Public Housing Authority Efficiency Audits - GDS Associates

Public Housing Authority

GDS has more than 10 years’ experience assisting public housing authorities (PHA) throughout the United States. Our experienced staff provides:

  • comprehensive energy and water audits
  • energy efficiency services
  • performance contracting consulting services and RFP development
  • electric and gas procurement expertise

Comprehensive Energy and Water Audits per HUD Regulations (24 CFR 965)

  • Investigate potential energy, water, and waste conservation and cost reduction measures
  • Perform in-depth field surveys and analyses
  • Comply with 24 CFR Part 965, Subpart C, Energy Audits and Energy Conservation Measures
  • Energy modeling expertise

Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA)

  • 40 Energy Audits and/or Green Physical Needs Assessments for PHA’s completed nationally
  • GPNA tool software comprehension
  • Certified energy auditors and physical/capital needs specialists
  • HUD Technical Assistance Corps development and training of energy/renewable technical experts
  • Cost estimating expertise

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Consulting and Support

  • Assist PHAs in determining the feasibility of a performance contract
  • Develop and issue RFP for ESCO services
  • Review proposals and select an ESCO
  • Manage implementation of the performance contract

Utility Allowance Review and Analysis

  • Review and development of utility allowances
  • Achieve cost savings
  • Meet critical HUD requirements for periodic reviews of utility allowances


Keith McBrien
Sam Alpert
Scott Albert
Joe Danes