Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs Baseline)10%
Annual (2018)2%
PORTFOLIO SUMMARY: WHOLE BUILDING DATA BY REPORTING PERIOD

Better Buildings Challenge partners strive to report whole-building data for all properties within their portfolio. Often, Multifamily partners face the added challenge of collecting data from tenant-paid utility accounts. The Better Buildings Challenge is working with Multifamily partners and utility companies to improve the data collection and reporting process. While this important work continues, Multifamily partners are being recognized for their successes within those properties that are reporting whole-building data. Lucas MHA's portfolio consists of 32 properties, 2.34 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, they reported whole-building data for 60% of their portfolio.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

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. Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority's portfolio consists of more than 31 buildings and 2.3 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 10% from a 2015 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. LMHAs continued sucess with energy savings is largely attributable to the ongoing Energy Performance Contract that was initiated in 2015.  Additional productivity towards our goal has been accomplised through advanced utility tracking through an online system.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at five of its properties. There are three properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

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. Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 200 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.