Bright Power Speaks at AIA Seminar on Local Law 84


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


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