The Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Average Annual % Improvement2%
Equivalent Cumulative % Improvement9%

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.  Truth or Consequences Housing Authority's portfolio consists of 12 buildings and 380 thousand square feet. Since 2015,  Truth or Consequences Housing Authority has improved energy performance by an average of 1.7% each year.  This is equivalent to a cumulative improvement of 9%, accounting for the varying lengths of time properties were included in Truth or Consequences Housing Authority’s portfolio. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing LED lighting retrofits across all properties, weatherization measures at three properties, new roofs at two properties and installation of solar PV at two properties. 


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  Truth or Consequences Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 4 of its properties. There are 4 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. Truth or Consequences Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 70 to 120 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2015. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.