Florida Multifamily Housing Energy Efficient Updates

Whether it is new construction of multifamily housing or renovations, it is usually financially driven. As with any investment, it is important to understand the targeted thresholds.

A recent study done by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE) showing how owners of Multifamily housing can save money with easy energy efficiency upgrades

Easy Energy Efficient Up-Dates Include

Air Ducts

According to the Energy Commission, 20 to 40 percent of energy loss in multi-family housing is from improper air duct installation. Age, rodents and animals also account for rips and tears in duct work.


Properly fitted and installed insulation is a big issue. Often times it is compressed into spaces, reducing the measure of thermal resistance.


SWET Construction Group advocates energy-efficient construction and designs, using framing, studs and insulation to reduce energy loss.


Properly installed roofing is especially important in warmer climates, gaps or leaks in shingles or tiles makes the home harder to keep cool, and leaks can add up to costly structural damage and mold.

“Energy efficiency can make a huge difference in the bottom line for multifamily building owners,” said Kate Johnson, ACEEE senior policy analyst. “In addition to lower utility bills, owners have happier tenants because units are more comfortable. That means lower tenant turnover and higher occupancy rates, which also makes a big impact on cash flow for building owners.”

“There is enormous opportunity to achieve energy savings in the multifamily sector, and utilities have an important role to play in delivering effective energy efficiency programs,” said Anne McKibbin, policy director for CNT Energy. “Utilities need to work with the multifamily sector to design programs that address the barriers that prevent multifamily building owners from investing in energy efficiency upgrades.”

SWET Construction Group bridges the gap between visualizing a concept and making the project reality with cohesive spaces, rooms and designs that flow together both aesthetically and functionally. Whether it’s a new construction or renovation, we make the experience enjoyable by taking you through the process of building and designing, to ensure your project has the look and feel you imagine.