WATER USAGE REDUCTION35%
ENERGY USAGE REDUCTION23%
Market TypeHigher Education
LocationNew York, NY
OwnerManhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music is a premier conservatory for classical music, jazz, and musical theatre dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of aspiring musicians, from pre-college through postgraduate studies. After reviewing the results of a New York City mandated energy audit, Manhattan School of Music (MSM) began to recognize the need for developing and deploying a strategic energy and water management plan to fix and proactively resolve energy-related issues.
Bright Power’s energy audit report confirmed that the conservatory faced high cooling and electric costs as a result of aging infrastructure, which contributed to ongoing maintenance and budget concerns. Using EnergyScoreCards, we identified the efficiency improvements that targeted consumption. Our energy markets experts then created a procurement strategy that ensures energy supply costs don’t get out of hand long-term.
MSM had Bright Power proactively work with site staff and identify areas of improvement to ensure building systems run at peak performance. We became an extension of MSM’s site team, helping with capital planning, budgeting, and using real-time energy management to monitor the building data, and securing New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentives. Bright Power’s real-time systems-level monitoring identifies the most-needed improvements and has led to a more proactive operations and maintenance plan. The result? Energy cost reductions, improved comfort for students and faculty, and decreased mechanical issues and failures throughout the school year.
- Installed VFDs
- Installed Building Management System
- Replaced chiller
- Upgraded lighting to LEDs
- Created an operations and maintenance manual
- Operations and maintenance support and capital planning