31 Tannery Project

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The 31 Tannery Project, located in Branchburg, New Jersey, in the United States, serves as the corporate headquarters for Ferreira Construction, the Ferreira Group, and Noveda Technologies. The 42,000-square-foot (3,900 m2) office and shop building was constructed in 2006 and is the 1st building in the state of New Jersey to meet New Jersey's Executive Order 54. The building is also the first Net Zero Electric Commercial Building in the United States.[1]

Building Details[edit]

Renewable Energy System[edit]

HVAC System[edit]

Voice/Data System[edit]

  • Integrated Web based direct digital controls system and pervasive voice/data/video system with kiosk displays.

Backup Energy System[edit]

  • Transfer switch for a future 200 kW gas-fired emergency generator.

Building energy monitoring[edit]

SunFlow Monitor[edit]

EnergyFlow Monitor[edit]


  • Facilimetrix graphically depicts the buildings room temperature readings and hot water temperature readings in real-time.

Carbon Footprint Monitor[edit]

Building Recognition[edit]

State of New Jersey[edit]

  • New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine presented the New Jersey Clean Energy Market Innovator Award

Energy Star[edit]

  • EnergyStar certification with a previously unheard of perfect rating of 100.


  1. ^ Kauffman, Tim (August 4, 2008). "Net zero electric building is model for federal facilities" (PDF). Federal Times. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-10. Retrieved February 14, 2011.


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Coordinates: 40°36′28″N 74°43′34″W / 40.60776°N 74.72621°W / 40.60776; -74.72621