13 February 2012

NYC Energy ~ Visualizing Building Consumption

Mike Orcutt writes in TechReview about The Energy Use of New York City's Buildings, Visualized...
"...researchers from Columbia University [...] used publicly available data to develop a detailed picture of how energy consumption in New York City buildings -- which account for two-thirds of the energy the city uses every year -- varies by location. Such spatially distributed information, the researchers argue, can illuminate good candidates for cost-effective retrofitting to increase energy efficiency, and can inform strategies for future distributed generation systems. [...] Below is an interactive visualization, posted online recently by the Columbia researchers, that shows the total kilowatt-hours used per square meter of the land area of each tax lot."

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