Roughly 17% of U.S. households live in multifamily housing and spend $21 billion on energy annually. An increasing number of studies demonstrate the significant energy savings potential in this building sector. Building owners, residents, utilities, and financial institutions are overcoming complex ownership structures, split incentives, meter configurations, and resident engagement to realize these energy savings.

Utility Benchmarking

This comprehensive guide to multifamily utility benchmarking includes links to key resources and requirements, tools and reports, case studies, and FAQs.

2017 Progress Report

More than 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge are saving 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings.

2017 Summit Presentations

Over 100 presentations from the 2017 Better Buildings Summit sessions are now available to download and share.

Featured Solutions

344 East 28th Street Showcase Project
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) undertook a $2.2 million lighting, heating, and hot-water modernization project, which has resulted in cost savings of more than $100,000 annually.
Gladys Gardens Showcase Project
Hempstead Housing Authority received funding from the Community Development Corporation of Long Island to rehabilitate and increase the energy efficiency of Gladys Gardens, a 30-unit public housing family development built in 1972. The project achieved 40% energy savings.
To further support its BBC commitment, the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) joined the SEED pilot program in 2014. SEED, which stands for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Energy, and Economic Development, is a cross-agency effort to prepare public housing residents for current and future technical jobs by increasing energy literacy, providing learning opportunities, and connecting residents to training opportunities to better pursue careers in the space.
Golda Meir House Showcase Project
Golda Meir is a multifamily property that offers a supportive community for nearly 200 elderly households, the majority of which are low-to-moderate income. The property is undergoing energy- and water-efficient improvements as part of JCHE's larger portfolio-wide modernization effort.


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