Government-funded Energy Saving Programs
Bright Power is approved to provide energy audits for the following state programs:
The Pay for Performance Program comprehensively addresses the energy efficiency needs of the Commercial and Industrial sector by working with participants, such as developers, building owners and their representatives, to improve energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings. The Pay for Performance Program is comprised of an Existing Buildings component and a New Construction component.
NYSERDA MPP (Multifamily Performance Program)
Bright Power is a NYSERDA MPP 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
The purpose of the Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability Program (MEEHA) is to promote energy efficiency and affordability in the State’s multifamily rental housing developments for low and moderate income households. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), DHCD will provide MEEHA grants for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency improvements, and/or renewable energy improvements in affordable multifamily rental housing developments. MEEHA grants may also be provided for energy audits/studies to determine the appropriate energy efficiencies for a building. The program is being undertaken as part of the State’s efforts to 1) promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and 2) create and preserve affordable rental housing opportunities.
The Preservation through Smart Rehab Program is a preservation tool available to any of Pennsylvania's 139,000 affordable apartments. Recent operating trends - minimal increases of rental income coupled with higher operating costs for maintenance, repair and replacement of systems, and energy costs - threaten the long term financial viability of a large portion of this inventory. The goal of Smart Rehab, to preserve our affordable housing by stabilizing project operations, is possible with funding for capital improvements that result in a measurable reduction in energy consumption and utility costs.