AHEAD, Inc: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs Baseline)3%
Annual (2018)2%

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. AHEAD, Inc.'s portfolio consists of five buildings and 189,900 square feet. They have improved energy performance by 3% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.  Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits across all properties, HVAC upgrades at two of the properties, and extensive insulation of attics and basements. 


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. AHEAD Inc. has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at two of its properties. There are three properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


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. AHEAD Inc.'s portfolio consists of properties with  a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 65 to 100 kBtu/sq. ft. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.