Physicians Realty Trust: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)7%
Annual (2021)1%

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. Physicians Realty Trust's portfolio consists of more than 50 buildings and nearly 4 million square feet. They have improved energy performance by 7% from a 2018 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2030.  DOC’s Energy and Carbon Emissions reductions were largely driven by capital upgrades, such as LED retrofits and building automations system (BAS) optimizations. We supplement these efforts with behavioral improvements through our low/no cost initiative and our Environmental Management policies, which were introduced in 2021.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Physicians Realty Trust has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 19 of its properties. There are 17 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. Physicians Realty Trust's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 500 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2018. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.