Utility Consumption baseline
CHS understand the urgency of combating increasing carbon pollution. Analyzing energy consumption of buildings and units can provide an overview of energy use while identifying opportunities for energy use reduction. Information collected by measuring a building’s energy performance for a minimum of 12 months can establish a baseline for energy consumption. This baseline can serve as a starting point for setting energy efficiency improvement goals as well as a comparison point for evaluating future efforts and trending overall performance.
CHS works with consultants to complete all Utility Consumption Baseline studies. CHS staff gathers information regarding utility usage from residents while conducting physical needs and energy audit inspections. This information is then provided to the consultant for aggregation and compilation.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS GARNERED WHEN COMPLETING A UTILITY CONSUMPTION BASELINE:
Establishing a baseline to assist in understanding how energy expenditures contribute to operating costs.
Identifying high-performing buildings that can be identified for replicable practices.
Identifying poor-performing buildings can be prioritized for immediate improvement.
Historical energy use trends can be used to make future decisions.
Energy use can be categorized by fuel type, building, end use, and other factors.
CHS HAS COMPLETED UTILITY CONSUMPTION BASELINES (UCB) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
RAD Physical Condition Assessments (Version 3 Feb. 2014)