Housing Authority of the City of Cleveland, Tennessee

Housing Authority of the City of Cleveland, Tennessee

The Housing Authority of the City of Cleveland, Tennessee (CHA) was established in 1959 with a mission to provide affordable decent, safe, and sanitary housing to low- and moderate-income families in the community. Since then, CHA’s portfolio has grown to include 420 units across 14 properties, comprised of everything from a single duplex to a 120-unit multifamily townhouse development. Prior to joining the BBC, the housing authority focused most of its efforts on stabilizing its housing stock through strategic investments to improve residents’ quality of life, including some basic energy-efficient improvements.

CHA began exploring options for an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) in 2015 and joined the Better Buildings Challenge in late 2016 after obtaining HUD approval for a portfolio-wide EPC. The scope of work included LED conversions, HVAC replacements, air sealing and caulking, solar installations, and water-efficient upgrades. CHA completed it's EPC in 2019, realizing energy savings of more than $486,000. CHA reduced its energy consumption 21% against its 2016 baseline and was recognized as a Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever in 2021.

Challenge Commitment
295Thousand Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved21%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)