Tools and Resources
When you're trying decide which apartment to lease, your monthly costs are more than just rent -- utility costs add up, too. This one-page infographic shows how renters can save money, energy, and water by leasing at a property that has earned the ENERGY STAR certification and uses ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products. See a side-by-side comparison of costs between an apartment with ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products and one without. And remember to ask about ENERGY STAR the next time you're apartment shopping.
Use this activity kit to encourage employees, residents, and other occupants in your building to get into the Halloween spirit while saving energy! In this kit you will find:
- Print-ready 8.5x11” poster
- Social media graphics
- Print-ready reminders
Customize this sample leasing brochure by adding your logo and details about the sustainability measures implemented on your property. Use it to help promote your ENERGY STAR certified apartment properties to residents and prospective renters.
Customize this sample leasing brochure by adding your logo and details about the sustainability measures implemented on your property. Use it to help promote your apartment properties to residents and prospective renters.
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project.
Use this guide to help your multifamily property take the leap to an ENERGY STAR score of 75, with low-cost energy-efficiency strategies and best practices.
The ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing applies to buildings that contain 20 or more residential living units. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.
This two-page success story outlines how TIAA-CREF made a commitment to reduce operating costs by managing its residential communities with an eye toward greater energy efficiency. From 2007 through 2009, the organization reduced its communities’ common area energy consumption by 9.1%—leading to energy cost savings of about $500,000 each year.
This report by the Institute for Market Transformation is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations. It provides an introduction to the multifamily housing sector, followed by a thorough review of existing benchmarking and disclosure policies and an assessment of continuing policy challenges and opportunities.