Integrated Physical Needs Assessments (IPNAs, GPNAs, GCNAs)

AEA has been pre-qualified by New York City’s Housing Development Corporation and Department of Housing Preservation and Development to provide Integrated Physical Needs Assessments for properties seeking financing for improvements under the City’s Green Housing Preservation Program. In addition to the IPNA report, AEA’s team provides specialized technical assistance and training to assist building owners throughout the design and construction process.

AEA is a Qualified Provider of Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNA/GCNA) recognized by Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, and other lending agencies.

Physical Needs Assessments come in various formats depending on the regulatory agency involved. 

New York City defines the IPNA as a “physical needs assessment that includes energy, water, and health assessments, including identification of deficiencies, recommended improvements (scope of work), and associated construction costs for those improvements.”

In general, these assessments  focus on improving the sustainability and efficiency of building operations, combining the standard requirements of a traditional Physical Needs Assessment with an in-depth energy and water audit, a thorough evaluation of green building upgrade opportunities, and a complete building survey from a whole-building perspective.  Our energy engineers will develop a detailed building survey report to aid in developing budgets, transfer of property, or applying for project financing and/or grants. The experienced construction and engineering professionals on AEA’s team are proud to offer property assessments that are technically sound, and provide real value to the capital planning process.

The scope of work  can be tailored specifically to the building owner’s needs. At the owner’s discretion and depending on the requirements for funding, the  PNA can include some or all of the following:

• Energy model showing retrofits and calculated energy savings

• 10 or 20-year capital needs outlay

• Replacement reserves analysis

• Detailed specifications and scope of work for green upgrades to the building

• Immediate needs report to correct health and safety issues at the building

• Feasibility of applying renewable energy production to the building, such as solar PV or solar thermal

• Real costs of pursuing the scope of work, including contractor bids and any rebates available

• Assessment of landscaping from an ecological perspective

• Operations and maintenance review

For New York multifamily properties contact Peter Hoyle.

To inquire about a GPNA for California multifamily properties you manage, contact Andrew Brooks.


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