In early 2011, REACH Community Development started using EnergyScoreCards to track the success of retrofits and monitor energy use throughout their portfolio. By comparing the before-and-after energy usage at properties (see below), REACH can see the energy and financial savings from the implemented retrofit measures.
The properties in REACH's affordable housing portfoio had received energy audits from Bright Power in 2009. The audits uncovered energy saving opportunities including lighting upgrades, new boilers, programmable thermostats and air sealing. In 2010 and 2011 REACH began implementing recommended measures at several properties.