Mandatory Benchmarking Not Worth the Cost, Study Says
Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino wants large commercial buildings in the city to benchmark their energy usage, but a report studying the effects of benchmarking finds that the costs outweigh the benefits.
The report, commissioned by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and authored by Robert Stavins, an environmental economist at Harvard University, studied experiences in other cities with similar programs and found that any energy savings are likely to be negligible, according to the Boston Globe.
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