Washington DC Housing Authority: Energy performance

Cumulative (vs Baseline)12%

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. Washington DC Housing Authority's portfolio consists of 44 buildings and 6 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 12% from a 2011 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2024.  DCHA has embarked on an Energy Capital Improvement Plan that is beginning to show savings through HVAC, lighting, and water improvements. The program will not reach completion until next year  but they expect to see increased savings as each Energy Conservation Measure at a property is completed and comes on line.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Washington DC Housing Authority has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at nineteen of its properties. There are 5 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. Washington DC Housing Authority's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 200 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.