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Andrew McNamara will moderate the panel on New Development Sustainability with industry leaders from Related, Edwards & ZUck, Brookfield Office Properties, and Con Ed.

NYC Sustainability Summit (Tuesday, August 27, 2013)

(New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036)


Sustainable development and energy conservation have emerged as key objectives in commercial real estate. Bisnow is proud to present leading experts, who combine real estate and environmental backgrounds, to analyze the challenges and opportunities for firms intending to enhance their environmental policies or advise clients how to do so. And as always, we're also proud to present the best in networking—the chance to meet a cross section of the real estate community united by an interest in critical environmental issues.


New Development Sustainability Panel, 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Zoe Reich (Edwards & Zuck)

Charlotte Matthews (Related)

Stefan Dembinksi (Brookfield)

Katherine Kluefer (Con Ed)


Past Events

Join Bright Power alongside New York’s leading multifamily investors, developers, architects, capital sources, brokers and service providers for the inaugural New York Summer Apartment Summit (SAS). 300+ are expected to attend this full-day event.


New York Summer Apartment Summit (July 24th, 2013)

(The McGraw Hill Executive Suite, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 50th Floor)


Register Online

Jeff Perlman joins a panel of experts on this webcast hosted by Irving Levin Associates.


Boost Your Bottom Line: Go Green! (Thursday, June 6th, 2013)

(Webcast, 1:00 pm Eastern)


It’s true. Going green can improve your bottom line. Consumers in all age groups increasingly recognize the value in recycling waste and reducing energy use whether in their own personal lives or on a broader—even global—basis. New construction either seeks out LEED certification or uses LEED standards as the goal. And retrofitting existing communities and facilities has become financially sensible, as the cost of green alternatives has gone down—as has the time it takes to achieve a return on the investment.


This educational offering is pending approval for 1.50 credit hours by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Upon webcast approval and enrollee’s successful completion of the test, Irving Levin Associates, Inc. will issue a NAB certificate of completion for students to issue to their state licensure boards.


Cost: $197 per dial-in connection. Order includes a recording of the event.

Register online or call 1-800-248-1668.


Panel of Experts:

- Marcus Sheffer (Moderator): LEED Fellow, Energy Opportunities, Inc.

Jeffrey Perlman: President & Founder, Bright Power, Inc.

- Steven Leone: Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

- Clark Reed: National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings U.S. E.P.A.

- Robert Traer: Chair, Environmental Concerns Committee, Pilgrim Place



Some of the largest residential solar panel installations in the U.S. have been funded with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs). Join us as Aaron Koffman, Director of Affordable Housing at The Hudson Companies, discusses how LIHTCs in combination with other incentives delivered a fast payback and brought long-term affordability to energy costs at his Gateway and Dumont Green developments. Andrew McNamara, Vice President of Renewable Energy at Bright Power, will interview Aaron and take your questions as well.


Webinar: Solar Energy for Affordable Housing (Tuesday, May 21st, 2013)

2 pm EST (11 am PST)

Click here to register.


In this webinar, you will learn how solar systems work, what they cost, and how you can use solar technology to differentiate your organization and position it for preferential treatment in competitive funding applications. Bright Power has worked with affordable housing owners and developers across the country to help them harness savings from clean solar power.


About The Hudson Companies: The Hudson Companies, Inc. is a private real estate development company started in 1986 that has grown into a leading developer of new housing for all market segments in the New York metropolitan area. The firm is experienced in both new construction and rehabilitation, and is active across the luxury, affordable, and institutional housing markets. Hudson's Gateway Elton Phase I development is currently the largest solar installation at a residential complex in New York State and their Gateway Elton Phase II development which just broke ground is designed to break that record by nearly 50%.


About Bright Power: Bright Power provides practical energy management and solar energy solutions that save building owners energy, money and time. We focus on multifamily residential buildings, enabling them to reduce waste, improve cash flow, achieve energy law compliance and make building occupants more comfortable. Bright Power has worked with The Hudson Companies since 2008 and we work with many other building owners, management companies, developers, contractors, architects, governments and utility companies. Bright Power was founded in 2004.



Would you like to know how you can earn money from your roof with solar panels installed at no up-front cost?

Bright Power is conducting a brief free online webinar to show you how. It's easy to attend, you simply connect to the webinar through your web browser and you'll see and hear a presentation from Bright Power's solar team, followed by Q&A.


Solar PPA Webinar (May 16th, 2013)

10:00 am EDT, Duration 30 minutes


Register Here


More information about:

- this offering for New York City buildings: Solar PPA
- Bright Power's Solar Projects



Jeffrey Perlman will present at this session at the ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum on the use of data to enhance building energy performance. Designed specifically for investors, financiers, utilities, and policymakers, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum explores the latest opportunities in financing and investing in energy efficiency. Over the past six years, the conference has grown to become one of the premier venues for discussions of energy efficiency financing policies, and an important networking opportunity.


The 7th Annual ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (May 13th - 15th, 2013)

(The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL)


Informational Tools for Driving Retrofits (Session 5A)

Wednesday, May 15th: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm, Drake Room


This session will discuss how information, analytics, and technology can help us make smart, data-driven decisions about energy. Benchmarking and consumption data is critical to understanding the potential value of retrofits and enhancing building energy performance.


Session Coordinator/Moderator: Jessica Feingold, Environmental Defense Fund




Elena Alschuler, U.S. Department of Energy
Jeffrey Perlman, Bright Power
Craig Isakow, WegoWise



As awareness of sustainable building is growing many are focusing on the more conspicuous elements that can be involved: solar panels, wind turbines, green roofs…the list goes on.  Despite their utility in creating interest, any sustainability consultant worth his salt will tell you that none of these should even be considered until you’ve tightened your building’s shell or your just throwing good money after bad.  Once your building is weatherized it’s important to monitor its performance so you can see the benefits involved and make sure they last.  These two practices, benchmarking and weatherization, are the topic of May forum and we’ll be looking at them in the form of data derived from Local Law 84, case studies, and a broad overview of the benefits of these practices.  We have a great panel and it’s sure to be a very interesting forum! 


GreenHomeNYC May Forum: Weatherization and Benchmarking (Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

(Nixon Peabody, 437 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022)


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Click here to register!


John Lee, Depuity Director, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability
John Lee is the Deputy Director for Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. In this capacity, he is leading the city’s policy and legislative efforts driving the built environment to unprecedented energy efficiency standards. John’s previous public sector service was with the NYC Department of Buildings as Senior Architect in the codes development division, and with the Department of City Planning where he served as an Urban Designer. During his early career, John was Art Director for a web development firm consulting to a suite of corporate clients in the energy sector and consumer product goods, and was also a design architect in private sector architecture and engineering firms working on institutional buildings, transit facilities, and master plans for universities. John currently holds the Mayor’s voting seat on the New York State Uniform Code Council. He is a licensed architect and a graduate of Rice University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


Michele Soderstrom, Senior Account Manager, Bright Power, Inc.
Michele is a Senior Account Manager with Bright Power, and a member of the EnergyScoreCards™ team within Bright Power. She performs data analysis, manages client accounts, and supports a number of projects associated with the development and deployment of this growing software. She is the primary liaison with Enterprise and LISC for Bright Power’s analysis of the CWP-WAP study. Notably, she also leads the NYC Benchmarking program, through with Bright Power helps over 700 buildings achieve compliance with Local Law 84 of New York City energy regulation.


Michele is a BPI Multifamily Building Analyst and has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a self-described life-long environmentalist with a passion for renewable energy and other energy issues. Previous experience includes working as solar and wind energy Market Analyst at the non-profit NextEnergy, volunteering with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance in South Africa, and interning with Cleantech Group LLC.



