Posted 6.10.22 in General
During the summertime, the heat can be hard to beat, especially for those who must work outside. We wanted to give a reminder of some of the ways you can avoid the risk of heat-related illnesses.
1. Make sure to stay hydrated and drink lots of water
2. Take multiple breaks even when it doesn’t feel necessary
3. Choose light weight and loose-fitting clothing
4. Try to limit the outdoor exposure to in the morning and at night when it tends to be cooler
5. Know the signs and symptoms of heated-related illness as seen in the photo
Posted 6.3.22 in General
As the days start to get warmer, we wanted to share a few helpful ways to keep your electricity bills down while keeping your house cool!
1. Utilize your ceiling fans and other fans to better circulate the air
2. At night open the windows and let the cooler nighttime air cool down the house
3. Close the doors to rooms you don’t use frequently to limit the area your central air needs to cool the house
4. Unplug devices you aren’t using at the moment
5. During the day close the blinds or curtains to keep your rooms shaded and cooled
Posted 6.1.22 in General
Did you know the U.S. throws away enough plastic bottles in a week to circle the Earth 5 times! Try switching to reusable water bottles the next time you need a drink on the go!
Posted 5.27.22 in General
ASP’s office will be closed on Monday, May 30th to observe Memorial Day. Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend!
Photo Credit: Veteran.com
Posted 5.20.22 in General
Today we are highlighting one of our recent interns Konnor Getz! Konnor started his internship with us in January of 2022 with the Engineering Department. Konnor was a huge help to the ASP team, and we are very thankful for his time! Below is a brief message from Konnor about his experience with ASP!
“During my time at ASP, I have gained a great understanding of what it is like to be a part of an engineering team. Even though I did not have much experience coming into the position, I was greeted by a welcoming and helpful team that would always assist me if needed. While interning for four months, I was able to work on various projects alongside professional engineers. Additionally, I was given time to work on my own project – an AutoCAD tool that will help the engineering team on their future projects. I think that my time interning at ASP has helped me become even more excited about pursuing my degree in Mechanical Engineering and I am very thankful I got the opportunity to work for such a great company.”
If you are interested in an internship opportunity with ASP, you can contact us through our website: http://www.advancedsolarproducts.com/contact/
Posted 5.17.22 in General
Today, we wanted to share an article on how you can live a more environmentally conscious life! Follow the link below to read more about the different habits you can add to your life to be eco-friendly!
Posted 5.11.22 in General
Yesterday, ASP got to sponsor the Somerset County Business Partnership’s 50th annual Golf Classic at New Jersey National. Our COO Ed Seliga, and some ASP staff got to enjoy a beautiful day on the course!
Posted 5.6.22 in General
Today we would like to highlight Rick Schrack! Rick is the Director of Project Development at ASP and has been with us since 2011.
Rick has worked in a variety of departments within Advanced Solar Products during his tenure including, Business / Project Development, Procurement, Project Management and Engineering.
Rick stated that, “Advanced Solar Products has a genuine willingness to promote employee growth.”
Favorite part about working at ASP: The family-like work atmosphere and dedication to the industry
Favorite hobby: Following the Philadelphia sports teams
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Tacos
Posted 5.3.22 in General
Today our COO Ed Seliga, stepped out of the office to attend the “Where Health & Sustainability Meet” Garden walking tour of Leonard J. Buck Garden, hosted by the Somerset County Business Partnership! It was great to be able to see the beginnings of spring and celebrate sustainability!
Central New Jersey Elected Leaders & Clean Energy Advocates Stress the Urgent Need for Climate Investments to Protect Against Extreme Weather Events
Posted 4.27.22 in General
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jacquelyn Westermark 484-798-7097
Central New Jersey Elected Leaders & Clean Energy Advocates Stress the Urgent Need for Climate
Investments to Protect Against Extreme Weather Events
(SOMERVILLE, New Jersey) – Today, New Jersey Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer (LD-16), Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan, and clean energy advocates convened a press conference to highlight recent extreme weather events fueled by climate change and urge the U.S. Senate to pass $550 billion in crucial climate investments passed by the House of Representatives last November. These investments aim to cut carbon pollution in half by 2030 in an effort to slow down the effects of climate change.
“Climate change is here and driving real damage across New Jersey through increasingly severe and frequent extreme weather events,” said Assemblywoman Jaffer. “The burdens of both the climate crisis and harmful pollution fall disproportionately on some of our most vulnerable and underserved communities, and confronting this is not only a matter of science but of justice as well. This opportunity for climate action and clean energy investment will make massive improvements to public health, pollution reduction, and New Jersey’s growing clean economy. We encourage the Senate to act to help us deliver on that vision.”
Climate change is making extreme weather events more frequent and severe; in 2021, more than 40% of Americans experienced a climate change-fueled extreme weather event and communities in Central New Jersey were no exception. In recent years, Somerville — which is situated in the heart of the Raritan River Valley — experienced devastating destruction due to heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding caused by Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy. These events did significant damage to infrastructure and left many in the community struggling to rebuild years after the flooding.
“We know conclusively that climate change drives up the frequency and volume of large storms that lead to flooding that our regional infrastructure isn’t prepared to handle,” said Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan. “But we also know we have an opportunity in this current moment to confront those threats by investing in our infrastructure and putting major resources behind a full clean energy transition to drastically reduce carbon pollution and create long-term energy savings for our communities in the process by making it $7,000 cheaper on average to install solar panels on rooftops.”
Climate action cannot wait. Based on the average of the past 5 years, every year that goes by without climate action, America can expect to incur an average of $148 billion in damage from extreme weather events. Speakers highlighted the impact of hurricanes and flooding on Somerville and the surrounding community. They also thanked Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) for his vote in support of the $550 billion in crucial clean energy investments passed by the House of Representatives last November, and stressed the need for the Senate to follow the House and pass the climate investments.
“Addressing the climate crisis presents the opportunity to transition to a clean energy economy in New Jersey, and that is good for our businesses and consumers” said Brendon Shank, Vice President for Community Engagement at Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape. “Climate provisions in this federal legislation help deliver massive energy savings for Americans. Investments in clean energy will not only secure our legacy as the generation that acted on the climate crisis, they will pay dividends in long term green growth, pollution reduction, public health improvements, and concrete energy savings for consumers.”
“After living here for seven years, I can tell you firsthand that this is a strong community, and families here trust that our leaders are working to promote a sustainable future for the region,” said Ed Seliga, Co-Chair Sustainable Somerset. “Climate change is a generational crisis, but we already know what to do to prepare communities like Somerville to not only withstand the threats of extreme weather but to thrive in a new clean economy. We need the Senate to invest big in clean energy to support communities, sustainable businesses, and families as we confront the climate crisis and improve quality of life across New Jersey.”
A video of the press conference can be found HERE.