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Energy Star Partner

 

Bright Power is an ENERGY STAR® partner and believes businesses benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources, and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollution. We are proud to offer services and products that can assist businesses who have committed to the goals of ENERGY STAR.

 

NYSERDABright Power is a registered NYSERDA MPP (Multifamily Performance Program) Partner. This program provides funding for performing energy audits, developing Energy Reduction Plans and implementing Energy Conservation Measures at multi-family properties. The goal of the program is to help buildings reduce energy usage by at least 15%. Optimal incentives are available for buildings of 100 units or more, and are illustrated below. Participation in the program requires a successful application, which must be developed in cooperation with and submitted by, a NYSERDA MPP Partner.

 

Member LogoThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)® is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprimising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED® Professionals, USGBC® is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC is the developer of the LEED green building certification program and the convenor of the Greenbuild® International Conference & Expo. Bright Power is a member of the New York Chapter, and our staff includes LEED AP's.

 

Bright Power has partnered with Jack Jaffa & Associates, a pre-eminent real estate consultancy and violations services provider, to help clients comply with NYC’s new energy mandates. Jack Jaffa & Associates provides a full range of advisory services to help property owners meet today’s violation removal and property tax liability challenges. Bright Power's services will help Jaffa’s clients to comply with NYC Local Laws 84 & 87, Clean Heat regulations of fuel oil #6, and clear related violations. Read more.

 

Professional Organizations

Bright Power is a member of the following organizations:

 

The American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

 

 

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national membership organization whose mission is to attain a sustainable U.S. energy economy. ASES strives to accelerate the development and use of solar and other renewable energy resources through advocacy, education, research and collaboration among professionals, policy-makers and the public.

 

The Association of Energy Engineers is a membership organization and gateway for information on the fields of energy efficiency, energy services, deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance. We are also members of the New York Chapter.

 

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a community of Members that supports and advocates for its Member businesses and promotes a healthy and robust business environment in Brooklyn.

 

East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation (EWVICO) is a membership organization that promotes the development and retention of production, manufacturing and industrial service businesses, thus improving neighborhoods in North Brooklyn and surrounding communities.

 

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a non-profit member organization, which serves as a primary resource for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. MCC’s mission is to create a positive business environment to foster job development and promote business growth. MCC is also focused on providing opportunities for women and minority business owners, financial literacy and workforce development.

 

The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) is a non-profit membership and trade association dedicated to advancing solar energy use in New York State.

 

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The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the Northeast’s leading organization of professionals and concerned citizens working in sustainable energy and whole systems thinking.

 

 

RELI logoRenewable Energy Long Island (RELI) is a membership-based, non-for-profit organization promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation for Long Island. RELI seeks public participation in energy policy decisions to encourage energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, and to protect our environment, economy, and public health.

 

 

 

NESEAlogoThe Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. We work to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Resources

Green Drinks International Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a beverage at informal sessions known as Green Drinks - it's a chance to mix with other like-minded folks, to network, to share info, and to make friends. Green Drinks NYC attracts hundreds of people each month.

 

Green Home NYC GreenHomeNYC's mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.  GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.

 

Green Light New York, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality, energy efficient lighting in New York City by creating a center for training, design assistance, educational resources; a venue for mock-ups and display; and a forum for progressive discourse.

 

Green Maps are locally created maps that chart the natural and cultural environment, highlighting green living resources. Green Maps cultivate citizen participation and community sustainability in hundreds of places around the world.

 

Green Products

Green Depot - a great source for all environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials.

 

GoodCommonSense.net - a great resource for products to help you lead a more energy efficient and sustainable lifestyle.  **Please write "referred by Bright Power" in the comments field of the order form when making a purchase from GoodCommonSense.net!**

 

Educational Resources

National Environmental Education (EE) Week was the single largest organized environmental education event in U.S. history in 2007.  It increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.

 

New York Sun Works is the creator of the Science Barge, a sustainable urban farm powered by solar, wind, and biofuels, and irrigated by rainwater and purified riverwater. On the barge, New York Sun Works grows fresh fruit and vegetables using recirculating hydroponics.

 

Solar One, the City's first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers.