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"Bright Power Opens West Coast Office" Bright Power has opened its first satellite office, located in Oakland, CA. Energy Manager Today, Jan. 30, 2015.


"Bright Power Receives $5M Investment" Bright Power has received a $5M strategic financing commitment from WindSail Capital Group, a Boston-based investment firm. Energy Manager Today, Jan. 2, 2015.


"Boston's WindSail Capital Funds Energy Management Provider Bright Power" Bright Power announces its plans for the recent investment from Boston-based investment firm, WindSail Capital Group. Boston Business Journal, Dec. 30, 2014


"Bright Power Receives Investment from WindSail Capital Group" PR Rocket, Dec. 30, 2014.


"Clean Energy: Savings for Homeowners" in this second appearance on Living Green with Baby, Jeff Perlman continues the discussion of energy-saving strategies.



"Clean Energy: Savings For Apartment Dwellers" Jeff Perlman discusses options for New York City apartment-dwellers for Living Green with Baby. November 5, 2012.



"Hudson, Related, CAMBA power up giant Brooklyn solar project" A look at the Bright Power-designed 214,000 watt solar electric photovoltaic (PV) system at Gateway Elton Phase I, which will be the biggest solar power project of its type in the state. The project is on a 197-unit mixed-use affordable housing development in Brooklyn developed by the Hudson Companies Inc., Related and CAMBA. Real Estate Weekly, September 20, 2012.


"Southold to Go Solar at the Landfill" by Erin Schultz covers Bright Power's presentation of a solar feasibility study for the Long Island Power Authority's new feed-in tariff program to the Southold Town Board. NorthForkPatch, May 10, 2012.


"For Some Landlords, it's not Easy Going Green" quotes Jon Braman (VP of Portfolio Solutions) on New York City's PlaNYC to reduce pollution and improve building efficiency. City Limits, April 23, 2012.


"Defining a Neighborhood: Looking to create a thriving NYC community" features the Gateway Elton development in Brooklyn, NY. DDC Journal, Summer 2012.

"Christine Quinn looks to new tech firms to lower energy use at city buildings" by Tina Moore. Bright Power is one of six companies selected to participate in the Municipal Entrepreneurial Testing System, which pairs technology firms with city buildings, in an attempt to lower the city’s carbon footprint. New York Daily News, Friday, April 27, 2012. Read more.


"Solar system switched on at Via Verde" quotes Andrew McNamara (VP Renewables and New Construction) on the solar system at this Bronx affordable housing development. Real Estate Weekly, March 29, 2012. Read more about Via Verde.


"Operations Key to Energy Efficiency" by Jessica Pothering, covers discussion of energy management and New York City's benchmarking law at Agrion's annual Intelligent Buildings Meeting in New York City. Sproule Love participated in the panel discussion. Real Estate Finance Inteligence, Nov. 10, 2011.


"Energy efficiency: Use less energy and save money" by Amalia Cuadra. A feature article highlighting the methods and value of multifamily energy retrofits. New York Real Estate Journal, Oct. 25, 2011.


"The Spectacular Green Way to Build Affordable Housing" by Kaid Benfield. A discussion of Via Verde, a green affordable housing development in the Bronx. NRDC Switchboard, Oct. 13, 2011.


"NYSEIA recognizes 7 solar projects and industry champion with 6KC Awards" by NYSEIA. Bright Power received Best Solar Thermal Project of the Year for an installation at University Ave Consolidated III in the Bronx. PV Magazine, Sept. 28, 2011.

Jonathan Rose & Jeff Perlman at West 135th St Apartments in Harlem.

Jeff Perlman & Jonathan Rose with the solar PV system at West 135th St Apts.


"Project of the Month - Jonathan Rose Companies Develops 107-145 West 135th Street" Coverage of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the energy efficient design, including a 25kW solar PV system. New York Real Estate Journal, Sept. 27, 2011.


"Bright Power Receives 'Best Solar Thermal Project' Award" Solar Thermal Heating & Cooling, Enref Institute, Sept. 22, 2011.


"Incentives for Solar Electric Systems" by Andrew McNamara. Details of qualifying for the Federal Section 1603 "Grant In Lieu of Tax Credit" before incentives change in 2012. Green Buildings, New York Real Estate Journal, Sept. 2011.


"The Hidden Reasons Solar Prices are Dropping" by Sarah Laskow. Dan Fink discusses the relationship between the solar markets in New York and New Jersey., Sept. 21, 2011.


"Project Spotlight: $51M retrofit of afforable housing complex in Harlem" by Nora. Honest Buildings highlights the retrofit of the West 135th St Apartments. Sept. 14, 2011.


"HUD, Fannie Mae, B of A launch new programs to improve existing structures' energy efficiency" Article on large-scale funding programs of efficiency in existing multifamily housing includes the use of EnergyScoreCards to support Bank of America's $55 million program. Sustainable Communities Vol. 1 No. 10, July/August 2011, p. 7.


"Multifamily Usage Data: Issues and Opportunities" by Todd Trehubenko and Deidre Schmidt. This study analyzing whole building utility usage databases for the nation’s multifamily housing stock. Bright Power's software EnergyScoreCards is included in the study, which was conducted by Recap Real Estate Advisors, a respected provider of financial and advisory services for multifamily rental housing, with funding support from Living Cities and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. June 16, 2011.

Press Release from Living Cities, July 21, 2011.


"Solar Energy Focus Of Bronx Green Housing" by Nino Marchetti covers the innovative design of the solar PV installation at Via Verde/The Green Way. EarthTechling, June 10, 2011.


"Affordable Housing in The Bronx Goes Green at Via Verde by Grimshaw Architects," by Jessica Dailey describes the features of Via Verde/The Green Way. inhabitat NYC, April 13, 2011.


"Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Green Building Design in Section 202 and Section 811 Programs," prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), features the use of EnergyScoreCards™ by SAHF member National Catholic Residencies. April 11, 2011. (Pages 22-23)


"Sustainable, Integrated, and also Affordable," by Debra Wood features Via Verde/The Green Way among the leading green affordable housing projects in New York City. ENR New York, April 11, 2011.


"New energy benchmarking law prompts frenzy," by Marine Cole. Bright Power mentioned as one of the firms providing services to help with NYC Local Law 84. Crain's NY Real Estate, Mar. 7, 2011.


"Alum works on energy projects at Bright Power" Profile of Andrew McNamara in the newsletter of the Center for Entrepeneurship at the University of Rochester. innovations, Spring 2011, page 3.


"NYC Smart Grid," Presentation at SolarOne's Future Metropolis Event. Feb 24, 2011





"Queens Residents Warm Up to Solar Energy" by Will Sammon. Andrew McNamara comments on the potential for solar installations in Queens. The Queens Courier, Feb. 15, 2011. 


"Multifamily Owners Focus on Green Benchmarking" by Erika Schnitzer. Jeffrey Perlman describes EnergyScoreCards and the process of benchmarking building energy use. Multi-Housing News Online, Jan. 13, 2011.


"Benchmarking & Auditing Your Building's Energy Usage" by Keith Loria. Greg Sherman and Phil Vos discuss Local Laws 84 and 87, and the use of EnergyScoreCards for benchmarking buildings. The Cooperator, Jan. 2011.


"New York City's Energy Benchmarking & Energy Auditing Laws," by Phil Vos. An overview of Local Laws 84 & 87 for property owners. Housing Insights, SPONY, Jan-Mar 2011.


Scaling the Nationwide Energy Retrofit of Affordable Multifamily Housing, (PDF) Lori Bamberger. This report for the Brookings Institute features Bright Power's work for SAHF (Stewards for Affordable Housing for the Future.) p. 31. December 2010.


"What to Expect from NYC's New Energy Benchmarking and Auditing Laws" Bright Power's Phil Vos is interviewed about benchmarking building energy and the details of Local Laws 84 and 87. New York Apartment Law Insider, December 17, 2010. [pdf version]


"Video Interview with Jeff Perlman": Multi-Housing News interviews Jeffrey Perlman. He discusses his impressions of the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, as well as why benchmarking multifamily communities is so challenging – and how EnergyScoreCards can help. Multi-Housing News TV, November 23, 2010.


