Nominate a UMA member!
The NAA Return on Energy (R.O.E.) Awards recognize apartment communities that have mastered the sustainability and energy reduction equation. The R.O.E. awards spotlight action and results in energy management beneficial to the apartment housing industry. The program is intended to educate industry professionals on how benchmarking information can be used to improve energy efficiency and to help members with varying levels of knowledge on energy issues learn tools and tricks of the trade by highlighting innovative solutions.
The Return on Energy awards online nomination form is NOW available. The deadline is March 23rd. There are four categories this year:
- 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 a particular apartment community.
- Water Reduction– recognizes communities who achieve water reduction and utility savings using Portfolio Manager’s new water score which debuted in 2017.