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Housing Authority of City of Tampa, FL

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity within 10 Years

Commitment

3.1

Million Square Feet

Background

The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa promotes the development and professional management of a variety of affordable housing opportunities. Its facilities and supportive services provide economic development and self-sufficiency activities for residents, and assure equal access to safe, quality housing for low and moderate income families. As part of an energy performance contract, the Tampa Housing Authority has been installing ENERGY STAR® appliances, double pane argon gas windows, weatherization plans, increased insulation, high SEER air conditioners, low flow water devices, interior CFL lighting, and LED or conduction lighting. The Tampa Housing Authority has also installed a 302 kW solar panel array, constructed a chiller plant with thermal ice storage, and continues to seek energy and water reduction whenever it develops, remodels, or replaces equipment.

In accord with the goals of the Better Buildings Challenge, the Tampa Housing Authority includes energy consumption reduction as a goal of its 5-year plan. The current plan requires a 15% reduction in energy consumption agency-wide, reaching 20% by 2020. The Tampa Housing Authority is also committed to the President’s Climate Action Plan, both as a revenue and carbon reduction action. It is currently working with its local utility to gather the energy consumption of individual buildings, to enable them to create energy baselines and measure performance.

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