CommonBond Communities


Challenge Commitment
4.7Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

CommonBond Communities, the Midwest’s largest non-profit provider of affordable housing with services, has served the region for over 45 years. They develop, own, or manage more than 5,700 affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout 50 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. CommonBond is considered a national leader and innovator in the affordable housing and community development field. Their quality affordable housing, expert management, and onsite resident services help transform lives and provide long-term assets to the larger community.

CommonBond Communities values being a good neighbor and environmental steward. Their goal is to intentionally promote environmental and financial sustainability across their organization, particularly in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy environments and recycling and waste reduction. CommonBond's commitment of 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2026 is part of their organization’s plans to promote environmental and financial sustainability, and will help achieve their energy efficiency goal. The company will monitor energy usage, conduct energy audits, implement financially feasible conservation measures and retrofits, improve maintenance and operations and increase resident education and engagement around energy consumption and conservation. CommonBond will also continue to work with their partners and vendors to ensure they are making informed decisions on the products used in the construction and maintenance of their properties.