From determining which certifications make the most sense for your project to ensuring certification, Bright Power will be there every step of the way to lead the process. Whether it is Passive House (reduces heating and cooling demand by 90% and energy demand by 75%), Enterprise Green Communities, LEED, or ENERGY STAR, we will perform the rigorous inspections, testing, and verification necessary to earn certification. Your residents and your bottom line will benefit. Learn more about our green building certification services here.
Reduce costs with energy efficient design.
Designing innovative, efficient, and high-performing buildings on time and on budget is no simple task. We work with development teams to minimize both construction and long-term operations and maintenance costs while enhancing resident comfort and health.
Affordable, supportive, and mixed-income developments can use a strong sustainability and clean energy plan to win RFPs, receive tax credit awards, secure grants, and obtain more favorable loans through green project financing. Some lenders even require green efforts.
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Whatever your goals—lower operating costs, budget certainty, improved tenant health and comfort, secure competitive green financing—Bright Power is here to help.
Our energy efficiency design work ensures that what looks good on paper will function well in practice. During the design phase, we identify trade-offs and facilitate informed decision-making to help you select the best design and equipment for your affordable development.
Build in resiliency with solar photovoltaic (PV), cogeneration, and battery storage. Our onsite solutions provide savings, increase resident safety, build site resiliency, and keep your building operating during grid outages or blackouts. Bright Power’s Resilient Power Hub integrates all three technologies. Based on your unique building design, we will recommend the right resiliency solution for you.
Savings from energy improvements can translate into additional loan proceeds. We present sustainability plans to lenders and syndicators, HPD, HDC, HCR, HFA, and other agencies. That will lead to RFP wins, tax credit awards, and more favorable loans. Once the building is built, savings from high performing systems will create more cash flow every month allowing you to service the loan.
Bright Power works closely with design teams before construction and with contractors in the field to ensure that execution mirrors design. We will diagnose and resolve any problems during construction, avoiding bigger and more costly post-occupancy issues. Learn more about commissioning here.
The journey to savings starts and ends here—with data! Benchmark, analyze, track, and report usage and costs with Bright Power’s proprietary EnergyScoreCards platform. With the support of your dedicated Energy Analyst and team of experts, you will make timely data-driven decisions that result in annual energy savings, from the moment your building is occupied. Our analytics platform also integrates seamlessly with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Community Partners, USGBC, HCR, HPD, and HDC, providing reporting, submission, and compliance.
Reduce supply-side energy costs and create budget certainty with Bright Power’s energy procurement services. How do we do it? Our in-house energy and water market, data science, and project implementation expertise. Through Bright Power’s Bulk Energy Procurement Initiative (BEPI), our team has helped affordable and supportive housing organizations stabilize and reduce operating costs, saving our two dozen BEPI members millions of dollars.