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. Morehouse College's portfolio consists of more than 30 buildings and 1.6 million square feet. Morehouse College has improved energy performance by 36% from a 2017 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 30% by 2027. Energy consumption during 2020 and 2021 was significantly lower than a typical year since COVID-19 disruptions resulted in temporary building closures and reduced occupancy for much of the year. An Energy Management Program was created to take an in depth look at utility usage that resulted in an energy policy, engagement programs, and curtail building HVAC usage. Savings were achieved with a campus wide LED upgrade, HVAC controls upgrades in 10 buildings, and changing how buildings are operated after hours.