Local and state governments are increasingly requiring buildings to report and improve their energy usage. Bright Power can help you comply with energy benchmarking, energy auditing, and retro-commissioning services.
We help building owners and managers live up to the letter and spirit of these laws. When paired with a service like EnergyScoreCards, benchmarking becomes a strategic tool that uncovers valuable investment opportunities to yield returns—not just to check a box and file a report. In addition to compliance reporting, Bright Power can help you implement the necessary changes to increase the performance of your buildings.
Here are some of the national lenders and jurisdictions we work with:
Bright Power has been selected by Fannie Mae to provide energy and water measurement and verification for its Multifamily Green Financing programs. We will provide services to Borrowers and Lenders to make it easy for them to gather, analyze, and report on energy and water usage and savings.
Are you a Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Financing Borrower or Lender and have questions? Contact us!
Bright Power also helps Freddie Mac Borrowers and Lenders fulfill their reporting obligations as part of their Green Advantage offerings.
To prepare your building to comply with Local Law 33/95, NYC’s building energy efficiency grade ordinance, we will help you select improvements that will improve efficiency and your score. We also will help you to comply with Local Law 97, NYC’s carbon emissions law, by recommending improvements that will lower your carbon emissions or by helping you to determine the best path to compliance.
If you are building a new development and seeking Enterprise Green Community (EGC) certification or another green building certification, you’ll need to engage with a benchmarking partner. Bright Power is an approved provider and our EnergyScoreCards platform meets all EGC, HPD, HDC, and HFA requirements.
With more stringent energy efficiency laws on the horizon, we will be there to guide you through any changes to ensure you meet new standards.
The state of California and the California Energy Commission (CEC) created a statewide energy benchmarking program known as Assembly Bill 802 (AB802) to help property owners and the public better understand their buildings. All buildings above 50,000 square feet must report their annual energy use to the state. Certain municipalities, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, and Berkeley, also require reporting of annual energy use. And, some of those municipalities require energy and water audits and retro-commissioning reports.
Like other municipalities, Chicago has an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires buildings above 50,000 square feet to report their energy use annually.
Starting in 2019, buildings in Chicago will receive an energy rating based on their energy use. That rating must be posted at the property after an initial grace period.
Washington, D.C. was one of the first jurisdictions in the country to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Like in many other jurisdictions, building owners in the Nation’s Capital must report their annual energy usage. What distinguishes Washington, D.C. is that buildings performing below a set baseline will face fines.
This is a very new law with many nuances. Bright Power is here to help you make sense of the deadlines and the subsequent actions you will need to take to comply.