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. Manchester's portfolio consists of more than 23 buildings and 700 thousand square feet. *Manchester has improved energy performance by 4% from a 2017 baseline. Energy consumption during 2020 was significantly lower than a typical year since COVID-19 disruptions resulted in temporary building closures and reduced occupancy for much of the year. Energy savings have been achieved during COVID-19 or prior to 2020 by the continued implementation of lighting retrofits in City properties, increased number of people working remotely, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.