Case Study

Residential Initiatives for Maine



Residential Initiatives for Maine (RIFME) engaged EMG to conduct a GPNA and Energy Audit for their member housing authorities throughout the state of Maine.

EMG is performing comprehensive field audits for both physical needs and energy conservation measures, 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 for domestic use.


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EMG Client

Residential Initiatives for Maine

Asset Type

Multi-Family Housing

Services Provided

  • Physical Needs Assessment
  • Energy Audit
  • Section 504 Compliance
  • Modernization
  • Section 3 Internships
  • GPNA Web Tool

Size & Location

5,000+ units