Energy Performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)13%
Annual (2016)4%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

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. Douglas County School District's portfolio consists of 17 buildings and 900 thousand square feet. Douglas County has improved energy performance by 13% from a 2008 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY FACILITY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Douglas County has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 10 of its properties. There are 4 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

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. Douglas County's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 50 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2008. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.