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DOE's Better Buildings Challenge highlights POAH's utility work

October 26, 2016

Preservation of Affordable Housing Uses Utility Data to Plan Retrofits and Attract Funding

Since 2010, POAH has benchmarked utility data from more than 1,500 utility accounts. The data is broken out so the relative costs of lighting, air conditioning, domestic hot water, electric baseboard, heating, and water consumption can be tracked, making the effect of energy and water-efficiency retrofits easier to measure. This data-driven approach helps inform where and what type of improvements are the most effective, giving POAH the ability to plan building-appropriate retrofit projects...

We look forward to featuring POAH’s  Better Buildings Challenge Implementation Model later this fall. The solution will offer tips from POAH on how utility benchmarking can help multifamily housing owners strategically plan retrofits and attract funding.

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Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation.