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. Mankato's portfolio consists of one 65,000 square foot multifamily elderly housing complex. Mankato has improved its energy performance by 1% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023. Energy savings have been achieved via a whole building energy retro fit completed in 2012 which included lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, envelope improvements and an energy awareness program. Higher than normal gas usage in 2016 has resulted in decreased energy savings from 2015. Investigation into the cause is ongoing.