Presby's Inspired Life: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)7%
Annual (2017)5%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Presby's Inspired Life's portfolio consists of more than 22 buildings and 1.3 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 7% from a 2015 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2024. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits across all properties, HVAC upgrades on an as-needed basis, as well as low-flow showerheads, toilets, and faucets. Presby's Inspired Life is also educating residents on energy efficiency to create awareness of energy saving behavior.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  Presby's Inspired Life has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at five of its properties. There are four properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Presby's Inspired Life's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 84 to 211 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2015. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.