By navigating the complexities of energy use, we’re helping building owners create value while cutting costs and carbon.
We’re not consultants. We don’t sell equipment, software or dashboards. We’re an actively managed energy service, engineering a sophisticated mix of proprietary software and strategies to unlock the hidden returns in your existing equipment and deliver a dependable source of ongoing revenue.
Everyone says they’ll save you money, but we’ll quantify your returns and deliver greater building value with no upfront costs.
Implementing solutions with the biggest financial gains, we continuously monitor and act to ensure ongoing, guaranteed revenue.
We’ve created a clear path to net-zero emissions through quantifiable reductions in carbon emissions and allowances.
A Duo of Services to Optimize Any Building.
Our proprietary technology enables our engineers to continuously deliver hidden returns, cut costs and create a new source of revenue for building owners through two service types:
For buildings with central HVAC systems, we use advanced optimization strategies to cut energy use by 20% – 30% and deliver 40% – 60% ROI
Energy Efficiency + Solar
For buildings with available roof space, we combine energy efficiency strategies with solar installations to potentially eliminate utility bills and deliver 30% – 50% ROI
See how we’re creating lasting value for our clients:
- James C. Flood, Owner, The Flood BuildingThe Flood BuildingWe’re happy with the results of our Carbon Lighthouse project. In addition to the 23% return we’re receiving, we’ve also made the building carbon neutral and more competitive in the marketplace. This was a great example of doing well by doing good, and I recommend Carbon Lighthouse to other office building owners.
- Sara Neff, VP of SustainabilityKilroy RealtyThe Carbon Lighthouse team is highly competent and professional, and my engineers reported that they really liked working with the CL team.
Your tenants will tell you some of what you need to responsibly manage your building: it’s too hot, it’s too cold. But there are so many more energy savings hidden in your building, from not putting air pumps into overdrive to coolant at the right temperature, that we’ve given them a name: Efficiency Reserves.
In their first year in the energy efficiency business, Carbon Lighthouse founders Brenden Millstein and Raphael Rosen encountered a client who almost stole their thunder. When Millstein and Rosen first visited the building, an office building owned by Dostart Development, they saw that the owner had already changed out incandescent lightbulbs for LEDs and upgraded their HVAC system.
Hiring great teammates is the single most important thing Carbon Lighthouse does. Period. When done intelligently, hiring is a science, not an art.
How do you heat a private office or any room for that matter? The challenge lies in the difference between two concepts: energy and temperature.
There are two fundamental concepts related to how much energy cooling systems must use: sensible heat and latent heat. So which type of heat, sensible or latent, requires more energy to remove?
Electricity costs for most commercial buildings are based both on the maximum power and the total amount of energy you use. Power and energy are different concepts, with very different costs, yet financiers, journalists, and pretty much everyone struggles to differentiate them.