The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award for sponsoring programs to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s 20 million apartment homes.
“With one in seven households living in an apartment, multifamily buildings represent a tremendous opportunity to increase the nation’s energy efficiency,” said NMHC President and CEO, Doug Bibby. “We are extremely honored by this award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and look forward to continue building on this important work.”
NMHC earned the recognition for its multi-pronged campaign to engage the industry to increase energy efficiency. Elements included:
- CEO-level effort aimed at facilitating access to accurate, aggregated whole building utility consumption data to drive investment in properties.
- Regular communications including meeting presentations to the industry on energy efficiency strategies.
- A portal to highlight ENERGY STAR tools, including Portfolio Manager for the industry.
- A national survey of apartment residents to understand renter preferences of green/energy efficient apartment features to help inform future ENERGY STAR branding and outreach to the sector.