Fort Worth, TX: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)16%
Annual (2016)2%
Water 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. Fort Worth's portfolio consists of more than 120 public and private buildings and 20 million square feet, as well as one wastewater treatment plant. Since 2009, Fort Worth has improved energy performance by 16%, which is based on savings of 16% across all buildings and 8% at the wastewater treatment plant. Energy savings have been achieved by numerous methods, including lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, and a private sector education program to promote success in the local community.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Fort Worth has achieved an energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 61 of its properties. There are 19 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 Worth's portfolio consists of a wide range of facility types and baseline EUI values, most EUIs range from 100 to 300 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2009. The properties located near or below the 0% axis present good opportunities for further savings.