New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA): Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)5%
Annual (2017)2%

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. NYCHA's portfolio consists of more than 294 properties and 175.5 million square feet. NYCHA has improved energy performance by 5% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing heating system upgrades as well as lighting and domestic hot water improvements in buildings across NYCHA's portfolio.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  NYCHA has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 66 of its properties. There are 110 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. NYCHA's portfolio consists of properties with  a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 79 to 446 kBtu/sq. ft. 64% of NYCHA's properties have shown energy improvement since 2014. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.