27 Sep '13, 3pm

Thank you @bglive. Great concise summary of NYC benchmarking data @UrbanGreenNY

Although data quality remains rough, multifamily buildings and water use information released for the first time provides fodder for research in energy efficiency. By Nadav Malin and Tristan Roberts Gross Floor Area Regulated by U.S. Benchmarking Programs The floor area covered by New York’s law is larger than that of all the other U.S. cities with benchmarking programs combined, although that balance will shift once Chicago’s law, which passed in September 2013, goes into effect. Admitting you have a problem is the key first step in fighting addiction, and New York City has clearly taken that step with respect to its fossil fuel habit. With the September 25, 2013 release of energy use data for over 9,000 buildings , New York is continuing its leadership role in the realm of energy benchmarking and disclosure (for background on this issue, see Energy Reporting: It's the La...

Full article: http://buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/9/26/NYC-B...

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