Bright Power Wins 2013 Urban Green EBie: Reformed Gas Guzzler


On June 19th, Greg Sherman of Bright Power received an Urban Green Council EBIE Award™ in the “Reformed Gas Guzzler” category for an energy audit and retrofit project at Pinewood Hall in Roselle, NJ. The EBie awards are a nationwide juried competition for people working in Existing Buildings who have made great strides in improving environmental performance, but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded. More about the EBIEs.


In 2010, Bright Power worked together with residents and management to undertake a comprehensive energy audit of Pinewood Hall, a 171-unit senior citizens residence. The audit provided the residents of Pinewood Hall with the information necessary to slash management’s operating expenses and improve the livability of the building for residents. Action items included overhauling the exhaust ventilation system, retrofitting common area lighting, and insulating domestic hot water pipes.

Twelve months following the retrofit, Bright Power performed a weather-adjusted post-retrofit analysis showing that Pinewood Hall had successfully reduced source energy intensity. Furthermore, management and residents reported a marked improvement in air quality and light levels. By keeping the residents, management, and maintenance staff engaged in the process from start to finish, the occupants of Pinewood Hall will have the knowledge and the know-how to maintain the energy savings for years to come.


Greg ShermanVice President, Existing Buildings, Bright Power, Inc.

Joseph Abitante, Jr., Board President, Pinewood Hall
Michael Cohen, Maintenance Director, Coughlin Management
Amalia Cuadra, Senior Energy Engineer, Bright Power
Sean Nelson, Project Manager, EVCO Mechanical
Michael Winters, Property Manager, Coughlin Management