Category: California

29 Nov

Bright Employee: Gregory Sherman

Betsy Harbison Bright Employee, Business, California

We’re proud of the intelligent, passionate, and hardworking people that make up the Bright Power team. Each month, you’ll get a chance to meet one of them, understand how they contribute to the organization, and what makes them excited to come to work every day.

Meet Gregory Sherman, Vice President, Business Development, who launched our Oakland office.

What do you like most about working at Bright Power?
Collaborating with incredibly intelligent and passionate people! I really like working for a company that has a clear vision. Bright Power’s mission is an important one, it is what gets me up in the morning. I value our role as a company that is more than a consultancy – we have positioned ourselves where the rubber meets the road, and that is what is needed to improve the energy and water performance of the built environment. We are having a real impact. I have been with Bright Power for over a decade, and it has been quite a ride! Watching the company grow from a few of us working out of a closet-sized office to a market leader 100+ strong has been deeply gratifying. Knowing that our impact is growing every year is one of the most satisfying aspects of working at Bright Power.

What are some projects and accomplishments you’re most proud of?
I am most proud of our early success here in California. It was difficult to trade in the comfort and safety of my position in New York for a business development role in a new place where no one knew the Bright Power name. But thanks to our unique Find, Fix, Follow approach and our successful track record on the East Coast, prospective clients were willing to take a chance on us. It is a great feeling to present our value proposition to a prospective client and get them bought in. Working with clients and friends at organizations such as LivCor, MG Properties Group, AIG, Fairfield Residential, Bridge Property Management, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Equity Residential, Related, LeFrak, Kaled Management Corp., Goldman Group, Fisher Organization, and Sares Regis have made this journey well worth it.

What’s the one service offering we have that you think is the most beneficial to clients?
Our most valuable service is that we provide many services under one roof. Our integrated Find, Fix, Follow approach to energy and water management is our competitive advantage and differentiator. Once we establish trust, this approach becomes the way our clients manage energy and water.

What’s something people might not know about you and your role at Bright Power?
Something I did not know about myself is that I enjoy the thrill inherent in business development. It is a good feeling to present our value proposition to a prospective client and get them bought in. 

20 Jan

SoCal is Hot for Multifamily Energy Savings

Greg Sherman California, energy, incentives
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Southern California Regional Energy Network

If you’ve got multifamily properties in Southern California, now is the time to take advantage of the new SoCalREN program. The program provides $550 – $1200 per apartment for an energy and water retrofit project that achieves 10-30% in projected savings. Best of all, SoCalREN will also pay for an initial assessment fee, so there is no upfront cost to get started.

Bright Power’s engineering team is currently in the process of bringing over 30 properties totaling over 10,000 apartment units through this program. We are finding all kinds of opportunities: ultra low-flow toilets, domestic hot water recirculation controls, LED lighting, variable speed drive pool and spa pumps, and managed irrigation programs. Thanks to the SoCalREN program, these projects have a very attractive return on investment of over 25%.

By taking a portfolio-level approach, we are able to work through a portfolio of properties all in one shot. Both Bright Power and our clients benefit from the economies of scale, making the project financials more attractive and reducing the overall time required from our clients.

As is true with all incentive programs, funds are limited so you must act fast.

For more information, contact Greg Sherman at gsherman@brightpower.com