How It Works
The RENEW Multi-Family green building coach guides building owners and managers through the energy retrofit process, ensuring that an organization’s time and resources are used efficiently and effectively.
RENEW Multi-Family focuses on three main areas:
- Energy Savings – New technologies have fueled a revolution in building energy efficiency, unleashing potential energy cost savings of 20 to 40 percent.
- Water Savings – The cost of water and the cost of energy to heat water are significant operating expenses for multi-family housing owners. Implementing the latest technologies in water conservation can reduce water use and associated operating costs.
- Solar/ Renewable Power Generation – RENEW works to address major barriers to on-site installation of solar and renewable energy systems with innovative but tested solutions in financing, contracting and performance monitoring. The long-term ownership of affordable housing makes renewable energy an outstanding value.
RENEW often uses a portfolio approach, bundling several buildings into a larger project for advantageous development and financing costs. Specifically, RENEW provides:
|Benchmarking||Digitize building data on a cloud-based energy and water tracking program to determine the best opportunities.|
|Resource Assessments||Conduct a comprehensive onsite assessment of the energy and water use of buildings to identify potential upgrades.|
|Project Development||Develop a cost effective scope of work, plans and specifications for bidding, and assist in the biddy and contractor selection|
|Funding & Financing||Assemble a financing package that complies with all program regulations, mortgage requirements and investor restrictions.|
|Project Management||Manage the construction process, contract compliance, and incentive programs to ensure a successful high quality upgrade project.|
|Commissioning & Training||Ensure building systems are operating correctly, that staff is trained on the proper use and maintenance of the systems, and educate tenants to achieve full benefit of the installed upgrades.|
|Monitoring & Verification||Set up program for ongoing monitoring, verification, and corrective actions to ensure long-term success.|