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Our Team

The Bright Power team has expertise in the design, installation and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, as well as an understanding of market trends, skills in education and outreach and experience with project management. In addition to our full-time staff, the firm has an extended network of consultants and contractors who can be brought into projects as needed.

 


Officers
Jeffrey Perlamn

Jeffrey Perlman, President and Founder

Jeffrey Perlman is the President and Founder of Bright Power. He spends his days solving the most challenging energy problems facing building owners today. 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. Read More

 

Certifications: CEM, CEA, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, LEED AP


 

 

 

Andrew McNamara

Andrew McNamara, Senior Consultant and Vice President, Engineering

Andrew consults with design teams and owners regarding energy-saving opportunities, and works to provide buildings in which energy efficiency, green technology, and solar energy are formed into a comprehensive energy package. On solar projects, he helps our clients understand where and how solar power can be applied, and manages the installation of viable, productive solar systems on their buildings. Read More

 

Certifications: CEM, CEA, LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction)

 

 

 

Gregory Sherman

Gregory Sherman, Vice President, Engineering

Gregory Sherman has extensive field experience in building audits and expertise in lighting design, mechanical systems, and construction management that shape his knowledge of building science and energy efficiency. With an emphasis on existing buildings, Greg helps property managers and building owners reduce their annual energy consumption with simple and cost effective energy management strategies. Read More

 

Certifications: CEM, Existing Buildings Commissioning Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst and LEED EB O+M.


 


 

Jon Braman


Jon Braman, Vice President, Portfolio Solutions Group

Jon Braman provides technical oversight, team coordination and assistance with incentives to transform energy analysis into energy savings. He develops straightforward ways to communicate complex patterns of building energy use via our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards™. Jon has published research on green buildings, and is currently an instructor on Green Building Practices at NYU. Read More


Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, LEED AP

 

 

Conor Laver

Conor Laver, Vice President, EnergyScoreCards

Conor is an astrophysicist who channels his statistics and coding powers to effect rigorous energy analysis in the building science world. He designs and refines our methodology in everything from energy modeling to utility analysis to building population analysis. Conor has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley. Read More

 

Certification: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst

 

Jon Keck


Jon Keck, Vice President, Software Development

Jon is responsible for the software development team at Bright Power, with particular emphasis on the support and enhancement of its flagship software product EnergyScoreCards™. He works closely with the EnergyScoreCards account management team to translate client feedback into tools which help clients understand how to improve both their energy efficiency and their bottom line. Read More

 

 

 Steven Aponte, Director of Operations
Steven Aponte, Vice President, Finance & Operations
Steven works to streamline and optimize the intra- and inter-team workflow of the various divisions at Bright Power. He has an M.B.A., in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the NYU School of Business, and a B.A. in Economics, Harvard University. Read More
 

 

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Samuel Biele-Fisher

Samuel Biele-Fisher, Account Manager

Samuel helps building owners and managers lower their energy and operations costs by identifying cost-effective solutions to their energy management needs. Working with a range of clients including market-rate developers, affordable and supportive organizations, investment funds and family-owned companies allows Samuel to provide the best approach for each customer. Read More

 

Bernardo Borges

Bernardo Borges, Director - Design & Implementation

Bernardo is a senior Professional Engineer with more than 13 years of experience in the energy and design fields. He has significant exposure and experience in diverse technical areas of the high-performance building industry, from energy audits to enhanced commissioning, from energy modeling to feasibility studies, from developing innovative energy measures to project implementation. Read More

 

Certifications: Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)


Mike Brusic

Mike Brusic, Senior Energy Engineer, Cogeneration Specialist

Mike works on the Audits & Feasibility team, performing energy audits, building energy models of residential and commercial facilities, identifying retrocommissioning opportunities, and designing and specifying energy efficiency retrofits. He has also conducted feasibility studies and analysis for combined heat-and-power systems in multifamily and commercial buildings. Read More

