National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation

Challenge Commitment
1.8Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
20%Reduction in Water Intensity

The National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/Enterprise) protects and improves existing affordable rental homes so that low income individuals and families can live in quality neighborhoods with access to opportunities. The organization has preserved or helped to preserve more than 25,000 affordable homes through real estate development, lending, and technical assistance. Currently, NHT/Enterprise owns and operates over 2,500 affordable rental units across the East Coast.

National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation’s goal is portfolio-wide energy and water savings of at least 20 percent by 2020. In order to reach that goal, NHT/Enterprise will develop an organization-wide plan, schedule and milestones. The plan will including the following strategies:

  • Track energy use across the entire portfolio
  • Perform audits of all properties to determine the potential for energy and water conservation investments with 1-10 year paybacks
  • Pursue available funding and grant support to perform work
  • Purchase renewable wind energy
  • Install renewable energy systems