Beaverton, OR: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)11%
Annual (2018)1%

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. Beaverton's portfolio consists of 15 properties operated by the school district and the city, representing almost 1.6 million square feet. Since 2009, Beaverton has improved energy performance by 11%. Energy savings have been achieved at both City of Beaverton and Beaverton School District properties through implementing lighting retrofits, reducing lighting hours, HVAC upgrades, solar generation, computer power management, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Beaverton has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 6 of its properties. Three properties 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. Beaverton's portfolio consists of properties with a range of baseline EUI values between 100 and 300 kBtu/sq. ft. Almost all properties have shown energy improvement since 2009. The properties located near or below the 0% axis present good opportunities for further savings.


Better Buildings Waste Pilot cohort participants strive to reduce portfolio-wide waste intensity and increase overall waste diversion. Beaverton is working towards a goal of 60% waste diversion. Beaverton is also working towards reducing their absolute waste by 10% from a 2020 baseline. In 2020, Beaverton tracked waste at 1 property and achieved a waste diversion rate of 50%. Beaverton tracked 8 material types including trash, mixed recyclables, food and compostables, glass, batteries, light bulbs, office paper and electronics.