New Bedford Housing Authority (New Bedford, MA): Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)10%
Annual (2018)-3%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)-3%
Annual (2018)1%
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. New Bedford Housing Authority's portfolio consists of 43 buildings and 2.7 million square feet. New Bedford has improved energy performance by 8% from a 2010 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. New Bedford has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at nine of its properties. There are ten properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

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. New Bedford's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 150 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2010. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. New Bedford's portfolio consists of 43 buildings and 2.7 million square feet. New Bedfrod has increased their water usage from their baseline; they are working to make progress towards their goal.