Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)21%
Annual (2018)0%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)21%
Annual (2018)0%
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. TNDC's portfolio consists of more than 40 buildings and over 2.5 million square feet. The partner has improved energy performance by 21% from a 2012 baseline, achieving their goal of 20% by 2023. TNDC's energy savings have been achieved by implementing whole-building retrofits and system specific retrofits across various properties. TNDC pursued HVAC, LED lighting, and appliance upgrades at over 10 properties, and offset energy usage by implementing Solar Thermal and Solar PV projects. TNDC uses a sophisticated benchmarking and tracking platform to report anomalies to site staff members. The partner also focused on an energy awareness program to educate tenants.

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. TNDC has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 7 of its properties. There is 1 property that has experienced an increase in Source EUI and has 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. TNDC's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 50 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2012. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. TNDC has improved water performance by 21% from a 2012 baseline, achieving a goal of 20% by 2023. TNDC's water savings have been achieved by implementing no-cost to low cost water retrofits across various properties and partnering with SFPUC to pursue in-depth water evaluations. They also engaged in active monitoring using Wegowise to prevent water leaks, and implemented an awareness program focused on educating tenants on water conservation.