Ann Arbor District Multifamily Group

Ann Arbor 2030 District's Multifamily Practice Group invites property owners and managers to meet quarterly to discuss strategies and remove barriers to meeting GHG emission reductions.
 
Multifamily buildings represent over 50% of the floor area of all buildings in Ann Arbor and are key partners in meeting community carbon neutrality goals.
 

Interested in joining? 

Contact:

Kevin McNeely: kevin@mcneelybuilding.com

Jan Culbertson:  jculbertson@2030districts.org

For benchmarking assistance: email us at a2benchmarking@2030districts.org

 

Topics of Interest:

  • Ann Arbor Benchmarking Ordinance
  • Ann Arbor Green Rental Housing Ordinance
  • Green Leasing
  • Aligning capital improvements with carbon neutrality
  • Tenant Engagement
  • Benchmarkig
 

Resources

Tool Kit: 

 

DTE Incentive Program: 

The DTE Energy Multifamily Program offers free energy-saving upgrades* for multifamily building owners to save money on utility bills. Contact us to schedule your FREE energy assessment. Following the assessment, you will receive a Multifamily Savings Report that identifies if your property qualifies for direct install and/or in-unit and common area incentives. To get started, request your assessment online. For a detailed list of incentives and program requirements, click here.

Other Links:

Partner with your Tenants through Green Leases: 

https://www.greenleaseleaders.com/green-lease-library/

Benchmark your property(ies):

Email a2benchmarking@2030districts.org for assistance.

Conduct an ENERGY TREASURE HUNT:

 https://www.energystar.gov/sites/default/files/tools/ES_TreasureHunt_Checklist_Multifamily_1.pdf

Start saving with no- and low-cost approaches, and then use savings to pay for more extensive upgrades:

  • Upgrade your lighting. If your building relies on inefficient lighting, such as incandescent, halogen, HID, or T12 fluorescent, you’re missing out on significant savings. Updating your lighting can be a great first step when it comes to making your building an efficient one.
  • Operations & maintenance best practices. Efficient building operation reduces operating costs, maintains comfort, and extends equipment lifetime, all without significant capital investment.
  • Checklists of energy-saving measures. These checklists include energy-saving measures that can be implemented at no or low cost, or with rapid payback.
  • Energy-efficient products. Purchasing efficient products reduces energy costs without compromising quality. Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified products, estimate potential savings, and specify them in your purchasing policies and contracts.
  • Energy-saving competitions. Competitions can be a great way to motivate your team to find new efficiencies, engage occupants in your efforts, and multiply savings across your portfolio – all while helping the environment.
  • Building upgrades. Maximize your financial and energy savings by taking a staged approached to building upgrades that accounts for energy flows among systems.
  • Water, waste, and renewable energy. Check out EPA resources to expand your sustainability work to reduce water use, manage waste and materials, or purchase or install renewable energy.

Research