Business Information
Name of Organization: 
M&E Engineers, Inc
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Contact Person: 
Drew DePalma
Title: 
Director of Operations
Business Location: 
M&E Engineers Headquarters
26 W High St
08876 Somerville , NJ
United States
40° 34' 13.7712" N, 74° 36' 43.8372" W
Phone: 
908-526-5700
Email: 
ddepalma@meengineers.com
Number of Employees: 
12
Website: 
www.MEengineers.com
Membership Date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

M&E Engineers is committed to managing environmental impact as an integral part of our operations. In particular, it is our policy to assure the environmental integrity of our processes and facilities at all times. We will do so by adhering to the following principles:

•Employ management systems and procedures specifically designed to minimize the use of hazardous materials, energy and other natural resources, to minimize the generation of waste, and to enable recycling and reuse of materials.

•Continually seek opportunities to improve our environmental performance by establishing objectives and targets, measuring progress, and reporting our results; including but not limited to energy, water, paper and fuel consumption and vehicle miles traveled.

•Conserve natural resources by adopting pollution prevention practices (Example: extending the life of equipment through preventive maintenance scheduling, purchasing and reworking used equipment, etc.).

•Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout our business, including conserving energy, improving energy efficiency, and giving preference to renewable over non-renewable energy when feasible.

•Promote participation and communicate our commitment to responsible environmental management by promoting environmental responsibility among our employees; by providing the necessary training and support to enable them to implement this policy; by informing suppliers of our environmental policy and encouraging them to adopt effective environmental management practices; and by soliciting input from our employees, suppliers, and customers in meeting our environmental goals.

•Comply with all the environmental laws and regulations.

•Promptly correct any practice or condition not in compliance with this policy.

*The M&E Engineers facility continually receives Energy Star certification and is currently attempting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

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Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
William Amann, PE, LEED Fellow is President of M&E Engineers and is a passionate advocate for energy efficiency and sustainability. Drew DePalma, LEED AP is in charge of purchasing and recycling programs. Everyone at M&E Engineers is LEED certified and does their fair share to promote sustainability.
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Annually re-certify for Energy Star certification. Work towards LEED certification. Reduce waste and utilize environmentally friendly products.
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
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Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 

In addition to Mechanical and Electrical engineering services, M&E Engineers provides an array of energy related services, including commissioning, energy modeling, energy audits, energy benchmarking & analysis, renewable energy system design, and LEED consulting.

Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers performed a waste audit which resulted in reduced pick-ups as well as a reduced dumpster size. Employees are encouraged to use refillable cups.
Money Saved: 
615
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers recycles everything they can in addition to traditional items, including ink cartridges, batteries, pens, e-waste, and k-cups.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers recycles light bulbs, e-waste, and ink cartridges accordingly.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers used the Direct Install program to upgrade all light fixtures to LEDs, as well as upgrade HVAC controls. M&E pays a premium on their utility bill to offset for 100% renewable energy. M&E's office is Energy Star Certified and is pursuing LEED certification.
kWh Saved: 
23,310
Therms Saved: 
941
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 

M&E Engineers has plans to install carports with solar panel mounted on them in the office parking lot. M&E also provides renewable energy system design.

Transportation
Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers encourages carpooling, public transportation, and telecommuting.
Fuel Conservation Efficiency
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers plans to install EV charging stations in the office parking lot.
Water
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers has installed low flow fixtures throughout the office building. M&E also considers water efficiency in engineering designs.
Gallons Saved: 
19,000
Money Saved: 
62
Certification Programs
LEED™ Silver, Gold or Platinum
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers is currently pursuing LEED certification.
Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers has an Employee Emergency Action Plan as part of the Employee Safety Manual.
Community
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers provides health insurance for it's employees, as well as a wellness program.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers maintains its HVAC systems regularly. The office building is checked for air quality annually when recertifying for Energy Star.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers' staff volunteer on Earth Day to clean up the Raritan River.
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
M&E Engineers is currently providing consulting services to school districts for the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.