Case Study
GREEN PHYSICAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Engagement

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority solicited offers from qualified firms to conduct a GPNA and Energy Audit for their properties in Cincinnati, OH. Through competitive bid, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority selected the EMG team as the most qualified and best value to the housing authority.

EMG performed comprehensive field audits for both physical needs and energy conservation measures of member Housing Authorities including common areas, apartment units, administrative and management offices, community spaces, storage spaces, mechanical rooms, and metering rooms. All apartment appliances, laundry systems, HVAC systems, and energy metering systems were reviewed and evaluated for energy savings opportunities and Energy Star alternatives.

The physical needs assessment conforms to the new 20-year term and provides a schedule for replacement of all current serviceable property components and characterized as long-term (20-year), short term, and immediate needs, including structural components, equipment, appliances, and materials. The physical needs assessment also includes physical improvement needs for housing authority-wide non-dwelling structures and equipment, assuming routine and timely maintenance within the next 20 years.

The EMG reports will include a building/facility overview and an analysis of existing conditions for each building, dividing findings into major work categories, providing detailed information to identify and prioritize immediate and non-critical repair needs. EMG’s final assessment data (PNA and Energy) will be uploaded into the HUD GPNA web-tool.

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EMG Client

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Asset Type

Multi-Family Housing

Services Provided

  • Green Physical Needs Assessment
  • Energy Study

Size & Location

4,923 Units, Ohio

Timing

2014