National Church Residences


Challenge Commitment
15Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity4%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

National Church Residences provides home and supportive services for vulnerable individuals, enabling them to live healthier and more satisfying lives. With over 330 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services. The mission of National Church Residences is to provide quality housing and care at affordable prices in communities of caring persons.

The Better Buildings Challenge builds upon National Church Residences’ existing commitment under the Big Reach, an initiative by the members of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). SAHF’s 11 members, representing nearly 100,000 units, are each committing to reducing portfolio wide energy consumption 20% by 2020, using a 2010 baseline. The initiative focuses on integrating energy efficiency into all aspects of members’ affordable housing development and operations. National Church Residences will use several energy savings pathways—improved operations and maintenance, resident engagement, appliance and equipment upgrades, multiple approaches to whole building retrofits, and use of renewable energy—to meet its commitment under the Better Buildings Challenge.