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Energy Data for NYC Buildings Released

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 08, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Sep 06, 2012

Author name:  Nadav Malin Blog Category:  On Our Radar NYC made history this week by releasing a huge dataset of actual building performance—including some blank spots for buildings that didn't comply with the law. NYC is making history, but other cities are soon to follow. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson This week New York City posted 2011 energy use data (PDF) for more than 2,000 large, privately owned buildings, making it the first major city in the world to release this kind of information. As described in our in-depth article “ Energy Reporting: It’s the Law ,” several major cities in the U.S. now mandate energy reporting and benchmarking. The energy use is posted in a sortable and searchable Excel spreadsheet, so anyone can download the file and look up the energy use data for a building of interest. The files list 3,600 properties—all those that were subject to the mandate—including some that failed to provide the required data. Those are now subject to fines by the city, charged quarterly until they comply. read more






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