Community Housing Partners: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)23%
Annual (2018)0%
Portfolio Summary: Whole Building Data by Reporting Period

Better Buildings Challenge partners strive to report whole-building data for all properties within their portfolio. Often, Multifamily partners face the added challenge of collecting data from tenant-paid utility accounts. The Better Buildings Challenge is working with Multifamily partners and utility companies to improve the data collection and reporting process. While this important work continues, Multifamily partners are being recognized for their successes within those properties that are reporting whole-building data. Community Housing Partners portfolio consists of 76 properties and ~4 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, CHP reported whole-building data for 78% of its portfolio.

Community Housing Partners

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. CHP uses a unique engineered 2010 baseline developed for the SAHF Big Reach energy efficiency initiative and approved by the BBC. For those properties reporting whole-building data, CHP has improved their energy performance by 23% against this 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 the three largest properties, 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. For those properties reporting whole-building data, CHP has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 31 of its properties. There are 8 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.