The Better Buildings Multifamily Initiative partners with multifamily property owners to make energy efficiency improvements.
Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit
This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to utility benchmarking for the multifamily sector and includes links to key resources and requirements, tools and reports, case studies, and FAQs.View the Toolkit
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By the Numbers
Better Buildings Multifamily Initiative partners have made remarkable progress in energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions. While these numbers do not capture all the ways in which partners contribute to the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and the Better Climate Challenge (BCC), these achievements reflect the magnitude of the impact of their work thus far.
26 Trillion Btu
1.7 Million Tons
The Better Buildings Multifamily Initiative is comprised of two voluntary leadership initiatives whereby multifamily property owners and managers make a commitment with regards to their property portfolio and share their annual progress and lessons learned with the public. HUD and the Department of Energy (DOE) work together to support Challenge partners in overcoming obstacles on their journeys and highlight their good work. Each Challenge Partner commits to:
Better Climate Challenge (BCC)
Pledge an organization-wide Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction of at least 50 percent within 10 years.
Contribute to peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and participate in working groups around key issues.
Report results annually by sharing energy performance and emissions data that demonstrates success.
Better Building Challenge (BBC)
Pledge an organization-wide energy savings goal of at least 20 percent within 10 years.
Participate in peer-to-peer knowledge exchange through the publication of case studies and participation in working groups.
Report results annually by sharing energy performance data that demonstrates success.
Energy and Water Efficiency Resources
This page provides technical resources, policy guidance, planning tools, and other resources to improve the energy and water performance of multifamily housing portfolios.
BBC Multifamily COVID-19 Resources and Updates
The BBC Multifamily Sector has compiled a list of resources and updates on COVID-19 and housing to support housing providers and help them disseminate critical information to staff and residents.
Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily List of Multifamily Partners
This page lists organizations that are BBC Multifamily Sector Partners.
Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series
This webinar series guides participants through the HUD multifamily utility benchmarking guidance, including the HUD Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Website and Toolkit.