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The NAA Return on Energy (R.O.E.) Awards recognize apartment communities that have mastered the sustainability and energy reduction equation. The R.O.E. awards spotlight action and results in energy management beneficial to the apartment housing industry. The program is intended to educate industry professionals on how benchmarking information can be used to improve energy efficiency and to help members with varying levels of knowledge on energy issues learn tools and tricks of the trade by highlighting innovative solutions.

The Engage and Educate Award rewards innovation, creativity in staff and/or resident engagement and overall community awareness on energy efficiency issues. Applicants should submit programs for consideration that show “commitment to conservation for the good of the community.” Winners will be awarded based on the accomplishments at a particular apartment community.

The Energy Retrofit Award rewards smart, innovative solutions that successfully reduced energy in a quantifiable way by showing estimated ROI.

The Energy Reduction Awards are based solely on overall energy reduction quantitatively and require the use of EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® as the measurement tool. This award is divided into two categories: Whole Building Data and Common Area Data.

The Water Reducation Award recognized communities who achieve water reduction and utility savings using Portfolio Manager's new water score.

Membership Requirement

Communities must be a member in good standing within the NAA network. Please confirm your membership status with your local association. Visit www.naahq.org/join for more information.


Past Excels winners are NOT eligible for consideration again for the same entry/project for 5 years.

Applications are scored on a 100-point scale, and the weight of each section is provided in the submission form.

Please see sub-categories for additional submission information.

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