 

Wesley Cronk

Wesley Cronk, Special Assistant to the CEO

Wesley is CEO Jeffrey Perlman's righthand man. From managing schedules and prioritizing daily tasks to administrating the company website and designing presentation materials, he does anything necessary to allow Jeff to focus on leading the Bright Power team. Wesley has a B.S. in Psychology and Sustainability Studies from the University of Florida and a M.A. in Sustainable Development from New York University. Read More

Klaar De Schepper

Klaar De Schepper, Data Manager

Klaar helps New York City building owners comply with Local Law 84, the country's most ambitious effort to benchmark energy consumption in buildings. She optimizes data gathering efforts, streamlines processes, and structures documentation. Klaar has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Science and Sustainable Development from Columbia University. Read More

Lucie Dupas

Lucie Dupas, Senior Project Engineer, Solar Specialist

Lucie participates in every step of the solar installation process, from the preliminary design stage to the final installation inspection. She collaborates with architects and real estate developers to assess their solar needs and include them in the building design. She designs projects and manages them through the installation and monitors the existing installations. Read More

 

 

Skye Gruen

Skye Gruen, Director - New Construction & Sustainability 

Skye is the leader of our New Construction & Sustainability team. She has completed nearly 15 ASHRAE I audits, 25 ASHRAE II audits, and multiple scopes of work for LL87 Compliance. Skye has two years of solid experience modeling in Equip, TREAT, eQuest, REM/Rate, and TRNSYS, and has more than five years of experience modeling with custom made simulation/modeling programs. Read More

 

Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst


 Iure Guimaraes, Software Engineer
Iure Guimaraes, Senior Developer
Iure works as a software developer on EnergyScoreCards and actively works to improve the design and usability. He was previously the co-founder of a Brazilian software company with a focus on building tools to the Brazilian precision agriculture market. He also worked as a software consultant for challenging projects around the world, including a German social network, a Greek medical network with high level profile matching, and an American program to help people manage their financial debts. Read More
Josh Haggarty

 

Josh Haggarty, Energy Analyst

As an energy analyst on the EnergyScoreCards team, Josh helps clients identify cost-effective strategies that lead to substantial decreases in energy usage and utility spending. Prior to joining Bright power, Josh researched the siting and development of offshore wind farms as an Ocean Engineering undergrad at the University of Rhode Island, where he also earned an M.B.A. that focused on the strategic management of global climate change. Read More

James Hannah

 

James Hannah, Senior Account Manager

As a member of our Business Development team, James Hannah cultivates effective business relationships by spearheading outreach efforts and developing strategic partnerships that are consistent with Bright Power’s strategy.  By offering the full spectrum of Bright Power’s integrated energy solutions, James helps to ensure that clients achieve their financial and sustainability goals. Read More

Karl Haviland

Karl Haviland, Senior Developer

Karl Haviland is a Senior Developer on the software development team, coding primarily on the EnergyScoreCards and Portfolio Manager applications. Though he has worked with various languages, he provides the team Java web and services expertise. His past experiences include running a small web development company, building logistical software for the Department of Defense, and designing software architecture for a large Pennsylvanian insurance firm. Read More

Alex Heckman

Alexander Heckman, Energy Engineer, Ventilation Specialist

Alex works as an energy engineer for our Audits & Feasibility team, applying his knowledge of mechanical systems, energy auditing, and building energy simulations. Alex has over three years of experience of providing energy reduction plans for a wide variety of building types - residential, commercial, and industrial. Read More

Colleen Kling

 

Colleen Kling, Senior Energy Analyst

Colleen works on the EnergyScoreCards team, providing technical analysis and quality assurance to clients, evaluating energy performance of buildings and retrofits, and identifying opportunities for clients to pursue energy-efficiency or renewable projects. Among her projects is EnergyScoreCards Minnesota, a pilot program offering free benchmarking services to multifamily buildings in Minnesota. Read more.

