In 2012, Fannie Mae conducted the Multifamily Energy and Water Market Research Survey (the "Fannie Mae Energy and Water Survey"), a national effort to understand trends in energy and water consumption and costs at multifamily properties. This survey eventually launched the ENERGY STAR® Score the EPA uses for multifamily housing.
Fannie Mae Multifamily Energy and Water Market Research Survey
More than 1,000 multifamily property owners and managers across the U.S. submitted responses describing their properties' characteristics and providing energy and water consumption and costs from January 2011 through December 2011. Fannie Mae shared the Survey data with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore the development of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR® score for multifamily properties. In 2014, the EPA successfully launched the Score for use by multifamily housing.
Fannie Mae would like to thank the many multifamily owners, property managers and industry organizations who contributed information to the Survey database, making the ENERGY STAR® Score a reality including:
The survey data and supporting documents are presented here to enable independent research, furthering the goal of helping multifamily properties reduce energy and water consumption and costs and minimize impact to the environment.
This document is the original survey sent out to more than 1,000 multifamily property owners and managers in 2012.
This document contains the comprehensive instructions that accompanied the original survey in 2012.
This manual provides a Field Name, Field Type, Data Type, Description, and Source for every field included in the Energy and Water Survey Database. In addition, the Manual provides important information regarding the data collection and analysis methodology.
This Excel database includes the responses submitted by multifamily properties to the Fannie Mae Energy and Water Survey, as well as additional data points used in the analysis.