HUD's new Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit provides specific guidance and useful tools to help you benchmark the energy and water performance of your multifamily properties.
Utility benchmarking is the process of tracking, analyzing, and reporting the utility consumption and costs associated with a property or portfolio of properties. It allows you, your funding providers, and governing agencies to gain insight into the energy and water performance of your properties, their potential for improvement, and the effectiveness of investments made to improve performance.
The Toolkit is organized into three sections:
- Benchmarking 101 describes the benefits of tracking utility data and explains how to begin the process, including an introduction to ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and several case studies.
- Utility Benchmarking Step-by-Step outlines a six-step approach to utility benchmarking, including developing a strategy that works for your organization, collecting and using utility data, and targeting energy- and water-efficiency improvements.
- Policies and Programs summarizes utility benchmarking requirements for various HUD programs, opportunities for financial assistance, and HUD programs that can support property owners in pursuing green retrofits.
The new Toolkit includes links to key resources and requirements, tools and reports, case studies, and FAQs.
Register for the Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series, intended for any multifamily housing provider seeking guidance on benchmarking the energy and water performance of their properties over time.