NYSERDA Hosts Energy Management Conference

Lucy Neiman for Zondits, November 11, 2015. Image credit: geralt Join industry experts from across New York State for NYSERDA’s Continuous Energy Management Conference on November 12 in Albany, NY. Presentations will focus on practices such as Strategic Energy Management, Energy Master Planning, Tracking Your Energy Usage, and Funding Your Energy Projects. These sessions are designed […]

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NYC’s LL84 Ordinance Reduces Energy Usage by 5.7% in 4 Years

NY Buildings Reduce Energy Usage 5.7% Since Benchmarking Law Enacted Energy Manager Today, June 1, 2015. Image credit: melissamahon The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to […]


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 […]


A Benchmarking Head-Scratcher: Is Older Better?

Patrick Hewlett for Zondits, March 31, 2015 New York City’s Local Law 87 reveals top performers and savings potential—and some surprises. Introduced in 2009, New York City’s Local Law 87 (LL87) requires that all residential, commercial, and municipal buildings exceeding 50,000 square feet undergo an energy audit and retro-commissioning study every 10 years. This legislation […]