NHP Foundation: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 2%
Annual (2018)-5%
Portfolio Summary: Whole Building Data by Reporting Period

Better Buildings Challenge partners strive to report whole-building data for all properties within their portfolio. Often, Multifamily partners face the added challenge of collecting data from tenant-paid utility accounts. The Better Buildings Challenge is working with Multifamily partners and utility companies to improve the data collection and reporting process. While this important work continues, Multifamily partners are being recognized for their successes within those properties that are reporting whole-building data. NHPF's portfolio consists of 35 properties, 7,178 apartment units and 4.8 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, NHPF reported whole-building data for 50% of its portfolio.

NHP Foundation

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. NHPF's portfolio consists of more than 585 buildings and 4.8 million square feet. NHPF has improved energy performance by more than 2% from a SAHF engineered  2010 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.  NHPF’s energy savings have been achieved through lighting retrofits and rehabilitation of approximately 800 units, which included upgrades to ENERGY STAR appliances and HVAC systems, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and window replacements. NHPF also partnered with energy providers in Connecticut to execute a $500,000 boiler-replacement program on a 200-unit property, which is projected to result in about 20% savings of the annual natural gas consumption.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across properties reporting whole building data can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  NHPF has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 2% at more than 7 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.