Community Housing Partners


Challenge Commitment
3.7Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

Community Housing Partners (CHP) works with private and public partners to develop, preserve, design, and construct homes and neighborhoods in the southeastern U.S. CHP projects encourage community revitalization, foster financial stability for its residents, and promote a healthier planet for future generations. CHP utilizes EarthCraftTM, ENERGY STAR®, and LEED® scoring systems to benchmark and measure the effectiveness of the commitment to the reduction of energy and water usage across the company’s portfolio. It has garnered numerous awards for energy efficiency and green building, including the most recent EarthCraft Virginia Multifamily Developer of the Year 2012, and a 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence.

To achieve the goals of the Better Buildings Challenge, CHP will manage its portfolio of over 5,600 units using green maintenance practices, and will deliver green tenant education to encourage residents to continuously reduce energy and water consumption. All of CHP’s new construction and green preservation projects will be built to ENERGY STAR and EarthCraft standards to ensure maximum energy and water efficiency. In addition, CHP’s Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) Accredited Training Program at the Energy Solutions facility in Virginia offers building science and energy conservation education and hands on training for over 2,000 weatherization and energy efficiency professionals each year. As an EcoBroker®, CHP will also advise its single family real estate customers on energy efficiency homes, products, and practices through its Green Homebuyer Education program.