Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is utilizing an energy performance contract (EPC) to cost-effectively drive energy savings through facility improvements. 2RW served as a consultant to an energy service company (ESCO) hired to implement the EPC.
2RW conducted an investment-grade energy audit (IGEA) and green physical needs assessment (GPNA) simultaneously. The work entailed on-site observations of existing conditions at 48 asset management projects (AMPs) across the city including 251 low-income housing sites and 23 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties. These sites comprise 6,853 dwelling units.
The on-site observations evaluated:
Because of the large number of buildings and the correspondingly large and complex data set, energy modeling (in lieu of standard spreadsheet calculations) was used to develop energy conservation measures (ECMs). At that time, 2RW also identified an opportunity to update PHA’s utility allowance waivers using engineered utility allowance calculations.
2RW issued reports and recommendations for each of the 48 sites.
OWNER: Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
TIMEFRAME: 2017 – 2018
SIZE: 48 sites, 6,853 dwelling units