Homes for America: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)3%
Annual (2018)2%
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. HFA's portfolio consists of 157 properties, 4 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, Partner reported whole-building data for 34% of its portfolio.

Homes for America

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. HFA uses a unique engineered 2010 baseline developed for the SAHF Big Reach energy efficiency initiative and approved by the BBC. HFA has improved their energy performance by 3% against this baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. For those properties reporting whole-building data, HFA has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at more than 10 of its properties. There are 23 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.