Technology is accelerating the speed of transactions and transforming how data is used to make decisions across disparate industries. Join ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group in an exploration of new technology in commercial real estate. Watch rapid-fire demos that give a first-hand look at how innovative apps are putting more power in the hands of real estate decision-makers. #ULIAppyHour


ULI New York: Appy Hour (Thursday, May 9th, 2013)

(NYU Poly ACRE Incubator, 137 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10013)

6:30 to 7:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 to 9:00 pm Program

Registration required.

Featured Presenters

Honest Buildings 
Riggs Kubiak, CEO
Yusha Hu, Director of Market Development

Honest Buildings is a centralized network to showcase and discover the best building solutions and providers. The HB Match service, our flagship product, is an end-to-end service for real estate decision-makers to source, qualify and select building professionals for their next project. HB Portfolio and HB Platform services offer integrated technology solutions for creating websites and mobile apps to showcase portfolios. Honest Buildings connects and empowers the real estate industry to make better decisions, more efficiently, creating smarter, healthier cities all over the world.


Bright Power 
Conor Laver, Vice President, EnergyScoreCards
Jeff Perlman, CEO, Bright Power

EnergyScoreCards is Bright Power’s energy management and benchmarking software-as-a-service that organizes energy and water usage data, supports financial planning for energy improvements, and tracks the progress and success of energy- and water-saving efforts. This tool can also interface with Portfolio Manager and is what we use to help hundreds of buildings benchmark their energy use to achieve compliance with New York’s Local Law 84 and to prepare for the audits required by Local Law 87.

Bright Power provides practical energy management and solar energy solutions that save building owners energy, money and time. We focus on multifamily residential buildings, enabling them to reduce waste, improve cash flow, achieve energy law compliance and make building occupants more comfortable.


Elliot Vermes, CEO

ResiModel was founded in 2010 to bring standardization and database-driven technology to the multifamily sales and acquisition process.  Our goal is to dramatically increase our clients’ productivity by offering centralized deal management, quicker and more consistent underwriting, and the ability to capitalize on the vast amount of data that they collect.  ResiModel was founded by Elliot Vermes, who has over 17 years of experience in the real estate and technology sectors.


Code Green @CodeGreen_Inc
Patricia Lee, Director

The first mobile App to enable real estate professionals, building owners, tenants, brokers, etc., to view and analyze Energy Star® scores of thousands of buildings right from their smartphones. This innovative solution responds to a need that CodeGreen saw amongst clients for a way to easily access Energy Star® information on the go. New Energy Star® disclosure requirements in cities such as New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Austin have increased the importance of higher scores. The CodeGreen Energy App enables easy search and comparison for thousands of buildings throughout the country.


Wegowise @Wegowise
Dan Teague, Director Business Development
Craig Isakow, Director of Commercial Solutions

WegoWise provides an industry-leading web-based utility analytics platform for the building-performance industry. Bridging big data and energy efficiency, WegoWise distills large aggregations of energy and water data into useful, actionable information for building owners, managers, energy auditors and building efficiency programs, enabling them to automatically track, understand and benchmark building performance, and make better efficiency investment decisions to dramatically lower costs.


Registration required.



Bright Power will be at Booth 850 at BuildingsNY 2013. Join us at the Javits Center for two days of exhibitors and education!


BuildingsNY 2013 (April 24th-25th, 2013)

Javits Center, NYC


BuildingsNY is the community gathering for owners & managers who want to find solutions to lower their operating costs and build their profits. It’s the place to create relationships with vendors and other building owners & managers like you. It’s the place where building owners and managers come to celebrate the pride of building ownership and management in New York.


Find us at Booth 850


Free registration for our followers via this link!



Bright Power will be at Booth 335 on the first floor! Stop by and ask us your multifamily energy questions.


The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo (April 16th, 2013)

Hilton New York , 53rd St & Avenue of the Americas


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Co-op and Condo Expo is the leading real estate trade show in New York. Join board members shareholders and property managers and meet building service companies, attend educational seminars and get your questions answered.


