Energy Performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)4%
Annual (2016)3%

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. Capitol Hill Housing's BBC commitment consists of 38 buildings and 900 thousand square feet. Since 2011, CHH has improved overall energy performance by 4 percent. In addition to the Better Building Challenge commitment, in the last year CHH has adopted a strategic plan that prioritizes greatly improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability across its portfolio and is building internal capacity to achieve that goal.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Capitol Hill Housing has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 12 of its properties. There are 10 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. Capitol Hill Housing's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are between 80 and 140 kBtu/sq.ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2011. With a new staff member focusing specifically on this issue, CHH is currently in the process of evaluating its entire portfolio for energy and water efficiency opportunities and creating a plan for implementation.