RENEWABLE HEATING & COOLING
THE CLEANEST DEVELOPMENT SOLUTION
Our geothermal solutions help developers eliminate the use of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings, reducing carbon emissions
Ground source heat pumps reduce both construction costs and ongoing operating costs
We provide building owners with immediate cost savings and revenue potential without the need for any capital investment
Most efficient HVAC solution with the lowest carbon footprint
Multiple buildings can be connected to a Community (or District) system
No additional outdoor equipment means minimal mechanical space “carve-out” on roof
Doesn’t require larger electric service upgrades like other electrification solutions such as VRFs, VRVs etc.
Future-proofing for building code & other regulatory updates
Reduce on-site combustion
Can decrease health and indoor air quality impacts
30% - 40% lower operational expenses vs. other HVAC solutions
Lower maintenance costs due to minimal outdoor equipment on roof
Qualifies for Federal tax benefits
Significant State, local, & utility cash incentives (depends geography)
Significantly reduces carbon footprint
Effectively manages peak energy consumption for lower energy use
Reduce on-site combustion can decrease health and indoor air quality impacts
Lowers site and source GHG emissions
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WE DELIVER END-TO-END SOLUTIONS
Brightcore provides the intellectual capital to design and build the geothermal ground loop with our mechanical and drilling partners.
Brightcore also can provide the financial capital to fund 100% of the upfront costs of the geothermal ground loop.
The Developer/Building owner signs a 30 year “PPA” style contract with Brightcore to access the geothermal ground loop for its HVAC system in exchange for a monthly payment.
As part of the contract, Brightcore monitors and maintains the geothermal ground loop for the term.
We utilize technology to evaluate and model your facility to identify all applicable technologies and solutions
We manage the entire procurement and installation process, including disposal of your legacy systems
We assume full responsibility for the continued performance and impact reporting at no additional cost to you
O&M AND REPORTING
We optimize design to achieve your objectives - savings, income, environmental benefits, reduced maintenance, comfort & aesthetics
ENGINEERING & DESIGN
We provide 100% of the capital in-house in a tailored format - while reducing the cost of your project by capturing all available incentives
BASICS OF HOW GEOTHERMAL HVAC WORKS
Heat pumps move energy to efficiently heat or cool a space
In the winter the heat pump boosts the relatively warm ground temperature to heat the building.
In the summertime, the geothermal system rejects heat to the cool ground and uses the cool ground temperatures to operate at extremely high efficiencies.
For every unit of electricity used 4 units of energy comes from the ground in the form of renewable heat. This makes Geothermal systems up to 50% more efficient than conventional air conditioning.
In the winter the ground is a heat-source
In the summer the ground is a heat-sink
GSHP= Ground Source Heat Pump
Closed loop geothermal heat exchanger
Dave is the Vice President of Renewable Heating & Cooling at Brightcore. He has years of experience designing open loop, closed loop, and standing column well geothermal systems, he has designed thousands of tons of geothermal capacity in NY, New England, and the U.S.
He is also responsible for designing geothermal well systems on NYC landmark projects such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cornell Bloomberg Roosevelt Island
VICE PRESIDENT OF HEATING & COOLING
American Energy Engineer (AEE) Certified Geoexchange Designer (CGD), and an International Groundsource Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) certified geothermal system installation inspector (GI)
Former President of the Connecticut Geothermal Heatpump Association; previously held a Chairman position of the Technology Committee of Yale's Renewable Thermal Alliance
Professional engineer in NY, NJ, CT & RI