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. Multifamily Mission Ministries' portfolio consists of 5 properties and 185,000 square feet. The partner has improved energy performance by 10% from a 2016 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing insulation and air sealing upgrades, LED lighting retrofits, and by installing solar PV and an ENERGY STAR® asphalt shingle roof on Evergreen Commons.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Multifamily Mission Ministries has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at 4 of its properties. There is 1 property that has experienced an increase in Source EUI.  This property has been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


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. Multifamily Mission Ministries' portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 85 to 190 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2016. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.