Santa Fe, NM: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 11%
Annual (2019)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. Santa Fe's portfolio consists of more than 30 buildings and 850 thousand square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 15% from a 2011 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2022. Santa Fe has already installed 4.8 MW of renewable energy and is preparing to add another 2.8 MW of solar PV, as well as retrofit LEDs for both indoor lighting and streetlights.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Santa Fe has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 5 of its properties. There are 7 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. Santa Fe's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 300 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2011. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.