2014 Winner: Power to the People

The greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.

Who led the charge



Stephen Post
Executive Director,       Hebrew SeniorLife


With Stephen Post’s help, elderly residents are eager to conserve water for future generations at Jack Satter House. For ten years and counting, Stephen has served as Executive Director of Jack Satter House, a supportive housing community that offers high quality, affordable housing and services to low-income seniors. He is a senior staff member at Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest provider of housing and health care for elderly, and has over 30 years under his belt in affordable housing, urban planning, and real estate finance and appraisal. Stephen holds degrees from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and Tufts University.

Jack Satter house, revere, Ma                                       residential building - 259,600 sq. ft.

With $4 million in funding from the Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Stephen’s team worked with Bright Power and KOW Building Consultants to do a complete energy overhaul on Jack Satter House and its 266 units. Source energy intensity dropped by over 20% after installation of a co-generation system and a web-based energy management system. In almost every apartment, new ENERGY STAR air conditioning units, refrigerators, and radiator control valves were installed, keeping residents engaged in the whole process from design to commissioning. Thanks to this retrofit project, Jack Satter provides a more comfortable home for its elderly residents, along with lower electric bills and more systems control for Stephen’s team.

Stephen helped Jack Satter House reduce water use by nearly half!

Jeffrey Perlman | President, Bright Power
Gregory Sherman | VP Engineering, Bright Power
Charlotte Bromberg | President, Jack Satter House Tenants Association
Jim Latini | Project Manager, West Mechanical Contractors
Kenneth Wille | KOW Building Consultants


"Saving energy is important to all generations. As a senior housing community, many felt that our residents would not care about energy savings or recycling. Instead, they embraced it. Many residents want to leave a better earth for their children and grandchildren."

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