Fort Lauderdale, FL: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 27%
Annual (2020)5%

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. Fort Lauderdale's portfolio consists of more than 35 buildings and 1.2 million square feet.

*Fort Lauderdale has improved energy performance by 27% from a 2010 baseline. Energy consumption during 2020 was significantly lower than a typical year since COVID-19 disruptions resulted in temporary building closures and reduced occupancy for much of the year. Energy savings have been achieved through energy performance contracting, LED lighting upgrades, HVAC replacements, white roofs, programmable thermostats, behavior change, IT strategies, and other energy efficiency measures.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Fort Lauderdale has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 19 of its properties. There are 6 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. Fort Lauderdale's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 500 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2010 as indicated by reduced EUI. The properties located near or below the 0% improvement axis may present good opportunities for further savings.