New York City's Second Year Benchmarking Scores for All Covered Properties
On September 25, 2013, New York City released the 2012 energy and water use data for all properties required to annually benchmark under Local Law 84. New York City is the first in the nation to publicly disclose data for large multifamily buildings. Approximately a million New Yorkers can now see how much energy and water their apartment buildings consumed in 2012.
The new data set includes more than 9,000 self-reported multifamily properties, effectively more than tripling the size of the first year's list. The data also represents the first year's results of both manual and automatic water benchmarking, with more than 6,800 properties reporting water data.
New York City's First Benchmarking Scores for Non-Residential Covered Properties
On September 4, 2012, New York City publicly posted the 2011 energy and water benchmarking results for non-residential properties covered under the benchmarking ordinance (Local Law 84). The list was updated on September 24th to account for discrepancies in building identification. Please make sure you are using the most up to date list. Also note that buildings were determined as non-residential by the New York City Department of Finance (DOF).
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New York City's Second Benchmarking Report for the Private Sector
New York City released its second report of benchmarking data, providing the first-of-its-kind year to year analysis of energy and water use in New York City's largest private sector buildings. Over 1.7 billion square feet of space was benchmarked and analyzed by building sector, borough, energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, fuel mix, and more.
The second year results show strong data consistency from the previous year, supporting the quality and validity of the data submitted by thousands of building owners throughout New York City. Year to year analysis reveals various shifts in energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and compliance rates, across multiple sectors. Case studies of a commercial office and a multifamily building show strong improvements at the individual building level and exemplify how benchmarking data can empower building occupants to implement cost effective retrofits.
To read the report, download New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report (September 2013) (in PDF)
New York City’s First Benchmarking Report for the Private Sector
The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report (August 2012) is the first analysis of New York City benchmarking data collected as part of Local Law 84, which requires all privately-owned properties with individual buildings over 50,000 square feet or with multiple buildings with a combined square footage over 100,000 square feet to annually measure and report their energy and water use.
1.7 billion square feet of built space, which is equal to the built areas of Boston and San Francisco combined, was benchmarked in this effort. This constitutes the largest collection of benchmarking data gathered for a single jurisdiction and documents the current state of energy consumption and performance in large buildings in New York City. This data will also help identify opportunities to gain efficiencies. Similar reports will be produced on the benchmarking data compiled in each of the coming two years.
To read the report, download New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report (August 2012) (in PDF)
Read the City's press release:
August 3, 2012 - Mayor Bloomberg Releases First Benchmarking Report on Energy Use in New York City's Largest Buildings
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