Bright Power's Booth 335 on the Floor Plan




James Hannah from Bright Power will present at this session at the 2013 National Apartment Association Green Conference in Baltimore. 


2013 NAA Green Conference (April 15th - 17th, 2013)

(Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD)


Session: Benchmarking Lessons Learned from Service and Product Providers

Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. – Noon


Many governments across the country now require public disclosure of building energy performance, while many others are considering similar legislation. To meet mandates and take advantage of financial incentives, multifamily properties are benchmarking in increasing numbers. This session will focus on the tools and methods that ENERGY STAR service and product providers are using to help their customers comply with disclosure legislation. Panelists will share lessons learned and case studies from their experience accessing and benchmarking utility data in multiple markets to help attendees understand requirements, anticipate possible pitfalls, and learn how to benefit from benchmarking. You will learn about the significant energy drivers in multifamily properties and how best to adjust them to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort for residents. Hear about services and tools currently available in the marketplace to benchmark multifamily buildings from established service and product providers. Panelists will share details about energy disclosure legislation and regulations from companies with experience helping develop laws as well as customers comply with mandates, where laws have been passed and are pending, common requirements, compliance problems and future demands. You will leave with knowledge about other drivers and resources in the marketplace, financial incentives for retrofits, utility policies, corporate environmental policies, and industry trends that are increasing the demand for and access to utility data.

James Hannah, BrightPower

Shveta Oak, NWP Services Corporation

Matthew Rubenstein, U.S. Energy Group


Moderated by: Alena Hutchison, ENERGY STAR



This seminar, taught by Andrew McNamara, will review available renewable energy technologies, discuss solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and inverters, explore both passive and active solar thermal (ST) systems, cover the latest in financing and incentives for renewable energy installations and examine the cost benefits of solar systems and review case studies of actual solar energy projects.


Solar and Other Renewable Energy Systems for Building Professionals (March 8, 2013)

Halfmoon Education

(Crowne Plaza White Plains, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601)

8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Credit Information:


- This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for architects and 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states, including New York.

- HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35).

- This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 SD/HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

- Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architect continuing education credit. Course approval has been applied for New Jersey engineers, which is pending.

- HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.


Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Tuition $259.00 for one attendee, or $239.00 for 3 or more from the same company or firm registering at the same time.


Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.



Andrew McNamara will participate in this discussion at AIA New York CIty


Sandy Housing Recovery Committee Charette (February 23rd, 2013)

(The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012)


Time: 10:00 am



Energy Infotech's Breakfast Series includes Jeff Perlman on their December panel.


Energy Infotech Breakfast Series: Benchmarking and Building Management Systems 

(Wednesday, December 12th, 2012)

Loeb & Loeb, 345 Park Ave, New York, NY 10154


Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Join us at Energy Infotech’s Breakfast Series on December 12th to learn about how to integrate the results of your building’s energy score from your Local Law 84 Benchmarking with the sophisticated energy management systems available in the marketplace today.  Save money by lowering your building’s energy consumption while monitoring real time usage.  Our panel of experts will discuss what your energy score means, how you can benefit from it and use building management systems to save money immediately.



Jeff Perlman, President of Bright Power

David Unger, Chief Operating Officer of US Energy

Nick Speyer, President of Greenwich Energy Solutions



Barry Korn, Managing Director, Barrett Capital Corporation





Jeff Perlman will join Hilary Beber, from the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning to discuss New York City's benchmarking program, the data gathered, and the ways in which the city is using the data within its own portfolio of buildings.


NYC Energy Benchmarking Law LL84... Now What? (Wednesday, December 5th, 2012)

(The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY)


Light refreshments 6-6:30 pm

Lecture starts promptly at 6:30


The Benchmarking law, LL84, was one of four laws put in effect in December of 2009 as part of PLANYC’s program to reduce greenhouse gas consumption by 30% before 2030. Buildings consume 80% of NYC’s energy and the first step in reducing that use is to measure it. In August of 2012, the first of the results of the city’s benchmarking law were published. Now that this data is available, how should we be using it to make better choices for our building related energy consumption going forward? How should we interpret some of the enormous variations in energy consumption between buildings of similar construction or use types? Why are newer buildings performing worse than older ones? What components are the biggest energy hogs? How much can be impacted by design and engineering?


