Saturday, February 4, 2012
Map of Energy Use in NYC Buildings
Columbia University Engineering school creates model to map energy consumption in cities across the globe. As urban places develop plans to cut down their energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint by reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions, a visualization tool focusing on individual buildings helps renters, owners, and real estate property managers understand their energy use, and work towards lowering that use. By incorporating more energy efficient lighting, windows, and building systems, deeper reductions will call for changes beyond individual buildings, requiring a rethinking of how future infrastructure and energy policies should evolve.