Utility benchmarking is a fundamental asset management practice, consisting of tracking, analyzing, and reporting the utility consumption and costs associated with a property or portfolio of properties. It allows multifamily property owners, as well as associated funding providers and governing agencies, to gain insight into the energy and water performance of properties, the potential for improvement in those properties, changes in performance over time, and the effectiveness of investments made to improve performance.
HUD strongly encourages the practice of utility benchmarking by the companies, organizations, and agencies that own and manage the nation's housing stock. Please visit this site regularly to find news and announcements, events and training, resources and tools, and policies and incentives to support your efforts.
Now Available: HUD's Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit
This comprehensive guide to utility benchmarking for the multifamily sector is organized into three sections:
- Benchmarking 101
- Utility Benchmarking Step-by-Step
- Policies and Programs
It includes links to key resources and requirements, tools and reports, case studies, and FAQs.View the Toolkit
News and Announcements
Following YoDa to Benchmarking Glory: HUD's Year of Data Reaches Benchmarking Goals
Date Posted: August 17, 2017
Materials Posted: Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series
Date Posted: May 11, 2017
HUDdle: The Future of Affordable Housing is Measured and Managed, Lean and Green
Date Posted: October 7, 2016