Using Data To Inform Energy And Water Retrofits: Q&A with Tabitha Harrison at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
at the California Housing Partnership Corporation
Tenderloin Neighborhood Hood Development Corporation (TNDC) is a nonprofit affordable housing and services provider in San Francisco that owns and operates over *2,500 units of housing at **33 propertes. In recent years, TNDC staff members have ramped up energy and water usage benchmarking efforts throughout their portfolio.
Tabitha Harrison joined TNDC as the Sustainability Program Manager in November 2015, where she leads sustainability-related capital improvement projects, sustainability education and outreach programs, and a Green Committee made up of TNDC staff. Prior to joining TNDC, she worked as a sustainability consultant for commercial LEED buildings in the Southeast.
Why is sustainability important to TNDC?
Tabitha Harrison: TNDC has been committed to expanding our green initiatives for several years. At TNDC, we see sustainability efforts as closely tied to improving the quality of life and well-being of over *3,600 residents and employees, as well as the surrounding community. Green initiatives are reflected throughout the spectrum of our work—from acquisition, preservation and rehabilitation, to property management and supportive services, and resident engagement programs.
*TNDC provides affordable housing for around 3,600 residents
**TNDC has 33 properties in San Francisco