Established in 1839, the City of Chattanooga’s portfolio consists of over 200 public buildings and facilities. Surpassing their Better Buildings Challenge goal in 2021 with a 36% reduction in EUI, the City signed on to the Better Climate Challenge in 2023 committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions and an additional 20% reduction in EUI across their 2 million square foot portfolio by 2033.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction in 10 years
20% reduction in Energy Intensity
CHATTANOOGA IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge||Better Buildings Challenge|
|Better Communities Alliance|
Their portfolio includes buildings such as City Hall, City Council, the Downtown Public Library, Development Resource Center (housing the department of Public Works and the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency), Police and Fire Department facilities, Youth and Family Development Centers, and other administrative buildings. The portfolio also includes the Moccasin Bend Environmental Campus (MBEC), which services a six-county area with over 400,000 residents and is by far the largest energy consumer of the city’s owned and operated facilities.
After signing on to the Better Buildings Challenge in 2015, Chattanooga, TN achieved their 20% EUI reduction goal in 2018 and continued to plan and invest in multiple energy efficiency, renewable energy and resilience-focused projects, further reducing their cumulative EUI to 36%.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions|
20% Reduction in Portfolio Energy Use Intensity from a 2018 baseline by 2033. Based on a commitment of 2 million square feet.
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
20% Reduction in Portfolio Energy Intensity from a 2013 baseline by 2025. Based on a commitment of 2 million square feet.
|Goal Achieved36%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)|