National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs. Baseline)3%
Annual (2018)-2%

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. NHT-Enterprise’s portfolio consists of 24 properties and ~2 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, NHT-Enterprise reported whole-building data for 41% of its portfolio.

National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation

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. NHT-Enterprise uses a unique engineered 2010 baseline developed for the SAHF Big Reach energy efficiency initiative and approved by the BBC. NHT-Enterprise has improved their energy performance by 3% against this baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023. NHT-Enterprise’s EUI reduction can be attributed to a number of energy upgrades across the portfolio, both at the time of a major rehab or on a one-off basis. These upgrades include improvements to lighting, heating and cooling equipment, automation, and hot water efficiency. 


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across properties reporting while building data can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  NHT-Enterprise has achieved energy performance improvements for properties reporting whole building data of greater than 10% at more than 3 of its properties. There are 3 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.