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Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits New York City residents are largely unaware that energy benchmarking data on the city’s largest buildings is readily available online for public viewing. An update to an existing law may soon require these buildings to publish their energy efficiency scores in a more transparent manner, however. If the bill passes,

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Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1

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It is Time to Learn How Buildings Actually Perform

Brian McCowan for Zondits, May 15, 2015. Image credit: gr8effect The move toward outcome-based building performance assessment and code compliance is a major step forward for energy efficiency efforts. The outcome-based methodology is so logical, in fact, that most people outside this industry already assume that the energy performance of commercial buildings, and especially those

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Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Act of 2015

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, May 1, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures On Thursday, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Act of 2015, surrounded by a group of bipartisan lawmakers. The bill passed in the Senate in March by unanimous consent and in the House on a voice vote in April. The passage of this law notes

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United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030

United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030 Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 11, 2015 The United States General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases 8,300+ buildings to the federal government, and last September the US Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) proposed that 50% of the GSA’s building area achieve net-zero energy building

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