New York City has released the 2012 energy data for all buildings required to annually benchmark under its Local Law 84. This second annual energy-use report is the first in the nation to publicly disclose data for large multifamily buildings.
With more than 9,000 self-reported multifamily properties, the new data set effectively more than triples the size of the first year’s list. The data comes from mandatory energy benchmarking in more than 26,000 buildings that are over 50,000 square feet. The data, which accounts for about 2.25 billion square feet of space, is input into the EPA’s Portfolio Manager software and provides an Energy Star score for buildings.
Read more at Energy Manager Today.