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BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020

Commitment

4.9

Million Square Feet

Background

BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, creates and manages a range of affordable homes for working families and seniors. Since it was founded in 1983, BRIDGE has participated in the development of over 14,000 homes serving more than 37,000 people.

The Better Buildings Challenge builds upon BRIDGE’s existing commitment under the Big Reach, an initiative by the members of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). SAHF’s 11 members, representing nearly 100,000 units, are each committing to reducing portfolio wide energy consumption 20% by 2020, using a 2010 baseline. The initiative focuses on integrating energy efficiency into all aspects of members’ affordable housing development and operations. BRIDGE will use several energy savings pathways—improved operations and maintenance, resident engagement, appliance and equipment upgrades, multiple approaches to whole building retrofits, and use of renewable energy—to meet its commitment under the Better Buildings Challenge.

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