Steven Kolberg

Steven Kolberg, Director of Energy Analysts

At Bright Power, Steven takes data, and adds a bit of building science and some clever maths in EnergyScoreCards to create stories that drive efficiency and cost savings in buildings. He works with building owners and managers, non-profits, and financial institutions to filter the flood of information to find actionable data on how to save money, energy, water and time. His technical experience includes large scale benchmarking projects, measurement and verification reporting, best practices for on-going energy and water management and energy auditsRead More

 

Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst

Alex Lowenstein

 

Alex Lowenstein, Project Development Associate

As a member of our Business Development team, Alex works directly with building owners and managers to identify and realize their financial and sustainability goals. After years in the field auditing multifamily buildings, Alex brings his knowledge of building science and systems to board rooms and building owners, helping his clients implement creative energy management solutions. Read More

 

Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst.

Andrea Mancino

 

Andrea Mancino, Project Associate

As a member of the New Construction & Sustainability group, Andrea mainly works to rehabilitate affordable housing through Enterprise Green Communities Certification. This includes working with design teams to increase building energy performance through sustainable design; bringing all buildings to an energy performance standard that meets or exceeds ASHRAE 90.1. Andrea reviews plans, performs energy modeling and consults with contractors during construction to assure that buildings are rehabilitated in the most energy efficient manner possible.  Read More

 

Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Professional.

Richard Meister

Richard Meister, Director - Procurement Sales

With extensive knowledge in the energy risk management field, Richard strategizes to provide his clients with the best solutions for a cost effective, cohesive, energy platform. He has worked with a cross-section of clients, including: Valero, Conoco-Phillips, Hess, Koch, Bank of America, as well as many other financial institutions, helping them implement their fuel hedging goals. Richard analyzes individual client needs to develop an overall energy efficiency plan. Read More

Henry Misas

Henry Misas, Senior Project Engineer, Solar Specialist

Henry works on energy efficiency and renewables projects at Bright Power. He works on designing and implementing solar systems, including photovoltaic arrays and solar thermal hot water heaters. He also works with the Design & Implementation division of Bright Power, drawing upon extensive building science knowledge to integrate cleaner energy systems into the framework of any project. Read More

 

Certification: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst

Leyna O'Neill

Leyna O'Neill, Administrative Assistant

Leyna has the opportunity to work across the divisions to make sure Bright Power employees have everything they need to run a smooth operation. Whether it's organizing company events, sending out expense reports or assembling furniture, she has become a jack of all trades in the office. Her diverse background spans everything from teaching to consumer rights reporting, and she is happy to have entered the green community. Read More

Mark Pando

Mark Pando, Energy Engineer

Mark works on the engineering team conducting energy audits, building energy models, and performing retro-commissioning for multifamily buildings. He has more than two years of experience auditing both commercial and multifamily properties in New York City. After studying and designing fuel cell energy systems in engineering school, Mark decided to focus on our most important energy resource – efficiency. Mark has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Read More

 

Marshall Roshto

Marshall Roshto, Energy Analyst

Marshall is an Energy Analyst with the EnergyScoreCards™ team. He evaluates the energy performance of buildings by analyzing their utility data, ultimately using this information to identify opportunities for the building to undergo energy-efficiency or renewable projects. Additionally, he is highly involved with helping clients comply with New York City’s Local Law 84 energy benchmarking program. Read More

 

Dave Sachs

 

Dave Sachs, Director - Audit & Feasibility

Dave is an energy engineer for our Audits & Feasibility team. He performs energy audits focusing on multifamily building energy audits and implementation. Dave applies over four years of experience in construction and the energy field. He spent two years working to improve team processes and tools for utility energy efficiency programs in New York and New Jersey. Read More

 

Certifications: Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Engineer in Training, LEED AP, and BPI Multifamily Building Analyst.

