Housing Authority of Baltimore City: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs Baseline)7%
Annual (2016)7%

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. HABC's portfolio consists of several large developments and over 1000 scattered sites. HABC has improved energy performance by 7% from a 2015 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023. In order to realize efficiency goals, HABC capitalizes on past retrofit work. In 2008, a portion of the heating system for Cherry Hill Homes (HABC's largest site) was replaced with a more efficient system. HABC has taken measures that include installing smart meters, utilizing energy management systems, and resident enaggement programs such as their 'Eye to Energy' program.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. HABC has achieved energy efficiency gains of more than 6% at two of its large properties and hopes to build on that success in the future to meet their 2023 goal of energy use intensity reduction of 20%.