Keene Housing: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)6%
Annual (2020)2%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)23%
Annual (2020)-2%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

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. Keene Housing's portfolio consists of 14 properties and 480,000 square feet. The partner has improved energy performance by 1% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2024.  Energy saving measures include a solar array installed at Harper Acres; a deep energy retrofit of Central Square Terrace, and a combined solar array/heat pump project at Forest View Apartments. 

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Keene Housing has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 2 of its properties. There are 7 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

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. Keene Housing's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 75 to 150 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2014. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Keene's portfolio consists of 14 buildings and 480,000 thousand square feet. Keene Housing became a Water Goal Achiever in 2019, having improved water performance by 23% from a 2013 baseline.