Highland Commercial Properties: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)12%
Annual (2018)5%
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. Highland's portfolio consists of 16 properties, 2,099 apartment units and 1.2 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, Highland reported whole-building data for 54% of its portfolio.

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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. Highland's portfolio consists of 16 properties and 1.2 million square feet. The partner has improved energy performance by 12% from a 2016 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2028.  Energy savings have been achieved by focusing on low-cost opportunities for savings such as lighting retrofits.  

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Highland has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 3 of its properties. There is 1 property that has experienced an increase in Source EUI and has 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. Highland's portfolio consists of properties with a range of baseline EUI values between 100 and 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2016. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.