Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)17%
Annual (2020)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. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's (JPNDC) portfolio consists of 11 properties and more than 300,000 square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 17% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2026. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits across all properties, HVAC upgrades, 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. JPNDC has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 5 of its properties. There are 3 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. JPNDC's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 50 to 170 kBtu/sq. ft. Most properties have shown energy improvement since 2014. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.