the authority to extend any existing contracts under their current terms when the Director determines such extension to be in the best interests of the State.
- Each State agency shall submit an annual report to the Division of Purchase and Property by August 31 of each year that details the types, volume and dollar amounts of recycled products, energy efficient products, renewable energy products, low toxicity products and alternatives to products that contain PBTs, and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods purchased during the previous fiscal year. This report shall be submitted either electronically or on paper in accordance with subsections (c) and (d) of section 5 of this Order.
- State agencies shall transition to energy efficient products and equipment, renewable energy products, recycled products, low toxicity products and alternatives to products that contain PBTs, and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods as soon as possible but in a manner that avoids wasting of existing inventories and allows the phase-out of products inconsistent with this Order.
- The Office of Clean Energy in the Board of Public Utilities and the Department of Environmental Protection shall provide technical assistance to the Director of Energy Savings, State agency coordinators, and the Division of Purchase and Property in support of implementation of this Order and shall promote innovative research and development to identify new recycled products, energy efficient products, renewable energy products, low toxicity products and alternatives to products that contain PBTs, and other products manufactured through environmentally sustainable methods to be purchased by State agencies.
- This Order shall not apply whenever inclusion in a contract of a provision or provisions of this Order would violate the terms, conditions, or limitations of any grant, funding or financial assistance from the federal government or any agency thereof.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 22nd day
Two Thousand and Six, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirtieth.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Stuart Rabner
Chief Counsel to the Governor
Construction Products - Unless otherwise noted, in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency's (hereinafter "USEPA") Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Asphalt pavement or asphalt pavement patching materials made with recycled asphalt
shingles - New Jersey Department of Transportation (hereinafter "NJDOT") specification
Cement and concrete
Consolidated and reprocessed latex paint
Glassphalt - NJDOT specification
Railroad grade crossing surfaces
Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) - NJDOT specification
Recycled concrete aggregate
(RCA) - NJDOT specification
Recycled plastic lumber - American Society for Testing
and Materials specification
Rubber modified asphalt
Shower and restroom dividers/partitions
Landscaping Products - Unless otherwise noted, in accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Garden and soaker hoses
Lawn and garden edging
Mulch, compost and other soil amendments made from
municipal solid waste, sludge, yard waste, food waste, clean wood scrap and
other organic materials - NJDEP solid waste and recycling rules
landscaping timbers and posts
Nonpaper Office Products - In accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios, and presentation folders
Office waste receptacles
Plastic desktop accessories
Plastic trash bags
Paper and Paper Products - In accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Commercial/industrial sanitary tissue products
Paperboard and packaging products
Printing and writing papers
Park and Recreation Products - In accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Park benches and picnic tables
Transportation Products - Unless otherwise noted, in accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Delineators - NJDOT specification
Traffic cones - NJDOT specification
Miscellaneous Products - In accordance with USEPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines developed pursuant to Federal Executive Order 13101:
Awards and plaques