Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)19.7%
Annual (2018)-1

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. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's (JPNDC) Multifamily portfolio consists of nine properties, 337 apartment units, and more than 300 thousand square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, JPNDC reported whole-building data for 52% of its Multifamily portfolio. JPNDC has secured $1.3 million in no-cost funding through Massachusetts based energy programs resulting in extensive electrical retrofits and boiler upgrades at several of their Boston based properties.  

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

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. JPNDC's Multifamily portfolio consists of nine properties amid 300 thousand square feet. JPNDC has improved energy performance by 19.7% from a 2014 baseline for those properties reporting whole-building data, 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 properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. JPNDC achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at two of its properties. There is one property that has experienced an increase in Source EUI. This property has been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.