RealPage Podcast

Episode 13: Better Buildings Challenge with Mercy Housing

Mar 7, 2021
16 min

Earlier in the series, we talked about The Better Buildings Challenge, which involves a voluntary commitment to reduce portfolio-wide energy consumption by 20% within 10 years. In June, the DOE and HUD recognized Mercy Housing for Energy Efficiency Leadership.

Join Caitlin Rood, National Environmental Sustainability Director for Mercy Housing, for a discussion about her work and her company’s success with the Better Buildings Challenge. Plus, get insight into:

  • How Mercy achieved this goal
  • How participation in the Better Buildings Challenge has benefitted Mercy
  • What Mercy Housing learned from the process

Mary Nitschke

Vice President, Sustainability
RealPage, Inc.

Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.

Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.

Watch the webcast version of this podcast here: https://www.realpage.com/webcasts/better-buildings-challenge-mercy-housing/

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