El Paso, TX: Energy performance

vs. Baseline13%
Annual (2019)-12%

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. El Paso's portfolio consists of more than 100 buildings and 2.5 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 13% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2022. Energy savings have been achieved using energy awareness programs and implementing energy upgrades financed with energy performance contracts and general funds. In 2019, the City received its first ENERGY STAR certification for one of its main office buildings.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. El Paso has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at more than 16 of its properties. There are 37 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. El Paso's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2012. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.