 

William Scherle

William Scherle, Account Manager, Lighting Project Specialist

As a member of our Business Development team, William has a passion for learning about your building’s current performance and maximizing its potential through the implementation of an energy management plan. By identifying needs of building owners, managers, staff and tenants, William is able to help clients create a healthy, sustainable environment that satisfies their financial and environmental objectives. Read More

 

Certifications: LEED Green Associate and BPI Multifamily Building Analyst.

 

Caleb Smeeth

Caleb Smeeth, Energy Analyst

As an Energy Analyst in the EnergyScoreCards team, Caleb works with clients to evaluate their building portfolio, analyze overall energy performance, and identify cost-saving measures that lead to building improvement. Read More

 

Christopher St. Louis

Christopher St. Louis, Data Specialist

Chris is a Data Specialist on the EnergyScoreCards team, where he works to aggregate, process, and distribute a high volume of utility data. He has an A.A.S. in Information Technology and is currently working to attain his B.S. in the same major. He is also working towards securing his A+, Network +, Security +, and MCTS professional certifications. Read More

Matt Stankiewicz

Matt Stankiewicz, Project Associate

Matt works as an energy auditor and construction manager for our Design & Implementation team. When not in the field, he helps building owners create energy models for Enterprise Green Communities, a program that promotes the incorporation of green design and sustainable practices into the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing. Read More

 

Certifications: BPI Multfamily Building Analyst, BPI Building Analyst Professional, BPI Building Envelope Professional, Lead RRP-certified

 

Breen Sullivan

Breen Sullivan, Corporate Counsel

Breen’s responsibilities include counseling Bright Power and its affiliates on transactions, litigation and dispute management and resolution, corporate governance and compliance, risk management, employment issues, and intellectual property issues.

 

She is a member of the New York State and City Bar Associations, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Veronica Thomas

Veronica Thomas, Data Manager

Veronica works on the EnergyScoreCards team to benchmark buildings and find waste, and is passionate about ending the scourge of inefficiency. She helps clients with buildings all across the country analyze large amounts of data to find the best opportunities for reducing energy and cost. Read More

 

Certification: LEED AP


Nick Turchal

Nick Turchak, Product Manager

Nick Turchak is a software product and sustainability enthusiast originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. He holds a telecom engineering degree from National Aviation University in Kyiv and, most recently, a Sustainability Management M.S. from Columbia University. Before deciding to transition his career to building energy, Nick's background was in building complex software services and solutions for the digital media industry.  Read More

 


Phil Vos

Phil Vos, Senior Account Manager

Phil performs outreach to companies and trade groups interested in Bright Power's services, with a particular focus on New York City's benchmarking and auditing requirements. His prior credentials include work with the NY Wa$teMatch industrial materials exchange program and NY Industrial & Technical Assistance Corp. (ITAC). Read More

 

Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst

Karey Wallace

Karey Wallace, Office & Human Resources Manager

Karey transfers her past work experiences in start-ups and various industries to lead Bright Power’s Human Resources and Office Management functions. In her capacity, she strategizes with owner and management to align the company’s human capital with its mission. Her focus on the various HR disciplines, including compliance, policy development and implementation, benefits management, employee relations, advisor to management, and her role as Office Manager combine to streamline the daily business operations. Read More


Sam Weisenberg

Sam Weisenberg, Senior Heating Specialist

Sam works on troubleshooting, optimization, and design of steam and hot water heating systems. Read More

 

Certification: Certified Building Commissioning Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst



Interns

Bright Power's interns have a hands-on learning experience in an exciting green company. If you are interested in Internship opportunities, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@brightpower.comRead More


 

 

Network of Consultants

Bright Power, Inc. has a skilled and experienced network of consultants and contractors who can be brought into projects as needed, including: architects, business & technology experts, designers, economists, educators, engineers, policy experts, and a variety of tradespeople including electricians, HVAC contractors, and insulation contractors.

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