Bright Power Speaks at SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter


Jeff Perlman will speak on the panel “Enhancing Affordability and Livability through Energy Efficiency” at SOCAP, a conference dedicated to increasing the flow of social capital towards social good by gathering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators to form partnerships and mobilize resources and capital for good.

Enhancing Affordability and Livability through Energy Efficiency (October 3rd, 2012)

(Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA)

5:30 PM — 6:30 PM

Several locally-focused enterprises are proving that the skyrocketing energy costs (that have drastic effects on low-income families) can be better controlled using innovative technology, financing, and smart cost management. Affordable multifamily housing is generally older and less energy efficient than other US real estate. And while energy and water costs are one of the more controllable expenses for property owners, improving energy efficiency remains a challenge. Three organizations have developed promising models that offer the possibility of delivering comprehensive energy management services and products to the multifamily housing sector, and their work has the potential to be replicated nationwide.

Tracks: Tech for Good


Anne Evans (CEO, CNT Energy)

Debra Schwartz (Director, Program Related Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Elizabeth Chant (Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation)

Jeffrey Perlman (President, Bright Power)

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM
Herbst Pavilion

A handpicked group of social entrepreneurs tell the story of their startups, the difference they plan to make in the world, and why their businesses are worthy of investment.

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