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Flying Fish Brewing Company

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Flying Fish Brewing Company
Organization Type: 
Contact Person: 
Gene Muller
Business Location: 
Flying Fish Brewing Co.
900 Kennedy Blvd.
08083 Somerdale , NJ
United States
39° 51' 14.274" N, 75° 1' 13.1124" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
<p>Environmental Policy Statement: Our brewery is a showcase for recycling, reuse and conservation. It’s not only good for the environment, but in the long run it’s good business. The cheapest electric (or natural gas, water, packaging, etc.) is what you don’t need to use.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Bathrooms use high powered air dryers, eliminating all paper towels.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
All carpeting in offices was rescued–brand new–from the dumpster of a multinational company. All furniture was purchased used and then reconditioned.
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Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
We recycle all paper, metal, plastic, glass and pallets. We’re still looking for a reuse for shrink wrap, although we’ve dramatically reduced our use of it. 2. All our spent barley grain goes to a local dairy farmer for feed–last year that equaled more than two million pounds.
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Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
1. We’ve installed passive solar light tubes in the brewery that not only bring natural light into the building but greatly reduce the need for artificial light. 2. All electrical lighting will be high-efficiency fluorescents. 3. Our high-efficiency boiler works on demand requiring just a small fraction of the natural gas a conventional always-on boiler needs. 4. The roof has triple the insulation our prior roof did. A reflective surface reduces demand for cooling. 5. All the lighting in our offices are motion-activated high efficiency fluorescent. With funding from the NJ Clean Energy Program’s Direct Install program, Flying Fish Brewing Co. installed a high-efficiency boiler, air conditioning units, digital thermostats and retrofitted lighting throughout the brewery. The Direct Install program covered 70 percent of the cost, NJCEP incentives provided $28,414 of the $40,591 total project cost. The upgrades were estimated to save Flying Fish an additional 35,644 kWh and 637 therms per year, totaling about $4,015 annually. Specific Technologies: Efficient lighting; 5-ton and 10-ton packaged HVAC units; dual enthalpy and forced air heat electronic fuel-use economizers
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Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
Our brew kettle recaptures all steam that would normally vent to atmosphere and create 1 gallon of hot water for every 5 gallons of beer brewed. Other savings come from reusing process water for cleaning operations.
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Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
To start, approximately 15% of the rainwater that hits our roof is diverted to a rain garden to capture it and let it percolate back into the ground rather than rushing into Cooper Creek where it contributes to erosion. The garden features native plants that attract butterflies, native bees and hummingbirds.
Industry Specific Practices
Description of Action: 
Our fully automated brewhouse uses several innovations that reduce the number of pumps required. The system also requires significantly less boil time per batch, reducing gas usage.
Finished Application: 
Original Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017