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City of Beaverton, OR

City of Beaverton, OR

Energy Performance


20% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020 from a 2009 Baseline


1.61 Million Square Feet


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 15%
Annual (2013) 1%


Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Beaverton's portfolio consists of 15 facilities operated by the school district and the city, representing almost 1.6 million square feet. Since 2009, Beaverton has improved energy performance by 15%. Energy savings have been achieved at both City of Beaverton and Beaverton School District facilities through implementing lighting retrofits, reducing lighting hours, HVAC upgrades, computer power management, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Beaverton has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at more than half of its facilities. There are two facilities that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These facilities have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

Identifying Opportunities for Improvement

Facility-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Beaverton's portfolio consists of facilities with a range of baseline EUI values between 100 and 300 kBtu/sq. ft. Almost all facilities have shown energy improvement since 2009. The facilities located near or below the 0% axis present good opportunities for further savings.