Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation


Challenge Commitment
1.6Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity4%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, by promoting equitable access to opportunity and resources. TNDC stands as a catalyst for advancing community interests and as a force for expanding the choices that enhance livability, such as housing, employment, education, food, cultural activities, and open spaces. TNDC strives to be a trusted and well-organized community ally locally and a practice leader nationally. It contributes throughout San Francisco by providing affordable housing and other resources, by partnering effectively with other organizations, and by supporting resident leadership.

As a long-term owner and manager of a large, diverse portfolio, TNDC understands the challenges associated with providing high quality, affordable housing, while managing operating expenses and resource consumption. It will meet the goals of the Better Buildings Challenge by enacting a number of strategies in a cohesive energy management plan. For example, TNDC has consolidated its energy billing data into BrightPower’s Energy Scorecard, implemented comprehensive training for all building operators and management staff, and is piloting resident engagement programs at several locations. By learning from real-time data and relying on knowledgeable staff and residents, TNDC is confident that it will achieve its goals and become a stronger, leaner organization.