National Church Residences: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)11%
Annual (2018)1%
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 which can be both a costly and time consuming activity. The Better Buildings Challenge is working with Multifamily partners and utility companies to improve the data collection and reporting process of this information. While this important work continues, Multifamily partners are being recognized for their successes within those properties that are reporting whole-building data. National Church Residences (NCR) is one such partner, Their portfolio consists of 293 properties, 18,795 apartment units and 14 million square feet. For the 2017 reporting period NCR is reporting whole-building data for 64 properties within its portfolio.

National Church Residences

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. NCR uses a unique engineered 2010 baseline developed for the SAHF Big Reach energy efficiency initiative and approved by the BBC. NCR has improved their energy performance by 11% against this baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.  NCR has achieved energy savings through various means, including implementing portfolio-wide lighting retrofits, engaging in various weatherization improvements, and incorporating energy retrofits into larger rehabilitation projects.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. NCR has achieved energy performance improvements for those properties reporting whole-building data between 6% - 15 at 14 of its properties, greater than 15% at 34 of its properties. There are 13 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.