Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver, CO: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)12%
Annual (2018)-1%

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. Denver Housing Authority's portfolio consists of 21 buildings and 3.2 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 12% from a 2010 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020.  Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits across all properties, central plant upgrades at three midrise properties, and furnace and water heaters at most of the other properties. Attic insulation was also installed at eight sites.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Denver Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at eight of its properties. There are four 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. Denver Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2010. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.