ENERGY STAR® for Multifamily

Separator image Track energy and water over time to find out how they impact a multifamily property’s bottom line.

Who must submit Energy Performance Metrics to Fannie Mae?

Your property is required to submit 2016 Energy Performance Metrics (EPMs) to Fannie Mae in 2017 if your property is either:

  1. Financed with a Green Rewards, Green Preservation Plus, or Green Certification Pricing Break Mortgager Loan; or,
  2. Required to benchmark by local law in one of 12 cities.

Which cities require energy benchmarking?

In 2017, the following jurisdictions require certain multifamily properties to report their 2016 ENERGY STAR Score:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Cambridge, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Evanston, IL
  7. Kansas City, MO
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. New York, NY
  10. Philadelphia, PA
  11. Seattle, WA
  12. Washington, D.C.

Please go to each jurisdiction's website to determine the size of the multifamily property required to report. Additional jurisdictions will be added as legislation is approved or the required reporting period becomes effective.

Fannie Mae will disclose a property's ENERGY STAR Score and Source Energy Use Intensity (EUI) if the Property is subject to a local benchmarking law.

Owners are now able to benchmark their multifamily Property in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, a free, online tool and to receive a certification if the Property's score is 75 or greater.


How to submit Energy Performance Metrics

To submit Fannie Mae's EPM Reporting Requirements for the 2016 calendar year:

  1. Enter energy, water, and Property data into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.
  2. Generate 2016 Fannie Mae Energy Performance Metrics (EPM) Report.
  3. Submit EPM report(s) to your Servicer(s) by your Servicer's deadline.

For detailed instructions, see:

2017 How To for BORROWERS -- Submit Energy Performance Metrics

2017 How To for BORROWERS -- Submit Energy Performance Metrics (FAQs)

See also: ENERGY STAR Buildings FAQs or contact your city for additional resources on energy reporting.

Why track energy and water?

Tracking a multifamily property's energy and water costs and usage is the first step to uncovering waste and unnecessary expenses.

Benchmarking is the process of tracking energy and water costs and usage over time at the property level. Source Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and the ENERGY STAR® score are two key metrics computed through benchmarking. Benchmarking allows owners and managers to identify issues and plan capital improvements to enhance property performance.

ENERGY STAR® Score for Multifamily

To help multifamily properties reduce energy and water costs and to minimize negative impacts to the environment, Fannie Mae Multifamily partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create the 1 to 100 ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily. As a result of Fannie Mae's 2012 nationwide survey of over 1,000 multifamily properties, the US EPA launched the 1 to 100 ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily on September 16, 2014.