Check out this collection of IMT resources to learn how public and private sector efforts can increase the energy efficiency of multifamily housing.

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Valuing Energy Efficiency Retrofits

New case study series showcases widepread opportunities to strengthen balance sheets through energy efficiency retrofits.

 

Valuing Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing: Continental Plaza

Valuing Energy Efficiency, a new package of case studies from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), examines the financial outlay and impact of energy efficient retrofits on a range of building types across the U.S., to show that building owners don’t need a billion dollar budget nor a large floorplate to reap all the benefits … Continued

Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector

Mirroring recent trends in other real estate sectors, the multifamily housing sector is subject to an increasing number of rules and regulations related to energy-performance benchmarking and disclosure. The goal of these new rules is to enable transparent building energy-performance information to drive energy efficiency improvements in multifamily housing that lower energy bills for residents; … Continued

Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector: Executive Summary

Mirroring recent trends in other real estate sectors, the multifamily housing sector is subject to an increasing number of rules and regulations related to energy-performance benchmarking and disclosure. The goal of these new rules is to enable transparent building energy-performance information to drive energy efficiency improvements in multifamily housing that lower energy bills for residents; … Continued

Benchmarking Case Study: Mercer Court

Bellwether Housing owns and manages 29 apartment buildings that provide affordable housing for more than 3,000 Seattle residents, many of whom are low-income families and seniors. Bellwether aims to keep housing costs as low as possible for its residents, which means keeping energy bills in check. Through Portfolio Manager benchmarking, Bellwether found that annual utility … Continued

Analysis of Job Creation and Energy Cost Savings From Building Energy Rating and Disclosure Policy

Major U.S. cities and states, including New York City, San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and California, now require building owners and operators to comparatively rate the energy performance of their buildings and disclose building energy-performance indicators to the marketplace. Existing policies are projected to impact more than 4 billion square feet of floor space … Continued

Pine Harbor Apartments: Case Study

The Impact of Energy Costs on Multi-Family Residential Building Value This case study presents the impact of energy savings from retrofits and of energy costs generally on the value of Pine Harbor Apartments, a 208-unit subsidized apartment complex in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. First published in August 2004.   Related Case Studies: Telergy Office Building, The … Continued

Morrison Manor Apartments: Case Study

The Impact of Energy Costs on Multi-Family Residential Building Value This case study describes the energy savings from retrofits and their impact on the value of Morrison Manor Apartments, an 83-unit market-rate student-housing apartment complex in Troy, NY. The complex is privately owned and primarily serves students of nearby Hudson Valley Community College. First published … Continued