City Expects $100K per Year Savings with Lighting EaaS

Contributed by BSM Staff

ARMONK, NY -- Brightcore Energy, a provider of end-to-end clean energy solutions to the commercial and institutional market, is driving energy savings for the City of White Plains with the continued execution of projects as part of a comprehensive energy sustainability strategy.

The multi-phase project includes a complete lighting upgrade of many of the facilities operated by the City of White Plains. Recreational fields, ice rinks, sanitation/service garage and a number of firehouses have been completed as part of the initial project execution plan.

The sustainability projects were launched in 2019 and are expected to continue their progression through 2022. Brightcore Energy accelerates the deployment of proven energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies through its innovative Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) model that requires no capital investment and provides for immediate operating cost savings.

Mayor Tom Roach said the city anticipates energy and maintenance savings of $117k annually.

“White Plains is strongly committed to driving energy sustainability across our city government and community,” he said. “Our partnership with Brightcore Energy has allowed our team to refine our plan and accelerate project execution to realize critical operational cost savings.”

“Brightcore is very proud to have a strategic engagement with City of White Plains regarding their sustainability plan,” said Mike Richter, president of Brightcore Energy. “Our teams have worked closely together to prioritize facility opportunities to drive energy savings while dramatically increase lighting effectiveness across a wide range of applications.”

Brightcore Energy has completed the installation of over 1,200 lighting fixture replacements or upgrades. Some highlights of the current projects include a complete upgrade of Delfino Field, which involved replacing and repointing fixtures to significantly improve “dark spots” while saving a large amount of energy. In addition, costly annual maintenance of the existing lights will be eliminated by the new LED fixtures.

The firehouses have also been a major focus for the lighting improvements. Extremely old and ineffective lighting has been replaced by LED retrofits improving both light level and safety in the buildings. Improving the working environment of our first responders is an uplifting experience, for both the community and our local heroes.

Armonk, NY-based Brightcore Energy customers include, among others, Madison Square Garden, Citi Field, Montefiore Health System, Brookfield Properties, SL Green, Laz Parking and numerous public and private educational institutions.

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