REACH CDC: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)5%
Annual (2015)5%
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 an 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. REACH's portfolio consists of 26 properties and over 1 million square feet. For the 2015 reporting period, REACH reported whole building data for 52% of its portfolio.

REACH CDC
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. REACH's portfolio consists of more than 26 buildings and 1 million square feet. REACH has improved energy performance by 5% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% improvement by 2024. Portfolio energy savings have largely been achieved through the implementation of building envelope improvements, in-unit heating and lighting upgrades, and resident education sessions. 

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance by facility can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy across its building portfolio. REACH has achieved energy performance improvements of greater than 2% at 5 of its committed properties. There are a handful of properties have seen an increase or minimal change between the baseline period versus current performance. These properties may be candidates 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. Many of the properties in the REACH portfolio have seen improvements since the baseline period with an EUI that ranges from 70 to 140 kBTU/sqft. Properties that have increased or seen little change from the baseline to current performance represent good candidates for efficiency improvements.