Philadelphia Housing Authority

At a Glance

Industry

Public Housing Authority

Project Types

Building Systems and Operations, Financial Evaluation and Planning

Year

2012

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Summary

Allison Shauger helped the PHA amass a robust database of energy efficiency and sustainability information. She then uncovered savings realizable through multiple efficiency strategies.

Goals

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) brought in Allison Shauger to create a comprehensive database of information on energy efficiency and sustainability from 100 initiatives at 45 sites. 

Solutions

Shauger succesfully completed the database, and also recommended that PHA employ an energy service provider to aid bill processing, analyze utility rate structures and analyze the proposals of third party energy suppliers. She also advised a warehouse lighting retrofit and an invigorated PC power management program.

Potential Impact

PHA could save roughly $11 million in net operating costs over the lifetime of the projects, as well as three million kilowatt hours of electricity and 2,500 metric tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions. Shauger's database tool is slated for ongoing data collection and reporting to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and building certification organizations such as Enterprise Green Communities.


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