Energy use transparency is critical, soon to be required in #NYC @greensourcemag #BIM

Energy use transparency is critical, soon to be required in #NYC @greensourcemag #BIM

Beginning in September 2012 (for large commercial buildings) and 2013 (for multifamily residential buildings), a lot of the mystery around what is and is not operating efficiently should disappear. That’s when Local Law 84 requires the city to start posting energy report cards for privately owned buildings (owners have to begin reporting that data by August 2011). If the backers of this law are right, just putting actual numbers out for the public to see will make energy efficiency a higher priority for new buildings and renovations. At a minimum, it will create a strong incentive for facility managers to operate their properties as efficiently as possible. “In the process of doing the benchmarking they will find cost effective improvements,” suggests Lane Burt, technical policy director at the U.S. Green Building Council.

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