Philadelphia Housing Authority

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Public Housing Authority

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Building Systems and Operations, Financial Evaluation and Planning




Philadelphia, PA

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

Additionally, Shauger 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. If combined with a warehouse lighting retrofit and invigorated PC power management program recommended by Shauger, 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.

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