Category Archives: Energy

Virtual Audits Uncover Surprising Trends in Building Efficiency

Within the past few years there have been a handful of companies developing virtual auditing services. Virtual audits, also known as no-touch audits or rapid energy modeling, are not yet an industry standard, however they continue to gain a lot … Continue reading

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NYC Local Law 87 2014

The second cycle of New York City Local Law 87 is here and it’s time for nearly 1,500 buildings whose tax lot numbers end with the number “4” to starting getting serious about completing their energy audits and retro-commissioning requirements. … Continue reading

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Due to the anticipated decommissioning of the Indian Point Energy Center in 2016, Westchester County and New York City will likely experience very serious energy shortages. In attempt to mitigate power outages during peak hours, Con Edison and NYSERDA have … Continue reading

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Introduction to Passive Houses

The term “passive house” originates from its German counterpart “passivhaus.” It is among most stringent standard in building energy efficiency today, with a typical carbon footprint 20% that of a conventional building. The passive house is accomplished by, among other … Continue reading

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The Clean Power Plan

On June 2nd, President Obama proposed a massive U.S. carbon regulation under the 1970 Clean Air Act. Using executive power, the President issued a new rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Consequences of this rule are … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Use Furthers Demand

Many studies have shown that heat generated by air conditioners at night raised outdoor temperatures, intensifying the heat island effect in urban settings. This positive feedback effect, in turn, escalates the demand for cooling. It was found by Arizona State … Continue reading

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WGBC Recognition

On June 5th, one of Bright Energy Service’s clients, The Colonial Needle Company of White Plains, NY, was recognized for their extraordinary energy efficiency efforts. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza White Plains, the 4th annual Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) … Continue reading

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Some More Really Cool Benefits of LEDs

We at Bright Energy Services have been advocating LED lighting for a quite some time now. The high efficiency and aesthetic appeal of modern LED lamps are unmistakable. But for those of you who still need some convincing to make … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Energy Saving Tips from Bright Energy Services!

As Thanksgiving approaches we at Bright Energy Services would like to wish our friends, family, and business associates a very blessed and safe holiday! Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While most of us have probably already planned the perfect … Continue reading

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The Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA Upgrades Their Lighting and Saves More Than $10,000 A Year On Their Electric Bill!

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA was founded in 1888 to cater to a then fast-growing community.  It has since steadily expanded into today’s 65,000 square-foot facility, providing a multitude of programs committed to promoting healthy living for its members ranging from toddlers … Continue reading

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