Lime Energy Delivers Energy Efficiency to New Jersey

  Lime Energy Delivers Energy Efficiency to New Jersey

One thousand projects completed since 2010

Business Wire

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- February 12, 2013

Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ: LIME) announced today the completion of their one
thousandth project since beginning a contract to implement the Direct Install
Program as part of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program. Over the three year
contract term, Lime Energy has implemented energy efficiency solutions for 591
businesses and schools throughout Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson and Union
Counties – working together with TRC, the statewide Commercial & Industrial
Market Manager. An additional 409 projects were able to leverage federal ARRA
funds to cover all project costs at a wide variety of municipal facilities.
Together, these projects have resulted in savings of over 29.5 million
kilowatt hours and 348,000 therms of natural gas for New Jersey businesses and

“Lime Energy has been proud to partner with New Jersey’s Clean Energy
Program,” said John O’Rourke, President and CEO at Lime Energy. “As the energy
efficiency contractor for Northern New Jersey, Lime Energy has spent the last
three years establishing deep relationships with the businesses in our
communities, and working together with TRC we have brought energy and gas
savings of $4.8 million dollars to these businesses and to the municipalities
they are located in.”

About Lime Energy Co

Lime Energy is a national leader in designing and implementing energy
efficiency programs for utilities, government agencies and private
enterprises. Our innovative solutions enable our clients to meet their energy
savings and carbon reduction goals across a portfolio of facilities, driving
increased profitability and competitiveness. We bring proven results and over
25 years of experience that enable us to scale energy efficiency programs to
meet increasing clean energy regulations.


This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 including statements that reflect Lime Energy's current expectations
about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Lime
Energy has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words
and phrases such as "may," "expects," "anticipates," "believes," “hope,”
"intends," "estimates," "plan," "should," "typical," "preliminary," or similar
expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information
currently available to Lime Energy and are subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause Lime Energy's actual results,
performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those
expressed in, or implied by, these forward- looking statements. These risks
include those described in Lime Energy's most recent Annual Report on Form
10-K or as may be described from time to time in Lime Energy's subsequent SEC
filings; such factors are incorporated here by reference.


Lime Energy Co.
Ashley Conger, 704-892-4442
Investor Relations
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