Best Practices and Resources

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. 

EPA WaterSense
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.

Institute for Real Estate Management
An association of real estate property management professionals, offering education, resources and information for today's property managers.

National ApartmentAssociation
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. 


ENERGY STAR Apartment Hunting Infographic

ENERGY STAR Co-Brandable Leasing Brochure

Resources for Sustainability News

NMHC's Operating Sustainable Properties News Feed

NMHC Apartment Wire

NMHC Multifamily Markup

Multi Housing News

Multifamily Executive

Case Studies

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%.

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