The Boston Land Company: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs Baseline)15%
Annual (2016)15%
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. The Boston Land Company's portfolio consists of 13 properties and 1.3 million square feet. They have improved energy performance by 15% from a 2011 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing heating and hot water upgrades along with several lighting retrofits across most properties resulting in some significant savings.

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. The Boston Land Company has achieved energy performance improvements of greater than 15% at five of its properties. There are only two 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 opportunties for additional energy savings. The Boston Land Company's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 80 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2011. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.