New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA): Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)7%
Annual (2020)0%

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 York City Housing Authority's portfolio consists of more than 270 buildings and 175 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 7% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. Energy savings have been achieved by retrofitting master-planned developments and implementing a series of large-scale Energy Performance Contracts to provide modern brighter efficient lights, modernized ventilation systems, and consistent comfortable heating.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. New York City Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at more than 83 of its properties. There are 93 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have 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. New York City Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 250 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2014. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.