Researchers from Columbia University created an interactive map that reveals the energy use of almost every building in the New York City. The map is based on statistical analysis that uses zip-code-level energy consumption data, fuel use data, and building type (residential versus commercial) to estimate annual building energy consumption. Color-coding allows users to see which parts of the city are the biggest energy consumers.
The lack of information about building energy use is staggering. 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 Bianca Howard, lead author and Columbia Engineering PhD student, in a statement.
- A Block-By-Block Look At The Energy Consumption Of New York’ s Buildings
- Interactive Map: Total Annual Building Energy Consumption for New York City
- Paper: Spatial distribution of urban building energy consumption by end use