Hilary Beber will be joined by Jeffrey Perlman of Bright Power, one of the companies that is helping building owners to create benchmarking reports and collect that data through a tool called EnergyScoreCards. At Bright Power they are able to use this data to drive and plan improvements in future energy use. One of their clients, Vornado Realty Trust, has been able to incorporate this data to shape their future energy use planning and will review case studies with us showing the positive uses of the Benchmarking data.


Hilary Beber, LEED AP, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office 
Hilary Beber is a Policy Advisor in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. The Office is charged with implementing PlaNYC, the City’s 25-year sustainability outline. After graduating Cornell University with a degree in Environmental Engineering, Ms. Beber helped develop and pass the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). She currently works on implementation and outreach efforts for the GGBP laws. Ms. Beber is also New York City’s C40 representative. She coordinates and works with other cities to exchange policy best practices. She currently serves as a City representative on BOMA’s Energy and Sustainability Committee as well as ASHRAE-NY’s Sustainability Committee.


Jeffrey Perlman(CEM), LEED AP, and a BPI Multifamily Building Analyst. President of Bright Power 
Jeffrey Perlman is an experienced energy auditor, energy analyst and solar-energy-system designer, Jeff is as happy in a boiler room or on a rooftop as he is in a corporate boardroom. He is also the President of EnergyScoreCards™, a subsidiary of Bright Power that provides energy benchmarking and energy management software for building portfolios. In addition to his work at Bright Power, Jeff is adjunct faculty at NYU and the City University of New York (CUNY) and serves on the board of the New Alternatives Fund, a mutual fund that invests in renewable energy. Prior to founding Bright Power, Jeff worked with Greg Kats at Capital E, with whom he co-authored "The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings," a ground-breaking report that used economic cost/benefit analysis to show that building healthy, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible buildings makes economic sense.

Cost: Free for AIA Members, $10 for Non-Members



AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 SD 




The housing and energy efficiency worlds are coming together for BuildingEnergy New York City. Join us on Saturday, December 1st at Hunter College to learn from and with other professionals about understanding energy usage and City policy requirements to make better multifamily buildings. If you’re after useful, accessible technical learning and great networking opportunities, you need to be here.


BuildingEnergy NYC

Bright Power President, Jeff Perlman, will present at the afternoon session on Portfolio-Wide Sustainability (see below).


Who Should Attend: Building Owners, Superintendents, Building Staff, Energy Geeks, Students and other interested professionals.


Visit the BuildingEnergy NYC website for conference details and registration discounts!


Session 4: Portfolio-Wide Sustainability (Saturday, December 1st, 2012)

Presenters: Bomee Jung, Enterprise Community Partners, Jeff Perlman, President, Bright Power, Inc



Do you have multiple buildings in your portfolio? Looking at a whole portfolio you can better assess where to invest in retrofits, opposed to picking a property you assume can benefit from upgrades. Reviewing the whole portfolio first can minimize missed savings opportunities in outlier properties. We want to share a portfolio wide approach that focuses on identifying outlier energyusers, building organizational capacity, and providing easy-to-use methods for daily operations and maintenance. In 90 quick minutes, you will learn how benchmarking, education, and operations and maintenance can save your whole portfolio energy and money.



Jon Braman will present at a panel on understanding utiliy bills, and strategies to reduce utility costs at a property.