"Greener, Greater Buildings Plan becoming a reality", by Phil Vos: An overview of NYC's laws requiring energy benchmarking & energy audits. Real Estate Weekly, November 17, 2010.


EcoWise"Bright Power Scorecards Help Nonprofits Grade Green Improvements": HUD's monthly newsletter features how public housing agencies use to track the impact of energy improvements. ECOWISE, HUD's Public Housing Enviromental and Conservation Clearinghouse, Volume 8, Issue 9, November 2010. Download PDF.


"Measure for Measure", by Frank Lovece: An overview of Local Law 84/09 with comments from Jeffrey Perlman. Habitat Magazine, #270, Sept 2010.


"How Can MF Communities Tap into Water Savings?", by Anuradha Kher: A discussion of water conservation. Emily Reiss comments on recommendations and how NYC's frontage & meter billing systems affect behavior. Multi-Housing News Online, July 26th, 2010.


"Forcing a Look at Carbon Addiction", by Alec Appelbaum: How to make elements of America's carbon-addicted lifestyle more visible. The Faster Times, July 26, 2010.


"Panel Gives Roadmap for Greener, Cheaper Housing", by Lisa Delgado: A panel at the Center for Architecture on green affordable housing featuring architects and people working in development, certification, and energy analysis. eOculus, July 20, 2010.


"More Focus Needed on Data Collection", by Casius Pealer: Article on the importance of data collection to measure outcomes of green building practices, featuring Bright Power's work benchmarking and monitoring for members of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). Affordable Housing Finance, June, 2010. View PDF (704 KB)


"Is Real-Time Pricing Right for Solar PV?" (PDF, 359 KB):  Article based on a longer study conducted by Bright Power under contract to the NYC EDC. Natural Gas & Electricity, ©Wiley Periodicals, Inc. April, 2010.


"Vos and Sherman of Bright Power Inc. discuss NYC environmental initiatives at luncheon" by Stuart Feitel. New York Real Estate Journal, April 2010.


Jeffrey Perlman, Andrew McNamara present to Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality."Nancy Sutley Focuses on Energy Efficiency in New York": Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, posts on about a visit to the West 135th St. Apartments in Harlem. January 19, 2010.


"Best Practices Q & A" (PDF, 174 KB): An interview with Jeffrey Perlman on strategies for senior living providers. Senior Living Business, Vol. 3 Issue 12, December 2009.


"Start Small and Think Long-Term: Saving Energy" (PDF, 76 KB): Jeffrey Perlman is quoted in The New York Times on how small changes in heating systems can make great strides in cutting energy costs. November 22, 2009.


"Square Feet - Earning a Profit by Ending Energy Waste" (PDF, 51 KB): Gregory Sherman shares his knowledge of effective energy efficient measures on older buildings in The New York Times, November 18, 2009.


"Affordable housing units in Harlem will become the first green block in nation" (PDF, 139 KB): Andrew McNamara comments on a green retrofitting project in Harlem. New York Daily News, November 21, 2009.


"Year of 'Green Growth' at B'nai B'rith Homecrest House Capped with Receipt of AAHSA 'Enterprise Energy Audit'" : A feature of a Bright Power project, a senior residence in Maryland that received funding for an Energy audit from Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.  Mid-Atlantic LifeSpan, Vol. 8 Number 3, Fall 2009.


"Determining Metrics for Success" Efficiency Cities Network discussion featuring Anne Evens (Center for Neighborhood Technology), Jeffrey Perlman (Bright Power), John Picard (Zero Plus). August 4, 2009. Bright Power presentation begins at 17:00.
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"Everything You Wanted to Know About Energy Audits of Multifamily Buildings...But Were Afraid to Ask": An interview with Jeffrey Perlman (Bright Power, Founder) and Andrew Padian (VP Energy Initiatives, The Community Preservation Corporation). Tax Credit Advisor, July 2009.


"Solar Water-Heating: A Good Investment for Homes in Cold Climates?" New York study findings suggest lessons to jumpstart northern markets. By Andrew McNamara, Jeffrey Perlman and Richard Perez, Ph.D. Solar Today, Vol 23, No. 5, June 2009.


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