Salt Lake City, UT: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 11%
Annual (2019)5%

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. Salt Lake City's portfolio consists of more than 35 buildings and 1.5 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 11% from a 2014 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025.  Salt Lake City’s Energy Management Steering Committee, which annually convenes each City department to review their Energy Management Plans, is an important organizational tool for identifying energy efficiency opportunities. This annual review, paired with requirements for energy audits, continuous re-tuning, and a strategic retrocommissioning plan every ten years, ensures that Salt Lake City is always optimizing the energy performance of its municipal buildings.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Salt Lake City has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at more than 3 of its properties. There are 9 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. Salt Lake City's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 50 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.