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East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity within 7 years

Commitment

581,000

Square Feet


Background

Emphasizing its historic and continuing commitment to Asian and Pacific Islander communities, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) works with and for all the diverse populations of the East Bay to build healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods through community development. Over the last 38 years, EBALDC has invested more than $190 million in assets that have had substantial physical and social impact in the community. EBALDC has developed and preserved a total of 1,918 affordable homes, including 158 owner-occupied units and 1,760 rental apartments.

EBALDC has committed to reducing energy consumption across its portfolio by 20% over a period of 7 years. As a Better Buildings Challenge participant, it is committed to tenant education and engagement to raise awareness and introduce new energy saving ideas. It will conduct green needs analysis at properties that haven’t had them in the last five years. It will conduct landscape analysis to decrease water use. It will install energy efficient hot water heaters, photovoltaic and thermal solar systems, switch to energy star appliances, low flow water fixtures and LED light upgrades where possible. The organization will monitor the baselines and the benchmarks of change through WegoWise, a utility management service.

EDALC Building