Best Practices and Resources
EPA ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 90% brand recognition amongst U.S. renters, and is currently developing numerous multifamily resources to promote benchmarking and energy and water efficiency in apartment homes.
EPA Utility Data Benchmarking Tool
Not sure if you can obtain whole-building energy consumption information for your property? This tool from EPA allows you to enter your zip code to determine if your property lies in the service territory of a utility that provides such information.
WaterSense, an EPA partnership program, brings together a variety of stakeholders to promote the value of water efficiency, provides renters with easy ways to save water, and reduces strain on water resources and infrastructure.
DOE Better Buildings Solution Center
Searchable resource for implementation models and showcase projects. Several multifamily resources are being developed.
Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise Community Partners develops and hosts a large number of tools and resources on their website.
- Green Communities Certification Criteria
- Online Event Archive
- Research & Evaluation
- Technical Assistance Database
- Retrofit Toolkit
- Tools for Resilience
- Construction Specs Templates
- Operations & Maintenance
- Resident Engagement
- Charrette Tools
Institute for Real Estate Management
An association of real estate property management professionals, offering education, resources and information for today's property managers.
- Accessing & Using Energy Data to Improve Property Operations
- Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
- Sustainable Real Estate Management
- Analyzing & Presenting Deep Retrofit Value
A national federation of state and local apartment associations.
ACEEE is a nonprofit organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors through research and industry engagement.
- Comparative Energy Use of Residential Furnaces and Heat Pumps
- Opportunities for Heat Pump Replacement
Resources for Sustainability News
DOE Building SWAP
Check out best practices from sustainability experts demonstrated in an engaging format. DOE is rolling out this program across real estate sectors.
ENERGY STAR Success Story: TIAA-CREF Multifamily Housing
Learn how TIAA-CREF saved more than $500,000 annually by reducing common area energy use by 9%.