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Toms River School District Spending $700K on Energy Saving Program

Energy savings program comes with a cost

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The Toms River Regional school district will spend $717,535 on a program aimed at saving on energy costs district-wide, the Asbury Park Press reported this week.

The Toms River Regional district, the largest suburban school system in New Jersey, will spend the high six-figure outlay on salaries, software and fees, the Press reported, in order to save potentially millions of dollars in energy costs, district officials said.

In the last two years, the newspaper reported, the district saved about $1.2 million in such costs after a consultant's fee was paid. The consulting firm, Cenergistic, requires the district to hire an energy specialist to put a plan in place with the company's software and processes, according to the Press article.

The company is on the hook to Cenergistic for four years at $637,800 per year, the Press reported, but the savings is above and beyond the fee, and after the contract is up, the district can continue saving on energy without paying the consulting fees.
grace July 18, 2014 at 04:41 PM
dearest @ deb ive been waiting for 25 yrs! why would anyone say anything theyve got the cushiest jobs til they retire with the best health pension vacay and sick day bonuses..heck how many were hired cause of the framily plan? a lot! many without being teacher certified,,holy cow toms river! who you know ,who you date ,who you related to, who you exercise with thats the key
Mac July 18, 2014 at 05:05 PM
voters with balls in Ocean County? - nah, it's not in the genes - that's why we have Gilmore and keep buying barren cans of Black Flag
Deb Scott July 19, 2014 at 09:23 AM
So people instead of blogging why don't you go and open your mouth at the board meeting and inform the people of what goes on behind cloed doors maybe they will think twice about who to vote for next time........
Deb Scott July 19, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Don't worry Gilmore is back and he will get Torone and wifey out and the rest of the arrogant assssssss

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