IT Firm Releases New Site, Helps to Visualize Building Efficiency

Look at the Cool Stuff You Can Do With Consumption Data From Buildings

The Energy Collective, March 4, 2014

Through a combination of energy disclosure laws and new applications for IT in buildings, we’re seeing a lot of interesting data emerge about our built environment.

Turns out that in Seattle, police stations are energy guzzlers. In New York, buildings built in the 1930s are more efficient than newer, certifiably “green” ones.

Last year, FirstFuel reported that more than half of efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings are actually no- or low-touch improvements. Retroficiency also showed that traditional measurement tools aren’t really targeting the buildings with the highest potential for savings. And in the residential sector, Opower illustrated how electricity use drops during events like the Super Bowl.

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