Integrated Physical Needs Assessment (IPNA)

The IPNA is a property evaluation protocol required for all existing building preservation and rehabilitation projects seeking financing and/or approval from New York affordable housing agencies.

IPNAs Consists of:

  • Physical Needs Assessment
  • Energy Audit
  • Healthy Home Assessment

The IPNA is required for all 4% and 9% LIHTC projects. The findings will inform rehabilitation scope of work and provide capital improvement options.

Developers must engage HDC-approved providers to perform IPNAs. Partner Energy is a division of Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. DBA PSG Engineering, DPC.  As such, developers work with one organization for all IPNA needs; we complete both the Needs and Energy Assessments quickly and efficiently using internal resources.

  • The needs assessment will follow the ASTM E2018-15 Standard Guide and identify Critical, Short Term and Long-Term capital needs, along with replacement costs.
  • The energy assessment will follow ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Survey and Analysis requirements and quantify the energy and operating expense savings from retrofits.

New York Affordable Housing Agencies’ Sustainability Requirements:

Along with the IPNA, Partner Energy can assist with meeting the NYS Department of Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) Green Guidelines and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)/Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Green Building Policy.

HCR sustainability compliance options:

  • Reduce energy use by 20%
  • Achieve current energy code for comparable new construction
  • NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program
  • ENERGY STAR® for Existing Buildings
  • Enterprise Green Communities Criteria for Existing Buildings
  • Passive House
  • National Green Building Standard for Remodeling Projects
  • LEED for Existing Buildings

HPD and HDC compliance options:

  • Enterprise Green Communities Certification