Satellite Affordable Housing Associates: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs Baseline)8%
Annual (2018)2%
Portfolio Summary: Whole Building Data by Reporting Period

Better Buildings Challenge partners strive to report whole-building data for all properties within their portfolio. Often, Multifamily partners face the added challenge of collecting data from tenant-paid utility accounts. The Better Buildings Challenge is working with Multifamily partners and utility companies to improve the data collection and reporting process. While this important work continues, Multifamily partners are being recognized for their successes within those properties that are reporting whole-building data. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates' (SAHA) portfolio consists of 94 properties, 2,750 apartment units and 1.9 million square feet. For the 2018 reporting period, Partner reported whole-building data for 35% of its portfolio.

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Portfolio Energy Performance

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. SAHA's portfolio consists of more than 90 buildings and 1.9 million square feet. SAHA is effectively benchmarking whole building data for a significant amount of its portfolio but has not yet shown any improved energy performance from a 2016 baseline. Progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023 is expected in coming years.  

Energy Performance by Property

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across properties reporting whole building data can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  SAHA has achieved energy performance improvements between 6% and 15% or greater at 9 of its properties. There are 6 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

Identifying Opportunities for Improvement

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. SAHA's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 160 kBtu/sq. ft. At this time, less than half the properties reporting baseline year whole building data have shown energy improvements since 2016. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.