Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Housing Authority

Scope of Services
Investment-Grade Energy Audit
Green Physical Needs Assessment
Energy Modeling
Engineered Utility Allowance Calculations
 

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.

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Services

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:

  • Energy- and water-saving opportunities
  • Opportunities to generate power onsite for each AMP
  • Waste management practices at each site
  • Accessibility for HUD 504, UFAS, and ADA requirements

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.

Scope of Services
Investment-Grade Energy Audit
Green Physical Needs Assessment
Energy Modeling
Engineered Utility Allowance Calculations
 

OWNER: Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

TIMEFRAME: 2017 – 2018

SIZE: 48 sites, 6,853 dwelling units

COST: N/A