2013 Finalist

Who led the charge



Gregory Sherman
Vice President, Existing Buildings Department, Bright Power


One of Bright Power’s first energy auditors, Greg now leads a talented team of energy professionals who provide best-in-class service to a growing list of satisfied clients. While management is his primary responsibility, Greg is happiest crawling through old buildings in search of energy waste and strategizing straightforward energy-saving solutions.

Pinewood Hall, Roselle, NJ
Residential Building - 116,945 sq. ft.

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.

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

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