The National Apartment Association has created a new award program, the Return on Energy (R.O.E.) Awards, to recognize apartment communities in four separate award categories:
Energy Retrofit- rewards smart, innovative solutions that successfully reduced energy in a quantifiable way by showing estimated ROI.
Energy Reduction- are based solely on overall energy reduction quantitatively and require the use of EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® as the measurement tool. This award is divided into two categories: Whole Building Data and Common Area Data.
Engage and Educate- rewards innovation, creativity in staff and/or resident engagement and overall community awareness on energy efficiency issues. Applicants should submit programs for consideration that show “commitment to conservation for the good of the community.” Winners will be awarded based on the accomplishments at an apartment community.
Water Reduction- recognizes communities who achieve water reduction and utility savings using Portfolio Manager’s new water score which debuted in 2017.
Submissions are due by March 23. Winners will be recognized at the NAA Apartmentalize Conference in June in San Diego and will be featured in UNITS Magazine. Applications are accepted via the online portal.