Columbia University just released the results from a citywide mapping project which was undertaken to get a visual indication of how much energy is being used on individual blocks, informing citizens about how much energy each building is actually using.
With such a map it becomes easier to see which buildings are good choices for efficiency improvements and on-site energy production candidates.
“We want to start the conversation for the average New Yorker about energy efficiency and conservation by placing their energy consumption in the context of other New Yorkers. Just knowing about your own consumption can change your entire perspective,”
said PhD mechanical engineering student Bianca Howard who was the study’s lead author.