To us, sustainability is not an afterthought or a gimmick - it's the reason we come to work each and every day.
We're working with municipalities, businesses, and academic institutions across New Jersey to develop partnerships that encourage more sustainable uses of energy through programs that improve convenience and lower costs.
At Ciel, the protection and preservation of New Jersey isn't what we do after hours. It's part of our everyday work.
We partnered with The Regeneration magazine, Reeves Reed Arboretum, Green Summit, and Sustainable Fashion Stylist Lauren Engelke to explore the many different facets of ecofashion and to bring the latest sustainable fashion designs to the Reeves-Reed runway in Summit, New Jersey.
It was a remarkable affair at the inaugural LOCAL ACTION/GLOBAL IMPACT event. Panelists gathered under the shade provided by a full canopy of trees above, a striking display of early spring flowers in full bloom.
We're spending more time at home; a lot more. Virtual corporate networks, video streaming services, social media, and online shopping are steadily increasing the amount of time we're spending in our living rooms and home offices.
This nesting is yielding an unexpected benefit; Americans are saving energy. A recent study published in Joule estimates that between 2003 and 2012, our time at home has increased by more than eight days per year, and the associated reduction in travel (one minute of car travel is 20 times more energy intensive than time at home) and other activities is saving an estimated 1.7 trillion BTU's of energy each year.
Older homes have a few requisite mainstays: Uneven temperatures, higher energy bills, and of course, drafty rooms. But in Summit, New Jersey, this is beginning to change.
Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore.
In fact, your garden has taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.
We know that fresh organic produce grown in your garden can lower your exposure to chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
We've also recently learned that incorporating the the right mix of flowers can help prevent the extinction of pollenators.
Now, your garden can also help you lower the likelihood of a flooded basement, fight pollution, and replenish groundwater supplies.
Before selling a home, owners usually want to create a comfortable atmosphere in the house that exudes happiness and efficiency. This may require a few home improvements to confirm that the home meets buyer expectations. The good news is that adding insulation in the attic and home exterior is often an excellent choice with a good return on investment.
How unsold copies of the New York Times and other newspapers are transformed into the solution to a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
More than 150 homeowners participated in Glen Rock's Energy Smart Rock Homes program, which has helped Glen Rock residents uncover more than $1.9 million dollars worth of combined financial incentives available through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star program for home improvement upgrades.
The Episcopal Church at Princeton University's Procter House has been the home of both the Chaplain and the Chaplaincy since its purchase in 1928. Located on the corner of Dickinson Street and University Place in Princeton, the Procter House is directly across from Princeton University's Foulke Hall.
In addition to its private residences, Procter House serves students from Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Westminster Choir College at a variety of services and events.
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, assesses how your home loses or wastes energy and what measures you can take to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, will have a dramatic effect on your home’s overall comfort and will save you significant amounts of money over time.
A student led New Jersey Climate Policy Forum took place this weekend at Princeton University to answer the question; “what policies should New Jersey pass in the next 10 years in order to achieve its 2050 emissions goals?”
On Friday, September 14th, 2018, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities hosted the Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting at the State House Annex in Trenton, New Jersey.
Scott Fischer, Managing Member of Ciel Power LLC joined with Richard Lawton, Executive Director of the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council to offer insight to the committee.
During the company's participation in this 21 day engagement program, Ciel employees, colleagues, and affiliates participating in the effort will track and share their progress and earn points for taking action. Action items follow solutions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming.
The power of Madison, New Jersey's borough-wide home energy audit program to do social good is undeniable. But the next best thing to undergoing a whole-house home energy assessment may be to gradually adopt smaller incremental improvements over time. Ciel launched their new 'Ask The Expert' column in Madison Living magazine to support homeowners interested in improving the comfort and energy efficiency of their homes with seasonal tips and techniques that reduce household energy consumption.