Sustainability Goals for 2029
Sustainable Buildings Map
While all our buildings use 100% clean energy and LED lighting, a selection of our buildings include special recognition for their green designs and use of solar power.
Please note "solar" in this map includes either solar thermal (hot water) or PV (electric solar).
First SF Affordable Housing Nonprofit to Use 100% Clean Energy
TNDC is the first affordable housing nonprofit in San Francisco to upgrade to 100% renewable energy through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's SuperGreen Program. Through this program, we have made a huge commitment to building a healthier and more sustainable San Francisco.
Better Buildings Challenge
TNDC is the first multifamily developer in the country (out of over 100) to meet the US Department of Energy and US Department of Housing and Urban Development's "Better Buildings Challenge." We reduced consumption by 20% below 2012 levels for both energy and water four years ahead of schedule.
Better Climate Challenge
TNDC spoke at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) roundtable with DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Fudge for the Better Climate Challenge! As one of the inaugural members of the Better Buildings program and the first multifamily partner to set a carbon goal, we were honored to be in attendance and share our vision of sustainability that is inclusive of communities of color and communities with low incomes.
Saving Energy and Reducing Rent for TNDC Tenants
In partnership with the Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements Program and SF Environment, we were able to upgrade the water boiler and energy-efficient appliances at the Ambassador Hotel. These upgrades allowed us to cut down on operating costs and use the savings to lower rent up to 15% for eligible tenants.
Case Study: Alexander Residence
A great example of our sustainability work at an existing building and older construction is the Alexander Residence, originally built in 1928. Home to nearly 200 people, the building used a considerable amount of energy. Using three local rebate programs, we were able to lower our energy usage by 17% and water usage by 10%, cut down on building operation expenses, and improve the quality of light for tenants.
Four TNDC Projects Join the Living Building Challenge
We're excited to announce that four TNDC projects—180 Jones, 2550 Irving, 4200 Geary, and 681 Florida—were selected to be in the 2020-2023 cohort of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Affordable Housing Pilot program!