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 commit to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Keene Housing has improved their portfolio-wide energy performance by 6% from a 2015 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. 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. 

UTILITY DATA IN MULTIFAMILY PORTFOLIOS

Multifamily property owners often face challenges in gathering whole building data for properties with large numbers of individual tenant-paid utility accounts. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, partners can demonstrate progress towards their savings goal by reporting two types of data: (1) whole-building energy use, including tenant-paid utilities, for at least 30 percent of their portfolio; and (2) owner-paid receipts (common areas only) for the remaining share of their portfolio. Keene Housing's portfolio consists of 15 properties and more than 400 thousand square feet and approximately 500 housing units, with whole-building data (both tenant-paid and owner-paid receipts) available for 86% of their portfolio.

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WHOLE BUILDING VS. OWNER-PAID PERFORMANCE

This graph breaks out the portfolio's energy performance for properties with whole building energy use vs those with owner-paid receipts. The energy intensity for properties with whole-building data is much higher than those with owner-paid receipts because it accounts for the significant use associated with tenant spaces.  Keene Housing has achieved 5% savings in properties with whole-building data and 15% in properties with owner-paid receipts.

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 3 of its properties. There are 9 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

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 15 buildings and 480,000 thousand square feet. Partner has improved water performance by 23% from a 2013 baseline, achieving their goal of reducing water intensity by 20%.