NJ Fairgrounds Adding a Touch of Green

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nj-fairgrounds.jpgThe State Fairgrounds in scenic Sussex County, New Jersey will be home to a new energy efficient conservatory later this year. The $800,000 energy-efficient glass structure will be used for horticultural displays during the annual state fair, and house the Spring Fest and charity events during the off-season.

The facility is expected to garner LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It may also be eligible for tax rebates and other government incentives.  The building is being funded by a Bucks County, PA resident who will be revealed at Spring Fest on March 6.

The state fairgrounds encompass 125 acres that are home to special events, carnivals, concerts, photo galleries, agricultural exhibits, demonstration kitchens, horse shows, family entertainment events, and educational activities. Click here for a list of 2008 scheduled events.

Green improvements to the fairgrounds currently include a recycling program, energy-efficient lighting, and the possibility of utilizing solar or wind power in the future.

Source: NJ Herald

Tag(s): Events, For Kids, Green Building, The Great Green Outdoors


One Response to “NJ Fairgrounds Adding a Touch of Green”

  1. joyceb on March 17th, 2008 2:16 pm

    I’ve just been notified that the person funding this project is from Sussex County,NJ, not Bucks County, PA. Joyce

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