De-mystifying Utility Bills/Strategies to Lower Utility Bills (Wednesday, November 28th)

14th Annual Ohio Housing Conference

(The Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH)


Session: 4:00pm-5:30pm, description coming soon

Speakers: Jon Braman


This is the year to join the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Ohio
Capital Corporation for Housing at the 14th annual Ohio Housing Conference, "Together We Are – Constructing, Investing and Financing". Be a part of this premier housing conference and celebrate the impact our common mission of providing decent affordable housing has had on our residents, communities and economy. Network with more than 1,500 industry peers as you attend over 40 industry-related sessions and workshops focused on educating and inspiring you to continue your good work. We hope you will join us and share your experiences and successes as you take away value-added insights and knowledge.



This continuation of our webinar series will focus on using your EnergyScoreCards subscription to plan energy retrofits for your properties, and track the impact of projects you have completed.


Using EnergyScoreCards to Plan and Track Energy Retrofits (Monday, November 5, 2012)

3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

This webinar will provide an overview of how to use EnergyScoreCards to plan and track energy retrofits. We will provide you with examples and quick guides for using EnergyScoreCards to target building retrofits, guide energy audits, reality check savings estimates, and track work.


To register for the online event

1. Go to this registration link.

2. Click "Register".

3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".


Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.



Conor Laver appears on the panel "ENERGY STAR Partners Help Clients Meet Energy Disclosure Mandates" from 2:30-4:30pm on Wednesday, October 31st.


World Energy Engineering Congress 2012 (October 31 - November 2, 2012)

(Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA)


AEE is very pleased to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC). The WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field. It is the one truly comprehensive forum where you can fully assess the "big picture" and see exactly how the economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends all merge to shape your critical decisions on your organization's energy and economic future.


Wednesday, October 31st: High Performance Buildings (Track J)

ENERGY STAR Partners Help Clients Meet Energy Disclosure Mandates  (Session J1)

Chair: Robert D. Sauchelli, National ENERGY STAR Program Manager, U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR


Conor Laver at WEEC 2011.

Many governments and municipalities across the country now require the public disclosure of building energy performance. Each of these mandates requires that building owners and managers document and disclose their facilities' energy consumption using Portfolio Manager, EPA's ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool. This session will focus on the role that ENERGY STAR Service & Product Providers play to help their customers comply with the disclosure legislation. Learn how Service & Product Providers have seized a new business opportunity and strengthened their business relationships by assisting their clients to meet these new mandates.




Conor Laver, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Bright Power, Inc.


Alexa Stone, LEED AP O+M, President & CEO, EcoPreserve, LLC


Jon Moeller, Senior Vice President, MACH Energy


Barry Abramson, P.E., Senior Vice President, Engineering, SCIenergy, Inc.



Jeff Perlman will present at the Investors' Circle Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum on Thursday morning.


Investors' Circle Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum (Tuesday, October 23rd - Thursday, October 25th, 2012)

(Park Central Hotel, 870 Seventh Ave, New York, NY)


Hear talks from inspiring leaders, attend interactive workshops with seasoned professionals and you can count on lots of networking time and space.  Investors will hear vetted pitches from great for-profit entrepreneurs then engage in a due diligence process right away.  A showcase featuring up to forty early stage impact enterprises, special invitation-only meetings for targeted convenings and a special anniversary dinner.


Click to register.



Jeff Perlman joins a panel on Cost Effective Strategies for Greening Your Portfolio for the 42nd Annual Conference  of the National Council of State Housing Agencies in Orlando, FL.  


Cost-Effective Strategies for Greening Your Portfolio (Monday, October 22, 2012)

(The Peabody Orlando, Orlando FL)

Find out how to strengthen the sustainability of your portfolio using cost-effective green building and capital improvement strategies. Discover resources that can reduce energy costs, improve quality of life for residents, and help grow the economy.


Discussion Leader: Kasey Kier, Tax Credit Allocation Manager, Minnesota Housing 


  • Yianice Hernandez, Director, Green Communities, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Ed Jennings, Regional Administrator, Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • Christopher Miller, Managing Director, Management & Development, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
  • Jeffrey Perlman, President, Bright Power, Inc.