Hillsboro, OR: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)25%
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)18%
Annual (2020)8%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)7%
Annual (2020)24%
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. Hillsboro's portfolio consists of more than 25 buildings and 480 thousand square feet. *Hillsboro has improved energy performance by 18% from a 2015 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. The City of Hillsboro joined the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program in early 2020. With the help of their coaches and energy experts, facilities staff were able to identify additional opportunities to further improve energy efficiency in the facilities enrolled in the program. The City will continue the SEM program in 2021 and is committed to further reduce energy use 20% by 2025.

WATER PERFORMANCE: SUMMARY

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Hilllsboro's portfolio consists of more than 25 buildings and 480 thousand square feet. Partner has improved water performance by 7% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020.  

*2020 water consumption is significantly lower than a typical year since buildings experienced reduced occupancy due to COVID-19 disruptions.