Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)12%
Annual (2018)1%
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. UPMC`s portfolio consists of 33 buildings and almost 13 million square feet. Since 2010, UPMC has improved energy performance by 12%.  Energy savings have been achieved by centralizing energy management through the creation of a UPMC Energy and Environmental Engineering Department, and the establishment of a capital set-aside fund.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  UPMC has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at 10 of its properties. There are 10 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. UPMC`s portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 200 to 700 kBtu/sq. ft. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.