Housing Authority of City of Tampa, FL: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Average Annual % Improvement-1%
Equivalent Cumulative % Improvement-2%

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. Tampa Housing Authority's portfolio consists of 15 buildings and 1.2 million square feet. Since 2015, Tampa Housing Authority has improved energy performance by an average of -1% each year.  This is equivalent to a cumulative improvement of -2%, accounting for the varying lengths of time properties were included in Tampa Housing Authority’s portfolio. The housing authority will focus its efforts to reduce energy by implementing lighting retrofits across all properties, HVAC upgrades at the three largest properties, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  Tampa Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at more than 1 of its properties. There are 6 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. Tampa Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with  a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 80 to 120 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2015. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.